Anatomic Pathology; Clinical Pathology; Genetic Pathology - Clinical, Molecular, Biochemical; Surgical Pathology
As the Chief of Pathology at the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, I oversee the operations of both the anatomical and clinical components of the medical laboratory. This facility caters to an inner-city populace that is both underrepresented and underserved. This situation provides for an interesting mix of surgical pathology cases and is well suited to engage in the effort to democratize diagnostic advancements at the community-level setting.
A specified portion of my time is dedicated to the continuous development and delivery of lectures and clinical correlations predominantly to students in the dental school.
In terms of research, work is focused on identifying improvements in clinical specimen procurement and processing that enable the derivation of bioinformatic data beyond traditional morphologic assessment. These investigations center on creating material resources for emerging diagnostic and therapeutic related technologies, the development of new tools that may facilitate sample processing, and the testing of the feasibility of adopting these modifications in the clinical setting. With the realization that clinical biospecimens are an invaluable resource to patient care, the overall goal is to collaborate using methodologies that will lead to the early detection of certain tumors, provide high quality substrates from clinical biospecimens for in-depth characterization, and provide a venue to their overall incorporation in laboratory diagnostics.