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Surgical Pathology

Surgical pathology plays a vital role in the care of patients at UC Irvine Medical Center. It involves the gross and microscopic examination of surgical specimens, cytology and biopsies submitted by surgical specialties, internal medicine, dermatology, neurology, radiology and medical oncology. Surgical pathology is the basis for diagnosis either intra-operatively or following surgery. The surgical pathologist is called to advise the clinician about the correct diagnosis, appropriate therapy and prognosis.

Services are available in the following areas:

  • Consultation services for problematic and unusual case specimens, pre-operative review before major surgery
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Rapid diagnosis of biopsy specimens
  • Tumor grade and staging
  • Frozen section diagnosis
  • Fine-needle aspiration on-site evaluation for puluf ERUS and GIEUS
  • Molecular studies for malignancies breast cancer
  • Electron microscopy

Educational opportunities include:

  • Surgical pathology fellowship
  • Cytology fellowship
  • Residency training
  • Multidiscipline tumor board conference


Beverly Wang
Beverly Y. Wang, MD
Medical Direector,
Surgical 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

Anatomic Pathology Manager
Geoffrey Sempa
Phone: 714-456-6441



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