Related Links:
Physician Search
Search VCU

 

 

Faculty Directory

Faculty A-Z Listing
   A | B | C | D | E | F | G | I | J | K | L | M | O | P | R | S | U | W

 

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
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
jalmenara@mcvh-vcu.edu
Lorin M. Bachmann, PhD, DABCC 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 J. 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
DCytogenetics
Thomas R. Dennis, PhD
Associate Director of Cytogenetics
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Office: (804) 827-0458; Fax: (804) 828-4242
tdennis@mcvh-vcu.edu
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
mdo@mcvh-vcu.edu
Clinical Specialties/Research Interests: Clinical Pathology, Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis
Christopher D. Doern, PhD

Clinical Microbiology
Christopher D. Doern, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology
Graduate School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Office: 804-628-0191; cdoern@mcvh-vcu.edu
Clinical Specialties: Clinical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases

Ema Dragoescu, 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 W. 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 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
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 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
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
Jyoti P. Kapil, MD

Metastasis
Jennifer Koblinski, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology 

Office: (804) 827-0738; Lab: (804) 828-6957
jkoblinski@mcvh-vcu.edu
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
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 N. Powers, MD
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 S. 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 and 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 D. 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 E. Sirica, MS, PhD Cellular and Molecular Pathogenesis
Alphonse E. Sirica, MS, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Internal Medicine
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, 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
curamtuc@mcvh-vcu.edu
David S. Wilkinson, MD, PhD WTransfusion Medicine
David S. Wilkinson, MD, PhD
Director of Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship
Associate Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine
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