Biography of Nat Pernick, M.D.
Founder and President of PathologyOutlines.com
Last revised 10 July 2019
PathologyOutlines.com, Inc., the world's most popular pathology website, was founded as a service to the pathology community, providing a free, no registration, online textbook of surgical and clinical pathology.
Dr. Pernick is an AP/CP board certified Pathologist (residency-Wayne State University '99, fellowship in surgical pathology and research-Wayne State '00), but one of his true passions is computers. Starting in 1974, he has worked as a programmer / consultant for Wang Laboratories, the University of Michigan, the National Institutes of Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and numerous private companies and clinical laboratories. In August 2001, he created this website based on his belief that medical information should be free and easily accessible. The main part of the website is a peer reviewed online textbook of 7000+ topics which are regularly updated. The website also has an extensive list of pathology related jobs, conferences, fellowships and books. The website is entirely supported by advertising.
Dr. Pernick has medical and law degrees from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan), and has written or co-authored numerous publications (click here). Dr. Pernick had a private law practice for 20 years, and served as Special Assistant Attorney General under Attorneys General Frank J. Kelley, Jennifer Granholm and Michael Cox. His research interest is How Cancer Arises Based on Complexity Theory.