The word ‘pathology’ is derived from two words: ‘pathos’ meaning disease and ‘logos’ meaning study of or science of. Pathology is a branch of medical science which deals with study of a disease on various topics viz. definition, etiology, pathogenesis, gross, microscopic and molecular changes. The science ‘pathology’ can be called the third eye of physicians and surgeons in a metaphorical sense because it gives them the comprehension of a disease and the stepping stone in the form of a diagnosis on which entire treatment plan of a patient is based upon.


a. Providing education on pathology to undergraduate students at Campus.

b. Training MBBS graduates to be pathologists.

c. Making diagnosis on various types of samples that are receive in the hospital laboratory:

- Biopsy sample: excisional, incisional, core or endoscopic: diagnosis of inflammatory lesions, benign tumors or cancers (malignant neoplasms) is possible from examination of these samples after processing them in the histopathology lab. Histopathological examination of diseased liver is done in cases of liver transplantation. Biopsy samples are processed with the help of state-of-the-art histokinette and microtome. Well-trained technologists and technicians have a huge role to prepare quality sections to view under the latest Olympus microscopes.

- Cytology sample: fine needle aspiration cytology of various masses- inflammatory, benign tumor or malignant tumor; Exfoliative cytology samples of body fluids, cervical pap smear to diagnose premalignant lesions or cervical cancer.

- Blood sample: Blood cells are studied with the help of advanced automated hematology analyzers. Peripheral blood smears are studied under the microscope to make a diagnosis of anemia, leukemia (blood cancer). In suspected cases, further steps are taken to rule out thalassemia and hemoglobinopathies.


Dr. Mamata Tiwari

Professor and Principal

Dr. Sabin Kumar Ranabhat

Professor and Head of the Department

Dr. Sushna Maharjan

Associate Professor

Dr. Ranjita Singh

Assistant Professor

Dr. Prabha Panthi


Dr. Nirbija Dhakal


Dr. Prajeeta Bhandari


Mr. Pashupati Ranabhat



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