AP CONSULTS

Anatomic Pathology Consult Services

Penn Subspecialty Second Opinion Service

Cases for which patients or physicians desire a second opinion or expert consultation can be reviewed by a team of Penn Medicine pathology specialists. The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers its Second Opinion Service (SOS) for the full spectrum of Anatomic Pathology subspecialties.

Why Penn Pathology?

  • Efficient turnaround time, 24 hours in most cases
  • Subspecialty expertise
  • Designated accessioner and system
  • Individual fellows or faculty members as case managers
  • Frequent same-day review
  • Account billing
  • Multi-disciplinary Daily Consensus Conference

How It Works

  • Efficiency: Cases have their own accession code, specific forms and uniform charge.
  • Provide individualized service: Consult cases will be accessioned into our computer system and the sender will receive a communication that the case was received.
  • Reliable communications: Cases reviewed by a fellow with the specific faculty person on that subspecialty service.
  • Fast results: If uncomplicated, a diagnosis will be rendered and communicated back to the sender immediately afterward; utmost efforts will be exerted to strive for a 24 hour turnaround time whenever possible.
  • Full personalized workup: Cases that require additional studies will be reported out in a timely fashion.

Subspecialty Resources

  • Outstanding team of pathologists
  • Extensive Immunohistochemistry panel
  • Molecular testing from paraffin blocks
  • Immunofluorescence for skin, renal, lung and cardiac
  • Development lab for new marker analysis
  • Electron microscopy if needed
  • Multilingual subspecialists (second opinions can be provided in Spanish, Chinese, and German)

 

Setting up an Account

A specific client account is set up to facilitate billing. Charges would be as a set fee for an uncomplicated case. Those wishing to send Personal Consults to any specific faculty member should do so through the usual route addressed to that individual faculty member. Locate a particular subspecialist by using the "Find a Specialist" function below.

 


find a Specialist
Breast Pathology
Ira. J. Bleiweiss, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Breast Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Kimberly Laurie Dumoff, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Cardiac Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Michael D. Feldman, MD, PhD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Jeanne M. McFalls, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Anupma Nayak, MBBS, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Jui-Han Huang

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Roseann I. Wu, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 



Associate Vice Chair for Education

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Paul J. L. Zhang, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Service

Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Fellowship Program

Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Cardiac Pathology
Priti Lal, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Genitourinary Pathology Service  

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Charuhas Deshpande, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Kimberly Laurie Dumoff, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Cardiac Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Cytopathology
Cindy M. McGrath, MD

Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Director of Cytopathology

Director, Student Fellowship in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Zubair W. Baloch, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the 

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development & Academic Affairs

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine



Director, Endocrine Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Karen S. Gustafson, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 


Bo Jian, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Anna M. Moran, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Chair of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

 


Norge Vergara, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 


Roseann I. Wu, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 



Associate Vice Chair for Education

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Gordon H. Yu, MD

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

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Dermatopathology
David E. Elder, MBChB

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

Professor of Dermatology

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 



Director, Dermatopathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Xiaowei (George) Xu, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in Dermatology

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Associate Vice Chair for Research

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


ENT/Endocrine Pathology
Virginia A. LiVolsi, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Professor of Surgical Pathology in Surgery

Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Zubair W. Baloch, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the 

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development & Academic Affairs

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine



Director, Endocrine Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Michael D. Feldman, MD, PhD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Kathleen T. Montone, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Executive Vice Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Director, Division of Anatomic Pathology


Ming Zhang

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Paul J. L. Zhang, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Service

Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Fellowship Program

Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Genitourinary Pathology
Priti Lal, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Genitourinary Pathology Service  

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Charuhas Deshpande, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Htun Min, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Matthew B. Palmer, MD, PhD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Renal Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Lauren Ende Schwartz, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 



Associate Vice Chair for Quality

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Norge Vergara, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 


GI and Liver Pathology
Emma E. Furth, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 


Franz Fogt, MD, PhD, MBA

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Chair of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital


Michael A. Husson, MD

Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 

Vice Chair, Pathology, Pennsylvania Hospital

Laboratory Director, Penn Medicine Valley Forge


Stuti Girish Shroff, MD (MBBS), PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Kristen M. Stashek, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Rashmi Tondon, MD, PDCC

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 



Co-Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program, HUP

Co-Director, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Wellness Committee


Gynecologic Pathology
Maria Carolina Reyes, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 



Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship

Director, Gynecologic Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Kumarasen Cooper, MBChB, DPhil, FRCPath

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

Kimberly Laurie Dumoff, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Cardiac Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Ihab Lamzabi, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Medical Director of Cytology, Pennsylvania Hospital


Lauren Ende Schwartz, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 



Associate Vice Chair for Quality

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Hematopathology
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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 


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


Gabriel C. Caponetti, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Dale M. Frank, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Rachel L. Sargent

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Mariusz A. Wasik, MD

Emeritus Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, Fox Chase Cancer Center


Neuropathology
Zissimos Mourelatos, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Edward B. Lee, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Co-Director, Institute of Aging


MacLean Nasrallah, MD, PhD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Associate Vice Chair for Research 


Ophthalmic Pathology
Franz Fogt, MD, PhD, MBA

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Chair of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital


Bo Jian, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Pulmonary Pathology
Leslie A. Litzky, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Chief of Surgical Pathology

Director, Medical Pathology

Director, Molecular Anatomic Pathology Service

Director, Thoracic Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Charuhas Deshpande, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Roseann I. Wu, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 



Associate Vice Chair for Education

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Paul J. L. Zhang, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Service

Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Fellowship Program

Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Soft Tissue and Bone Pathology
Paul J. L. Zhang, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Service

Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Fellowship Program

Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


John S. J. Brooks, MD

Emeritus Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Kumarasen Cooper, MBChB, DPhil, FRCPath

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

Jui-Han Huang

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania