A pathologist is a person who researches, studies, and/or practices using pathology in any of the two main fields of anatomic and/or clinical, which may or may not include a subspecialty.
Main Fields of Pathology Study
Anatomic Pathology: bodily systems, organs, glands, and tissues.
Clinical Pathology: laboratory, diagnoses, treatment, and prevention
Subspecialty Fields of Pathology Study
Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine
Molecular Genetic Pathology
A Healthcare Practitioner Practices Pathology
A healthcare practitioner is a medical industry marketing term for any pathologist who is licensed to practice allopathy. The most commonly recognized pathologist is a conventional medical doctor (MD).
There are many alternative and complementary branches of pathology that include psychology (PsyD), osteopathy (DO), naturopathy (ND), homeopathy (DHt) and other specific versions of Traditional Chinese Medicine, such as oriental medicine doctors (OMD) and licensed acupuncturist (LAc).
There are other food-based pathology fields of research, study, and practice, which includes dietary therapy and counseling, usually for eating problems and eating disorders, comes from licenses in being a Registered Dietitian (RD), Certified Nutrition Specialist (CDN), Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN).
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