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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Center for Precision Diagnosis


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Clifford Harding, MD, PhD, Department Chair - 216-368-3611
Joseph Willis, MD, Department Vice Chair/Division Chief, Clinical Pathology - 216-844-8292
Gregory MacLennan, MD, Division Chief, Anatomic Pathology - 216-844-7452

Christine Schmotzer, MD, Associate Division Chief, Clinical Pathology - 216-844-0399
Hannah Gilmore, MD, Director of Surgical Pathology - 216-286-6587
Don Landek, Pathology Administrative Director - 216-844-5678

Please call 216-844-LABS (5227).

Co-Leaders: Joseph Willis, MD; Navid Sadri, MD, PhD; Lan Zhou, MD, PhD; Shulin Zhang, PhD; Christine Schmotzer, MD; Sashi Shetty, PhD; Miguel Quinones, PhD; Hannah Gilmore, MD

This state-of-the-art molecular diagnostics program integrates multiple molecular laboratories at the UH main campus, enabling integrative multiplatform testing and comprehensive result reporting. Capacities include extensive traditional and next-generation sequencing technologies, fluorescent and chromogenic in situ hybridization, and standard and methylation-based PCR assays.

Distinguishing Features

  • Cancer diagnostics: Molecular-based cancer diagnoses and identification of opportunities for targeted therapies customized to individual tumor types
  • Diagnosis of cancer and noncancer constitutional predisposition syndromes
  • HIV sequencing to identify therapy-resistant mutations
  • Expert consultation available for test ordering and interpretation
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