Special ArticlePathologist-Patient Visits—RevisitedGutmann, Edward J. MD, AM*,† Author Information *Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon †Dartmouth (Geisel) School of Medicine, Hanover, NH Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The author has disclosed that there is no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Correspondence: Edward J. Gutmann, MD, AM, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756 (e-mail: [email protected]). The American Journal of Surgical Pathology: August 2022 - Volume 46 - Issue 8 - p e94-e96 doi: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000001877 Buy Metrics Abstract Direct pathologist-patient encounters are infrequent, but there has been a modest movement toward such interactions in the past 2 decades. The present article places that movement in perspective. It includes a discussion of diverse factors—including congressional laws, the views of department chairs, and progress in artificial intelligence—that could promote pathologist-patient interactions and also reviews factors that might deter such encounters. Copyright © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.