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Letter from the Chairman

Transformation. This word most accurately describes the current environment at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and in the Department of Pathology. The transformation and growth taking place at the School of Medicine is nothing short of extraordinary, and the opportunity to be part of this incredible process is a privilege. The Department of Pathology is following suit by transforming our clinical, research, and educational programs as well as our processes and people. We are transforming our programs to become leaders in laboratory medicine locally, nationally, and internationally. We are doing so by bringing in the best faculty and staff to complement and build on the excellence that currently exists.

As the Chairman of the department, I would not be able to achieve the goals set forth without the extraordinary expertise of the faculty and commitment from our staff as well as the support from President Donna E. Shalala, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, and the School of Medicine leadership. Together we strive to improve the diagnostic skills of practicing pathologists, pathologists in training and other health care professionals by focusing on the latest information, technology, diagnostic criteria and techniques relevant to daily practice. We are proud to boast the many accomplishments of our diverse and talented group of faculty members.

We truly are enthusiastic about what the future holds for the Department of Pathology. The possibilities for success and innovation are infinite as we grow and develop as a blossoming department. Through this transformation, the Department of Pathology will continue to enhance our reputation as a leading academic program around the world. Please join my team and me for this exhilarating journey by exploring our website and interacting with our team.


Richard J. Cote

”Richard Cote is an expert pathologist with tremendous leadership and organizational skills, internationally recognized for his work in the investigation and clinical assessment of disorders based on biopsy, tissue analysis and other fluid patterns,” said Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., senior vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Miller School. “He is a visionary leader and a pioneer with great achievements in the area of nanotechnology, and the molecular biology of cancer. He will be taking the department, its faculty, staff and training program from the wonderful quality achieved by Azorides Morales to the next step, making it a top department of pathology in the United States and the world.”
- Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt