Pathology informatics is an interdisciplinary information science discipline primarily concerned with the collection, classification, manipulation, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information to solve problems in pathology.

Our award-winning program was first established in 1995 and has a long history of national and institutional leadership in medical informatics. 

The Pathology Informatics Section is UC Davis School of Medicine’s academic home for educational programs leading to certificates and master’s degrees and include innovative on-line courses. The section is also an integral part of the department's residency program. A Pathology Informatics 1-month rotation has been a requirement for our residents since 2006. We also offer 1-year post-doctoral fellowships in Pathology Informatics to selected individuals as funding is available.

Click here to see our core faculty, affiliated faculty, lecturers and volunteer faculty appointments.


Focus Areas and Selected Activities

Informatics Certificate for Pathology Fellow

Digital Histopathology

Clinical and Research Data Repositories


  • Biostatistics and computational biology applied to translational research projects including cancer, infectious disease, autism.

Clinical Informatics

  • Management of the UC Davis Medical Center Laboratory Information System (LIS)
  • Support for investigative cancer therapies 

Public Health Informatics


For more detailed information on the history of our program, current activities, research projects, presentations materials, and educational content, visit the Pathology Informatics web server.

For information on the UC Davis Health System's Health Informatics Graduate program, visit


For more information on our Section and its programs, please contact:

Michael Hogarth, M.D.
Director, Section of Pathology Informatics
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
3700 Business Drive, suite 130
Sacramento, CA 95820
phone: (916) 734-1619