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, Dr. Buchan is the education of residents in the Pathology residency program at MCW. He is the Associate Residency Program Director for Clinical Pathology, Course Director for the PGY-1 Molecular Pathology rotation, and attending faculty for the PGY-2 Microbiology rotation. In these roles he leads trainees in practical, didactic, and discussion sessions related to education in clinical microbiology and molecular diagnostics. Dr. Buchan serves in the clinical role of Associate Director for Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics in which he oversees many aspects of the clinical microbiology laboratory including test interpretation, review of daily results, and council of technologists. In addition, he 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