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Charles V. Clevenger, MD, PhD DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Charles V. Clevenger, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Carolyn Wingate Hyde Endowed Chair in Cancer Research Cytopathology
Postgraduate Medical Education: University of Pennsylvania
Medical & Graduate Education: Northwestern University
Office: (804) 828-0183; Fax: (804) 828-9749
Charles.Clevenger@vcuhealth.org
Jorge A. Almenara, PhD AAnatomic Pathology
Jorge A. Almenara, PhD
Affiliate Associate Professor of Pathology
Graduate School: School of Chemistry, National University of San Luis, Argentina.
PhD Biochemistry Fellowship: Department of Pathology, Division of Experimental Pathology, Virginia Commonwealth University
Office: (804) 628-2949; Fax: (804) 828-8733
Jorge.Almenara@vcuhealth.org
Lorin M. Bachmann, PhD, DABCC

BClinical Chemistry
Lorin M. Bachmann, PhD, DABCC
Associate Professor of Pathology
Co-Director of Clinical Chemistry
Co-Director of Point of Care Testing
Graduate School: Molecular Medicine/Microbiology, University of Virginia
Fellowship: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University of Virginia
Office: (804) 828-6407

Lorin.Bachmann@vcuhealth.org

Research Interests: Standardization of clinical laboratory methods; Development of LC-MS/MS methods for vitamins and steroid hormones.

Paula D. Bos, PhD

Tumor Microenvironment
Paula D. Bos, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Office: (804) 828-7570
Paula.Bos@vcuhealth.org

Research Interest: Tumor Microenvironment, Regulatory T cells, Breast Cancer Progression and Metastatic Dissemination. 

Melissa J. Contos, MD,

CSurgical Pathology
Melissa J. Contos, MD

Professor of Pathology

Associate Director of Surgical Pathology
Medical School: Medical College of Virginia
Residency: Medical College of Virginia
Office: (804) 828-9013; Fax: (804) 828-5055
Melissa.Contos@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Liver and GI Pathology

Justin B. Dalton, MD

DImmunopathology
Justin B. Dalton, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology

Director of Clinical Immunology
Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP), VCU School of Medicine

Fellowships:
  - Clinical Microbiology, Johns Hopkins

  - Hematopathology, VCU Medical Center
Office: (804) 828-5389; Fax: (804) 828-8177
Justin.Dalton@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Clinical Immunology, Hematopathology, and Transfusion Medicine

Cytogenetics
Thomas R. Dennis, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology

Associate Director of Cytogenetics
Office: (804) 827-0458; Fax: (804) 828-4242
Thomas.Dennis@vcuhealth.org

Marie C. Do, MD Transfusion Medicine
Marie C. Do, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: VCU School of Medicine
Residency: Clinical Pathology, VCU Medical Center
Office: (804) 828-0093; Fax: (804) 828-0876
Marie.Do@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties/Research Interests: Clinical Pathology, Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis
Christopher D. Doern, PhD

Clinical Microbiology
Christopher D. Doern, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Graduate School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Office: (804) 628-0191

Christopher.Doern@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Clinical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases

Ema Dragoescu, MD

Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology
Ema Dragoescu, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director of Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program
Medical School: University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Romania
Residency: Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Fellowships: Surgical Pathology - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota and Cytopathology - Medical College of Virginia
Office: (804) 828-9739; Fax: (804) 828-8733

Ema.Dragoescu@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Cytopathology and Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy; Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors; Breast, Heart and Lung; Gynecological and Genitourinary Pathology

Catherine I. Dumur, PhD

Molecular Diagnostics
Catherine I. Dumur, PhD
Professor of Pathology

Associate Director of Molecular Diagnostics Division
Graduate School: Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Office: (804) 828-9564; Fax: (804) 825-4738
Catherine.Dumur@vcuhealth.org
Research Interests: Basis and Application of Microarray Gene Expression Analysis to Tumor Stratification

Lynne W. Elmore, PhD

ECellular and Molecular Pathogenesis
Lynne W. Elmore, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology

Director of the Breast Cancer Biology Laboratory
Graduate School: Medical College of Virginia
Fellowship: Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health
Office: (804) 628-0256; Fax: (804) 628-4077
Lynne.Elmore@vcuhealth.org
Research Interests: Breast Cancer Pathogenesis, Cellular Aging and Stem Cell Biology

Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez, PhD FMolecular Diagnostics
Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Chair of Molecular Diagnostics Division
Graduate School: The George Washington University School of Medicine (Microbiology)
Office: (804) 828-9564; Fax: (804) 825-4738
Andrea.Ferreira-Gonzalez@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Development and Application of Nucleic Acid Probe Technology to Diagnosis and Monitoring of Human Diseases
Betty A. Forbes, PhD

Clinical Microbiology
Betty A. Forbes, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Director of Clinical Microbiology

Graduate School: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Office: (804) 828-3494;

Betty.Forbes@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Clinical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases

Carleton T. Garrett, MD, PhD GMolecular Diagnostics
Carleton T. Garrett, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Graduate School: University of Wisconsin
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of Wisconsin Hospitals (Pathology)
Office: (804) 828-7950; Fax: (804) 828-8733
Carleton.Garrett@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Molecular Diagnostics
Enrique Gerszten, MD Autopsy Pathology and Paleopathology
Enrique Gerszten, MD
Professor Emeritus
Co-Director of Paleopathology Research Laboratory
Medical School: University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Residency: Medical College of Virginia
Office: (804) 828-9746; Fax: (804) 828-9749
Enrique.Gerszten@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Infectious Diseases-Paleopathology
Margaret M. Grimes, MD, M.Ed. Surgical Pathology
Margaret M. Grimes, MD, M.Ed.
Professor of Pathology
Vice Chair for Pathology Education
Medical School: New York Medical College
Residency: Medical College of Virginia
Fellowship: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Office: (804) 828-9739; Fax: (804) 828-3832
Margaret.Grimes@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Pulmonary, Cardiac and Breast Pathology
Michael O. Idowu, MD, MPH

HMetastasis

J. Chuck Harrell, PhD 

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Office: (804) 828-8710; Fax: (804) 828-9749

Joshua.Harrell@vcuhealth.org

Research interests: Cancer genomics, metastasis, patient-derived breast cancer xenograft models, cancer-endothelial interactions

Michael O. Idowu, MD, MPH ISurgical Pathology and Molecular Pathology
Michael O. Idowu, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pathology
Program Director of Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship
Director of Breast Pathology and Anatomic Pathology QM
Medical School: University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Fellowships: Cytopathology; Molecular Genetic Pathology - VCU Health System and
Oncologic/Surgical Pathology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Postgraduate Education: Masters in Public Health, University of South Carolina
Office: (804) 828-9739; Fax: (804) 828-9749
Michael.Idowu@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Breast Pathology; Gastrointestinal and Pancreatobiliary Pathology; Molecular Genetic Pathology
Colleen Jackson-Cook, PhD JCytogenetics and Functional Genomics
Colleen Jackson-Cook, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Director of the Cytogenetic Diagnostics Laboratory
Graduate School: Virginia Commonwealth University 
Office: (804) 628-2992; Fax: (804) 828-4242;
Colleen.Jackson-Cook@vcuhealth.org
Research Interests: Down Syndrome & Mosaic Down Syndrome; Chromosomal Changes in Aging
Joseph D. Jakowski, MD

Surgical Pathology
Joseph D. Jakowski, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology

Associate Director of Cytopathology
Director of Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Cytopathology Service
Residency: The Ohio State University Medical Center
Fellowship: Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University
Office: (804) 628-1270

Joseph.Jakowski@vcuhealth.org
Research Interests: Cytopathology, Fine Needle Aspiration, Ultrasound

Jyoti P. Kapil, MD

KMetastasis
Jennifer Koblinski, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology 

Office: (804) 827-0738; Lab: (804) 828-6957
Jennifer.Koblinski@vcuhealth.org
Research Interests: Xenograft In Vivo Work, Cell Biology, Bone and Brain Metastasis, Breast Cancer Growth

Adele O. Kraft, MD Anatomic Pathology
Adele O. Kraft, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Director of Cytopathology

Medical School: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil 
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Residency: State University of New York, Syracuse, NY

Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University
Office: (804) 628-5383

Adele.Kraft@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Cytopathology, Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration and Surgical Pathology

Guanhua Lai, MD, PhD LTransfusion Medicine and Hematopathology
Guanhua Lai, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Residency & Fellowship: Department of Pathology, VCU
Office: (804) 828-7828; Fax: (804) 828-2812
Guanhua.Lai@vcuhealth.org
H. Davis Massey, DDS, MD, PhD MAutopsy Pathology and Surgical Pathology
H. Davis Massey, DDS, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director of Surgical Pathology
Medical School and Residency: Medical College of Virginia
Office: (804) 828-9739; Fax: (804) 828-9749
Hugh.Massey@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Renal, Breast, Lung, and Oral Pathology
W. Gregory Miller, PhD

Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Information Systems
W. Gregory Miller, PhD
Professor of Pathology

Director of Pathology Information Systems

Director of Clinical Chemistry
Graduate School: University of Arizona
Office: (804) 828-0375; Fax: (804) 828-0353
Greg.Miller@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Clinical Chemistry, Medical Informatics, Interlaboratory Standardization, Quality Control and Proficiency Testing

Youngman Oh, PhD OCancer and Metabolism
Youngman Oh, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Director of Cancer and Metabolic Disorder Lab
Graduate School: Stanford University
Office: (804) 828-9746; Fax: (804) 827-1324
Youngman.Oh@vcuhealth.org
Research Specialties: Tumor Suppressor, Cancer metabolism, Drug Resistance, IGF system
Alphonse Poklis, PhD PToxicology, Environmental, and Industrial Pathology
Alphonse Poklis, PhD, F-ABFT
Professor of Pathology
Director of the Toxicology Laboratory
Graduate School: University of Maryland
Office: (804) 828-0272; Fax: (804) 828-6156
Alphonse.Poklis@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Analytical Toxicology, including Clinical and Forensic Toxicology, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Drugs of Abuse, Metabolism, and Testing
Celeste N. Powers, MD

Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology
Celeste N. Powers, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology

Chair of the Division of Anatomic Pathology
Director of Anatomic Pathology Services and Cytopathology
Saul Kay Chair in Diagnostic Pathology
Medical School: University of Texas Medical School
Graduate School: Baylor College of Medicine 
Residency: University of Texas Medical School at Houston Hermann Hospital
Fellowship: Medical College of Virginia
Office: (804) 828-9739; Fax: (804) 828-9749
Celeste.Powers@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Cytopathology, Fine Needle Aspiration, and Surgical Pathology

Senthil Radhakrishnan, PhD

RProtein Degradation Pathways
Senthil Radhakrishnan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Graduate School: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Office: (804) 828-7973
Senthil.Radhakrishnan@vcuhealth.org

Hope Richard, MD, PhD Neuropathology
Hope Richard, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Medical School: University of South Alabama
Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP), VCU School of Medicine
Fellowship: Neuropathology, VCU Medical Center
Office: (804) 628-1690; Fax: (804) 827-4434
Hope.Richard@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Neuropathology and Autopsy
Roger S. Riley, MD, PhD

Hematology, Coagulation Fluids and Renal Pathology
Roger S. Riley, MD, PhD, FCAP
Professor of Pathology

Director of the Coagulation Laboratory
Co-Director of Hematology
Medical School: West Virginia University School Medicine
Residency & Fellowship: West Virginia University
Office: (804) 628-5780; Fax: (804) 628-2505
Roger.Riley@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Hematopathology, Hemostasis and Renal Pathology

Susan D. Roseff, MD

Transfusion Medicine
Susan D. Roseff, MD
Professor of Pathology

Chair of the Division of Clinical Pathology
Medical Director of Apheresis
Associate Director of the Resident Training Program
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Residency: George Washington University Medical Center
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University
Office: (804) 828-0255; Fax: (804) 828-6156
Susan.Roseff@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Pediatric Transfusion Therapy, Clinical Apheresis, Blood Component Therapy, Immunohematology, Sickle Cell Disease, Patient Blood Management and Laboratory Test Utilization

Kimberly W. Sanford, MD STransfusion Medicine
Kimberly W. Sanford, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine
Medical Director of Stony Point Laboratory
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Office: (804) 828-2745; Fax: (804) 828-0876
Kimberly.Sanford@vcuhealth.org
Alphonse E. Sirica, MS, PhD Cellular and Molecular Pathogenesis
Alphonse E. Sirica, PhD, MS, AGAF, FAASLD
Professor of Pathology and Internal Medicine
Graduate School: University of Connecticut
Office: (804) 828-9549; Fax: (804) 828-4077
Alphonse.Sirica@vcuhealth.org
Research Interests: Chemical Carcinogenesis, Experimental Liver Cancer, Tumor Pathobiology, Biliary Epithelial Cell Biology and Pathobiology
Steven Christopher Smith, MD, PhD

Surgical Pathology
Steven Christopher Smith, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Fellowship (GU Pathology), Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Residency (Anatomic Pathology), U of Michigan

Medical & Graduate School: U of Virginia

Office: (804) 828-4918; Fax: (804) 828-8733
Steven.C.Smith@vcuhealth.org

Clinical Specialties: Genitourinary, Bone and Soft Tissue, and Gynecologic Pathology. 

Cora Uram-Tuculescu, MD

USurgical Pathology
Cora Uram-Tuculescu, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Medical School: “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania
Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
Fellowships in Surgical Pathology & Cytopathology: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Office: (804) 628-1293; Fax: (804) 828-8733
Cora.Uram-Tuculescu@vcuhealth.org

Clinical Specialties: Breast, Heart, Lung, Gynecologic and Genitourinary Pathology, and Cytopathology.

Christopher N. Vlangos, PhD

VMolecular Diagnostics
Christopher N. Vlangos, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology

Assistant Director of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
Graduate School: Michigan State University
Fellowship: University of Wisconsin-Madison  
Office: (804) 828-9564; Fax: (804) 827-4738

Christopher.Vlangos@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Clinical Molecular Genetics

David S. Wilkinson, MD, PhD

WTransfusion Medicine
David S. Wilkinson, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology

Associate Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine
Medical School: University of Miami
Graduate School: University of Wisconsin
Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Ctr.
Office: (804) 828-0183; Fax: (804) 828-2869
David.Wilkinson@vcuhealth.org
Clinical Specialties: Transfusion Medicine, Molecular Diagnostics, Medical Informatics, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Laboratory Management