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Perinatal and Developmental Pathology

The Division of Cytopathology

The Division of Perinatal and Developmental Pathology is a part of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. The division is comprised of three full-time pathologists who are certified by the American Board of Pathology with subspecialty training in perinatal pathology; and one fellow in pediatric and perinatal pathology (as part of an ACGME-approved training program). The division combines a busy clinical service with academic/teaching responsibilities and clinical and basic science research.

Contact Information

Division of Perinatal and Developmental Pathology 
101 Dudley Street 
Providence, RI 02905  
P: (401) 274-1122, ext. 41194 or 41187 

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Clinical Service

The division provides hospital-based services for the examination of placentas and products of conception, as well as comprehensive fetal and neonatal post mortem exams. The Division of Perinatal and Developmental Pathology performs 4,000 to 5,000 examinations of placentas and products of conception per year, in addition to 150 perinatal autopsies. It also provides a consultative service for placentas and post mortem exams for hospitals in Southeastern Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut. 
The division is an integral part of the multidisciplinary perinatology team at Women & Infants Hospital and the Fetal Treatment Program, a joint venture of Women & Infants Hospital and Lifespan - Hasbro Children's / Rhode Island Hospital. 


The division members are conducting clinical research projects focusing on various aspects of placental and fetal pathology.