Paula E. North, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin;
Director, Children’s Research Institute Histology and Imaging Cores;
Medical Director, Pediatric Biobank and Tissue Analytical Core, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Introduction

Paula E. North, MD, PhD

Paula E. North, MD, PhD

Dr. North is Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin with a secondary appointment in the MCW Institute for Health and Society. Her primary clinical service responsibilities are in the Division of Pediatric Pathology at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW). She currently serves as Department Chief for the CHW Medical and Dental Staff in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. She founded and continues as Scientific Director of the Children’s Research Institute Histology Core, a state-of-the-art research-supportive facility that has continually offered a wide range of histology services and Pathology expertise to investigators at MCW and its affiliated institutions since 2006. Dr. North’s research program and anatomic clinical practice is most focused in the areas of vascular anomalies and global environmental health.

Research Interests
  • Pathogenic mechanisms in vascular tumors and malformations of infancy and childhood
  • Pediatric molecular diagnostics
  • Global laboratory medicine – development of sustainable models for telepathology-supported laboratory testing in challenging environments
Professional Background
  • Director of Clinical Laboratories and Vice Chief of Pediatric Pathology, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, AR (1995 – 2005)
  • Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (1995 – 2001)
  • Associate Professor of Pathology (with tenure), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2001 – 2004)
  • Professor of Pathology (with tenure), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2004 – 2005)
  • Professor (with tenure), Medical College of Wisconsin (2005 – present)
  • Chief of Pediatric Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin), and Medical Director of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (2005-2014).
  • Department Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Medical and Dental Staff (2005-present).
  • Medical Director, TAI Diagnostics (2015-present).
Educational Background
  • University of Virginia – BA in Biology (1974)
  • Vanderbilt University – PhD in Molecular Biology (1982)
  • Vanderbilt University – post-doctoral fellowship in Physiology, Vanderbilt University (1982 – 1984)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – MD (1992)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (1992 – 1995)
Board Certifications
  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (American Board of Pathology)
  • Pediatric Pathology (American Board of Pathology)

Publications

Contact Information

Office Address
Children’s Hospital
9000 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Ann Diamond, Administrative Assistant
Phone
(414) 266-2255

adiamond@chw.org