Wednesday, December 24, 2014

24 December 2014: Do we owe you any money?

Does owe you any money for being a reviewer or contributing a Case of the Week that was posted?  If we have not contacted you this month about payment, please let us know as soon as possible, by email to or telephone at 248/646-0325.  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

18 December 2014: Next steps

Now that our new Home Page has been completed, we are thinking of the next steps.  We will work on a new template for the Topic and Chapter pages.  It will be similar, but more consistent, and with a cleaner look.  It will also be easier to modify when necessary.  After that, we will work on templates for mobile devices, to improve the usability on these devices  - right now, there is too much text on the screen to easily read.

18 December 2014: Subscribe / Unsubscribe option fixed

We have fixed an error in the Constant Contact Subscribe / Unsubscribe.  Previously, you could only unsubscribe to all newsletters.  Now, you can choose which of the 5 newsletters to receive / not receive (PathologyOutlines: Case of Week, Jobs / Fellowships / Conferences, Website News; Detroit College Promise: General, Volunteer).

Let us know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

16 December 2014: What do you think about the new Home Page?

We have fixed all the known problems with the new Home Page (the Uterus chapter was "found").   Let us know what you think.

Monday, December 15, 2014

15 December 2014: Missing Uterus chapter

Somehow it got lost.  We will fix the Home Page tomorrow, but the link is  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Update on 16 December 2014 - now fixed!

15 December 2014: New Homepage

Our new Home Page is up!  Sorry for any down time, but we are glad it was brief.  We will be testing for the next few days, but let us know what you think about the new Home Page, and if you find any errors.  We changed, to some extent, 8000 pages, so it may take a while to iron out all the kinks.  Most pages should look the same, but have a different internal structure.

Friday, December 12, 2014

12 December 2014: New Homepage Monday - Expect some Down Time

Next Monday, December 15, 2014, for the first time since our website was launched in August 2001, we will have a few hours of scheduled down time, most likely in the late morning / early afternoon.  If you access the site during this time, you will receive an error message, which will disappear when the website is back up.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  There will also be a delay in any new postings received after 3 pm today (Eastern time) until our new structure is in place on Monday.

This weekend, our computer consultant will copy all 8200+ files (chapter and topic pages and other pages) and put them into a database.  On Monday, we will launch our new Home Page, which should have all the same links, but in a cleaner format.  Each of the other files (excluding images) will be stored and retrieved from the database, but for the near future, they should look and operate exactly the same.  Ultimately with this new structure, we will have more uniform pages, better formatting for mobile devices, and a robust topic search capability.

Please contact us with any questions.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

11 December 2014: Jobs price increase

As of January 1, 2015, the cost to post a Pathologist/PhD ad will increase slightly to $850, for posting until filled or up to 6 months (12 months for academic positions).  We are happy that traffic to our Jobs page continues to grow and that we are able to provide this service to the pathology community.  Our advertisers say:
"Yes, we had a good response. Greatly appreciate your service." Ms. S, California, 9 December 2014

"Our main pathologist says this is the only site that a pathology job should be posted on!" Ms. J, Indiana, 20 November 2014

"Thank you, Joy. The ad looks good and we have already gotten an application for this position from it. Thank you for all your help with our position advertising." Ms. S, Oklahoma, 20 November 2014

For more testimonials, please click here.

The cost for non-pathologist laboratory jobs remains the same, a discounted rate of $325 for posting for up to 6 months (free if purchased at the same time as a Pathologist ad).  

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

10 December 2014: Changes for 2015

Starting January 1, 2015, we will no longer mail checks outside of the United States and Canada to reviewers / case contributors, and instead will be making these payments only through PayPal.  We are making this change because unfortunately, we have had repeated problems with receipt of checks outside the US and Canada, which takes a substantial amount of time for our small staff to sort out.  We will send payment, via PayPal, to any email address designated by the reviewer / case contributor.

The other important issue for reviewers / contributors from outside the US is that the US government requires us to withhold 30% of the amount, and forward it to them.  This is not a new policy, but some people may not be aware of it.

Thanks again to all of our reviewers / contributors.  We are trying to make the process as simple as possible for all involved.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

3 December 2014: Feature Page

Our Feature page for December is Grossing Equipment / Workstations, and highlights our advertisers EXAKT Technologies, Inc., Leica Biosystems, Milestone Medical, Mopec and Photodyne Technologies. It also contains an original short article, "Pathology Grossing Tools of the Trade: Blades and Scalpels", by Jaleh Mansouri, M.D.

Monday, December 1, 2014

1 December 2014: Get ready for our new Home Page

We are proofreading changes to our new Home Page.  All of the old links will be there, but they will be rearranged to make them a little easier (we hope) to access and to provide a cleaner look.  At this time, ONLY the Home page is being changed.  Underlying the new Home Page is a new Content Management System ("computer infrastructure"), which will create more uniformity on the pages, and allow for a Topic Search for the site.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Editorial Changes

To continue to improve the editorial content of the website, we are considering these changes, and welcome your comments to Dr. Pernick at

1. We are seeking experts to serve on our Editorial Board to provide a secondary review of topics as they are updated.  Editorial Board members are listed on the Reviewers page, on the relevant Chapter page, and on all topics that they review.  Editorial Board members are responsible for providing this secondary review for at least 10 topics per year.  This means that another reviewer will update the topic, and then the Editorial Board member will review it again, using their expertise, to look for any deficiencies.  Editorial Board members will also be expected to find (primary) reviewers for at least 10 topics each year.  Although this position is unpaid, we may have special promotions for Editorial Board members during the year.

2. Currently, the 7000 topics on our website are in different stages of "maturity".  For "mature" topics, which have been reviewed several times and are of high caliber, we will now require additional reviews to be by a recognized expert for this specialty.  For topics with sparse information, the reviewer need not be a recognized expert, and could be a pathologist who is a good writer or a resident/fellow working under a staff.  As indicated above, we anticipate that the completed product will be reviewed by an Editorial Board member.

3. It is hard to get enough primary reviewers for our 7000 topics, particularly reviewers with recognized expertise.  Would increasing the rate from $10 per topic make a difference? 

Let me know what you think.

- Nat

Thursday, November 6, 2014

6 November 2014: New Mystery Case

Please make sure to check out our new Mystery Case on our home page,, in the lower right hand corner! You can also click here.

Monday, November 3, 2014

3 November 2014: Feature Page

Our Feature page for November is Consumable Lab Products / Clinical Lab Analyzers, and highlights our advertisers Leica Biosystems and Ventana Medical. It also contains an original short article, “Laboratory Consumables: Pathology Glass Slides”, by Jaleh Mansouri, M.D.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

1 November 2014: Record traffic in October

October traffic broke another record, with 661,468 total visits, 2,000,307 total page views, and average daily visits of 21,337.  Thanks for your  support!

Friday, October 31, 2014

31 October 2014: New Pathologist Jobs Report for Q3 2014

We have now posted the Pathologist Jobs Report for the third quarter of 2014, click here (link also present at the top of the Pathologist and PhD Job Listings page).  It begins "For this quarter, there were 86 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 19% increase from the 72 postings in the third quarter of 2013. For the first 3 quarters of 2014, there were 230 postings, a 17% increase from the 196 postings for the first 3 quarters of 2013."

Friday, October 24, 2014

24 October 2014: Grossing Chapter?

Currently, most of our organ systems have a topic that deals with Grossing.  Is there any interest in putting them all together into a Grossing chapter?  Let us know what you think.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

23 October 2014: Use our Google Search Box to find almost anything

You can use the Google search box on our Home Page to find any text, including books by particular authors posted on our Books pages.  Just type the main author's last name to see all places where that name appears (we are in the process of adding all of the authors, but currently, some books just have the first author's name).  Similarly, you can look for all reviews by a particular pathologist, or all references to ITP or caldesmon.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

22 October 2014: Management of Pathology Practices Article

Check out our most recently posted article on New Business Model for Medical Billing Companies, by Mick Raich, President, Vachette Pathology. 

Due to automation, outsourcing, and new workflow processes driving rapid changes in the medical billing industry, what can billing companies do to stay abreast of changes and shore up profit margins while retaining clients? Let's look at the current state of billing firms today, and then imagine we are gazing through the looking glass at billing companies 10 years from now. To see the rest of the article, click here

For more articles on Management of Pathology Practices, visit our Management page.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

15 October 2014: ASCP Tampa Recap in Pictures

We recently exhibited at the ASCP conference in Tampa, FL.  We always enjoy meeting with the pathology community and hearing what you like about the website and what we can improve on.  Here are a few pictures of some of our visitors.

                                                   The beautiful convention center!

Friday, October 10, 2014

10 October 2014: Fixing Broken Links and Thumbnails

We are working on fixing broken links and bad thumbnails throughout our topics. We welcome emails about any we may have missed or have not yet gotten to. Thank you!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

2 October 2014: Job & Fellowship ads, Amazon sales up in September

We are pleased to report 46 paid Pathologist/PhD Job postings in September 2014, the second largest monthly total in our history (the largest was 48 postings in September 2012).  Overall, these ads are up 20% in the first 9 months of 2014 compared to 2013.  To improve / maintain customer satisfaction, we continue to focus on rapid posting of ads, proofreading of ads by a pathologist, excellent customer service, and more traffic to the website.  We will provide more details in our Quarterly Jobs Report.

We also posted a record number of 18 Fellowship ads in September 2014.

Finally, sales through are up 39% in the first 9 months of 2014 compared to 2013.   This helps our website without costing you anything.  Simply visit by clicking on one of our Amazon links, and Amazon will pay us ~ 5% of your purchase price, out of their profits.  Contact us with any questions at 248/646-0325 or

2 October 2014: Check out our new Mystery case on the right side of the Home Page

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

1 October 2014: Record Traffic

For September 2014 we had a record number of visits (627,850) and a record average daily visits (20,928)!  Thanks for making us the #1 pathology website. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

29 September 2014: and Google Search Bar

Looking to print a page off our website? Use! It is a free, easy to use website that allows you make any web page print friendly. 

Remember if you want to search for a topic on our website, use the Google search bar at the top of our Home page. Also, the 'cached' feature can still be found by using the Google search bar on the bottom of our Home Page. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

26 September 2014: Case of the Week

We have decided to slightly change our policy, to post only 3 cases of the week per calendar year per contributor. You may still send cases at any time, but we will only post 3 per year. This is based on posting cases in the manner we usually do - unfortunately, we cannot switch around the order of cases for your benefit. 

Thank you for your contributions to!

Friday, September 19, 2014

19 September 2014: Help The Detroit College Promise sponsors a Detroit based non-profit organization called The Detroit College Promise (DCP).  For more information please see the websiteDCP is part of an online fundraising challenge for RiseDetroit.  The organization that raises the most money by the end of the challenge will receive an additional $50,000; second place will receive an additional $20,000; and third will receive an additional $10,000.  As an extra bonus to YOU, if you donate at least $25 to the RiseDetroit fundraiser, you'll be signed up to win one of four $500 Moosejaw gift cards!  Please help this organization win.  Donate here:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

18 September 2014: Record breaking visits

Thanks to you, we had our largest number of visits yesterday, a whopping 28,022 visits!!!  We keep improving so you will keep coming back. Thanks again.

Friday, September 12, 2014

12 September 2014: Do you use

Support PathologyOutlines!  If you buy a book, or anything else, from by clicking on the banners / links located on our website, Amazon pays us a small percentage from their profits - without raising consumer prices.  Or click here.  Thanks!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

11 September 2014: CAP '14 Day 2

This is a few days late, but we are still wrapping up from the CAP '14 conference.  Thanks again to everyone who stopped by.  You can see more pictures on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

8 September 2014: Day 1 of CAP '14

We really enjoy seeing and talking with the pathology community at conferences we attend, and CAP '14 is no different. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

4 September 2014: Feature Page

Our Feature Page for September is Antibodies/Biomarkers.  Please take a look here

This past August was the best August we've ever had in terms of traffic, up 32% from last year!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

3 September 2014: Surveys Page

Did you know that offers you an opportunity to quickly and easily compare products and services offered by various companies?  Check out all of the Surveys we have posted for Computer Systems-AP/LIS, Imaging/ Digital/ Photography and Reference Laboratories to help find what you're looking for. We plan on adding additional surveys in the next few months.  


If you are a member of a laboratory that provides second opinions or specimen testing, or if you have Diagnostic Testing Kits, Reagents and/or Antibodies available for other labs to use, feel free to contact us so we can include your laboratory's information at no cost!

Friday, August 29, 2014

29 August 2014: Promotions Page for August

Don't forget to check out our Promotions page / email to see the special products and services offered by our advertisers!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

21 August 2014: New Books

We are now adding thumbnails and links of new books to the chapter pages each month, to help visitors learn about new offerings.  Remember, if you click on any of these links, and then buy that book or anything else from, you are helping to support our website. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

20 August 2014: CAP '14 and more

We hope you will stop by our booth this year at CAP '14 in Chicago!  We are booth #623.  Please let us know how we can make the website more useful to you.  We can also take your picture for our Facebook page.

We are proud to offer our congratulations to Palak who has worked for us over 5 years as she goes off to medical school in Michigan.  We will miss her, but we know she is going to be a great doctor.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

14 August 2014: Image Links

Some of our readers may have already noticed, but the thumbnail links to many of the images are no longer loading. We are finding that many Mac users are having difficulty connecting and loading the Webpathology pages while using Firefox or Chrome browsers, with a slight delay using Safari. From what we understand, this problem is not being experienced by PC users. We are still continuing to add those images and are working with the owner of Webpathology to resolve these issues. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

13 August 2014: Pathologist Jobs Report - Second Quarter 2014

We have now posted the Pathology Jobs Report for the second quarter of 2014, available from the Jobs page or by clicking here.  Learn what specialties are hot, and what employers are looking for.  We are excited that Pathologist job postings are up- increasing 31% from the 65 postings in the second quarter of 2013, and a 47% increase from the 58 postings in the first quarter of 2014.

13 August 2014 - New Blog Authors

We will have more staff updating our blog from now on.  You will notice different names under the "posted by" area.  We hope you enjoy more updates here as well.

13 August 2014: Celebrating 13 Years of! celebrates entering into its 14th year of providing a free, online pathology textbook service to the pathology community.

We would like to thank all of our users for their support and for making us the #1 online pathology resource for over a decade!

13 August 2014: Mystery Case

Don't forget to check out the Mystery Case on the right side of the Home page!

Follow us on Twitter

Wow, we recently hit 1,500 followers on Twitter! Are you one of those? Follow us @Pathoutlines. Thanks!

Friday, August 1, 2014

1 August 2014: Feature Page for August is Books & Journals

 Our Feature Page for August is Books & Journals, and highlights the publishers ARP Press, ASCP, CAP, LWW and WHO Press. It also contains an original short article, “Pathology Books and Journals: A Multidisciplinary Approach”, by Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. 

Visit our Books Page and buy your books through - we are the only place where you can see all the books that have been recently published!

If you buy a book, or anything else, from by clicking on the banners / links located on our website, Amazon pays us a small percentage from their profits - without raising consumer prices.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

31 July 2014: Top Books of 2014

We have now posted the top books sold at through, click here or on the Top Books link from the Books page.

Monday, July 28, 2014

28 July 2014: More surveys

We continue to add more surveys to our Surveys and Buyers guide pages.  Check out what is new in products and services for Pathologists.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

17 July 2014: July updates

Our Feature page for July is Digital / Imaging / Photography, and highlights Leica Biosystems, Milestone Medical, OPTRONICS and Photodyne Technologies.  It also contains an original short article, "Digital Pathology in Microscopy: Looking Beyond the Slide", by Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. 
Don't forget to check out the Books of the Month on the left side of the Home Page, and the  Mystery Case on the right side of the Home Page.

17 July 2014: Working on new website infrastructure

We have not had many Blog entries, but we are working on a new website infrastructure.  The advantages will be:

- New topic search feature
- More consistent templates for each chapter and topic
- Cleaner look to Home Page and Topics
- Easier process to update topics, with an anticipated faster turn around time
- Easier to add new features to website

We will keep you advised.

- Nat

Thursday, June 5, 2014

5 June 2014: Special rates for Job-Other ads

We are pleased to announce 2 special rates for Jobs-Other ads.  These are ads for positions other than Pathologist / PhD, which appear on our Jobs-Other page.  Through August 2014, the cost to post one of these ads (up to 300 words) is only $325 for up to 6 months.  If you post a Job-Other ad within 2 days of posting a Pathologist / PhD ad, the cost is ZERO.  Contact us at 248/646-0325 with any questions.

Monday, June 2, 2014

2 June 2014: New Feature Page, Mystery Case

Our Feature page for June is Diagnostic Testing / Reagents, and highlights Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD)bioTheranostics, Cell Marque, Leica Biosystems and Ventana Medical.  It also contains an original short article, "Diagnostic Reagents: The Potential Role of microRNAs", by Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. 
Don't forget to check out the Mystery Case on the right side of the Home Page.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

1 June 2014: Record traffic in May

In May 2014, we had record traffic of 623,482 visits, with a daily record of 25,244 visits on May 14.  Thanks for your support, as we continue to improve the website.

We are fixing the problems with thumbnails (the links work fine).  The thumbnails are links to their images, and apparently were generating excessive traffic to their website, because every time a page loads with the thumbnails, it accesses their site to load each thumbnail.  The solution is for us to copy the thumbnails (with their permission), so their website is only accessed when a visitor clicks the link.  Of course, this should cause the same issue for our website, but for some reason, it does not (we have a dedicated server and may be configured differently).  So, we will gradually be solving this problem.

This may have been the problem with the Nature thumbnails and links.  The difference was that the owner of, Dr. Dharam Ramnani, was willing and able to discuss the issue with us, and we could work out a solution within a few days.  With Nature, they denied that there was a problem for a year, and although I did talk to several individuals there, was never able to penetrate their bureaucracy.  Theoretically we could copy their thumbnails (see Perfect 10 vs. Google), but we don't like to do that without explicit permission.

Friday, May 30, 2014

30 May 2014: Webpathology links still work

The links to still work, although we are having problems with the thumbnails.  We have been discussing this with the owner of Webpathology, and are implementing a "fix" that we think will work.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

28 May 2014: Easier way to post images using Flickr

There is an easy way to post images on our Flickr page.  Just email the pictures to and send a CC to  You can use the subject line to give the image a title and the body to add a description, which should include the diagnosis and the contributor's name.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Friday, May 9, 2014

9 May 2014: New Jobs Report posted; we break the 25K barrier

We have now posted the Pathology Jobs Report for the first quarter of 2014, available from the Jobs page or by clicking here.  Learn what specialties are hot, and what employers are looking for.

On May 7, 2015, we broke the 25,000 barrier with 25,093 visits.  Right now, in addition to posting updated and new reviews (which are described on the Updates page), we are posting new images to the Ovary Tumor chapter and from our Flickr page.

We are exploring a Membership option, whose proceeds will help us expand the website.  We will offer some special perquisites to those who pay for membership.  More details to follow.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

8 May 2014: More traffic, new feature page and mystery case

For April 2014, we again had record traffic of 611,232 visits, with a record daily average of 20,374 visits.  Thanks for your support and suggestions!

Our Feature page for May is Computer Software & Systems, and highlights PathView SystemsPhysicians Independent Management Services (PIMS) and Voicebrook.  It also contains an original short article, "Computer Software and Systems in Pathology: Spectral Imaging", by Jaleh Mansouri, M.D.  Visit our Surveys page, which has surveys of Computer Systems - AP/LIS.

Don't forget to check out the Mystery Case on the right side of the Home Page.

Friday, May 2, 2014

2 May 2014: Virtual slides

The Virtual Slide links from the University of Iowa have changed, leaving a big blank box. Apparently, they are being moved to, and viewing will require you to  download a slide viewer.  Since we do not link to images that require registration or plug-ins to view, we will start removing these links. Ultimately, we hope to replace them with Virtual Slides from these and other sites:

·      International Academy of Cytology:

·      University of Leeds:

·      University of Michigan:

·      Rosai collection:

We appreciate your patience as we work to make all content on our website accessible to everyone.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

27 April 2014: Spam Alert!

We recently received this email, and at least one Job advertiser received it also:

You have a new response to your . Click here to sign in with your email to view response.

N.B: If you are not using the email account linked to your response, you can sign in with your email address in the box and type your password according, irrespective of the email client you use.

Pathologist and PhD Job Listings
Last revised 25 April 2014
Copyright © 2001-2014,, Inc.

We did not send this message.  Someone is using our website name without our authorization, and most likely for a "bad" purpose.  In general, I recommend "mousing over" any link that someone suggests you click on, and unless you are absolutely sure it is valid, DON'T CLICK.

Let me know if you have any questions.

- Nat

Monday, April 14, 2014

14 April 2014: Autocomplete

We have updated the Google Search Box at the top of our Home Page to include the Autocomplete feature, suggested by some of the USCAP visitors to our booth.  We hope you find this useful.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

9 April 2014: Another record, new images being added

Yesterday (April 8, 2014), we had another day of record traffic with 24,991 visits.

Visit the Updates page to see the topics being updated with new reviews and new images.  Currently, we are adding images from Contributors (oldest first, we are slowly catching up, but are just starting 2011), AFIP fascicles (3rd series) and

Thursday, April 3, 2014

4 April 2014: New Feature Page, New Mystery Case

For April 2014, our Feature Page highlights Laboratory Accreditation / Education / CME, and includes information from ARUP Laboratories, Boardvitals Review for Clinical Pathology and College of American Pathologists (CAP).  Please thank these advertisers for supporting our website!

Our Home Page has a new Mystery Case on the right hand side.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

3 April 2014: Why is this job ad still posted if it has been filled?

As many of you know, we post Job ads for 6 months (12 months for academic positions), or until the advertiser tells us the position is filled.  We start calling the advertisers at 4 months, to see if the position has been filled.  But it is up to them.  They might keep the ad posted even if it is filled.  Sometimes, they want to wait until the new person actually shows up the first day or stays the first few weeks, before they pull the ad.  If so, the Jobs page may be a little inaccurate.  But there is nothing we can do about this.

FYI - most private practice jobs fill, or at least make an offer to a candidate, within 2-3 months.  If you see an ad that old, it probably is not still open, although you can always try contacting them.

3 April 2014: References and copyright

What sources are used in preparing the Topics in our textbook?  They include general references (Textbooks, WHO and AFIP/ARP publications, image websites) listed on the Chapter pages, references cited in the Topics, as well as Rosai, Sternberg or Robbins, which were typically the source for early versions of many topics.  We list the later editions of these standard textbooks only if they are actually cited by the reviewers.  I acknowledge that this policy is a little inaccurate, because we are not giving credit to the original source for material that may not have changed much over the years.  On the other hand, we prefer not to list old editions of the source (which won't be useful to pathologists), and we don't want to list a newer edition if the reviewer has not actually consulted it.  So, the source for standard information about an entity that hasn't changed in years is likely to be one of these standard textbooks.

We are very careful to respect the copyright of authors.  We do not intentionally copy text from authors, or use so much of it that it would violate their copyright.  If you are concerned, let us know.  However, it is important to understand the limitations of copyright.  As noted here, "Copyright does not cover ideas and information themselves, only the form or manner in which they are expressed."  Thus, if one summarizes the main points discussed in a textbook or paper, that is NOT a copyright violation, but if one cuts and pastes the text, using the exact same words, that likely is a copyright violation.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

1 April 2014: Looking for a Computer / LIS system?

Check out our Survey page to get basic information about companies offering Computer / LIS systems and their products.  We ask all companies offering these products to complete a free survey, to better inform the pathology community, so why not take advantage of this information?

1 April 2014: Record traffic for March 2014

In March 2014, we had record traffic of 586,057 visits, far surpassing the prior record of 542,590 visits in October 2013.  The average daily traffic in March of 18,905 visits/day was also a record, surpassing the prior record of 18,323 visits/day from February 2014.  Thanks for your support, and we will continue to update the existing 6700 topics on a regular basis, add new topics, and add more images.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

27 March 2014: Another record

Yesterday, on March 26, 2014, we broke another record with 24,685 visits.  We will keep working hard to make an important and valuable part of your Pathology practice.

CAP Press changed the links for their books.  We are in the process of updating them, and will announce when this is done soon.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

25 March 2014: Case of Week #298 finally updated, power outage

Thanks to all who questioned the diagnosis of COW #298.  I apologize - I should also have questioned the diagnosis, but was backed up and "passed it through".  I pledge to be more careful in the future.  We are now requiring contributors to get another pathologist to approve the diagnosis.  To review the revised case, click here (diagnosis now Cryptococcus, not Histoplasma).  We should have the links corrected for this case on the Case of the Week pages by the end of the week.

Power was out today in our office, but should return tomorrow.  It didn't affect access to, just our telephones and daily updates to the website.  Sorry if we missed your call.

25 March 2014: Gyn Pathology book on sale

We received this email from Roger A. Reichert, M.D., Ph.D.: 

My critically acclaimed gyn path book is on major sale at for the ridiculously low price of $52.98. It retails for $263.99 and typically sells on Amazon for about $225. If you have a way to spread the word about this sale to your Pathologyoutlines followers and/or other colleagues, that would be greatly appreciated. I don't expect this sale to last much longer. 

Click here for more information or to order the book.


Sunday, March 23, 2014

23 March 2014: New Updates Page

At the suggestion of Dr. Ari Leifer, we have introduced a new Updates page, which will list updates to the Surgical and Clinical Pathology textbook portion of, accessed from the center section of the Home Page. This includes new / updated topics by reviewers, new images, and updated / corrected information. It will NOT include changes to the pages which are not part of the textbook, such as the Jobs, Conference and Fellowship Pages and the Vendor pages.  Some of the news previously posted on this page will now be posted on the Updates page.

Friday, March 21, 2014

21 March 2014: New images posted this week

Thanks to the following image contributors to these topics:

Dr. G. Koteswaran, M.D - Kidney tumor – Angiomyolipoma
Dr. Dhiraj B. Nikumbh, M.D - Colon non tumor - Atresia
Dr. John Irlam, D.O - Eye - Melanoma of uvea

We are working on the backlog of images from other contributors, and are also posting images from, from reviewers and from the Case of the Week.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

20 March 2014: Record traffic again, forum for pathology related questions.

Yesterday, March 19, 2014, we broke a new traffic record with 24,110 visits.

We received a comment about establishing a Forum for pathology related questions.  Is this needed, or does this already exist?  Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

12 March 2014: Links that open a new window

We received a comment at USCAP '14 that I wanted to respond to.  In general, links to images and references open a new window, instead of staying in the same window.  I understand that this is somewhat a matter of preference, but my experience is that this is preferred by most.  Of course, you have to close the new windows to avoid having dozens of open windows, but this is probably easier than clicking on the back button.  

Send your comments to me at

Monday, March 10, 2014

10 March 2014: We're back

We're back from USCAP, where we had a great show talking to existing and new prospective reviewers, and getting feedback from our visitors.  We'll let you know the new ideas we are working on.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

1 March 2014: Record traffic again

In February 2014, we again had record traffic, with a daily average of 18,323 visits, surpassing the prior record of 17,502 visits per day in October 2013.  The total traffic for February was 513,060 visits, less than the 542,590 visits in October 2013, which had 3 more days in the month.  In February 2014, we had 1.5 million page views, which is a lot but our usual number over the past 5 months.  The record was actually 1.7 million page views in December 2013.  Thanks for your support, and we welcome your suggestions on how to make even more useful to the Pathology community.

Friday, February 28, 2014

28 February 2014: Thanks to these image contributors

Thanks to the following image contributors to these topics:

Wafaey Fahmy Badawy Mohamed, MD: Thyroid - Follicular carcinoma

Angel Fernandez-Flores, MD, PhD:
Skin Nonmelanocytic tumor - Sebaceous hyperplasia

Semir Vranic, MD: Bone - Ewing sarcoma

28 February 2014: How to Be a Lab Director

Dr. Philip Dauterman has kindly given us permission to post his book, How to Be a Lab Director, on our Laboratory Administration page.  You can download the PDF file  (13.5 MB, 146 pages) for no charge on that page or by clicking here.  You can also buy the book for a modest price through by clicking here.  He appreciates any comments at