Gross Anatomy Lab

Students at a demonstration in the Gross Anatomy lab

P. Stanley Spurgeon, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, demonstrates a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) for second-year students in a medical problems course.

This lab supports anatomy instruction with 32 dissection tables and onsite specimen storage. Its adjacent lecture hall permits anatomical demonstrations for large groups.

Hands-on Anatomy Instruction

The main lab is divided into four smaller areas, each with eight dissection tables. A separate area provides space for small group study, instruction and special programs. All anatomical materials and equipment used in the lab are stored in a dedicated facility within the lab, promoting a learning environment that’s both adaptable and orderly without time wasted waiting for materials.

Two computer terminals contain instructional software and offer Internet access so students can use online gross anatomy resources in the lab.


Our gross anatomy lab also serves as a training facility for MD students, residents or others who want to refresh their knowledge of human anatomy or practice surgical techniques. We loan out anatomical models for educational and legal uses as well.

Contact Us

Raymond P. Dannenhofer, PhD

Associate Dean For Support Services

Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

955 Main Street, Room 6118, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2540; Fax: (716) 829-2462