About Pathology

Head of Department – Message

Welcome to the website of the Department of Pathology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences. The Department is committed to excellence in teaching, research, patient care and community service.  Through teamwork and a collegial and respectful environment, our team of faculty, biomedical scientists and hospital/ college administrative staff are committed to achieving these goals.

Teaching is at the core of the department’s responsibilities. Both faculty and lab scientists are involved in teaching medical students during Phase II, Phase III and Senior Clerkship. The department also offers a practicum for students of the Intercalated program as well as teaching the students of the Biomedical sciences program. The department is also one of the major training sites for Postgraduate Histopathology Residency Program.

The Department offers a subspecialized diagnostic service with faculty members having specific areas of interest. Highly skilled biomedical scientists perform a wide array of specialized laboratory techniques.

The Department is home to the University Wide Electron Microscopy Core Facility supporting undergraduate and postgraduate research in addition to providing diagnostic services both within SQU and beyond.

Faculty members contribute to undergraduate, postgraduate and collaborative research. Several members have grants and a good publication record.

Our commitment to the community is exemplified through regular school visits to our Department as well as our participation in various national exhibition and awareness campaigns to educate the society about diseases and the Pathologist’s role.

As you scroll through the various pages of our website I hope you will find the content both informative and enjoyable.


Thank You

Marwa Al Riyami

HOD, Pathology Department


Department Vision and Mission



To support the vision of SQU and SQUH through the delivery of high-quality Pathology teaching, research and clinical services that is of International Standards as well as community service. 


The Department of Pathology is committed to providing teaching, research and patient centered care and community service in an environment that supports continuous improvement.