Pathology is a bridge between basic sciences and clinical medicine and takes a leading role in diagnostic laboratory services. Pathology practice is about identification of the causes, mechanisms, effects, complications of disease. The science we practice in the Pathology profession allows us to see patients through their specimens and answer their most difficult questions. Pathology plays very important role in unmasking cancers; therefore plays a pivotal role in treatment decisions for each patient. A Pathologist is more than a specialized clinician, we believe that a pathologist is an advocate for excellent health care, a teacher, a researcher, a scholar and a good citizen of humanity.
The Department of Pathology boasts of a very skilled and highly qualified team of faculty, residents and research fellows whose mission is to bridge the gap between delivery of excellent diagnostic services while teaching and researching current trends; the very mandate of the University of Botswana. Together with the Ministry of Health, Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital, National Health Laboratory we provide clinical and diagnostic laboratory services in Anatomic Pathology including Clinical autopsy services. Departmental research is driven by recognition of the importance of research-based solutions in our setting, unmatched scholarly experience and staff development. Currently, departmental research strength include HIV associated malignancies; Lymphoma, Breast and Cervical cancers.