Division of Anatomic Pathology : Head and Neck Pathology

Head and Neck Pathology

The Head and Neck Pathology Service within the University of Miami Department of Pathology is dedicated to providing diagnostic services for both benign conditions and malignancies of the head and neck. We offer expertise in the pathology of an array of routine and complex cases of the oral cavity, oropharynx, sinonasal tract, salivary gland, and thyroid, and evaluate about 2,900 in house and consult cases yearly.

Our specialized diagnostic services dedicated to the diagnosis and management of head and neck pathology include:

  • Morphologic interpretation of tissue biopsies
  • Immunohistochemical evaluation of oral cavity, oropharyngeal, nasopharyngeal, laryngeal, sinonasal, salivary gland, and thyroid tumors
  • Molecular assays for HPV and EBV
  • Flourescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) for detection of genetic alterations
  • Molecular analysis of thyroid tumors including detection of BRAF V600E and RET/PTC
  • Consultation/second opinion on complex cases