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Department and Faculty

Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in Rochester, Minnesota, comprises more than 3,200 people working in numerous specialty laboratories performing more than 20 million tests a year.

From the program director

Lynn Cornell, M.D.Welcome to the Renal Pathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota! 

Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in Rochester, Minnesota, is one of the largest clinical laboratories in the world. We feel honored to be a part of providing the best to patients and invite you to join us in continuing this level of care.

Your time and education are valuable; we understand this and give 100% to our fellows. Our highly skilled team of professionals is committed to educating, equipping, and empowering our fellows to become successful.

We invite you to learn more about our program and hope to hear from you!

Lynn Cornell, M.D.
Renal Pathology Fellowship Program Director


You have direct access to Mayo Clinic's renal pathology specialists:

Department and division

A highly skilled team of medical professionals works collaboratively within the department, including physicians, scientists, pathologists' assistants, medical technologists, medical technicians, lab assistants, biologists, chemists, microbiologists, geneticists, and other specialists. The department receives specimens for testing from Mayo Clinic's campuses in Minnesota, Arizona, and Florida, as well as Mayo Clinic Health System sites. It is also a reference laboratory for other clinics and hospitals both nationally and internationally.

Mayo Clinic Laboratories, the referral center for Mayo Clinic, specializes in esoteric laboratory testing for healthcare organizations throughout the United States and around the world. Mayo Clinic Laboratories supports the local delivery of laboratory services by providing exceptional reference laboratory services and support services that facilitate and augment community integration efforts.

Within the department, the Division of Anatomic Pathology is composed of more than 55 pathologists with subspecialty expertise covering the entire field of anatomic pathology. The division is organized around working groups dedicated to specific organ systems. Currently, there are seven pathologists in the division who specialize in medical renal pathology.

In addition to the renal biopsy laboratory mentioned above, the division is supported by full-service laboratories in histology, immunohistochemistry, molecular genetics, and cytogenetics.

Advisers and mentors

Fellows are assigned dedicated faculty mentors who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Trainees meet with their mentors periodically throughout the fellowship to review progress and career goals and ensure their educational needs are being met. Mentors also serve as a contact point for introducing fellows and their families to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic Health System.