Medical Pathologist

A Medical Pathologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and management of human disease by various laboratory methods. They mainly focus on the cause, origin and nature of any disease. They examine the tissues, organs, bodily fluids like blood and urine in order to diagnose the disease.

Career Options

  • - Medical technologist - Forensic technician or mortuary assistant - Cytotechnologist - Medical lab technician

Educational Qualifications

  • - 12th examination, minimum of 50% in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized board. - Seat through competitive exams like NEET, AIIMS, JIPMER Puducherry, CMC-Vellore, etc to get into medical colleges.

Personal Skills

  • - Communication Skills - Critical Thinking - Complex Problem Solving - Instructing - Using Scientific Rules

Courses to be pursued

  • - B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Technology (B.Sc. MLT) - Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology - B.Sc. Medical Imaging Technology - B.Sc. Clinical Laboratory Technology - B.Sc. X-Ray Technology - B.Sc. ECG and Cardiovascular Technology

Top Colleges

  • Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore Address: Ida Scudder Road, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632004 Phone: 0416 228 1000 Website:
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Address: Ansari Nagar, Near AIIMS Metro Station, New Delhi, Delhi 110029 Phone: 011 2658 8500 Website:

Working Conditions

Pathologists spend some time in scientific or medical research laboratories that are usually well equipped. The basic work week may differ from forty to fifty hours long. Hours are flexible, and often total more than forty hours a week. Pathologists also have to work rotating shifts, their hours are usually more regular than those of physicians who have their own practices.

Top Companies

  • Metropolis Healthcare Limited Address: Kohinoor City Mall, Commercial Building-A,4th Floor, Off LBS Marg, Vidyavihar (West) Mumbai – 400070 Phone: 022-33993939 Website:
  • Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket Address: Press Enclave Road Saket New Delhi - 110017 India Phone: +911126515050 Website:

Successful Persons

Geoffrey Austin Gresham

Geoffrey Austin Gresham was a British pathologist and he was also the writer of A Colour Atlas of Forensic Pathology, a seminal book on the same subject. He studied at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and King’s College London where he was awarded the Jelf Medal.

Anthony J. Gill

Dr. Anthony J. Gill is an Australia based pathologist, professor of surgical pathology at the University of Sydney and the Chairman of the Australian Pancreatic Cancer Genome Initiative which is a part of the International Cancer Genome Consortium. His research is mainly focusing on translation of the improved understanding of cancer gained at the basic science level into clinically useful diagnostic test which can be applied in the routine surgical pathology labs.

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