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Pathology Department

Pathology is the backbone of any good teaching hospital and fortunately, we have a strong backbone in the form of fully automated and computerized Pathology department manned by competent and dedicated staff.

 

Past Splendour

 

In the past, department has been steered by stalwarts like Dr.P.N.Bawa, Dr.G.B.Singh and Dr.B.R.Prabhakar.  In 1973, Dr.B.D.Sabharwal took over the reins of the department and it was under his stewardship that the department got its Postgraduate status with intake of its first batch of P.G. students.

 

Present Glory

 

Dr.V.Malhotra took over the head in 1997 and since then, the department has progressed in leaps and bounds and has not looked back.

 

The first shot in the arm was the MCI recognition of the postgraduate course in 1997. To her credit is the setting up of fully developed and standardized Cytopathology, Immunopathology and Immunohistochemistry labs. The department is now firmly established as the best in the region as regards to diagnostic and teaching facilities.

 

Facilities provided

 

The Department provides facilities in the field of :-

 

Histopathology

Equipments:-

Latest automated tissue processor

Microtome (German HM 315) to get good quality sections  

Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is being done routinely for prognostification and subtyping of tumors.

Comprehensive packages are being offered along with I.H.C. for various tumors of breast, prostate, CNS etc.

Facilities for frozen sections by Cryostat (Shandon International),whereby intraoperative diagnosis is achieved.

 

Haematology

Equipments:-

Fully automated cell counters (Sysmex XT-2000i, Beckman counter HMX and counter LH 750) and state of art coagulometer – AMAX Destiny Plus (Amelung).

More than 1000 haemogram samples are handled daily.

Facilities for anaemia and complete leukemia workup:-:

      Hb electrophoresis       Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy with special cytochemical stains

Plasma and Fetal Hb    Complete coagulation profile

Osmotic fragility

G6PD

 

Cytopathology

Equipments:-

Exfoliative Cytology especially Pap smear for screening and early detection of carcinoma cervix and related lesions.

Fluid Cytology for diagnosis of various conditions.

 

FEATHER IN THE CAP IS HPV DNA DETECTION IN THE SCREENING OF CANCER CERVIX

 

Immunopathology

Equipments:-

Well equipped and automated lab and has the distinction of providing- Complete workup of autoimmune disorders like SLE, RA etc.

Protein electrophoresis done.

ANCA profile for diagnosis of vasculitis

Immunofluorescence facilities for complete work up of kidney & skin biopsies.

 

  

HONORS, ACHIEVEMENTS AND TRAINING

 

 Dr.Vineeta Malhotra (Pofessor & Head) has a special interest in Cytopathology, Renal and Breast Pathology. She is a life member of IAPM and has remained the President of North West chapter of IAPM from 1998 to 2000. She is a member of many societies - Indian Society of Haematology & Transfusion Medicine, Indian Society of Renal and Transplant Pathology, Indian Society of Cytologist and has the honour of being awarded the membership of Renal Pathology Society and Fellowship of Indian College of Pathologists. She has chaired many sessions both in National and International meetings and has also been invited as faculty in many such meetings.

 

Dr.Neena Sood (Professor & Incharge Histopathology Unit) has special interest in GI and liver pathology. A life member of IAPM, Indian Society of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine and Indian Society of Renal and Transplant Pathology and is a thorough academician. She has chaired many sessions at national and international forums. She also has many national and international publications to her credit.

 

Dr.B.S.Shah (Professor) is a Member of Indian Association of Pathologists & Microbiologists, Indian Society of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, Vice President of Society of Andrology of India and Member of Core Committee of Teaching curriculum on semen Analysis and sperm morphology. He is also the author of Practical Spermatology and has done Postgraduate course in Haematology from Hammersmith, London.

 

Dr. Harpreet Kaur (Professor) has keen interest in neuropathology and muscle pathology for which she has received training in PGIMER, Chandigarh & AIIMS, New Delhi. She has many national & international publications to her credit and is a life member of IAPM.

 

Dr. Bhavna Garg (Associate Professor) has special interest in Dermatopathology. She is a life member of Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists, Indian Society of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine and Indian Society of Renal and Transplant Pathology

 

Dr. Pavneet Kaur (Associate Professor) is a Member of Indian Association of Pathologists & Microbiologists & Indian Academy of Cytologists and Indian Society of Haematology & Blood Transfusion Medicine (N.W.Chapter). She has special interest in Gynaepathology, Breastpathology and Cytopathology. She is a visiting fellow in Division of Haematopathology & Cytopathology in a university at Switzerland and visiting fellow in Haematology at National University Hospital, Singapore.

 

Dr. Preeti Bajaj (Associate Professor) has a special interest in Haematology and Medical education and is CMCL – FAIMER fellow 2010. She is also a life member of Indian Association of Pathologists & Microbiologists, Indian Society of Haematology & Transfusion Medicine and Indian Society of Renal & Transplant Pathology.

 

Departmental Achievements- The Department has organized five conferences including two international conferences in the year 2000 & 2005. The department has trained 58 Postgraduate students who all are well placed in various medical colleges. The department is judged as the best non clinical teaching department based on student feedback. It is providing round the clock services.

 

Future vision

 

-                      A state of art cancer detection centre.

-                      100% certified test results.

-                      A molecular lab equipped with high ended instruments like flow cytometry.

-                      Stem cell research.

 

 

Departmental Achievements- The Department has organized five conferences including two international conferences in the year 2000 & 2005. The department has trained 58 Postgraduate students who all are well placed in various medical colleges. The department is judged as the best non clinical teaching department based on student feedback. It is providing round the clock services.

 

Future vision

 

-                      A state of art cancer detection centre.

-                      100% certified test results.

-                      A molecular lab equipped with high ended instruments like flow cytometry.

-                      Stem cell research.

   
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