HEMATOPATHOLOGY

Hematology

The Hematology Laboratory performs routine hematologic tests as well as specialized tests for identification and quantification of normal hemoglobins and the diagnosis and classification by cytochemical staining of disorders of leukocytes and lymphoid cells.

As part of the Division of Hematopathology, the hematology lab is primarily responsible for the initial diagnosis and subsequent evaluation of a spectrum of hematologic disorders, both common and uncommon, including anemias, leukemias and other causes of low or high blood counts. These disorders are most often detected in complete blood counts (CBCs), which account for the highest volume test in the laboratory (approx. 500,000 annually), with complex cases reviewed by an experienced hematopathologist. The director, other staff hematopathologists, a hematology laboratory system specialist, and skilled technical staff have considerable expertise and experience in diagnostic hematology, with the faculty leadership enjoying international recognition in this arena. In particular, the staff is especially skilled in integrating the various facets involved in the evaluation of patients with neoplastic hematologic disorders, including morphology, histology, cytochemistry, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, cytogenetics, and molecular genetics.

Most commonly performed assays are ordered using the usual mechanisms. However, a hematopathology fellow and attending are available 24/7 to discuss the performance of specific tests, and the interpretation thereof.


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Hematology
Megan S. Lim, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Director, Hematopathology


Adam Bagg, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Agata M. Bogusz

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Dale M. Frank, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Michele E. Paessler, DO

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Rachel L. Sargent

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Vinodh Pillai, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Gerald B. Wertheim, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Mariusz A. Wasik, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Charles S. Abrams, MD

Francis C. Wood Professor of Medicine and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Adam C. Cuker

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine