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Department of Pathology

Leadership

Roland Schwarting, MD
Chair
Professor of Pathology
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Roland Schwarting, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Residency: Anatomic Pathology - Klinikum Benjamin Franklin, Munich, Germany
Fellowship: Research - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology

Special Interests:

Hematopathology, flow cytometry, lymphoma

Teaching Faculty

Ashleigh Allen, MD, FCAP
Assistant Professor of Pathology
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Ashleigh Allen, MD, FCAP

Education Background:

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Residency: Pathology - New York-Presbyterian University Hospital, New York, NY
Fellowship: Hematopathology - New York-Presbyterian University Hospital, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology

Special Interests:

Hematopathology

Memberships:

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, College of American Pathologists

Julieta Barroeta, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology
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Julieta Barroeta, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: JM Vargas Escuela de Medicina, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
Internship: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology

Memberships:

International Society of Gynecological Pathologists, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Awards and Honors:

Valedictorian, JM Vargas School of Medicine, Dean's Teaching Award, Brown University

Eric Behling, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Medical Director, Clinical Laboratory
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Eric Behling, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology- Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Hematopathology - Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, Oncologic Surgical Pathology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology

Charlene Bierl, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
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Charlene Bierl, MD, PhD

Education Background:

Medical School: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
Residency: Clinical Pathology - University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Transfusion Medicine - University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Clinical Pathology, Transfusion Medicine

Special Interests:

Implementation and interpretative challenges of highly multiplex testing, pathology resident education

Ruth Birbe, MD
Professor of Pathology
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Ruth Birbe, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
Residency: Pathology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Oncologic Pathology - Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, Cytopathology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology

Memberships:

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, American Society of Clinical Pathology, The Pathology Society of Philadelphia (Member and Past President), South Jersey Pathology Society, International Society of Urological Pathology (Member and Panel Expert), Pennsylvania Association of Pathologists (Member and Former Executive Council Member)

Awards and Honors:

2015 PCF Challenge Award for the Proposal Titled "Optimizing First Line Treatment for Men with Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer" by the Prostate Cancer Foundation., 2015 November PCF Challenge Award for the Proposal Titled: "CARAVAN: Checkpoint-Radiation-Vaccine Neoadjuvant Trial for Metastatic Prostate Cancer" by the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Tina Edmonston, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology
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Tina Edmonston, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Ludwig Maximilians Universitat, Munich, Germany
Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Molecular Genetic Pathology - University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Medical Genetics, Pathology

Special Interests:

Molecular diagnostics, hereditary colorectal cancer

Miriam Enriquez, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
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Miriam Enriquez, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Surgical Pathology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Memberships:

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, College of American Pathologists

Carolyn Grotkowski, MD
Professor of Pathology
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Carolyn Grotkowski, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
Internship: Internal Medicine - University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Cytopathology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology

Helen Haupt, MD
Professor of Pathology
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Helen Haupt, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Internship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Fellowship: Surgical Pathology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology

Special Interests:

Bone soft tissue and dermatopathology

Thomas Holdbrook, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
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Thomas Holdbrook, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Oncologic Surgical Pathology - Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

William Klump, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
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William Klump, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology- Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Oncologic Surgical Pathology- Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, Cytology- Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; PA

Board Certifications:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology

Special Interests:

Immunohistochemistry and non-gynecologic cytopathology

Miles McFarland, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
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Miles McFarland, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Surgical Pathology- University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Special Interests:

Gastrointestinal pathology, head and neck pathology, gynecologic pathology

Dejan Nikolic, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Director of Microbiology and Immunology
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Dejan Nikolic, MD, PhD

Education Background:

Medical School: Medical School Hajduk Veljkova 3, Novi Sad, Serbia
Internship: The Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
Residency: University of Arkansas College of Medicine, Little Rock, AR
Fellowship: College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland, OH

Board Certifications:

Clinical Pathology

Memberships:

College of American Pathologists, American Society of Microbiology

Awards and Honors:

Resident Teaching Award for the 2016-17 academic year, The Cleveland Clinic, Main Campus, Cleveland, OH, Winning poster in Pathology Resident and Fellow category, Educational Symposium, The Cleveland Clinic, OH, Award for Excellence in Scientific Presentation, 17th Annual Bruce R. Smoller Pathology Resident and Fellow Symposium, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, Travel Award, American Society for Microbiology (ASM), ASM Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, First Award for Poster Presentation, Research Day, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

William Rafferty, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
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William Rafferty, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA
Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Surgical Pathology - Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Special Interests:

Non-neoplastic lung disorders

Shuyue Ren, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
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Shuyue Ren, MD, PhD

Education Background:

Medical School: China Medical University, Shenyang, China
Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Surgical Pathology - Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Cytopathology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology

Special Interests:

Surgical pathology, cytopathology

Memberships:

College of American Pathologists, American Society of Clinical Pathology

Awards and Honors:

Crane Award, Pennsylvania Hospital, Health Ministry Award, China

Xinmin Zhang, MD
Professor of Pathology
Staff Pathologist
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Xinmin Zhang, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangdong, China
Internship: Internal Medicine - Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangdong, China
Residency: Pathology - Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
Fellowship: Oncologic Pathology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, Cytopathology - New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Board Certifications:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology

Memberships:

American Society of Cytopathology, College of American Pathologists, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Awards and Honors:

Pathology Resident Teaching Award, Temple University School of Medicine, 2012-2013