These are the most recommended and best pathology books for medical students, residents and attendings by surveying many of the US residency program directors and faculty. This list is intended to be a first aid and to guide the medical students, pathology residents and attendings to the books which they need to get to ace in there rotations and practice.

The list is divided into four categories. The first one is for the pocket books that you can carry at any level of education or practice. The second group is for medical students doing their pathology rotations, for shelf exams and for those going for interviews, you will be asked which books you have on the shelf so be prepared. The third list is for the pathology residents and attendings for their daily reading and reference. The fourth group is for the people preparing for the pathology board exam.

For all other specialties please check the link tabs at the top of this page.

Pocket Books

Pocket Companion to Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease

The Washington Manual of Surgical Pathology

On Call: Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Books for Medical Students for Pathology rotations

Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology

Robbins Basic Pathology

Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease

Robbins and Cotran Pathology Flash Cards

Books for Pathology Residents and Attendings

Rosai and Ackerman's Surgical Pathology

Histology for Pathologists

Differential Diagnosis in Surgical Pathology

Cytology: Diagnostic Principles and Clinical Correlates

The Art & Science of Cytopathology

The Bethesda System for Reporting Cervical Cytology

The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology

WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissue

Manual of Surgical Pathology

Handbook of Autopsy Practice

Handbook of Forensic Pathology

Koneman's Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology

Modern Blood Banking & Transfusion Practices

Clinical Immunology and Serology

Books for Pathology Board Exam Review

Anatomic Pathology Board Review

Pathology Review

Quick Compendium Companion for Clinical Pathology

Quick Compendium of Surgical Pathology

Quick Compendium Companion: Challenge Questions in Surgical Pathology