Emma E. Furth, MD

Pathology and Laboratory MedicineEmma Furth


Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Furth is a Full Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine with joint appointments in the Department of Medicine and the School of Dentistry. After obtaining her Medical degree from the University of Chicago in 1984, Dr. Furth completed an Internal Medicine Internship at Rush Presbyterian/St. Lukes Hospital in Chicago until 1985. She went on to become an Anatomic/Clinical Pathology Resident here at Penn in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine until she joined the Penn faculty in 1990. She serves as Director of the Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology and Surgical Pathology Fellowship Programs. Dr. Furth is Associate Director of the section of Surgical Pathology. Dr. Furth has published in peer reviewed journals in the areas of GI and Liver diseases. She has published many articles in conjunction with both basic scientist and clinicians in the field of hepatology. She is a National expert in this field with numerous invited lectureships. Dr. Furth has served as a Pathology Core Leader for previous NIH funded program projects. She currently is part of a funded research program directing and leading the quantitative assessment of cellular immunity in human pancreatic cancer. She utilizes quantitative modalities including high order computer image analysis for these studies.


Rashmi Tondon, MDRashmi Tondon

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Co-Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Tondon is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the Co-Director of ACGME accredited Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program at Hospital of University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

Dr. Tondon is an experienced GI, Pancreas and Liver pathologist. She completed her Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP) Residency training, followed by one year of General Surgical Pathology Fellowship training and one year of GI, Pancreas and Liver Fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania. She then joined the Department of Pathology as a faculty at HUP in 2016. 

She is well established in the field of GI, Pancreas and Liver Pathology with numerous peer reviewed publications. She has served as a Lead Pathologist for federally funded research projects including Hereditary Genetics of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. She recently collaborated in a clinical trial for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer and a pathogenic variant in BRCA1, BRCA2 or PALB2.

She is actively involved in various loco-regional and national organizations and has been invited to give various lectures at national and international platforms to share her expertise. She has received various awards including the prestigious “The James E. Wheeler, MD Award” for outstanding contributions and enthusiastic dedication as a Resident Educator, Mentor and Advocate for Resident Training in Anatomic Pathology, in 2021 and 2022 from the Department of Pathology.