About Us

Our Department’s main mission of clinical patient care is supported by 46 senior staff pathologists and clinical scientists who are members of the Henry Ford Medical Group. They are complemented by 710 technical staff who manage over 11 million clinical laboratory tests and over 150,000 anatomic pathology specimen examinations. Clinical volumes are enhanced by a robust Outreach service – the Henry Ford Medical Laboratories that serve local and international clients.

Education and research:

As an educational and academic Department, we sponsor a 4 year ACGME accredited anatomic and clinical pathology residency training program, fellowships in Cytogenetics, Medical Genetics and Pathology Informatics, and host Medical Technology clinical training programs in affiliation with Michigan State University and Wayne State University. Our Pathology Residency consistently ranks in the top 5% for academic productivity of all training programs worldwide at the annual meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. The Department oversees the Tissue Biorepository Core supporting basic, clinical and translational research. The Department’s clinical research focuses on brain tumor biology and therapeutic drug discovery, epidemiology and genomics of breast and other human cancers and the science of quality management.

bookCoverLean quality management:

These Henry Ford laboratories are recognized as the world's leading Lean managed laboratory enterprise whose focus for over a decade has been on continuous improvement through a highly engaged and accountable workforce. Transformation to a laboratory Lean culture of continuous improvement, the Henry Ford Production System, began in 2005 and is documented in Professor Jeffrey Liker’s book, The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement: Linking Strategy and Operational Excellence to Achieve Superior Performance. The Department offers Lean management education and training courses throughout the year and has trained well over 3000 across the globe.

ISO 15189 accreditation for quality and competence:

These Henry Ford laboratories are recognized as the world's leading Lean managed laboratory enterprise whose focus for over a decade has been on continuous improvement through a highly engaged and accountable workforce. Transformation to a laboratory Lean culture of continuous improvement, the Henry Ford Production System, began in 2005 and is documented in Professor Jeffrey Liker’s book, The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement: Linking Strategy and Operational Excellence to Achieve Superior Performance. The Department offers Lean management education and training courses throughout the year and has trained well over 3000 across the globe.

CAPLOGO2016 SMLaboratory Centers of Excellence:

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is honored to be recognized as International Centers of Excellence-

CHECKMARKISO 15189 Center of Excellence and Learning by the College of American Pathologists

CHECKMARKDanaher Business System Center of Excellence by Beckman Coulter Corporation