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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) 828-8749
cclevenger@mcvh-vcu.edu
Dr. Jorge Almenara
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; jalmenara@mcvh-vcu.edu
Knarik Arkun, MD
Neuropathology
Knarik Arkun, MD, Director of Autopsy Pathology, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Neurology
Neuropathology Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center, The University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital
Research: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Office: (804) 828-9737; karkun@mcvh-vcu.edu
Dr. Lorin Bachmann
BClinical Chemistry
Lorin M. Bachmann, PhD, DABCC, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Co-Director of Clinical Chemistry, Associate 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; lbachmann@mcvh-vcu.edu
Research Interests: Standardization of clinical laboratory methods; Development of LC-MS/MS methods for vitamins and steroid hormones.
Melissa Contos, MD
CSurgical Pathology
Melissa J. Contos, MD, Associate Director of Surgical Pathology, Professor of Pathology
Medical School: Medical College of Virginia
Residency: Medical College of Virginia
Office: (804) 828-9013; Fax: (804) 828-5055; mcontos@mcvh-vcu.edu
Clinical Specialties: Liver and GI Pathology
Marie C. Do, MD

DTransfusion Medicine
Marie C. Do, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical School: VCU School of Medicine
Office: (804) 828-0093; Fax: (804) 828-0876; mdo@mcvh-vcu.edu
Residency: Clinical Pathology, VCU Medical Center
Clinical Specialties/Research Interests: Clinical Pathology, Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis

Ema Berbescu, MD
Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology
Ema Dragoescu, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology
Director of Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program
Medical School: University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Romania
Residency: Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York
Fellowhips: Surgical Pathology - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota and Cytopathology - Medical College of Virginia
Office: (804) 828-9739; Fax: (804) 828-8733
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, Associate Director of Molecular Diagnostics Division, Associate Professor of Pathology
Graduate School: Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Office: (804) 828-9564; Fax: (804) 825-4738; cdumur@mcvh-vcu.edu
Research Interests: Basis and Application of Microarray Gene Expression Analysis to Tumor Stratification

Lynne Elmore, PhD
ECellular and Molecular Pathogenesis
Lynne W. Elmore, PhD, Director of the Breast Cancer Biology Laboratory
Associate Professor of Pathology
Graduate School: Medical College of Virginia
Fellowship: Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health
Office: (804) 628-0256; Fax: (804) 628-0257; lelmore@mcvh-vcu.edu
Research Interests: Breast Cancer Pathogenesis; Telomerase in Cancer and Aging
Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez, PhD
FMolecular Diagnostics
Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez, PhD, Chair of Molecular Diagnostics Division
Professor of Pathology
Graduate School: The George Washington University School of Medicine (Microbiology)
Office: (804) 828-9564; Fax: (804) 825-4738; aferreira-gonzalez@mcvh-vcu.edu
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; bforbes@mcvh-vcu.edu
Clinical Specialties: Clinical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases
Christine E. Fuller, MD
Neuropathology and Autopsy Pathology
Christine E. Fuller, MD, Professor and Director of Neuropathology
Director, Pathology Residency Training Program and Neuropathology Fellowship
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology)
Fellowship: Washington University / Barnes-Jewish Hospital (Surgical Pathology & Neuropathology )
Office: (804) 628-3011; Fax: (804) 828-9749; cfuller@mcvh-vcu.edu
Clinical Specialties: Neuropathology, Pediatric Pathology, Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics
Carleton Garrett, MD
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; cgarrett2@mcvh-vcu.edu
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; egerszten2@mcvh-vcu.edu
Clinical Specialties: Infectious Diseases-Paleopathology
Margaret Grimes, MD
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; mgrimes@mcvh-vcu.edu
Clinical Specialties: Pulmonary, Cardiac and Breast Pathology
Michael O. Idowu, MD, MPH
ISurgical Pathology
Michael O. Idowu, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pathology. Director, Breast Pathology Service and Anatomic Pathology Quality Management
Medical School: University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Fellowships: Cytopathology - 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; midowu@mcvh-vcu.edu
Clinical Specialties: Breast Pathology
Colleen Jackson-Cook, PhD

JCytogenetics and Functional Genomics
Colleen Jackson-Cook, PhD, Director of the Cytogenetic Diagnostics Laboratory,  Professor of Pathology
Graduate School: Virginia Commonwealth University 
Office: (804) 628-2992;
Fax: (804) 828-4242; ccook@mcvh-vcu.edu
Research Interests: Down Syndrome & Mosaic Down Syndrome; Chromosomal Changes in Aging

Joseph D. Jakowski, MD
Surgical Pathology
Joseph D. Jakowski, MD, Associate Director of Cytopathology, Assistant Professor of Pathology, 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; jjakowski@mcvh-vcu.edu
Research Interests: Cytopathology, Fine Needle Aspiration, Ultrasound
Jyoti P. Kapil, MD
KDermatopathology
Jyoti P. Kapil, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology
Director of Dermatopathology
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Residency: George Washington University Hospital
Fellowship: The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Office: (804) 628-0353; jkapil@mcvh-vcu.edu
Clinical Specialties: Dermatopathology
Adele O. Kraft, MD
Anatomic Pathology
Adele O. Kraft, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology
Assistant Director, Cytodiagnosis Center
Cytopathology Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University
Anatomic Pathology Residency: – State University of New York, Syracuse, NY
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Graduate School: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Office: (804) 628-5383; aokraft@mcvh-vcu.edu
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; glai@mcvh-vcu.edu
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; hmassey@mcvh-vcu.edu   
Clinical Specialties: Renal, Breast, Lung, and Oral Pathology
Richard A. McPherson, MD
Clinical Pathology  
Richard A. McPherson, MD, Director of Immunopathology Laboratory; Harry P. Dalton Professor of Pathology
Medical School and Residency: University of California at San Diego
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health
Office: (804) 828-5389; Fax: (804) 828-6156; rmcpherson@mcvh-vcu.edu
Clinical Specialties: Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Hematology and Immunology
W. Gregory Miller, PhD
Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Information Systems
W. Gregory Miller, PhD, Director of Pathology Information Systems,
Director of Clinical Chemistry, Professor of Pathology
Graduate School: University of Arizona
Office: (804) 828-0375; Fax: (804) 828-0353; gmiller@mcvh-vcu.edu
Clinical Specialties: Clinical Chemistry, Medical Informatics, Interlaboratory Standardization, Quality Control and Proficiency Testing
Youngman Oh, PhD
OOncogenomics and Proteomics
Youngman Oh, PhD, Professor of Pathology
Director of Oncogenomics and Proteomics Lab
Graduate School: Stanford University
Office: (804) 828-9746; Fax: (804) 828-9749; yoh@mcvh-vcu.edu
Research Specialties: Oncogenomics, Proteomics, Apoptosis, IGF Systems In Cancer
Alphonse Poklis, PhD
PToxicology, Environmental, and Industrial Pathology
Alphonse Poklis, PhD, Director of the Toxicology Laboratory
Professor of Pathology
Graduate School: University of Maryland
Office: (804) 828-0272; Fax: (804) 828-6156
apoklis@mcvh-vcu.edu

Clinical Specialties: Analytical Toxicology, including Clinical and Forensic Toxicology, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Drugs of Abuse, Metabolism, and Testing
Celeste Powers, MD, PhD
Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology
Celeste N. Powers, MD, PhD, Chair of the Division of Anatomic Pathology
Director of Anatomic Pathology Services and Cytopathology, Professor of Pathology
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; cpowers@mcvh-vcu.edu
Clinical Specialties: Cytopathology, Fine Needle Aspiration, and Surgical Pathology
Roger Riley, MD, PhD
RHematology, Coagulation Fluids and Renal Pathology
Roger S. Riley, MD, PhD, Director of the Coagulation Laboratory, Co-Director of Hematology, Professor of Pathology
Medical School: West Virginia University School Medicine
Residency & Fellowship: West Virginia University
Office: 804-828-0338; Fax: 804-828-2812; rriley@mcvh-vcu.edu
Clinical Specialties: Hematopathology, Hemostasis and Renal Pathology
Kathryn A. Rizzo, DO, PhD
Hematology
Kathryn A. Rizzo, DO, PhD, Co-Director of Hematology, Assistant Professor of Pathology
Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, School of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduate School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, Graduate School of Biological Sciences: PhD in Molecular Biology
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University and National Institutes of Health
Fellowship: Hematopathology: National Institutes of Health
                   Cytopathology: National Institutes of Health
Office: 804-628-5753; Fax: 804-828-2812; krizzo@mcvh-vcu.edu
Clinical specialties: Hematopathology, Molecular diagnostics, Flow Cytometry
Susan Roseff, MD
Transfusion Medicine
Susan D. Roseff, MD, Chair of the Division of Clinical Pathology, Medical Director of Apheresis, Associate Director of the Resident Training Program, Professor of Pathology
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Residency: George Washington University Medical Center
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University
Office: 804-828-0255; Fax: 804-828-0876; sroseff@mcvh-vcu.edu
Clinical Specialties: Pediatric Transfusion Therapy, Clinical Apheresis, Blood Component Therapy, Immunohematology, Sickle Cell Disease.
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, Richmond, VA
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Office: (804) 828-2745; Fax: (804) 828-0876; ksanford@mcvh-vcu.edu
Alphonse Sirica, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathogenesis
Alphonse E. Sirica, MS, PhD, Chair of the Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathogenesis, Professor of Pathology
Graduate School: University of Connecticut
Office: (804) 828-9549; Fax: (804) 828-9749; asirica@mcvh-vcu.edu
Research Interests: Chemical Carcinogenesis, Experimental Liver Cancer, Tumor Pathobiology, Biliary Epithelial Cell Biology and Pathobiology
Cora Uram-Tuculescu 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; curamtuc@mcvh-vcu.edu
Joy Ware, PhD
WCellular and Molecular Pathogenesis
Joy L. Ware, PhD, Director of Conservation Medicine Program, VCU Rice Environmental Center
Professor of Pathology, Vice Chair for Research and Graduate Education
Graduate School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Office: (804) 828-135; Fax:(804) 828-9749; jware@mcvh-vcu.edu
Research Interests: Conservation Medicine; Diseases of Reptiles and Amphibians; prostate cancer tumorigenesis and metastasis
David Wilkinson, MD, PhD

Transfusion Medicine
David S. Wilkinson, MD, PhD
Director of Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship
Professor of Pathology
Medical School: University of Miami
Graduate School: University of Wisconsin
Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Ctr.
Office: (804) 828-0183; Fax: (804) 828-2869; dwilkinson@mcvh-vcu.edu
Clinical Specialties: Transfusion Medicine, Molecular Diagnostics, Medical Informatics, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Laboratory Management

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Faculty by Academic Division

Anatomic Pathology | Clinical Pathology | Molecular Diagnostics | Cellular and Molecular Pathogenesis

Department Chair
Charles V. Clevenger, MD, PhD, Department Chair, Professor of Pathology, Carolyn Wingate Hyde Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
Office: (804) 828-0183; Fax: (804) 828-8749; cclevenger@mcvh-vcu.edu


Anatomic Pathology

Division Chair: Celeste N. Powers, MD, PhD, Chair of the Division of Anatomic Pathology, Director of Anatomic Pathology Services and Cytopathology, Professor of Pathology
Office: (804) 828-9739; Fax: (804) 828-9749; cpowers@mcvh-vcu.edu

Directors:
Jorge A. Almenara, PhD, Director of Anatomic Pathology Research Services, Affiliate Associate Professor
Office: (804) 628-2949; Fax: (804)828-8733; jalmenara@mcvh-vcu.edu

Knarik Arkun, MD, Director of Autopsy Pathology, Assistant Professor of Pathology
Office: (804) 828-9737; karkun@mcvh-vcu.edu

Christine E. Fuller, MD, Director of Neuropathology, Director of Pathology Residency Training Program and Neuropathology Fellowship, Professor of Pathology
Office: (804) 628-3011; cfuller@mcvh-vcu.edu

Davis Massey, DDS, MD, PhD, Director of Surgical Pathology, Associate Professor of Pathology
Office: (804) 828-9739; Fax: (804) 828-9749; hmassey@mcvh-vcu.edu  


Clinical Pathology

Division Chair: Susan D. Roseff, MD, Chair of the Division of Clinical Pathology, Medical Director of Apheresis, Associate Director of the Resident Training Program, Professor of Pathology
Office: 804-828-0255; Fax: 804-828-0876; sroseff@mcvh-vcu.edu

Directors: 

Marie C. Do, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor

Guanhua Lai, MD, PhD, Transfusion Medicine and Hematopathology, Assistant Professor of Pathology


Molecular Diagnostics

Division Chair: Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez, PhD, Chair of the Molecular Diagnostics Division, Professor of Pathology; Office: (804) 828-9564; Fax: (804) 825-4738; aferreira-gonzalez@mcvh-vcu.edu

Directors: 


Cellular and Molecular Pathogenesis

Division Chair: Alphonse E. Sirica, MS, PhD, Chair of the Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathogenesis, Director of the Cellular and Molecular Pathogenesis Laboratory, Professor of Pathology; Office: (804) 828-9549; Fax: (804) 828-9749; asirica@mcvh-vcu.edu

Directors: 

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