USA Department of Pathology

Message from the Department 

Welcome to the University of South Alabama Department of Pathology. The University Of South Alabama College of Medicine is a smaller school where individuals matter and where education remains the primary focus of the institution. Faculty and residents within the Department actively interact with the medical students through participation in the competency based curriculum initiated during the first year of medical school. Additionally, both residents and faculty facilitate a pathology interest group, to assist in exposing the medical students to the different facets of community and academic based pathology practice. For the residency program, the department strives to provide a high quality educational experience in a supportive and enjoyable environment. Opportunities for research are provided, and most residents present at national meetings during the course of their residency. Recognizing, however, that most residents enter community practice, the department has partnered with a large private group to afford the residents the opportunity to rotate in a community practice environment during their more senior years to gain real world experience. Our residents have been highly successful in obtaining excellent fellowships and permanent positions. The faculty all have a common interest in teaching, and on behalf of all the faculty, thank you for your interest in the department.

Vision of the Pathology Outreach Program

The Pathology Outreach Program at USA Health University Hospital in Mobile, Alabama, offers a broad menu of anatomic and clinical pathology services. The outreach services are tailored to meet the needs of clients and can be designed either to address selected areas or to develop a partnership with the outside institution to provide comprehensive laboratory services.

The staff members at USA are committed to providing consultation services addressing your patients’ and clinicians’ needs. Our goal is to provide first-class laboratory services in a timely fashion and to become fully involved in the clinical care and management of your patients. We value close interactions with referring physicians to enhance patient care.

Our staff is highly subspecialized and very experienced. They are widely recognized in their areas of expertise and national leaders in their fields.

Our strength is patient care. We devote all our efforts to provide the best and most sophisticated laboratory services to your patients.

Contact Us

Department of Pathology
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
2451 University Hospital Dr.
Mobile, AL 36617
Phone: (251) 471-7790
Fax: (251) 471-7784

Guillermo Herrera, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Pathology
Phone: (251) 471-7799

Jacinta Watkins
Secretary to the Chair of Pathology
Phone: (251) 471-7799