The department of pathological anatomy was established by the decision of the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan No. 103 of August 28, 1931. The first head and organizer of the department was Professor Sergey Fedorovich Tatarenchik. From 1924, he worked as a dissector in Tashkent, and from 1926, he worked as an assistant at the Department of Pathological Anatomy of SamSMU Medical Faculty. In 1931, he was given the title of professor of pathological anatomy, and he was sent to head the newly established department of pathological anatomy at the Samarkand Medical University. He worked in this position until 1941. To this day, in the section of the Museum of Pathological Anatomy, the hypertrophied heart of Professor S.F. Tatarenchik weighing 1000 grams has been preserved. During his leadership, two employees of the department defended their dissertations (V.M. Kopetsky, 1932 and E.N. Semenova, 1935). In 1942-1944, he worked at the Department of Pathological Anatomy of the Leningrad Higher Military Medical Academy headed by academician N.N. Anichkov. They worked in close cooperation with the specialists of the SamSMU department and, despite the wartime, provided great support to the staff of the department.
Department of Pathological Anatomy 1931 was established in, and the first head of the department was Professor Sergey Fedorovich Tatarenchik. Under the guidance of Professor S.F. Tatarenchik, V.I. Kopetsky (1932) and E.N. Semyonov (1935), their doctoral and candidate theses were defended. Currently, more than 217 macro-preparations and 3000 micro-preparations have been prepared by the staff of the department, creating the basis of the museum of the department.
In 1941-1945, the department was headed by Professor Dmitry Moiseevich Khayutin. In 1941-1944, the department worked with the temporarily evacuated Department of Pathological Anatomy of the Military Medical Academy of Leningrad (Russia) (headed by Professor N.N. Anichkov).
In 1945-1951, the department was headed by associate professor Elizaveta Nikolaevna Semyonova.
In 1951-1958, the department was headed by Professor Asadullo Ikromovich Magrupov. T.M. Patrusheva (1953), O.M. Azizova (1958), F.A. Abdukhalikov (1961), A.A. Rostovsev (1963) defended candidate theses under his guidance. Professor A.I. Magrupov also worked as the dean of SamSMU medical faculty in 1953-1958.
In 1958-1968, the department was headed by associate professor Elizaveta Nikolaevna Semyonova for the second time. At this time, S.A. Gamiyants (1966), M.I. Moldavsky (1965) defended his thesis.
From 1968 to 1995 - for 27 years, the Department of Pathological Anatomy was continuously headed by Professor Oliya Mominovna Azizova. During the tenure of the head of the department, professor O.M. Azizova, among the staff of the department, 2 doctor's and 9 candidate's dissertations were defended.
M.I. Moldavsky 1980 and O.M. Azizova 1981; D.R. Koldoshev 1969; I.N. Norboev 1970; J.B. Akhmetov 1971; V.S. Romanenko 1971; T.J. Eshkabilov 1972, O.B. Bobohodjayev 1974, D.Y. Baygildina (Khodjaeva) 1974, R.S. Budagov 1975; R.K. Boltabaev 1980).
In 1995-2003, the department was headed by Professor Kuldashev Davlat Rasulovich. During these years, one candidate thesis was defended (Sh.E. Islamov 2001).
Tura Jurayevich Eshkabilov, candidate of medical sciences, associate professor. In 2003-2005, he headed the Department of Pathological Anatomy. 2 monographs, 6 teaching-methodical manuals and more than 200 scientific works have been published under the authorship of Associate Professor T.J. Eshkabilov.
Abdullaev Bakhtiyor Saidovich - candidate of medical sciences, associate professor. From September 2005, he was the head of the pathological anatomy course, and from December 2007 to 2015, he was the dean of the faculty of medical pedagogy. In May 2005, the Department of Pathological Anatomy was merged with the Department of Forensic Medicine and was renamed the Department of Forensic Medicine with Pathological Anatomy Course. From that time, the department was headed by associate professor Bakhtiyor Saidovich Abdullaev. During the period when the department was headed by associate professor B.S. Abdullaev, one candidate's thesis was defended among the staff of the department (F.M. Khamidova 2011). Associate Professor B.S. Abdullaev is the author of one textbook, one invention patent, more than 60 scientific works.
Farida Muinovna Khamidova, candidate of medical sciences, associate professor. Since 2015, the department has been headed by an associate professor. During this period, 1 candidate thesis was defended (Z.E. Jumanov 2019). From September 2020, the course of pathological anatomy has been separated from the department of forensic medicine, and the course of pathological anatomy will operate as a separate department with the section biopsy course.
Currently, the department is staffed by associate professor F.M. Khamidova, associate professor T.J. Eshkabilov, associate professor B.S. Abdullaev, associate professor Z.E. Jumanov, associate professor Sh.E. Islamov, assistant K.N. Urakov, senior lecturer G.U. Amonova, assistants J.M. Ismoilov, A.M. Norjigitov, S.D. Bobonazarov, and O.O. Oripova, F.A. Umarova, H.A. Rakhmanov, M.A. Urinova.
The department is located on the 1st floor of the morphology clinic of SamSMU, and consists of a 60-seat lecture hall, 14 classrooms, two laboratories, a museum with exhibits consisting of 850 macro-preparations and 6000 micro-preparations. The department has a telemedicine system connected to the Internet. With the help of this system, permanent communication is established with the Republic pathology center and pathology laboratories in all regions of the republic. In addition, you can contact similar laboratories in other countries to share experience and advice.