Image Neuropathology Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Clinical Divisions Neuropathology Our Mission The division of neuropathology is committed to providing quality patient care and research in the numerous areas of neuropathology, including neuro-oncology, neurodegenerative disease, skeletal muscle, peripheral nerve, and ophthalmic pathology. We process over 1,100 clinical specimens per year through our laboratory. With a combined expertise of over 60 years in practice, our neuropathologists offer a diverse range of expertise. Facilities The neuropathology division is housed predominantly within the UK Albert B Chandler Hospital. We provide service to the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, as well as many surrounding hospitals for regional consultations. Our faculty also runs the neuropathology core of the University of Kentucky Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (UK-ADRC), and administers the biobank housed in the Sanders Brown Center on Aging. The UK-ADRC is a nationally recognized research center focusing on aging-related dementias and the biobank has been continually funded by the NIH since the mid-1980’s. An emphasis of the UK-ADRC is in quantitative neuro-pathologic metrics related to the common pathologies that affect aged persons and can cause an Alzheimer’s disease-type clinical dementia syndrome. Faculty and Staff Faculty Peter Nelson, MD, PhDDirector of Neuropathology Janna Neltner, MD Dianne Wilson, MD Staff Sonya AndersonSanders-Brown Tissue Bank CoordinatorEla PatelSanders-Brown Principal Research Analyst Education Education is a high priority for our division. Our faculty is involved in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows. We are part of the neurosciences curriculum that first-year medical students receive. We run numerous rotations for residents from many different specialties, including pathology, neurology, neurosurgery, and ophthalmology. We also have a two year ACGME-certified neuropathology fellowship.