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Head and Neck Pathology

Head and neck pathology provides diagnosis for patients who have cancerous tumors and noncancerous disease, infections, inflammations, and other conditions affecting the head and neck region. Our pathologists examine tissue samples under a microscope and conduct relevant special stains, immunohistochemical tumor markers and molecular tests to reach a diagnosis. Common tumors at UCIMC include oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma, slaivary gland tumors and endocrine thyroid carcinomas.

The head and neck pathology mission is to:

  • work closely with ENT surgeons including perrom intraoperative consultations during surgery in order to assist surgeons in making an accurate diagnosis, evaluation of resection margins status
  • teach residents and fellows update practice to achieve diagnostic competency
  • participate in multi-disclipinary tumor boards for best patient care in treatment management
  • involving clinical research at UCI Cancer Center

Services are available in the following areas:

  • Consultation services for problematic and unusual cases
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Rapid diagnosis of biospy specimens

Educational opportunities include:


  • Cary Johnson, MD
  • Beverly Wang, MD

Beverly Wang
Beverly Wang, MD
Medical Director,
Head and Neck Pathology

Contact Information

Location and General Inquiries
UC Irvine Health
Douglas Hospital
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868-4805
Phone: 714-456-6141
Fax: 714-456-5873

Pathology Requests and Reports
Phone: 714-456-6141

Medical Director
Beverly Y. Wang, MD

Phone: 714-456-8731



For more information, call 1-888-UCI-LABS (888-824-5227)