The Pathology and Laboratory Services department at UHS is getting international attention as its medical director, Jagmohan Sidhu, MD, presents case studies at medical conferences worldwide.
“The leaders in the field at these conferences definitely know that there’s a hospital in upstate New York that keeps coming back year after year,” Dr. Sidhu says. “They know the name UHS. The cases we have diagnosed and presented have put us on the world map.”
Most recently, Dr. Sidhu and UHS medical resident Sonia Brar, MD, presented two case studies of very rare lymphomas at the European Association of Hematopathology/Society for Hematopathology’s annual world conference in Lisbon, Portugal. Closer to home, Dr. Sidhu and Ronald Harris, DO, of Broome Oncology, have been organizing a hematology/hematopathology symposium in Greater Binghamton for the past seven years, attracting renowned lecturers.
Dr. Sidhu says he is devoted to research because it is so critical to the quality of care provided by doctors and hospitals. “What pathology determines in any given case can have very big consequences for the patient,” he says. “Very often it guides the entire treatment plan, especially for those who are the most seriously ill.”
The UHS Pathology and Laboratory Services department is one of the most comprehensive hospital lab facilities in central New York. The department performs a wide range of routine and rare testing covering all clinical and anatomic pathology disciplines, 24/7. It supports all 17 UHS Patient Service Centers plus all UHS operating rooms, emergency departments, breast centers and other clinical areas. In addition to its 150 licensed technologists, certified phlebotomists and support and client services staff, the department offers the services of board-certified hematopathologists and cytopathologists, along with a neuropathologist.