About Us

As an industry leader, PathGroup provides comprehensive anatomic, clinical and molecular pathology services. Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., PathGroup works with more than 70 hospitals and thousands of group practices across the United States.  PathGroup is privately held and physician centered, designed to work seamlessly with medical practices and provide direct consultation when needed.  We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to deliver fast and accurate results, with a responsiveness that is unmatched in the industry. Our approach is keenly focused on driving better patient outcomes through high-quality, high-service diagnostics from a single point of contact.  With more than 70 pathologists representing every subspecialty, PathGroup is truly One Lab providing Total Service.


In 1965, Drs. Harry G. Browne and John B. Thomison, both pathologists, formed a partnership to provide pathology services for Nashville’s newly formed Park View Hospital, the first flagship hospital for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). By 1971, the two doctors had organized Associated Pathologists, a growing physician-owned anatomic pathology group serving 8 hospitals in the Nashville area. PathGroup was officially founded in 1996, under the leadership of Associated Pathologists’ President Ben Davis, M.D. Through the years, PathGroup has acquired other physician-owned pathology groups, growing in size, reach and service. In 2003, PathGroup launched its Clinical Lab, and began to win contracts for larger medical centers and hospitals looking for a single source partner for pathology services and laboratory diagnostics. In 2006, PathGroup consolidated its histology, clinical and cytology labs into the current 40,000 square-foot Grassmere facility in Nashville, Tennessee. Today, PathGroup is one of the largest physician-owned pathology group’s in the United States and a leader in the field of anatomic, clinical and molecular pathology.


PathGroup provides the highest quality, comprehensive pathology and clinical lab services consistently exceeding the expectations of our clients, physician partners, employees, and most importantly, our patients.


To be the industry-leading provider of pathology and clinical lab services to physicians and the patients they serve with highest level of quality and care.


Quality Provide customers with high quality service and unmatched results for all around satisfaction
Integrity Uphold the highest level of integrity in all that we do
Embrace new ideas and service offerings that provide better patient care
Strive for excellence every day
Put our heart and mind into our work to deliver the best results
Be mindful of our actions and how they affect customers both internal and external