Surgical Pathology

Shadi Qasem, MD
Director of Surgical Pathology

Derek Allison, MD
Therese Bocklage, MD
Virgilius Cornea, MD
Eun Lee, MD
Robert McDonald, DO
Sahar Nozad, MD
William O'Connor, MD
Dana Richards, MD
Dava West-Piecoro, MD
Dianne Wilson, MD

The Division of Surgical Pathology provides a wide range of clinical and consultative services at UKHealthCare.  The division aims to provide prompt and timely diagnosis as well as special studies for specific diseases.  The expertise of subspecialists in the division and the diversity of surgical specimens also provide an excellent environment for research and training. Consultations and requests for second opinions are welcome.

Tissue diagnosis of the complete spectrum of medical and surgical diseases, including diagnostic biopsies and resection specimens are welcome. The faculty have extensive experience in such areas as: hematopathology, oncologic, gastrointestinal, liver, breast, gynecologic, male genitourinary, lung, renal, head and neck, musculoskeletal, neuropathology, cardiovascular , and infectious disease pathology. Also provided are special services in electron microscopy and immunopathology.

The division collaborates with the Bio-repository facility on collecting appropriate samples for cancer research and provides appropriate tissue material for molecular testing and precision therapy.