Dr. Carrie Elzie and students examine an anatomy model of the skull.

Pathology and Anatomy

Empowering students with comprehensive knowledge of pathology fundamentals and the anatomical sciences, championing ultrasound education and advancing neuroscience through cutting-edge research.

Enriching educational experiences

Our faculty are instructors, mentors and scholars, working closely with students and developing innovations in education. We foster a foundational knowledge of the anatomical sciences and an understanding of the pathology of disease through intense and interactive teaching techniques.

Faculty members have received grants to develop a comprehensive ultrasound curriculum for medical students, which has gained national recognition.

Our educational offerings

Medical book

Fundamental courses

Teaching anatomy, neuroscience, pathology and basic sciences to medical and graduate students.

Our translational research

Our investigators are working to understand health conditions that plague our community and discover ways to prevent and treat these issues. Current research focuses on epilepsy, sleep neurobiology, post-traumatic stress disorder, stress and neuroimmune interactions and the effects of ionizing radiation on brain function.

Dr. Larry Sanford studies a slide under a microscope.
Dr. Laurie Wellman and Mary Ann Clements present specimens in the EVMS Biorepository.

Our distinguished biorepository

This is the only academic health center in Virginia with a biorepository accredited by the College of American Pathologists.

Our biorepository meets the industry’s highest standards. Clinicians and researchers can take advantage of the biorepository’s 70,000+ human samples along with a comprehensive clinical data repository.