The Department of Pathology was established in the College of Medicine of the University of Cincinnati in 1903 and has an illustrious history of involvement in undergraduate medical and postgraduate education, pathology service and the acquisition of new knowledge related to human disease.
The Department was renamed Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in 1979 to better reflect its academic mission and clinical responsibilities in a large university medical center.
The department advances the mission of the university by working closely with the affiliates of the UC Academic Health Center. These include:
The department is also an integrated member of University of Cincinnati Physicians. Teaching and research activities are conducted in the Medical Science Building, Cardiovascular Research Center, Metabolic Diseases Institute and the CARE/Crawley Building.
The Mystery of J. Paul Wozencraft, M.D.
When J. Paul Wozencraft, M.D., a Professor of Pathology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for 26 years, died in 1979, Dr. Roger Smith, then Chairman of the Department of Pathology, received an unusual phone call. Dr. Wozencraft, a bachelor without family, had left his estate to the Department, with Dr. Smith serving as administrator. While inventorying the possessions in Dr. Wozencraft’s apartment, a lawyer discovered a large number of what he thought were posters in one of the closets. Some were in a single acid-free print storage box; the rest were in cardboard boxes. All the works were unframed and unlabeled. The lawyer wondered if they should be discarded. Dr. Smith decided to take a look. Wozencraft's Mystery