The cytopathologists at UC Davis are available for consultation on diagnostically challenging cytologic specimens. We welcome requests from physicians or patients seeking a rapid diagnosis or a second opinion.

Faculties who direct the laboratory are recognized experts in all aspects related to cytopathology include, but not limited to, gynecologic, pulmonary and gastrointestinal, breast, thyroid, soft tissue and infectious disease pathology.

Key Faculty

Cytopathology consultation cases can be sent to:

Lydia P. Howell, M.D., Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

John Bishop, M.D., Director of Anatomic Pathology

Alaa Afify, M.D., Director of Cytopathology

The following information must accompany slides

  • Referring physician name and address
  • Clinical information
  • The slides
  • Pathology reports

The materials should be sent to the following address:

UC Davis Heath System
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Attn: Cytopathology Consultation
4400 V Street, PATH Building
Sacramento, CA, 95817

Tel: (916) 734-2525
Fax: (916) 734-2560