Our Pathologists

Jaya "Ruth" Asirvatham, MD

Dr. Asirvatham is a pathologist who works in breast pathology and genitourinary pathology.

Jena Auerbach, DO

Jena Auerbach, DO, is board-certified in anatomic/clinical pathology and dermatopathology.

Indraneel "Neel" Bhattacharyya, DMD, PhD

Indraneel "Neel" Bhattacharyya, DMD, PhD, earned his oral and maxillofacial pathology training at the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1995 and his master’s degree in 1996...

Michael Chang, MD

Michael Chang, MD, FCAP, is Board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology.

William L. Clapp, MD
Renal Pathology

Administrative responsibilities include serving as chief of anatomic pathology for the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans' Health System and several committee memberships.

Donald Cohen DMD, MBA, MS
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Donald Cohen DMD, MBA, MS, earned his DMD degree from Washington University School of Dental Medicine and then trained in oral pathology at Temple University School of Dentistry, where he received...

Byron P. Croker MD, PhD

Byron P. Croker MD, PhD, is a renal pathologist for the University of Florida and is an expert on murine models of renal disease, particularly models...

Lisa R. Dixon, MD

Complications and disease recurrence after liver transplantation; autoimmune diseases of the pancreas and biliary tract

Peter A. Drew, MD
Ear, Nose and Throat Pathology (ENT)

Peter A. Drew, MD, provides service to the triage, GU, breast, ENT, lung, heart and cytopathology units at...

Ashwini Esnakula, MD

Ashwini Esnakula, M.D., joined the University of Florida Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine in July 2015 after completing fellowship training in gastrointestinal, hepatic...

Sherri Flax, MD, FCAP, FASCP
Core Lab

Sherri Flax, MD, is the interim clinical pathology medical director for UF Health Pathology Laboratories and the director for the UF Health Pathology Laboratories Core Lab.

Larry J. Fowler, MD
Cytopathology

Larry J. Fowler, MD, is the director of the Cytopathology Unit at the University of Florida. His work includes the Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Biopsy Service, which is active in the performance...

Cheryl Lee Garganta, MD, PhD
Metabolics Laboratory

Cheryl Garganta, MD, PhD, is the director for the UF Health Pathology Laboratories Metabolics Laboratory.

Bruce A. Goldberger, PhD, F-ABFT
UF Health Forensic Medicine

Bruce A. Goldberger, PhD, F-ABFT, is the director of the...

David Hernandez Gonzalo, MD
David Hernandez Gonzalo, MD, specializes in the interpretation of biopsy and resection specimens in gastrointestinal, hepatic, pancreatobiliary and breast pathology.
William F. Hamilton, MD

William F. Hamilton, MD, has been the chief medical examiner at the Florida Eighth Medical Examiner District, serving seven counties in North Central Florida, since 1981.

Neil S. Harris, MD, MB, ChB
Coagulation and Chemistry
Neil S. Harris, MD, MB, ChB, is currently the director of the University of Florida Health Shands Core Laboratory (chemistry/hematology) and a clinical associate professor at the UF Department of...
Nadim M. Islam, DDS, BDS

Nadim M. Islam, DDS, BDS, is an oral and maxillofacial pathologist for UF Health Pathology Laboratories.

Jacquelyn A. Knapik, MD

Jacquelyn A. Knapik, MD, is American Board of Pathology-certified in anatomic pathology and cytopathology, and she joined the UF Department of...

Jesse Lee Kresak, MD

Jesse Lee Kresak, MD, is an assistant professor and neuropathologist at UF Health Pathlogy Laboratories.

Marino Enrique Leon, MD, FCAP, FASCP
Cytopathology

Marino Enrique Leon, MD, FCAP, FASCP, is American Board of Pathology-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, as well as cytopathology.

Ying Li, MD, PhD
Hematopathology

Hematopathology Directory Ying Li, MD, PhD, is a professor at the University of Florida Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine.

Xiuli Liu, MD, PhD
Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology

Xiuli Liu, MD, PhD, is a professor and the director of gastrointestinal and liver pathology at the...

Liping Liu, MD, PhD

Liping Liu. MD, PhD, is a cardiovascular pathologist for UF Health Pathology Laboratories who also works in transplant and gastrointestinal/liver pathology, as well in researching non-neoplastic...

Li Lu, MD, PhD
Pulmonary Pathology

The main responsibilities of Li Lu, MD, PhD, are to provide anatomical pathology and cytopathology services at VA Hospital and pulmonary pathology service at...

Kenneth H. Rand, MD
Microbiology

Dr. Rand has more than 30 years of experience in basic biomedical research and, patient care, as well as in the technical and medical/administrative direction of the...

Marie Rivera-Zengotita, MD

Marie Rivera-Zengotita, MD, graduated from Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico and completed her residency training in anatomical pathology at the University of Puerto Rico.

Petr Starostik, MD
Molecular Pathology

Petr Starostik, MD, is the director of molecular pathology for University of Florida Health Pathology Laboratories. He oversees the development of new diagnostic assays based on next-generation...

Wendy A. Stroh, DO
UF Health Autopsy Services

Autopsy Director Wendy Stroh, DO, oversees the autopsy units for both...

Dara N. Wakefield, MD

Dara N. Wakefield, MD, is a renal pathologist for University of Florida health Pathology Laboratories and the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

William Ernest Winter, MD
Endocrinology

William Ernest Winter, MD, is a professor at the University of Florida...

Anthony T. Yachnis, MD, MS
Muscle Pathology and Neuropathology

Anthony T. Yachnis, MD, MS, earned his medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine in 1986 and completed his residency and fellowship training in anatomic pathology and...

Li-Jun Yang, MD, MS

After earning her MD and MS degrees from Beijing Medical University in China, Dr. Yang carried out postdoctoral research in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics at the University of...

Roberto T. Zori, MD
Cytogenetics

Roberto T. Zori, MD. is a clinical geneticist and cytogeneticist, as well as a consultant to the craniofacial clinic for clinical genetics diagnostic and counseling issues. In addition to his...

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