Lydia Howell, M.D., is the department's chair and can be reached at (916) 734-3330.
Erica Padilla is the Chief Administrative Officer and can be reached at (916) 734-3032 / 3005
Richard Duplantier is the Pavillion Core Laboratory Manager and can be reached at (916) 734-8936.
Wendy Wildmann is the Anatomic Pathology Manager and can be reached at (916) 734-6324.
Sue Anderson is the Laboratory Information System Manager and can be reached at (916) 734-7368.
Amalia Casteneda is the Client Service Manager and can be reached at (916) 734-7597.
Quality and Performance Improvement
Tina Cox is the quality improvement manager and can be reached at (916) 734-2112.
Provide coordination and staff support for the Pathology Committee for Continuous Performance Improvement and technical advice for quality control and improvement monitoring activities of the department.
Judith Lee is the POCT coordinator and can be reached at (916) 734-8106 / (916) 762-5221.
Control and monitoring of laboratory testing by non-laboratory personnel. This includes but is not limited to routine quality control, equipment maintenance, technical consultation and troubleshooting, test standardization, training and evaluation of new testing technology.
A library of applicable regulatory and accrediting agency rules and regulations as well as pending or proposed laws and regulations are maintained. The department provides detailed information, guidance, interpretation and follow up.
Laboratory Inspection and Accreditation
Erica Padilla and Tina Cox coordinate inspection and accreditation application, site visits and maintain files on inspection and accreditation requirements, guidelines, findings and documentation of corrective action.
Ensure participation and monitor performance in approved proficiency testing programs. Currently, UC Davis Health System participates in the following programs:
- American Proficiency Institute (API)
- California Thoracic Society (Blood Gases)
- College of American Pathologists (CAP)
- North American Specialized Coagulation Laboratory Association (NASCOLA)