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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Faculty

Faculty

 

Alaa Afify, M.D.

Alaa Afify, M.D.

Professor
(916) 734-7477
e-mail


 

 

Expertise in Cytopathology and Surgical Pathology

 

Peter A. Barry, Ph.D.

Peter A. Barry, Ph.D.

Professor
(530) 752-6912
e-mail

 




Expertise in mechanisms of cytomegalovirus (CMV) persistence and pathogenesis, nonhuman primate models of human CMV, and modeling of human CMV vaccine strategies in a nonhuman primate model

John Bishop, M.D.

John Bishop, M.D.

Professor
(916) 734-3277
e-mail

 




Expertise in Gynecological Cytopathology and Surgical Pathology, including applications of image analysis, molecular and immunohistochemistry, and automated imaging systems

 

Alexander Borowsky, M.D.

Alexander Borowsky, M.D.

Associate Professor
(530) 754-8182
e-mail

 

 

 

 

Expertise in breast diagnostics, ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), metaplastic carcinoma and Molecular cancer diagnosis

James W. Chan, Ph.D.

James W. Chan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
(916) 734-0774
e-mail

 

 

 

 

Expertise in label-free (Raman, CARS, SHG, autofluorescence) methods, use of novel techniques for cytopathology and cytometry applications, and bio- and chemical sensing

 

 

Jyuhn-Mirng "Jimmy" Chen, M.D.

Jyuhn-Mirng "Jimmy" Chen, M.D.

Associate Professor
(916) 734-2952
e-mail

 

 

 

 

Expertise in Therapeutic Apheresis and Pathology Digitalization

Mingyi Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Mingyi Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
(916) 734-3587
e-mail

 

Expertise in hematopathology- lymphoma, leukemia, flow cytometry, and diagnostic molecular pathology and pulmonary pathology, and GI-liver pathology

 

Hwai-Jong Cheng, M.D., Ph.D.

Hwai-Jong Cheng, Ph.D.

Professor
(530) 752-5323
e-mail

 




Expertise in Developmental Neurobiology, Axon Guidance, Axon Pruning, Neural Circuit Refinement, and Neuropathology

Brett A. Chromy, Ph.D.

Brett A. Chromy, Ph.D.

Assistant Adjunct Professor
(530) 752-7229
e-mail

 

 


Expertise in proteomics, and infectious diseases

 

Denis M. Dwyre, M.D.

Denis M. Dwyre, M.D.

Associate Professor
(916) 734-2340
e-mail

 

 



Expertise in Hematopathology — leukemia, lymphoma, flow cytometry and Apheresis — pediatric apheresis and progenitor cell collection

 

Leonor Fernando, M.D.

Leonor Fernando, M.D.

MSP Staff Physician
(916) 734-3327
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Expertise in therapeutic apheresis, progenitor cell collection and transfusion medicine and blood banking

 

 

Regina F. Gandour-Edwards, M.D.

Regina F. Gandour-Edwards, M.D.

Professor
(916) 734-2571
e-mail

 




Expertise in Genitourinary and Head and neck Pathology

 

Claudia Greco, M.D.

Claudia Greco, M.D.

MSP Staff Physician
(916) 734-3587
e-mail





Expertise in neuropathology

 

 

Ralph Green, M.D.

Ralph Green, M.D.

Professor
(916) 734-8078
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Expertise in diseases of the blood

 

Jeffrey Gregg, M.D.

Jeffrey Gregg, M.D.

Professor
(916) 734-0362
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Expertise in molecular diagnostics and clinical adaptation of microarray platforms for cytogenetics and cancer diagnostics

 

 

Dorina Gui, M.D, Ph.D.

Dorina Gui, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Faculty Gross Room Director
(916) 734-2395
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Expertise in gastro-intestinal and liver pathology, and digital pathology

Michael Hogarth, M.D.

Michael Hogarth, M.D.

Professor
(916) 734-1619
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Expertise in clinical informatics, managing laboratory information systems, and public health information systems

 

 

Lydia Pleotis Howell, M.D.

Lydia Pleotis Howell, M.D.

Professor and Chair
(916) 734-3330
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Expertise in cytopathology, with a special interest in gyn cytology and breast FNA and breast and cervical pathology

 

Eric C. Huang, M.D., Ph.D.

Eric C. Huang, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
(916) 734-2651
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Expertise in Gyneologic pathology and Cytopathology

 

 

Hanne M. Jensen, M.D.

Hanne M. Jensen, M.D.

Director of Transfusion Medicine
(916) 734-3871
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Expertise in transfusion medicine

 

Ishwarlal Jialal, M.D., Ph.D.

Ishwarlal Jialal, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor
(916) 734-6590
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Expertise in Cardiovascular pathology, Clinical chemistry and Toxicology

 

 

Lee-Way Jin, Ph.D.

Lee-Way Jin, Ph.D.

Professor
(916) 703-0392
e-mail





Expertise in neuropathology

 

Imran H. Khan, Ph.D.

Imran H. Khan, Ph.D.

Associate Adjunct Professor
(916) 524-9548
e-mail




Expertise in biomarkers for intracellular signaling pathways (cancer related) and infectious diseases

 

Thomas Konia, M.D.

Thomas Konia, M.D.

Professor
(916) 734-6323
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Expertise in surgical pathology and dermatopathology

Krish Krishnan, Ph.D.

Krish Krishnan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
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Expertise in biomarkers

 

Mirna Lechpammer, M.D. Ph.D.

Lechpammer

Assistant Professor
(916) 734-8331
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Expertise in Neuropathology, Ocular pathology, Molecular pathology and Tissue banking

 

Richard Levenson, M.D.

Richard Levenson, M.D.

Professor
(916) 734-2335
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Expertise in quantitative pathology, image recognition software, multiplexed molecular imaging, and novel microscopy techniques

 

Richard Louie, Ph.D.

Richard Louie, Ph.D.

Assistant Adjunct Professor
e-mail





Expertise in Diagnosis of respiratory infections and Diagnosis of bloodstream infections

Paul A. Luciw, Ph.D.

Paul A. Luciw, Ph.D.

Professor
(530) 752-3430
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Expertise in infectious disease (HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis), Oncology (cell signaling pathways) and Clinical Proteomics (biomarkers for disease)

 

Izumi Maezawa, Ph.D.

Izumi Maezawa, Ph.D.

Assistant Adjunct Professor
(916) 703-0392
e-mail




Expertise in Microglia Biology and Therapeutic Targets in Alzheimer’s Disease and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Carol S. Marshall, M.D.

Carol S. Marshall, M.D.

Professor
(916) 734-2774
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Expertise in Transfusion Medicine (Immunohematology, Blood Management, Apheresis and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Collection) and Hematopathology (Coagulation, Bone Marrow and Lymph Node Diagnostics, and Flow Cytometry)

 

Verónica Martínez Cerdeño, Ph.D.

Verónica Martínez Cerdeño, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
(916) 453-2163
e-mail





Expertise in stem cells in normal and pathogenic developing cerebral cortex and their use to treat injury and degenerative processes

Karen Matsukuma, M.D. Ph.D.

Karen Matsukuma, M.D. Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
(916) 734-2529
e-mail

 

 



Expertise in Gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreas pathology, GI neuroendocrine tumors, Lynch syndrome

 

Kristin Olson, M.D.

Kristin Olson, M.D.

Assistant Professor
(916) 734-3141
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Expertise in Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology, Informatics and Medical Education

Christopher R. Polage, M.D.

Christopher R. Polage, M.D.

Assistant Professor
e-mail






Expertise in utilization of laboratory testing for diagnosis of infectious diseases, Diagnosis of viral CNS and respiratory syndromes, Diagnosis of infection in the setting of colonizing microbial flora (e.g., VAP, sinus, etc.) and Access to laboratory testing and diagnosis in resource-limited settings (e.g., Africa)

 

Rajendra Ramsamooj, M.D.

Rajendra Ramsamooj, M.D.

Professor
(916) 734-5534
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Expertise in Surgical/transplant pathology

 

Hooman H. Rashidi, M.D.

Hooman H. Rashidi, M.D.

Associate Professor
(916) 734-5421
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Expertise in Blood disorders and Medical Education

 

 

Anna Romanelli, Ph.D.

Anna Romanelli, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
(916) 734-1705
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Expertise in diagnosis of infectious diseases through utilization of laboratory testing, Diagnosis of invasive fungal infections, Medical Education and Molecular Diagnostics

 

M. Meighan Tomic, M.D.

Meighan Tomic, M.D.

 

 

Assistant Professor
(916) 734-2875
e-mail

 

 

Nam Tran, Ph.D.

Nam Tran, Ph.D.

Assistant Adjunct Professor
(530) 752-8471
e-mail




Expertise in clinical chemistry, point-of-
care testing, sepsis biomarkers, and translational critical care research

 

Sebastian Wachsmann-Hogiu, Ph.D.

Sebastian Wachsmann-Hogiu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
(916) 734-1774
e-mail





Expertise in Real-time optical pathology, Biosensors and assays, and Time-resolved Raman/fluorescence micro-spectroscopy

 

Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan, Ph.D.

Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan, Ph.D.

Professor
(916) 734-4293
e-mail





Expertise in the study of liver injury and regeneration, obesity-related health issue

Konstantinos Zarbalis, Ph.D.

Konstantinos Zarbalis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
(916) 453-2189
e-mail





Expertise in forebrain development with an emphasis on migration, differentiation, and connectivity of cortical neurons

 

Yanhong Zhang, M.D.

Yanhong Zhang, M.D.

Assistant Professor
(916) 734-1774
e-mail





Expertise in general surgical pathology and breast pathology

 

Joint Appointments

 

Maxwell Fung, M.D.

Maxwell Fung, M.D.

Professor
(916) 734-6111
e-mail






Expertise in Dermatology, Dermatopathology
 

Ted Wun, M.D.

Ted Wun, M.D.

Professor
(916) 734-3772
e-mail






Expertise in medical education and clinical translational investigation

Peter M. Yellowlees, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Peter M. Yellowlees, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Professor
(916) 734-8581
e-mail






Expertise in projects involving robotic surgery, electronic record implementation, data mining and disease management protocols, Internet e-mail and video consultation services, the use of virtual reality for health education on the Internet, and electronic death record certification processes
   

Emeritus

 

Robert Cardiff, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert Cardiff, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
(530) 752-2726
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Expertise in Comparative Pathology, Tumor Biology, Breast Cancer, Pathology of Genetically Engineered Mice, Telepathology, and Medical Informatics
 

Anthony Cheung, Ph.D.

Anthony Cheung, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
(916) 734-3855 
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Expertise in Hemorheology and biorheology, Hemorrhagic/septic shock and artificial blood substitutes in shock treatment, Vascular biology, Microvascular abnormalities in vascular diseases, Instrumentation design and application, Computer-assisted intravital microscopy, Medical informatics, Cancer registry and interactive database, and Telepathology

William G. Ellis, M.D.

William G. Ellis, M.D.

Professor Emeritus
e-mail



Expertise in Fetal and pediatric neuropathology, Teratology, Normal brain development, Pathology of Nervous System Aging, Down syndrome dementia, Alzheimer's disease and other neurogenerative diseases and Muscle pathology
 

Murray B. Gardner, M.D.

Professor Emeritus
(530) 752-1245
e-mail

Gerald J. Kost, M.D., Ph.D.

Gerald J. Kost, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor
(530) 752-7355
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Edward Larkin, M.D.

Professor Emeritus
e-mail

Michael B. McChesney, Ph.D.

Michael B. McChesney, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
(530) 752-7336
e-mail

 

Henry Tesluk, M.D.

Professor Emeritus
e-mail

VCF/Affiliates

 

Dariusz Borys, M.D.

Dariusz Borys, M.D.

Associate Clinical Professor - VCF
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UC Davis, School of Medicine

 

Primary Appointment:
Associate Professor of Pathology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Pathology
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 S First Ave
Maywood, IL 60153
(708) 327-2580
e-mail



Expertise in Bone and soft tissue pathology and Pediatric pathology
 

Stephany E. Fiore, M.D.

Stephany E. Fiore, M.D.

Chief Forensic Pathologist
Sacramento County Coroner's Office
4800 Broadway, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 874-9382
e-mail

 

 

 

 

Expertise in Forensic Pathology, Forensic Neuropathology, Elder Abuse and Neglect, and Residency and Law Enforcement training

Joshua W. Miller, Ph.D.

Joshua W. Miller, Ph.D.

Professor, Department Chair
107 Food Science Building
Ph: (848) 932-5428
Fax: (732) 932-6776
e-mail



Expertise in B vitamins, homocysteine, and one-carbon metabolism; cognitive function and dementia in older adults; mammary development and cancer
 

Bennet Omalu, M.D., Ph.D.

Bennet Omalu, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Clinical Professor
(916) 734-5913
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Expertise in Forensic Pathology: forensic and hospital autopsies, causes, mechanisms and manners of death and Neuropathology: chronic traumatic encephalopathy, neurotrauma and forensic neuropathology

Award-Winning Teachers

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