Pacific Breast Pathology

PBP News: Dr. Lawton has moved from Pacific Breast Pathology and is now Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Lawton will continue his active second opinion consultation service while on faculty at UNC. Inquiries can be sent to the following address:

Thomas J. Lawton MD
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
3rd Floor, Room 30149 CH
Women’s and Children’s Hospitals
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Phone: (919) 843-1476


Dr. Lawton's Home page: Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Dr Lawton

Pacific Breast Pathology is a full service specialized pathology group dedicated to providing the utmost care to patients facing a breast biopsy. We provide standard diagnostic interpretations of breast core needle biopsies and surgical excisions/mastectomies. In addition, we provide immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology testing for all breast cancers. Our robust second opinion service is staffed by two fellowship trained breast pathologists.

Our website includes in-depth information on the services we provide as well as biographies of our pathologists. In addition, there is a large reference library devoted to breast pathology, an image gallery of common breast pathology biopsies, and a separate area where patients can ask a pathologist a question which is entirely confidential when posted on the site. Finally, we have a blog where we discuss current research and information regarding breast pathology practices.