Anatomic Pathology Laboratories and Services

Our Anatomic Pathology Division provides a full-spectrum of surgical pathology and cytopathology services. Special histochemical, immunofluorescent, and immunoperoxidase staining (e.g. staining for estrogen and progesterone receptors and Her/2 neu on breast biopsies; panels of antibodies for evaluation of tumors of unknown origin; lymphoma panels) and electron microscopy are available. Cases are welcome for expert consultation or second opinion in the areas of hematopathology, dermatopathology, neuropathology, pediatric, pulmonary, renal, gynecologic, head and neck, bone, breast, and gastrointestinal pathology.

Medical Director of Molecular Diagnostics: Keri J. Donaldson, M.D. 

  • T cell and B cell clonality by PCR
  • PCR detection of leukemia/lymphoma mutations: t(9;22), t(15;17), t(14;18), and JAK2 (V617F)
  • Quantitative real-time PCR for minimal residual disease: t(9;22) and t(15;17)
  • Hypercoagulability by Invader:  Factor V Leiden and Prothrombin G20210A

Anatomic Pathology - Main Office

Phone:  717-531-8246

     

Medical Director:  Catherine S. Abendroth, M.D. 
Support Associate:  Betty J. Smith

Transcription of HMC Surgical Pathology and Autopsy reports. Provides information about status of reports in progress. Coordinates release of slides and reports to outside hospitals and second review of specimens from other hospitals for HMC patients.

 

Cytopathology

Phone:  717-531-5895

 

Medical Director:  Catherine S. Abendroth, M.D.
Supervisor:  Michelle H. Walls

Provides processing, screening and interpretation for all types of diagnostic cytology specimens for HMC (GYN, FNA and non-GYN). Performance of fine needle aspiration of superficial lesions and immediate assessment for adequacy of radiologically-guided FNA.

 

Surgical Pathology

Phone:  717-531-6832

 

Medical Director:  Henry S. Crist, M.D.
Supervisors:  Patricia Karlisch (Histology); Theresa Hunter (Surgical Pathology Gross Room)

Surgical Pathology service performs gross and microscopic interpretation of all diagnostic biopsies and surgical resections, including intraoperative consultation; neuropathology; molecular diagnostics; and research project support and ancillary testing such as electron microscopy; immunoperoxidase staining; and histochemical staining.  

 

Dermatopathology

Phone:  1-800-356-9580 or 717-531-6875

Fax:  717-531-4278

 

Medical Director:  Klaus F. Helm, M.D.
Administrative Secretary:  Elizabeth Devitz

The dermatopathology service provides routine specimen processing and interpreting, consult services, immunohistochemistry studies, in situ hybridization, and direct immunofluorescence studies to participating dermatologists. Klaus F. Helm, M.D., the Director of Dermatopathology, and Michael D. Ioffreda, M.D. and Loren E. Clarke, M.D., are Board-certified Dermatopathologists who interpret all cases. The dermatopathology service offers the following advantages: easily accessible dermatopathologists and staff, clinical-pathologic correlation with submitted pictures, and special expertise in immunodermatology, alopecias and lymphomas. Rapid turnaround is available for most specimens. Sample transportation can be arranged with courier pickup for local physicians or Federal Express transport for physicians outside of the courier's range.  Canisters and formalin bottles will be supplied for shipping. Patient billing is done and most insurance carriers are accepted. Biopsy results can be faxed, mailed, or phoned.

 

Diagnostic Services

Phone:  1-800-356-9580 or 717-531-6875

Fax:  717-531-4278

 

Medical Director:  Catherine S. Abendroth, M.D. 
Administrative Secretary:  Elizabeth Devitz

Provides second opinion consultations for surgical pathology on non-HMC patients and primary interpretation of renal, nerve and muscle biopsies from regional referrals.

 

Decedent Care Services-Autopsy Services

Phone:  717-531-7463

 

Medical Director:  Jennifer W. Baccon, M.D., Ph.D. 
Coordinator:  Daniel Kelley

Administrative support and record keeping for all HMC deaths (750 deaths/yr) and postmortem examinations for HMC patients and regional hospitals.

For further information, see Decedent Care Services-Autopsy Services

 

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

Phone:  717-531-4750

 

 

Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology

Elizabeth E. Frauenhoffer, M.D.
 

Breast Pathology

Bing Han, M.D., Ph.D.
Zhaohai Yang, M.D., Ph.D.
Nicole Williams, M.D., MBA
Karmaine Millington, M.D.

Cardiovascular Pathology Jozef Malysz, M.D.
Francesca M. Ruggiero, M.D.

Cytopathology

Catherine S. Abendroth, M.D.
Elizabeth E. Frauenhoffer, M.D.
Bing Han, M.D., Ph.D.
Nicole Williams, M.D.
Dani S. Zander, M.D.

Dermatopathology

Klaus F. Helm, M.D.
Michael D. Ioffreda, M.D.
Catherine G. Chung, M.D.

Genitourinary Pathology

Bing Han, M.D., Ph.D.
Henry S. Crist, M.D.
Joshua I. Warrick, M.D.
Zhaohai Yang, M.D., Ph.D.
Richard J. Zaino, M.D.
Guoli Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Gastrointestinal Pathology

Francesca M. Ruggiero, M.D.
Zhaohai Yang, M.D., Ph.D.
Negar Rassaei, M.D.
Guoli Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Gynecological Pathology

Richard J. Zaino, M.D.
Elizabeth E. Frauenhoffer, M.D.
Catherine S. Abendroth, M.D.
Karmaine Millington, M.D.
Bing Han, M.D., Ph.D.
Joshua I. Warrick, M.D.

Head and Neck Pathology

Henry S. Crist, M.D.
Joshua I. Warrick, M.D.
Nicole Williams, M.D.

Hematopathology

Michael G. Bayerl, M.D.
Jozef Malysz, M.D.

Molecular Pathology

Guoli Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Neuropathology

Charles S. Specht, M.D.
Jennifer W. Baccon, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatric Pathology Karmaine Millington, M.D.
Richard J. Zaino, M.D.

Pulmonary Pathology

Dani S. Zander, M.D.
Michael G. Bayerl, M.D.
Negar Rassaei, M.D.

Renal Pathology

Catherine S. Abendroth, M.D.
Jennifer W. Baccon, M.D., Ph.D.
Guoli Chen, M.D., Ph.D.