Pathology Divisions

Anatomic Pathology

Director:
Kurt Knowles, M.D.

Autopsy

Director:
Osama R. Elkadi, M.D.

Faculty:
Elliot Carter, M.D.
Osama R. Elkadi, M.D.
Eugene Hart, M.D.
Kurt Knowles, M.D.
Carlina Madelaire, M.D.
Elizabeth Manci, M.D. (Pediatric Autopsy)

Resources:
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
National Association of Medical Examiners

Cytopathology

Diagnostic Cytopathology involves the interpretation of cells that spontaneously exfoliate or are removed from tissues by abrasion or fine needle aspiration, such as specimens from the cervix (Pap tests), breast, thyroid, lymph node, lung, liver, etc. The Division of Cytopathology actively participates in all aspects of diagnostic cytopathology as well as cytopathology research and residency training program.

Director:
Guillermo A. Herrera, M.D.

Faculty:
Eliot Carter, M.D.
Osama R. Elkadi, M.D.
Carlina Madelaire, M.D.
Mingxia Shi, M.D.

Resources:
American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
American Society of Cytopathology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society for Cytotechnology
Papanicolau Society of Cytopathology
PathLab.org

Dermatopathology

Director:
Thuy Phung, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatric Pathology

Director:
Elizabeth Manci, M.D.

Faculty:
Pamela Moore, B.S.

Surgical Pathology

Interim Director:
Kurt Knowles, M.D. 

Faculty:
Elliot Carter, M.D.
Osama R. Elkadi, M.D.
Carlina Madelaire, M.D.
Mingxia Shi, M.D. 

Renal Pathology

Director:
Guillermo A. Herrera, M.D.

Faculty:
Carlina Madelaire, M.D.

Resources:
Immunohistochemistry Vade Mecum

 


  

Clinical Pathology

Director:
Elliot Carter, M.D.

Blood Bank and Transfusion

Director:
Gary Carnahan, M.D., Ph.D.

Resources:
American Association of Blood Banks 

Clinical Chemistry

Director:
Gary Carnahan, M.D., Ph.D.

Faculty:
Luis del Pozo-Yauner, M.D., Ph.D.

Resources:
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
American Society for Clinical Pathology  
Lab Tests Online 

Clinical Microbiology

Director:
Elliot Carter, M.D.

Resources:
American Society for Microbiology
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Electron Microscopy

Electron microscopy is an important part of our pathology program. We have a national outreach program in renal, muscle and nerve pathology, and these specimens require ultrastructural evaluation. We also use electron microscopy for research purposes. A technique known as ultrastructural immunolabeling is an integral part of our laboratory. This technique offers exquisite immuno-morphologic correlations and is extremely valuable in addressing research issues and in dealing with selective clinical decisions. The personnel in the electron microscopy laboratory is well versed in the technical preparation of these samples.

Our electron microscopy is now with the latest capabilities. Our residents use it in their clinical and research projects and learn to utilize it very well. 

Director:
Guillermo A. Herrera, M.D.

Hematopathology

Hematopathology involves the study of hematopoietic cells and related diseases. A diagnostic hematopathologist uses a microscope to examine peripheral blood smears, body fluids, bone marrow aspirates and biopsies, lymph nodes, and other tissues. He or she interprets laboratory values, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, cytogenetic, and molecular diagnostic tests and uses his or her expertise to diagnose blood, bone marrow, and lymph node diseases and especially lymphomas and leukemias. The hematopathologist supervises hematology and flow cytometry laboratories and works closely with the hematology/oncology service. The residents on hematopathology rotation actively participate in all aspects of diagnostic hematopathology, lab supervision, and research. Our Flow Cytometry Laboratory operates the state-of-the-art, 10-color clinical Beckman Coulter Navious EX flow cytometer with up to 10-color reagents (ClearLLab 10C).

Director:
Jacek Polski, M.D.

Resources:
American Society of Hematology
Society for Hematopathology
Clinical Cytometry Society
Image Bank
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics
Atlas of Hematology

Molecular and Genomics Pathology

The equipment in molecular diagnostic lab include:

  • Illumina MiSeq for Next generation sequencing (NGS)
  • ABI 7500 Realtime qPCR machine
  • QiaQuant realtime qPCR machine
  • QiaSymphony instrument for automated nucleic acid extraction
  • Promega Maxwell for automated nucleic acid extraction
  • SeqStudio for DNA Sanger sequencing and DNA fragment analysis
  • Agilent Tapestation for nucleic acid quality assessment 
  • Biocartis Idylla instrument for fully-automated single-gene mutation analysis
  • NuAire Biosafety cabinets
  • Airclean PCR workstations

Director:
Thuy Phung, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Cytogenetics

Director:
Eric X. Wei, M.D., Ph.D.