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The Department of Pathology

The Department of Pathology is committed to providing quality undergraduate and postgraduate education and research, utilizing the laboratory services at University Hospital of the West Indies. There are 21 faculty members in the three main sections of Anatomica Pathology including the Jamaica Cancer Registry, Chemical Pathology and Haematology-Oncology.

Academic Programmes and research:

The department holds an excellent record in research output, undergraduate teaching and postgraduate training. Postgraduate DM programmes are offered in Anatomical Pathology, Chemical Pathology, and Haematology/Oncology. There is also an MPhil/PhD programme in Chemical Pathology. Research is encouraged and conducted by all academic groups, both internally and as collaborative work.


  • Head of Department: Dr Tracey Gibson

Residency Programme Directors:

  • Anatomical Pathology:  Dr. Suzanne Shirley
  • Chemical Pathology:  Dr. Donovan McGrowder
  • Haematology/Oncology:  Dr. Dwight Lowe

Chemical Pathology MPhil/PhD programme:  Dr. Donovan McGrowder

Department contact information:

Telephone: (876) 977-3942, (876) 927-1410

Postgraduate and administrative affairs:

Ms. Hyper Nelson, Administrative Assistant (Acting)

Undergraduate student matters:

Mrs. Loraine Grant-Davis, Senior Secretary (Acting)

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