Laboratory Medicine

Academic Department

People

Faculty Administrative Position

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    John Smith, Division Director 1993 -

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    Marisa Marques, Associate Director/ Laboratory Medicine 2019 -

    I received my M.D. degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, followed by residency in Internal Medicine at the same institution. I moved to the United States with my husband in 1986 to become a Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, for 2 years. We then moved to Boston, where I continued working as a fellow at Harvard Medical School. In 1993, we relocated to Birmingham, Alabama. I completed a residency in Pathology and a fellowship in...

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    Rance Siniard, Director of Community Practice Pathology Program Transfusion Medicine 2020 -

    I have an interest in hemostasis and thrombosis research, specifically thrombotic microangiopathies including thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). At the University of North Carolina, I am assisting in banking plasma from each TTP patient’s first apheresis procedure, which will allow us to create a bank of research samples for additional studies. Going forward, I plan to utilize these banked samples to further my work in potential biomarker recognition as a predictor of TTP relapse.

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    Rance Siniard, Director of Coagulation Laboratory 2020 -

    I have an interest in hemostasis and thrombosis research, specifically thrombotic microangiopathies including thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). At the University of North Carolina, I am assisting in banking plasma from each TTP patient’s first apheresis procedure, which will allow us to create a bank of research samples for additional studies. Going forward, I plan to utilize these banked samples to further my work in potential biomarker recognition as a predictor of TTP relapse.

  • Faculty Position

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    Adam Wilberger, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    Dr. Wilberger is a hematopathologist with an appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine with responsibilities in clinical service, education, and research. He is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Hematopathology.

    Dr. Wilberger earned his B.A. in Psychology at the University of Virginia and his M.D. degree at Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed the first two years of ...

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    Allen Bryan Jr., Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

    I am a physician-scientist at the interface of Laboratory Medicine practice and Clinical Informatics research. I am a practicing clinical laboratorian with a primary specialization in microbiology, and skills in chemistry and molecular pathology. At the same time, I pursue innovative data analysis and visualization methods to serve needs in quality improvement, improved patient care, and cross-discipline collaboration throughout the health system.

    Interacting with providers and staff a...

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    Hiromi Kubagawa, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    John Choi, Professor (P) 2020 -

    My clinical research focuses on diagnostic tools, techniques, and approaches that aide in the diagnosis of difficult hematopathology diagnosis. Examples of my past clinical interests included included identification and confirmation of minimal leukemic blast involvement of the CSF, identification of megakaryoblasts for diagnosing acute megakaryoblastic leukemia, use of flow cytometry for minimal detection of residual acute leukemia in pediatric patients.

    My current clinical interests f...

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    John Smith, Professor (P) 1993 -

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    Jose Lucio Lima, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

    Assistant Professor of Pathology
    Director, Clinical Immunology Section
    Interim Director, Clinical Chemistry Section
    Director, Critical Care Transport Lab
    Director, Outreach Service Labs - Highlands
    Director, Therapeutic Apheresis

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    Ken Waites, Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Liyun Cao, Instructor (P) 2018 -

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    Marisa Marques, Professor (P) 1999 -

    I received my M.D. degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, followed by residency in Internal Medicine at the same institution. I moved to the United States with my husband in 1986 to become a Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, for 2 years. We then moved to Boston, where I continued working as a fellow at Harvard Medical School. In 1993, we relocated to Birmingham, Alabama. I completed a residency in Pathology and a fellowship in...

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    Marla Troughton, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2011 -

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    Nirupama Singh, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Rance Siniard, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

    I have an interest in hemostasis and thrombosis research, specifically thrombotic microangiopathies including thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). At the University of North Carolina, I am assisting in banking plasma from each TTP patient’s first apheresis procedure, which will allow us to create a bank of research samples for additional studies. Going forward, I plan to utilize these banked samples to further my work in potential biomarker recognition as a predictor of TTP relapse.

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    Robert Hardy Ph.D., Professor - Emeritus (P) 2020 -

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    Robin Lorenz M.D., Ph.D., Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

    Robin Lorenz received her M.D., Ph.D. in Immunology from Washington University in St. Louis in 1990. She then completed her residency in Clinical Pathology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, while also doing postdoctoral research in Gastrointestinal Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Lorenz was hired at Washington University as an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Medicine in 1994. In addition, she served as the Medical Director of the Joint Clinical Immunology Laboratory for Barnes-J...

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    Shu Huang, Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Sixto Leal, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Vishnu VB. Reddy M.D., Professor (P) 2000 -

    I am a hematopathologist with four decades of clinical and diagnostic expertise in Flow Cytometry, benign and neoplastic hematopathology, lymphoma, leukemia, myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms, plasma cell neoplasms/myeloma, hemoglobinopathies and Surgical Pathology. As educator, I developed Hematopathology teaching guidelines and curriculum for UAB Hematopathology fellows/trainees, and collaborated with other national experts in publishing training guidelines for Hematopathology prog...

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    William Benjamin Jr, Professor (P) 2003 -

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    X. Long Zheng, Professor (P) 2020 -

    I am the Robert B. Adams Endowed Professor of Pathology and Division Director of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). I completed my Medical degree in Nanchang, China and Ph.D. in Mol. Cell. Biology at University of Vienna, Austria. Following my residency in Clinical Pathology and fellowship in Transfusion Medicine (Blood banking and Hemostasis) at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, I took my first facul...

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Antonio Di Stasi M.D., Assistant Professor (S) 2019 -

    I received my M.D. degree from the University of Modena in Italy, and received internal medicine and medical oncology training at the university of Milan, in Italy, where I focused on the management of hematologic malignancies and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Following my fellowship, I joined the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX) for post-doctoral studies, where I completed the pre-clinical validation of an immunotherapy protocol for the treat...

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    Dheeraj Raju PhD, MSIE, MS, Assistant Professor (S) 2017 -

    With a strong academic background in applied statistics, data mining, industrial engineering, and research, Dr. Raju has more than six years of statistical and research expertise. With the rapid increase in the amount of data that is being collected, Dr. Raju believes that data mining techniques can effectively extract expedient information. He is particularly interested in using these contemporary statistical data mining and machine learning techniques since they have not been explored in the a...

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    Forest Huls, Assistant Professor (S) 2019 -

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