Division of Anatomic Pathology
The Division of Anatomic Pathology includes Surgical Pathology, Autopsy Pathology and Cytopathology. The Surgical Pathology Section includes subspecialty teams devoted to subspecialty service areas. The Division is staffed by more than 20 primary faculty members. The Division has grown substantially in the last 6 years, and during this time new senior leadership appointments have been made in all areas of the Division.
- Autopsy Pathology
Section Director: Holly Harper, MD
The Autopsy Pathology service is comprised of attending pathologists, pathology residents, and a dedicated team of morticians who are responsible for expedient and thorough post mortem examination of deceased patients of the University Hospitals system. Approximately 200 autopsies are performed at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UHCMC) each year, lending a vital tool for providing clarity of a decedent’s clinical course for both patients’ families and clinical care teams.
Autopsy acts as a means of:
- Instruction for not just the specialty of pathology but for the medical field as a whole
- A mechanism for correction by allowing insight into the pathogenesis of a given disease process and interplay with medical intervention
- A pathway to discovery and investigation of both established and novel disease entities.
The Autopsy Pathology service is an invaluable asset that will act upon the abovementioned points in a dignified and dutiful manner, and above all with the utmost reverence for the decedents who have been placed in its care for examination.
Section Director: Philip Bomeisl, DO
Fellowship Director: Claire Michael, MD
Cytopathology has been a strength in our department since the 1940s, when Dr. James Reagan, a pioneer in cytopathology, established a legacy of excellence in cytopathology service, research, and education. The Division of Cytopathology provides comprehensive cytology services to the University Hospitals’ system. These services include processing and interpretation of gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens and assisting with fine-needle aspiration procedures by procuring samples, preparing smears and providing rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE). The Department has a robust clinical service and currently performs diagnostic testing on approximately 36,000 gynecologic and non-gynecologic cases per year. A full range of ancillary testing is available to assist in the diagnosis and/or predict response to therapy including immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry and molecular diagnostics. One of the most recent innovations, in conjunction with the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, is the application of molecular testing on the cytology centrifuged supernatant in select tumors. Cytopathology specimens are signed out by faculty with subspecialty expertise and many are actively engaged in cytopathology research and teaching in our residency and fellowship training programs.
- Surgical Pathology
Section Director: Jay Wasman, MD
Surgical Pathology processes and signs out approximately 60,000 surgical specimens per year. The range of surgical specimens is broad, and virtually every anatomic site is represented in our case material. Diagnostic workups are supported by a full range of ancillary testing. Service is provided by the subspecialty teams listed below.
Subspecialty and Team Leader
Bone, Soft Tissue & Skin Pathology
Robin Elliott, MD
Hannah Gilmore, MD
Mark Rodgers, MD
Jessica Sigel, MD
Sylvia Asa, MD
Ken Friedman, MD
Robin Elliott, MD
Raymond Redline, MD
Head and Neck Pathology
Jay Wasman, MD
Wendy Liu, MD
Wadad Mneihmneh, MD
Mark Cohen, MD and Marta Couce, MD
Marta Couce, MD
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Ivan Stojanov, MD
Ray Redline, MD
Raymond Redline, MD
Shuling Zheng, MD
Mohamed El Hag, MD