Gastrointestinal, Pancreas, and Liver Pathology

Outreach Services

As a major referral center for gastrointestinal, pancreatic  and liver diseases, Columbia Doctors has assembled a team of 7 fellowship-trained gastrointestinal and liver pathologists to provide expert, comprehensive, and accurate diagnoses for a wide spectrum of clinical problems including celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, Barrett’s esophagus and pre-malignant and malignant lesions of the luminal GI tract, pancreatic neoplasms, chronic hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and liver and bowel transplantation. Molecular testing for diagnosis of inherited GI cancers and for targeted cancer therapies are provided by our GI Pathology service. Our laboratory is fully equipped to handle fresh biopsy tissue, resections, and 2nd opinion referrals, and to provide further processing with cutting-edge diagnostic techniques when necessary.

Columbia University Pathologists is a leading provider of testing and consultation in anatomic pathology and laboratory medicine. Our fully accredited laboratories are staffed by nationally and internationally recognized pathologists with subspecialty expertise in all areas of anatomic and clinical pathology. Our department offers a wide range of diagnostic tests and state-of-the-art technology, serving physicians in private practice, clinics, and medical centers throughout the tri-state area, nationally, and internationally.

Our goals in Gastrointestinal, Pancreas and Liver Pathology are the same as for all divisions within the Department of Pathology – to provide excellent diagnostic service, to participate in innovative research, and to educate students, trainees, and colleagues. Above all, we aim to partner with physicians to provide outstanding medical and diagnostic patient care.

The Columbia University Advantage

Columbia University Pathologists was formed by the faculty of the Department of Pathology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) to accommodate outside physicians who want to take advantage of the Department’s expertise:

  • Nationally recognized, Board-certified pathologists who are available to consult with you regarding your patients
  • Accuracy in reporting
  • Unmatched ancillary studies, including molecular analysis, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, in situ hybridization, and cytogenetics
  • State-of-the-art facilities and equipment
  • Outstanding quality assurance policies, exceeding those mandated by government guidelines
  • Cutting edge basic applied cancer research, clinical research and technologic innovations
  • Rapid turnaround
  • Customized requisitions
  • Billing and insurance support team
  • Complimentary supplies for specimen collection
  • Traditional and/or secure online reporting
  • Courier and commercial overnight logistics
  • Please call Gary Vasquez, Outreach Coordinator, at 212-305-4840 for all your testing needs.

    For more details, please click the brochure below:

    GI Brochure ColumbiaDoctors
    Pathology & Cell Biology

    Testing and Specimen Transport
    Client Services: 1-212-305-4840
    Supplies: 1-800-653-8200

    Columbia University
    Department of Pathology

    630 West 168th Street, VC14-215
    New York, NY 10032
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