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Department of Pathology, UMMS-Baystate


UMMS-Baystate logo759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199


Division Chiefs

  • David Gang, MD, Anatomic Pathology
  • Vandita Johari, MD, Clinical Pathology

Education Programs



4th Year Electives for Medical Students

Scholarly Activity


Baystate Medical Center Pathology academic per capita productivity outpaces many better-known departments. Baystate Pathology is all-inclusive with both anatomic and clinical pathology, to include molecular pathology, cytogenetics, electron microscopy, and immunohistochemistry. All of our board certified pathologists continue their diagnostic skills, enhanced by their diverse subspecialty qualifications, with state-of-the-art technologies deliver the highest quality diagnostic services available. Our faculty credentials include board certifications Clinical Pathology (15) and Anatomic Pathology (19) and subspecialty board certification in:

  • Dermatopathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Pediatric & Perinatal Pathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Toxicology
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Clinical Cytogenetics
  • Molecular Genetics

Our faculty's average age is 10 years younger than the average US pathologist, and they take pride in being aggressive and entrepreneurial. They have trained at world-class institutions, such as Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, Duke, Stanford, and the University of Pennsylvania, and share a commitment to our academic mission, while applying cutting-edge diagnostic technology and clinical care for the benefit of both the patients and physicians of Western Massachusetts.


View recent Department of Pathology publications in the Scholarly Commons database.


Our faculty are transitioning their primary academic appointments to UMass Medical School-Baystate. They will retain their Tufts University School of Medicine affiliations as adjunct faculty.

View our Pathology faculty profiles on the UMass Medical School website.

  • Chester Andrzejewski Jr., Ph.D., M.D.
  • Q. Jackie Cao, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Lisa L. Cole, M.D.
  • Giovanna M. Crisi, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Wayne H. Duke, M.D.
  • Roxanne R. Florence, M.D.
  • Katya Ford, M.D.
  • Jonathan Keen Freeman, M.D.
  • David L. Gang, M.D.
  • Jean Marie Henneberry, M.D.
  • John P. Hunt, M.D.
  • Rahul Jawale, M.D.
  • Vandita P. Johari, M.D.
  • Rukmini Modem Kashikar, M.D.
  • Olga Krasnozhen-Ratush, M.D.
  • Paula M. LaPolice, C.T.
  • Franklin Robert Moore, Ph.D., M.D.
  • James D. Mueller, M.D.
  • Christopher N. Otis, M.D.
  • Lanu Stoddart, M.D.