Pediatric Pathology

The Division of Pediatric Pathology, under the direction of NorthJason Jarzembowski, MD, PhD, has a full-time faculty of seven board-certifi ed pathologists, six of whom have subspecialty boards in Pediatric Pathology, and one Neuropathology. Three Clinical PhDs serve as Directors of Microbiology/Virology, Immunology, Clinical Chemistry, and Molecular Diagnostics. The Division’s faculty also includes four 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 solid tumors, perinatal and placental pathology, pediatric and adult vascular anomalies (vascular tumors and malformations), pediatric cardiac and gastrointestinal pathology, pediatric cytopathology, nerve and muscle pathology, pharmacogenetic testing, biochemical genetic testing, and molecular diagnosis of infectious and inherited disease.

Clinical Service:

The Pediatric Pathology Division provides a full range of subspecialized pediatric testing through the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Clinical Laboratories, under the accreditation of the College of American Pathologists. The CHW Clinical Chemistry Lab performs comprehensive biochemical testing for metabolic disorders as well as routine chemical analyses. The CHW Microbiology Lab utilizes state-of-the-art MALDI-TOF identification of organisms and molecular detection of pathogens in collaboration with the CHW Molecular Diagnostics Lab, which also performs pharmacogenetic analysis as well as unique assays for coagulopathy and congenital hearing loss. The CHW Hematology Lab includes routine blood counts and testing incorporating automated screening through Cellavision technology, bone marrow analysis including flow cytometry for leukemias and lymphomas, and coagulation assays such as rapid thromboelastography (TEG). The CHW Histology Lab performs a variety of routine, special, immunohistochemical, immunofluorescent, and in situ hybridization staining for surgical pathology, cytopathology, and autopsy cases. Comprehensive muscle and nerve biopsy analysis are performed in the CHW and MCW Neuromuscular Laboratories.

Faculty

Jason A. Jarzembowski MD, PhD

Jason A. Jarzembowski MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology; Vice Chair for Pediatric Pathology; Director, Pediatric Pathology Fellowship; Laboratory Medical Director, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; Director, Core Laboratories, Children’s Research Institute

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Karen Sue Kehl, PhD, D(ABMM)

Karen Sue Kehl, PhD, D(ABMM)

Technical Director, Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

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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

Associate Professor of Pathology Associate Director, Neuroscience Research Center Director, MCW Neuromuscular Pathology Laboratory and Pediatric Pathology Clinical Neuromuscular Laboratory Director, Congenital Muscle... More ›

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

Associate Professor

Paula E. North, MD, PhD

Paula E. North, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology; Director, Histology Core Laboratory, Children’s Research Institute

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Lauren N. Parsons, M.D.

Lauren N. Parsons, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pathology Director of Pediatric Cytopathology

Tara Sander Lee, PhD

Tara Sander Lee, PhD

Associate 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

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Julie Tetzlaff, PhD

Julie Tetzlaff, PhD

Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs and Graduate Career Development, Assistant Professor of Pathology

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