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Division of Anatomic & Surgical Pathology

Division of Anatomic & Surgical Pathology

Call Client Services 804-828-PATH (828-7284); 1-800-363-9234

Anatomic Pathology Services

Anatomic Pathology incorporates the following laboratory services: Autopsy, Cytopathology [We also offer FNA services to the VCU Medical Center hospitals and clinics and to patients referred from physicians for FNA to our Cytodiagnosis Center], Neuropathology.

AUTOPSY.
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AUTOPSY

Our Autopsy Service is staffed by faculty mentors who are certified in Anatomic Pathology, two Pathologists’ Assistants, a Pathology Lab Assistant, and one to two rotating Pathology Residents who perform 125 to 150 autopsies a year.

CYTOPATHOLOGY.
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CYTOPATHOLOGY

We offer expert cytologic interpretation and consultation of gynecological, non-gynecological and fine needle aspiration (FNA) specimens with the ultimate goal of attaining the most accurate and complete diagnosis possible.

NEUROPATHOLOGY.
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NEUROPATHOLOGY

Our department has two Board certified neuropathologists. We maintain a close working relationship with Neurology, Neuro-oncology, and Neurosurgery in clinical service and research efforts. Research specialties include epilepsy and tumors.

Surgical Pathology Services

Surgical Pathology 
Surgical pathology offers full histology services including immunohistochemistry, molecular diagnostics, and histochemical stains. Subspecialty services include:

  • Breast, Heart and Lung Pathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology
  • Gastrointestinal & Liver Pathology
  • Genitourinary Pathology
  • Gynecologic Pathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Renal Pathology
  • Soft Tissue and Bone Pathology

The Anatomic Pathology Receiving area is located at the MCV campus in the Gateway Building, 1200 E. Marshall Street, 6th floor, (804) 828-9739.

Leadership and Contacts

Chair of the Division of Anatomic Pathology: Michael O. Idowu, MD, MPH

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Michael Idowu, MD, MPH

Chair, Division of Anatomic Pathology

Michael Idowu, MD, MPH [View Image]

Michael Idowu, MD, MPH

Chair, Division of Anatomic Pathology

Pathology

Program Director of Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship;
Director of Breast Pathology;
Director of the Tissue and Data Acquisition and Analysis Core (TDAAC)

Phone: (804) 828-9739

Fax: (804) 828-9749

Email: Michael.Idowu@vcuhealth.org

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Melissa Contos, MD [View Image]

Melissa Contos, MD

Surgical Pathology

Melissa Contos, MD [View Image]

Melissa Contos, MD

Surgical Pathology

Pathology

Professor of Pathology;
Director of Surgical Pathology

Phone: (804) 828-9013

Fax: (804) 828-5055

Email: Melissa.Contos@vcuhealth.org

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H. Davis Massey, DDS, MD, PhD [View Image]

H. Davis Massey, DDS, MD, PhD

Chief of Pathology, VA Medical Center

H. Davis Massey, DDS, MD, PhD [View Image]

H. Davis Massey, DDS, MD, PhD

Chief of Pathology, VA Medical Center

Pathology

Autopsy & Surgical Pathology
Associate Professor of Pathology

Phone: (804) 828-9739

Fax: (804) 828-9749

Email: Hugh.Massey@vcuhealth.org

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Sadia Sayeed, MD [View Image]

Sadia Sayeed, MD

Surgical Pathology & Cytopathology

Sadia Sayeed, MD [View Image]

Sadia Sayeed, MD

Surgical Pathology & Cytopathology

Pathology

Assistant Professor of Pathology;
Director of Cytopathology

Phone: (804) 628-1270

Email: Sadia.Sayeed@vcuhealth.org

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Catherine L. B. Palmer, MD [View Image]

Catherine L. B. Palmer, MD

Community Memorial Hospital

Catherine L. B. Palmer, MD [View Image]

Catherine L. B. Palmer, MD

Community Memorial Hospital

Pathology

Assistant Professor of Pathology;
Laboratory Medical Director at Community Memorial Hospital;
Director of Medical Affairs at Community Memorial Hospital

Phone: (434) 447-3151 x 350

Fax: (434) 774-2474

Email: Catherine.Palmer@vcuhealth.org

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Austin Blackburn Wiles, MD [View Image]

Austin Blackburn Wiles, MD

Autopsy & Cytopathology

Austin Blackburn Wiles, MD [View Image]

Austin Blackburn Wiles, MD

Autopsy & Cytopathology

Pathology

Assistant Professor of Pathology; Director of Autopsy;
Medical Director of Decedent Affairs

Phone: (804) 628-4852

Fax: (804) 828-8733

Email: Austin.Wiles@vcuhealth.org

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