Areas of Excellence - Anatomic Pathology
In addition to our main clinical lab, URMC Labs offers numerous Laboratory Areas of Excellence. These are labs within the URMC system that offer specialized tests and services.
Each of these Laboratory Areas of Excellence offers its own expert consultants to work with you to better understand and apply the unique tests offered by that lab.
For more information on any of these labs and the tests they offer, please call or email the contact person listed with that lab.
Anatomic Pathology services include cytopathology, hematopathology, neuropathology, and surgical pathology. Pathologists in the URMC Labs review more than 40,000 surgical specimens and 80,000 cytopathology specimens per year. Active autopsy service with over 340 cases per year.
Of special interest: Cases sent for consultation in neuropathology, cytopathology, and renal/transplant pathology can be discussed with telephone voice connection supplemented by real-time Internet video transmission of microscope images.
Of special interest to patients: Fine needle aspiration biopsies in cytopathology and the neuromuscular lab, offer a less-invasive alternative to traditional biopsy.
Consultants, with areas of special interest:
David Hicks, M.D., Director of Surgical Pathology
Xi Wang, M.D.
Linda Schiffhauer, M.D.
Ping Tang, M.D., Ph.D.
Xi Wang, M.D.
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Pathology
Bruce Goldman, M.D., Autopsy Director (cardiovascular, transplant pathology)
Faqian Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Charles Sparks, M.D. (protein chemistry, lipid metabolism)
Haodong Xu, M.D. (pulmonary and cardiovascular pathology)
Thomas Bonfiglio, M.D. Cytopathology Director (through June 2007)
Ellen Giampoli, M.D. (cytopathology, fine needle aspirates)
Jorge Yao, M.D.
David Zhou, M.D., Ph.D.
Glynis Scott, M.D.
Charlotte Ryan, M.D. (GI and hepatic pathology)
P. Anthony di Sant'Agnese, M.D. (GU pathology, prostate cancer)
Hiroshi Miyamoto, M.D., Ph.D. (GU pathology, prostate cancer)
Jorge Yao, M.D. (GU surgical pathology and cytopathology)
Thomas Bonfiglio, M.D., Cytopathology Director (gynecologic oncology)
Hematopathology, bone marrow, cell markers, and flow cytometry
Richard Burack, M.D., Ph.D., Director(lymphomas)
Michael Petzar, M.D.
Daniel Ryan, M.D. (hematopoesis)
Mahlon Johnson, M.D., Neuropathology Director
Gabrielle Yeaney, M.D.
Prenatal and Pediatric Pathology
Philip Katzman, M.D. (placental pathology, DiGeorge Syndrome)
Leon Metlay, M.D. (placental and fetal disorders)
Bruce Goldman, M.D., Autopsy Director (cardiac and renal transplant pathology)
Bernard Panner, M.D. (renal pathology)
Linda Crandall, Supervisor, (585) 275-3201
Michael Facik, Supervisor, (585) 275-1606
Judy Miller, Supervisor, (585) 2775-6261
Christine Taillie, Supervisor, (585) 275-1875
Processing of muscle, nerve and skin tissues for diagnosis of nerve and muscle disorders.
Of special interest: The Neuromuscular Disease Center combines resources of Neurology and Pathology departments to offer optimal sampling and processing of tissue, yielding maximum diagnostic information, with minimum patient inconvenience and discomfort.
Of special interest to patients: Less invasive procedures including needle muscle biopsies and punch skin biopsies for small fiber sensory neuropathy.
Rabi Tawil, M.D., Lab Director
David N. Herrman, M.D.
Mahlon Johnson, M.D., Ph.D. Director of Neuropathology
Contact: Don W. Henderson, Manager, (585) 275-1330