Pediatric Pathology

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.

Clinical Service:

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).

Faculty

Gabriela Gheorghe, MD

Gabriela Gheorghe, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Pathology; Director of Hematology, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

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Jason A. Jarzembowski MD, PhD

Jason A. Jarzembowski MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin; Program Director, Perinatal Pathology…

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Karen Sue Kehl, PhD, D(ABMM)

Karen Sue Kehl, PhD, D(ABMM)

Associate Professor, Pediatric Pathology; Associate Director, Clinical Laboratory, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; Technical Director, Microbiology, Immunology and Virology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Suresh Kumar, PhD

Suresh Kumar, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology; Scientific Director, CRI Imaging Core Scientific Director, NRC Imaging Facility

Michael W. Lawlor MD, PhD

Michael W. Lawlor MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology; Director, Pediatric Pathology Neuromuscular Laboratory

Stanley F. Lo, PhD

Stanley F. Lo, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology; Technical Director, Clinical Chemistry, POCT and Biochemical Genetics; Director, Reference Standards Library

Qing (Robert) Miao, PhD

Qing (Robert) Miao, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Pathology

Paula E. North, MD, PhD

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,... More ›

Tara Sander Lee, PhD

Tara Sander Lee, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology, Pediatric Pathology; Scientific Director of Molecular Diagnostics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Annette D. Segura, MD

Annette D. Segura, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Rashmi Sood, PhD

Rashmi Sood, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology

James F. Southern, MD, PhD

James F. Southern, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Mariko Suchi MD, PhD

Mariko Suchi MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology Staff Physician, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Julie Tetzlaff, PhD

Julie Tetzlaff, PhD

Assistant Dean of Postdoctoral Education Assistant Professor of Pathology