The Division of Pediatric Pathology, under the Direction of Paula North, M.D., Ph.D., has a full-time faculty of nine board-certifi ed pathologists, 8 of whom have subspecialty boards in Pediatric Pathology, plus one in Hematopathology, one in Forensic Pathology; and one in Neuropathology. Three Clinical PhD’s serve as Directors of Microbiology/Virology, Immunology, Clinical Chemistry, and Molecular Diagnostics. The Division’s faculty also includes 4.5 FTE PhD basic scientists. In addition to excellence in general pediatric anatomic and clinical pathology, the CHW/CSG Division of Pediatric Pathology has nationally and internationally recognized expertise in a number of fields, including diagnosis of pediatric and adult vascular anomalies (vascular tumors and malformations), perinatal and placental pathology, pediatric hematopathology, cardiac and lung pediatric pathology, pediatric neoplasia, nerve and muscle pathology, pharmacogenetic testing, biochemical genetic testing, and molecular diagnosis of infectious and inherited disease.
The Pediatric Pathology Division has led the development of a successful transition of the CHW Clinical Laboratory into a LEAN environment to improve turn-around time for central core tests. It has also embarked on an expansion of the CHW Molecular Diagnostics Lab for the implementation of new molecular tests for pharmacogenetic analysis, including a new reference offering in forensic pharmacogenomic testing for the Medical Examiner’s offi ce, congenital heart disease (proximal 22q11.2 syndrome), cystic fi brosis and infectious disease (EBV quantitative PCR, HSV glycoprotein specifi c, Varicella zoster virus PCR, qualitative CMV, qualitative EBV). The Division also played a key role in the multi-disciplinary development of the Whole Genome Sequencing Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW), which is accredited by the College of American Pathologists. In Clinical Chemistry, Dr. Lo added new diagnostic support for our pediatric transplant population by initiating immunosuppressant testing using a LC/MS/MS method to provide more accurate results. In Histology, the CHW Clinical Lab’s scope in immunohistochemistry, immunofl uorescence, and in-situ hybridization was widely expanded under the direction of Dr. North. Another major FY12 clinical service initiative was the establishment of a CAP -accredited Pediatric Pathology Nerve and Muscle Lab for clinical nerve and muscle biopsy diagnostics (Dr. Lawlor).
Associate Professor, Pediatric Pathology; Associate Director, Clinical Laboratory, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; Technical Director, Microbiology, Immunology and Virology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Assistant Professor of Pathology; Scientific Director, CRI Imaging Core Scientific Director, NRC Imaging Facility
Assistant Professor of Pathology; Director, Pediatric Pathology Neuromuscular Laboratory
Associate Professor of Pathology; Technical Director, Clinical Chemistry, POCT and Biochemical Genetics; Director, Reference Standards Library
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Pathology
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Pediatric Pathology; Scientific Director of Molecular Diagnostics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Associate Professor of Pathology
Associate Professor of Pathology Staff Physician, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Assistant Dean of Postdoctoral Education Assistant Professor of Pathology