Anatomic Pathology

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    Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, Division Director 2018 -

    Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, MD, PhD, was born in Ancona, Italy. From 2004 until 2018, she served as Director of Genitourinary Pathology in the Department of Pathology at Cleveland Clinic. She was also Professor of Pathology at the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

    She is board-certified in anatomic pathology with many clinical interests, including benign and pre-neoplastic (HGPIN) conditions of the prostate gland, prostate cancer, bladder and kidney cancer.

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    Isam-Eldin Eltoum M.D., Administrator 2002 -

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    Sameer Al Diffalha, Director/ UAB Tissue Biorepository 2020 -

    Dr. Al Diffalha is the Medical Director of UAB Tissue Biorepository (UAB-TBR) and The Director Of GI Pathology Fellowship. Dr. Al Diffalha is an American Board Certified Anatomic/Clinical pathologist. He completed his gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and pancreas pathology fellowship training at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer center and Tampa General Hospital in Tampa FL 2016-2017 as well as general surgical pathology fellowship training at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center between 2015-2016 with breast focus...

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    Andrea Kahn, Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Benjamin Hill, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    C Alexander, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2016 -

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    Carlos Prieto Granada, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Assistant Professor
    Medical Director of the Immunohstochemistry Laboratory of the UAB Pathology Department

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    Casey Weaver M.D., Professor (P) 2001 -

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    Chirag Patel, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, Professor (P) 2018 -

    Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, MD, PhD, was born in Ancona, Italy. From 2004 until 2018, she served as Director of Genitourinary Pathology in the Department of Pathology at Cleveland Clinic. She was also Professor of Pathology at the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

    She is board-certified in anatomic pathology with many clinical interests, including benign and pre-neoplastic (HGPIN) conditions of the prostate gland, prostate cancer, bladder and kidney cancer.

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    Daniel Avery, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2007 -

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    David Crowe, Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Deepti Dhall, Professor (P) 2019 -

    I practice gastrointestinal (GI), liver, pancreatobiliary, and gynecologic pathology. I am the Director of Gastrointestinal pathology and and an Associate Director of Surgical Pathology.

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    Diana Lin, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

    Diana Lin, M.D., joins the division as an assistant professor whose research interests focus on cytopathology and head and neck pathology. This includes molecular characterization of thyroid tumors, specifically focusing on the sequencing of cytologic smears. Lin completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Rush University Medical Center and a cytopathology fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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    Donald Chandler, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2008 -

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    Esther Suswam D.V.M., Ph.D., Assistant Professor (P) 2006 -

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    Frida Rosenblum Donath, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Geling Li, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    Gene Siegal M.D., Ph.D., Professor (P) 1990 -

    Dr. Siegal was born in New York where he attended college. He received his medical degree from the University of Louisville and his PhD from the University of Minnesota. He was a Resident and Research Fellow at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and completed both a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, NIH and a surgical pathology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Prior to coming to UAB in 1990, he was a tenured faculty member at the University of North Carolina ...

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    Goo Lee, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Huma Fatima, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

    Dr. Fatima was born and raised in Pakistan. She received her MBBS degree from Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan and was an officer in medicine and surgery, 6 months each, in Pakistan. Afterwards, she came to the United States to complete her residency in pathology at the University of Toledo, Toledo Ohio (2002-2006) followed by fellowships in cytology (2006-2007) at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI and renal pathology (2009-2011) at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Du...

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    Isam-Eldin Eltoum M.D., Professor (P) 2002 -

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    Jason Wicker, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2015 -

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    Lea Novak, Associate Professor (P) 2004 -

    I am a board-certified gynecologic pathologist with 21-year expertise in light-, immunofluorescence-, and high-resolution confocal-microscopy. I work as a staff pathologist at the UAB hospital and examine surgical tissues and provide the diagnoses. In my research projects, I have been involved in numerous collaborative studies and evaluated human, mouse and rat tissues. Pathologic findings have ranged from bacterial and viral infection, immune complex deposition and histopathology of female repr...

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    Leona Council, Assistant Professor (P) 2010 -

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    Maria Del Carmen Rodriguez Pena, Instructor - Visiting (P) 2016 -

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    Michael Conner, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2016 -

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    Patricia Devilliers, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2017 -

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    Paul Benson, Associate Professor (P) 2019 -

    Dr. Paul Benson earned his Doctor of Medicine from The Medical College of Ohio at Toledo before serving as a preliminary intern in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical System. He completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Virginia, and is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. After a fellowship in Forensic Pathology at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Benson became board certified in For...

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    Robin Hatton, Associate Professor (P) 2001 -

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    Sameer Al Diffalha, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Al Diffalha is the Medical Director of UAB Tissue Biorepository (UAB-TBR) and The Director Of GI Pathology Fellowship. Dr. Al Diffalha is an American Board Certified Anatomic/Clinical pathologist. He completed his gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and pancreas pathology fellowship training at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer center and Tampa General Hospital in Tampa FL 2016-2017 as well as general surgical pathology fellowship training at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center between 2015-2016 with breast focus...

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    Sandra Gaston, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Shi Wei M.D., Ph.D., Professor (P) 2009 -

    Dr. Wei obtained his M.D. from China Medical University (Shenyang, China) and received his Ph.D. from Okayama University in Japan. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, Missouri) prior to coming to UAB, where he finished his pathology residency followed by a surgical pathology fellowship. He obtained additional clinical subspecialty training at Emory, Mt. Sinai and Harvard Universities. Dr. Wei is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical ...

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    Silvio Litovsky, Professor (P) 2004 -

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    Thomas Winokur, Professor (P) 1999 -

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    Todd Stevens, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

    I'm a Board-certified Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist practicing general surgical pathology, in particular Head and Neck, Gynecologic, and GU pathology.
    Leonard H. Robinson Award for Excellence in Resident Education in Anatomic Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2016. Hal G. Lankford Pathology Resident Award, Dept. of Pathology, Creighton University Medical Center, 2012

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    Upender Manne Ph.D., Professor (P) 2003 -

    Dr. Manne obtained his M.S. (Biochemistry, Histochemistry, Parasitology, Zoonosis) and Ph.D. (energy metabolic pathways of endoparasites) degrees from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. His postdoctoral training was in molecular immunology and vaccine development for malaria (Malaria Research Center, Delhi, India); in helicobacter infections (School of Microbiology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia); and in histopathology, molecular tumor biology, and preclinical translational...

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    Virginia Duncan, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

    Virginia Duncan, M.D., a graduate and chief resident in the UAB Anatomic Pathology Residency, will join the division as Assistant Professor. Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, she completed her fellowship in Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology at the University of Washington. Her research interests focus on pediatric pathology; specifically the clinicopathologic aspects of entities spanning the perinatal period from fetus to neonate.

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    William Grizzle M.D., Ph.D., Professor (P) 2020 -

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