Associated Pathologists,d/b/a PathGroup, is the largest physician owned pathology group in the United States.  With more than 75 pathologists, we provide a wide range of anatomic, clinical and molecular services to hospitals, multi-speciality groups, surgery centers, physician offices and other clinical reference laboratories, and have done so since 1965.  Associated Pathologists is an academic style group practice that has superb range and depth of experience, expertise and certifications in all subspecialty areas of pathology.

Physician Leadership

Ben W. Davis, M.D.

President, Associated Pathologists; President and CEO, PathGroup
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Richard B. Hessler, MD

Vice President of Physician Services & Chief of Pathology, Erlanger Health System
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Wayne J. Lennington, MD

Vice President of Physician Services
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Derek C. Welch, MD

Vice President of Physician Services, Medical Director of Anatomic Pathology & Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology
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Expert Pathologists

Janet D. Allen

Janet D. Allen

Medical School: University of Tennessee
Residency: Baptist Memorial Hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Location: Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, TN
Email: JAllen@pathgroup.com

Bijan Amirghassemi, MD

Bijan Amirghassemi, MD

Medical School: University of Azarabadegan
Residency: St. Louis Hospital, Paris, France, Inova Fairfax Hospital
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Anatomic Pathology - Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Location: Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, West Virginia
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: bamirghassemi@pathgroup.com

S. Jaweed Ansari, MD

S. Jaweed Ansari, MD

Medical School: Dow Medical College
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Dermatopathology
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Fellowship Training: Dermatopathology - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Specialty: Dermatopathology
Location: Grassmere Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: jansari@pathgroup.com

Pamela A. Archuletta, MD

Pamela A. Archuletta, MD

Medical School: Wayne State University
Residency: Beth Israel Deconess Medical Center, Harvard University
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Location: DuPont Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Phone: 260-416-5865
Email: parchuletta@pathgroup.com

Charles H. Aust, Jr., MD

Charles H. Aust, Jr., MD

Medical School: Indiana University
Residency: Emory University
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Oncologic Surgical Pathology - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Location: Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Phone: 260-435-7154
Email: caust@pathgroup.com

Oscar Eugene Battles, MD

Oscar Eugene Battles, MD

Medical School: University of South Alabama
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Cytopathology - Emory University
Specialty: Breast Pathology, Gynecologic Pathology
Location: Medical Center Navicent Health, Macon, Georgia
Phone: 478-633-1322
Email: obattles@pathgroup.com

Christina Birsan, MD

Christina Birsan, MD

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Residency: Loma Linda University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology
Fellowship Training: Gastrointestinal Pathology - AmeriPath
Specialty: Gastrointestinal Pathology
Location: Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Phone: 423-778-7255
Email: cbirsan@pathgroup.com

Jody S. Brahney, MD

Jody S. Brahney, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University
Residency: Charity Hospital, Louisiana State University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Location: Medical Center Navicent Health, Macon, Georgia
Phone: 478-633-1770
Email: jbrahney@pathgroup.com

Kathy S. Bruner, MD

Kathy S. Bruner, MD

Medical School: University of Louisville
Residency: University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Cytopathology - University of Kentucky Changler Medical Center
Location: TJ Samson Community Hospital, Glasgow, Kentucky
Phone: 270-651-4166
Email: kbruner@pathgroup.com

Richard M. Cachia, MD

Richard M. Cachia, MD

Medical School: Royal University of Malta
Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Renal Pathology
Location: Heartland Regional Medical Center, Marion, Illinois
Phone: 618-998-7862
Email: rcachia@pathgroup.com

Terence T. Casey, MD

Terence T. Casey, MD

Medical School: Tulane University
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology
Fellowship Training: Hematopathology - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Grassmere Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: tcasey@pathgroup.com

Frances L. Cate, MD

Frances L. Cate, MD

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Cytopathology - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Specialty: Cytopathology
Location: Williamson Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9485
Email: fcate@pathgroup.com

Benjamin K. Chamberlain, MD

Benjamin K. Chamberlain, MD

Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology- Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Nashville, TN
Location: Grassmere Labratory, Nashville, TN
Email: Bchamberlain@pathgroup.com

Pranil K. Chandra, DO

Pranil K. Chandra, DO

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: New York University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology
Fellowship Training: Hematopathology - NYU Langone Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Oncologic Surgical Pathology - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Fellowship Training: Molecular Genetic - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Location: Grassmere Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: pchandra@pathgroup.com

Alex G. M. Chang, MD

Alex G. M. Chang, MD

Medical School: Emory University
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology - Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Pathology
Specialty: Urologic Pathology
Location: Grassmere Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: achang@pathgroup.com

Larissa A. Chismar, MD

Larissa A. Chismar, MD

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
Board Certification: Dermatology
Fellowship Training: Dermatopathology - Montefiore Medical Center/Dermpath Diagnostics
Specialty: Dermatopathology
Location: Atlanta Dermatopathology & Pathology Associates, Atlanta, Georgia
Phone: 770-994-1362
Email: lachismar@pathgroup.com

Lindsey N. Clark, MD

Lindsey N. Clark, MD

Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Dermatopathology
Fellowship Training: Dermatopathology
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology
Specialty: Dermatology
Location: Grassmere Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: lclark@pathgroup.com

Harry K. Daugherty, Jr., MD

Harry K. Daugherty, Jr., MD

Medical School: St. Louis University
Residency: Wake Forest University, Baptist Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Cytopathology - Medical University of South Carolina
Specialty: Cytopathology, Dermatopathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology
Location: LewisGale Medical Center, Salem, Virginia
Phone: 540-777-1430
Email: hdaugherty@pathgroup.com

Ben W. Davis, MD

Ben W. Davis, MD

Medical School: University of Arkansas
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Breast Pathology
Fellowship Training: Pathology Information Systems
Location: Corporate Office, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-221-4455
Email: bdavis@pathgroup.com

Chris J. Dempsher, MD

Chris J. Dempsher, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania
Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Specialty: Transfusion Medicine
Location: Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Phone: 260-435-7154
Email: cdempsher@pathgroup.com

Paul D. DiGiovanni, MD

Paul D. DiGiovanni, MD

Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Specialty: Breast Pathology
Location: Southern Hills Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-781-3531
Email: pdigiovanni@pathgroup.com

Mairo L. Diolombi, MD

Mairo L. Diolombi, MD

Medical School: The George Washington University
Residency: The George Washington University
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Genitourinary Pathology - The Johns Hopkins University
Specialty: Urology
Location: Grassmere Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: mdioloombi@pathgroup.com

Olena Dorokhova, MD, PhD

Olena Dorokhova, MD, PhD

Medical School: Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy-Ukraine
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Dermatopathology
Fellowship Training: Dermatopathology - Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine - New York
Specialty: Dermatopathology
Location: Atlanta Dermatopathology, Atlanta, Georgia
Phone: 770-994-1360
Email: odorokhova@pathgroup.com

James E. Dunnington, MD

James E. Dunnington, MD

Medical School: University of Virginia
Residency: University of Kentucky Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Location: Taylor Regional Hospital, Campbellsville, Kentucky
Phone: 270-465-3561
Email: jdunnington@pathgroup.com

Lori D. Emerson, MD

Lori D. Emerson, MD

Medical School: University of Tennessee
Residency: Baptist Memorial Hospital , St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Location: Parkridge Medical Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Phone: 423-493-1550
Email: lemerson@pathgroup.com

John H. Fasig, MD

John H. Fasig, MD

Medical School: University of Iowa
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Cytopathology - Indiana University School of Medicine
Specialty: Breast Pathology
Location: Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-342-3070
Email: jfasig@pathgroup.com

Kristina J. Fasig, MD

Kristina J. Fasig, MD

Medical School: University of Illinois
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Hematopathology - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Specialty: Breast Pathology
Location: Grassmere Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: kfasig@pathgroup.com

Eugene G. Fong, MD

Eugene G. Fong, MD

Medical School: Yale University
Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Management-University of Illinois - Chicago, IL
Fellowship Training: Clinical Pathology-Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH
Location: Parkridge Medical Center, Chattanooga, TN
Phone: (423) 493-1550
Email: efong@pathgroup.com

Rebecca L. Foust, MD

Rebecca L. Foust, MD

Medical School: University of Tennessee
Residency: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Cytopathology-University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis, TN
Specialty: Cytopathology
Location: Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, Tn
Email: rfoust@pathgroup.com

Alan K. Galloway, MD

Alan K. Galloway, MD

Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Location: Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, TN
Phone: (864) 835-4261
Email: agalloway@pathgroup.com

Maria K. Garcia, MD

Maria K. Garcia, MD

Medical School: De La Salle University
Residency: University of Texas
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Cytopathology - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Fellowship Training: Oncologic Surgical Pathology - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Specialty: Cytopathology
Location: Southern Tennessee Medical Center, Winchester, Tennessee
Phone: 931-967-8656
Email: mkgarcia@pathgroup.com

Medha Godbole, MD

Medha Godbole, MD

Medical School: Bombay University-Bombay, India
Residency: Metro Health Medical Center, H.N. Hospital-Mumbai
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology/Cytology-Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH
Fellowship Training: Immunopathology-Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH
Location: Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Hopkinsville, KY
Email: mgodbole@pathgroup.com

G. Scott Hall, MD

G. Scott Hall, MD

Medical School: University of South Alabama
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Cytopathology - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Specialty: Gynecologic Pathology, Thyroid Pathology
Location: Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: shall@pathgroup.com

Taylor L. Hartley, MD, MPH

Taylor L. Hartley, MD, MPH

Medical School: Texas Tech University
Residency: University of Texas, University of Minnesota
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Hematopathology - University of Texas
Fellowship Training: Cytopathology - University of Texas
Specialty: Cytopathology, Hematopathology
Location: Skyline Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: thartley@pathgroup.com

Matthew L. Hearp, MD

Matthew L. Hearp, MD

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Residency: University of Illinois
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Cytopathology - East Carolina University
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology - East Carolina University
Location: LewisGale Hospital-Montgomery, Blacksburg, Virginia
Phone: 540-443-0108
Email: mhearp@pathgroup.com

Anne V. Herdman, MD

Anne V. Herdman, MD

Medical School: University of Missouri
Residency: Medical College of Georgia
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Gastrointestinal Pathology - University of Florida
Fellowship Training: Liver Pathology - University of Florida
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology - Emory University
Specialty: Gastrointestinal Pathology, Liver Pathology
Location: Erlanger Health Systems, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Phone: 423-778-7255
Email: aherdman@pathgroup.com

Richard B. Hessler, MD

Richard B. Hessler, MD

Medical School: University of Vermont
Residency: University of Virginia
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Neuropathology
Fellowship Training: Neuropathology - University of Virginia
Specialty: Breast Pathology, Neuropathology, Urologic Pathology
Location: Erlanger Health Systems, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Phone: 423-778-7255
Email: rhessler@pathgroup.com

Hao H. Ho, MD, PhD

Hao H. Ho, MD, PhD

Medical School: New York Medical College
Residency: New York University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology
Fellowship Training: Molecular Genetic Pathology - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Specialty: Molecular Genetic Pathology
Location: Grassmere Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: hho@pathgroup.com

Lulin Hu, MD, PhD

Lulin Hu, MD, PhD

Medical School: Xianning Medical College, China
Residency: Saint Louis University Hospital
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology - Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University -St. Louis
Fellowship Training: Cytopathology - Geisinger Medical Center, PA
Location: LewisGale Medical Center, Salem, Virginia
Phone: 540-777-1430

Heath Jones, MD

Heath Jones, MD

Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Gastrointestinal Pathology
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology
Specialty: Hematopathology
Location: Grassmere Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: hjones@pathgroup.com

Roy W. Kirchberg, MD

Roy W. Kirchberg, MD

Medical School: University of North Carolina
Residency: University of Louisville
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Cytopathology - University of Louisville
Location: Grassmere Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: rkirchberg@pathgroup.com

Kathryn T. Knight, MD

Kathryn T. Knight, MD

Medical School: University of Mississippi
Residency: Emory University
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology
Location: Grassmere Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: kknight@pathgroup.com

Vladimir D. Kravtsov, II, MD

Vladimir D. Kravtsov, II, MD

Medical School: Kuban State Medical Institute
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certification: Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology
Fellowship Training: Hematopathology - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Clinical Pathology - University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine
Location: Grassmere Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: vkravtsov@pathgroup.com

Steven L. LaRue, MD

Steven L. LaRue, MD

Medical School: University of Missouri
Residency: Naval Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Cytopathology - University of Kansas
Location: Erlanger Health Systems, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Phone: 423-778-7255
Email: slarue@pathgroup.com

Julie W. Lemmon, MD

Julie W. Lemmon, MD

Medical School: University of Tennessee
Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Location: Sumner Regional Medical Center, Gallatin, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9259
Email: jlemmon@pathgroup.com

Wayne J. Lennington, MD

Wayne J. Lennington, MD

Medical School: Indiana University
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Specialty: Bone and Soft Tissue, Breast Pathology
Location: Williamson Medical Center, Franklin, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: wlennington@pathgroup.com

Daryl B. Lundgrin, MD

Daryl B. Lundgrin, MD

Medical School: Oklahoma University
Residency: University of Utah
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology
Fellowship Training: Hematopathology - Bethesda Naval Hospital
Specialty: Breast Pathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Surgical Pathology
Location: Greenview Regional Hospital, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Phone: 270-793-2110
Email: dlungrin@pathgroup.com

Mark H. Lyda, MD

Mark H. Lyda, MD

Medical School: Oregon Health Sciences University
Residency: University of California
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology
Fellowship Training: Gastrointestinal Pathology - University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology, Hematopathology - City of Hope National Medical Center
Specialty: Gastrointestinal Pathology , Hematopathology, Surgical Pathology
Location: Grassmere Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: mhlyda@pathgroup.com

Henry R. Mahler, MD

Henry R. Mahler, MD

Medical School: University of Arkansas
Residency: University of Arkansas
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Gastrointestinal Pathology - University of Arkansas
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology - University of Arkansas
Fellowship Training: Liver Pathology - University of Arkansas
Location: Medical Center Navicent Health, Macon, Georgia
Phone: 478-633-1329
Email: hmahler@pathgroup.com

Thomas P. Mezzetti, MD

Thomas P. Mezzetti, MD

Medical School: Columbia University
Residency: National Capital Consortium for Graduate Medical Education
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Gynecologic Pathology - Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Fellowship Training: Breast Pathology - Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Specialty: Breast Pathology, Gynecologic Pathology
Location: Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Phone: 423-778-7255
Email: TPMezzetti@pathgroup.com

L. Evan Michael, MD, PhD

L. Evan Michael, MD, PhD

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Residency: University of Alabama
Board Certification: Dermatology
Fellowship Training: Dermatopathgology - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Location: Atlanta Dermatopathology, Atlanta, Georgia
Phone: 770- 994-1362
Email: lemichael@pathgroup.com

Petra G. Milde, MD

Petra G. Milde, MD

Medical School: University of Heidelberg
Residency: George Washington University Medical Center, Heinrich-Heine University
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Venereology
Fellowship Training: Dermatopathology - Armed Forces Institute of Pathology; New York University Medical Center
Location: Atlanta Dermatopathology, Atlanta, Georgia
Phone: 770-994-1360
Email: pmilde@pathgroup.com

Joyce D. Mills, MD

Joyce D. Mills, MD

Medical School: Loma Linda University
Residency: Baptist Memorial Hospital
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Location: Erlanger Health Systems, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Phone: 423-778-4389
Email: jdmills@pathgroup.com

Carl M. Minami, MD

Carl M. Minami, MD

Medical School: University of Hawaii
Residency: Tripler Army Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Cytopathology-San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Location: Tennova Healthcare, Cleveland, OH
Email: cminami@pathgroup.com

Melinda R. Mohr, MD

Melinda R. Mohr, MD

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Board Certification: Dermatology, Dermatopathology
Fellowship Training: Dermatopathology - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Specialty: Dermatopathology
Location: Atlanta Dermatopathology, Atlanta, Georgia
Phone: 770-994-1360
Email: mmohr@pathgroup.com

Agne Naujokas, DO

Agne Naujokas, DO

Medical School: A. T. Still University
Residency: University of California San Francisco
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Dermatopathology
Fellowship Training: Dermatopathology - University of California San Francisco
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology - University of California San Francisco
Specialty: Dermatopathology, Surgical Pathology
Location: Atlanta Dermatopathology, Atlanta, Georgia
Phone: 770-994-1360
Email: anaujokas@pathgroup.com

Jorge M. Oliver, MD

Jorge M. Oliver, MD

Medical School: Universidad Central del Caribe
Residency: St. Vincent Hospital, Medical Center of New York
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology - St. Vincent's hospital and Medical Center of New York
Location: Hamilton Medical Center, Dalton, Georgia
Phone: 706-272-6090
Email: joliver@pathgroup.com

Melissa Patton, MD

Melissa Patton, MD

Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center
Residency: University of Texas Medical School at Galveston, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Cytopathology - University of Louisville Hospital
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology - University of Texas Medical School at Galveston
Location: Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Phone: 270-887-0142
Email: mpatton@pathgroup.com

Justin S. Poling, MD

Justin S. Poling, MD

Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Residency: John Hopkins School of Medicine
Fellowship Training: Gastrointestinal/Liver Pathology-John Hopkins School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology-John Hopkins School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD
Specialty: Gastroenterology
Location: Grassmere Labratory, Nashville, TN
Email: jpoling@pathgroup.com

Terry B. Ponder, MD

Terry B. Ponder, MD

Medical School: University of Missouri School of Medicine
Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Cytopathology-Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology-Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis, MO
Location: Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO
Email: bponder@pathgroup.com

Lori M. Proctor, MD

Lori M. Proctor, MD

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Residency: University of North Carolina
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Cytopathology - Emory University
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology - University of North Carolina
Specialty: Hospital Services, Women's Health
Location: Parkridge Medical Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Phone: 423-493-1550
Email: lproctor@pathgroup.com

Heather M. Rietz, MD

Heather M. Rietz, MD

Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Residency: Emory University
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology
Fellowship Training: Hematopathology - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Specialty: Bone and Soft Tissue, Hematopathology
Location: Grassmere Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: hreitz@pathgroup.com

Marigny B. Roberts, MD

Marigny B. Roberts, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Location: LewisGale Medical Center, Salem, Virginia
Phone: 540-777-1430
Email: mbroberts@pathgroup.com

Kaori Saito, MD

Kaori Saito, MD

Medical School: University of Tennessee
Residency: University of Tennessee Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Gastrointestinal Pathology - Boston University School of Medicine
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology - Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital
Specialty: Gastroenterology, Surgical Pathology
Location: Grassmere Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 731-661-2070
Email: ksaito@pathgroup.com

Heidi W. Shappell, MD

Heidi W. Shappell, MD

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Anatomic Pathology - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Specialty: Gastroenterology, Women's Health
Location: Grassmere Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: hshappell@pathgroup.com

Shruti A. Shukla, MD

Shruti A. Shukla, MD

Medical School: Baroda Medical College - Vadodara, India
Residency: Baroda Medical College, East Tennessee State University
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Location: Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Indiana
Phone: 260-416-5863
Email: sshukla@pathgroup.com

Sean W. Silvernagel, MD

Sean W. Silvernagel, MD

Medical School: University of Louisville
Residency: Ball Memorial Hospital
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology - Mayo Clinic
Specialty: Non-Neoplastic Pulmonary Pathology, Urologic Pathology
Location: StoneCrest Medical Center, Smyrna, Tennessee
Phone: 615-768-2520
Email: ssilvernagel@pathgroup.com

James R. Slemmer, MD

James R. Slemmer, MD

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Residency: Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Hahnemann University Hospital
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology of Neoplastic Disease-Memorial Sloan-Kettering Center Cancer Center - NY
Location: Tennova Healthcare, Cleveland, OH
Phone: 423-559-6168
Email: rslemmer@pathgroup.com

David C. Spence, MD

David C. Spence, MD

Medical School: University of Texas
Residency: Washington University
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology
Fellowship Training: Pediatric Pathology - University of Utah, Primary Children's Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Hematopathology - Upstate Medical University
Specialty: Pediatric Pathology
Location: Erlanger Health Systems, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Phone: 423-778-7255
Email: dspence@pathgroup.com

Alison E. Stoner, MD

Alison E. Stoner, MD

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency: University of Virginia Health System
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Fellowship Training: Cytopathology - University of Virginia Health System
Fellowship Training: Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine - University of Virginia Health System
Specialty: Thyroid Pathology
Location: Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: astoner@pathgroup.com

M. Lynn Swearingen, MD

M. Lynn Swearingen, MD

Medical School: University of Tennessee
Residency: Bethesda Naval Hospital
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Specialty: Hospital Services, Women's Health
Location: Parkridge Medical Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Phone: 423-493-1550
Email: lswearingen@pathgroup.com

Dana C. Tunnell, MD

Dana C. Tunnell, MD

Medical School: Duke University
Residency: Cleveland Clinic
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology
Fellowship Training: Hematopathology - University of North Carolina
Location: Medical Center Navicent Health, Macon, Georgia
Phone: 478-633-1329
Email: dtunnell@pathgroup.com

Derek C. Welch, MD

Derek C. Welch, MD

Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Gastrointestinal Pathology - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Specialty: Gastrointestinal Pathology, Hepatobiliary Pathology
Location: Grassmere Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9200
Email: dwelch@pathgroup.com

Randall L. Woodford, MD

Randall L. Woodford, MD

Medical School: University of Virginia
Residency: University of Virginia
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology
Fellowship Training: Hematopathology - University of Virginia Department of Pathology
Location: LewisGale Medical Center, Salem, Virginia
Phone: 540-777-1444
Email: rwoodford@pathgroup.com

Amy Elizabeth Wright, MD

Amy Elizabeth Wright, MD

Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Forensic Pathology
Fellowship Training: Forensic Pathology - University of New Mexico, Office of the Medical Investigator
Fellowship Training: Tumor Pathology - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Specialty: Breast Pathology
Location: Medical Center Navicent Health, Macon, Georgia
Phone: 478-633-1319
Email: bwright@pathgroup.com

Peter Wu, MD, PhD

Peter Wu, MD, PhD

Medical School: Fujan Medical College
Residency: Brown University Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology - Brown University Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital
Fellowship Training: Hematopathology - University of Massachusetts Medical School/ Memorial Medical Center
Specialty: Flow Cytometry
Location: Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Phone: 260-435-7154
Email: pwu@pathgroup.com

Gerald L. Yancey, Jr., MD

Gerald L. Yancey, Jr., MD

Medical School: University of Tennessee
Residency: University of Tennessee, Baptist Hospitals
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology-Indiana University - Indianapolis,
Specialty: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Location: Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, IN
Email: gyancey@pathgroup.com

Emeritus

Richard D. Buchanan, MD

Richard D. Buchanan, MD

Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Joined Associated Pathologists in 1975
Retired 2004

Samuel H. Dillard, Jr., MD

Samuel H. Dillard, Jr., MD

Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Joined Associated Pathologists in 1974
Retired 2005

James H. Godfrey, Jr., MD

James H. Godfrey, Jr., MD

Medical School: Tulane University
Joined Associated Pathologists in 1975
Retired 1994

Larry G. Graham, MD

Larry G. Graham, MD

Medical School: Oklahoma University
Joined Associated Pathologists in 1975
Retired 2006

John D. Jones, MD

John D. Jones, MD

Medical School: University of Southern California
Joined Associated Pathologists in 1979
Retired 2005

Edgar H. Pierce, Jr. MD

Edgar H. Pierce, Jr. MD

Medical School: University of Tennessee
Residency: University of Vermont
Retired 2010

Mary P. Schatz, MD

Mary P. Schatz, MD

Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Residency: Vanderbilt University
Retired 2008

Samuel A. Smith, MD

Samuel A. Smith, MD

Medical School: University of Louisville
Residency: University of Louisville
Retired 2011

Dean G. Taylor, MD

Dean G. Taylor, MD

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Residency: University of Washington
Retired 2006

Robert W. Wahl, MD

Robert W. Wahl, MD

Medical School: University of Kansas
Joined Associated Pathologists in 1976
Retired 2009

Retired

Jere W. Baxter, MD

Jere W. Baxter, MD

Medical School: University of Tennessee Memphis
Residency: Vanderbilt University, University of Tennessee Memorial Research Center & Hospital
Retired 2014

Donna J. Boden, MD

Donna J. Boden, MD

Medical School: University of Texas
Residency: University of Texas
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Fellowship Training: Surgical Pathology - University of Texas Medical Branch
Specialty: Gastrointestinal Pathology
Location: TJ Samson Community Hospital, Glasgow, Kentucky
Phone: 270-651-4488
Email: dboden@pathgroup.com

Pramod K. Carpenter, MD

Pramod K. Carpenter, MD

Medical School: Indiana University
Residency: South Bend Indiana Medical Foundation
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Location: Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Phone: 260-416-5863
Email: pcarpenter@pathgroup.com

Dan E. Connor, MD

Dan E. Connor, MD

Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Specialty: Hematopathology
Location: Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-562-9263
Email: dconnor@pathgroup.com

Jimmy L. Costin, MD

Jimmy L. Costin, MD

Medical School: Oklahoma University
Residency: University of Arkansas
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Specialty: Forensic Pathology
Location: Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Phone: 573-778-0889
Email: jcostin@pathgroup.com

Warren J. Eisenstein, MD

Warren J. Eisenstein, MD

Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Residency: Baptist Memorial Hospital
Retired 2010

Jerry L. Gibbs, MD

Jerry L. Gibbs, MD

Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Residency: University of Missouri
Retired 2007

Thomas E. Hanes, MD

Thomas E. Hanes, MD

Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Location: Skyline Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-769-4575
Email: thanes@pathgroup.com

Samuel L. Harboldt, MD

Samuel L. Harboldt, MD

Medical School: Loma Linda University
Residency: Loma Linda University Medical Center, Kettering Memorial Hospital
Retired 2013

Steven M. Jones, MD

Steven M. Jones, MD

Medical School: Indiana University
Residency: New Mexico School of Medicine
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Location: Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Phone: 260-435-7154
Email: sjones@pathgroup.com

Michael M. Lee, MD, PhD

Michael M. Lee, MD, PhD

Medical School: Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Residency: New York University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Dermatopathology
Fellowship Training: Dermatopathology - New York University Medical Center; Thomas Jefferson University
Location: Atlanta Dermatopathology, Atlanta, Georgia
Phone: 770-994-1360
Email: mlee@pathgroup.com

Elsie P. Ollapally, MD

Elsie P. Ollapally, MD

Medical School: St. John’s Medical College
Residency: University Health Center of Pittsburgh, SUNY Buffalo
Retired 2015

Abdul K. Shamsuddin, MD

Abdul K. Shamsuddin, MD

Medical School: Kerala University, Trivadrum Medical College, India
Residency: Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown, Ohio
Retired 2011

John W. Templeton, MD

John W. Templeton, MD

Medical School: University of Tennessee
Residency: Vanderbilt University
Retired 2007

Rena M. Thomison, MD

Rena M. Thomison, MD

Medical School: University of Alabama
Residency: University of Alabama
Retired 2010

John B. Thomison, Jr., MD

John B. Thomison, Jr., MD

Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Residency: University of Alabama
Retired 2010

Neal E. Wearner, MD

Neal E. Wearner, MD

Medical School: Loma Linda University
Residency: Washington Hospital Center, West Virginia University
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Location: SkyRidge Medical Center, Cleveland, Tennessee
Phone: 423-559-6168
Email: nwearner@pathgroup.com

In Memorium

William H. Farthing, Jr., MD

William H. Farthing, Jr., MD

1963 - 2014

Michel N. Haddad, MD

Michel N. Haddad, MD

1928 - 2000

Hugo C. Pribor, MD, PhD

Hugo C. Pribor, MD, PhD

1928 - 2007

John B. Thomison, MD

John B. Thomison, MD

Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Joined Associated Pathologists in 1966
Retired 1996