The Department of Anatomical & Cellular Pathology combines teaching, research and laboratory service at the Prince of Wales Hospital, a 1,300-bed teaching hospital of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The Department consists of three service units: Anatomical Pathology (including cytology), Laboratory Hematology (including Blood Bank) and Bone Marrow Transplant Laboratory. It is the main service department for the New Territory East (NTE) of Hong Kong, serving a population of over 1 million. In Anatomical Pathology, the annual accessions are: 30,000 sugicals, 30,000 cytology and about 120 autopsies.

Both clinical and basic research on human diseases are carried out, Research is conducted using state-of-the-art techniques in histology, immunohistology, morphometry, flow cytometry, electron microscopy, molecular genetics, cytogenetics and molecular cytogenetics. Regular clinicopathologic and research meetings are held. Emphasis is on collaborative research with other clinical departments, basic science departments and overseas centers of execellence and research questions are studied by a multidisciplinary approach. Researchers include research scientists, graduate students and visiting fellows from overseas and mainland China.