Message from the Chair


Valerie A. Fitzhugh, M.D.
Interim Chair and Associate Professor

Academically, New Jersey Medical School provides the bridge between the clinical and basic sciences. This function is pervasive throughout our institution, affiliated institutes and client hospitals in New Jersey. In this role, our department assists physican assistants, medical students and others in their transformation from the basic to clinical sciences. New Jersey Medical School is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Cancer Institute of New Jersey - Newark, Jersey City Medical Center, East Orange General Hospital, Bergen County Medical Examiner's Office and University Hospital.

The department has divisions of anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, hematopathology, translational pathology, and biomedical informatics. Our anatomic and clinical pathology divisions have sub-specialties that are comprised of faculty that have completed fellowships in those areas. Our pathologists are also board certified in their specialized area. In addition, the departments oversees an expanding molecular diagnostic laboratory. Their research efforts contribute substantially contribution to the scientific community, as well as within the institution.

Our department looks forward to expanding our contributions to the institutions well as the national and international community via our research through our clinical and educational missions.