Blake W. Buchan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Associate Director, Clinical Microbiology


Blake W. Buchan, PhD

Blake W. Buchan, PhD

As Assistant Professor of Pathology, I am involved in the education of residents in the Pathology residency program at MCW. I serve as Co-course Director for the CP portion of the Molecular Pathology rotation and participate in didactic and discussion sessions related to education in clinical microbiology and molecular diagnostics. I also share in the daily responsibilities of direction of the clinical microbiology laboratory including test interpretation, review of daily results, and council of technologists. In addition, I serve as Principal Investigator for numerous clinical trials involving new diagnostic assays for the identification of bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens.

Research Interests
  • Molecular Diagnostics
Professional Background
  • Instructor of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2011 – 2012
  • Assistant Professor of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2013-Present
  • Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology, Dynacare Laboratory, 2001 – Present
Educational Background
  • Postdoctoral Training – Medical College of Wisconsin, 2009-2011
  • PhD, Microbiology – University of Iowa, 2009
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM)


Contact Information

Office Address
Froedtert Hospital
9200 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226