Clinical and Surgical Pathology
Dr. Kanwaljit (Vick) Aulakh will be performing both Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with an emphasis in GI pathology and head and neck pathology.
Dr. Aulakh completed his undergraduate education at the University of Oklahoma and received a Bachelor’s degree in zoology. In 2003, he attended St George’s University School of Medicine and graduated in 2007. He completed the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology program at Texas A&M University Health Science Center at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas. After completing his residency there in 2011, he attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where he completed a Gastrointestinal and Surgical Pathology fellowship with an additional emphasis in head and neck pathology.
Clinical and Surgical Pathology, Cytology
Dr. Battaglia is currently Laboratory Director of Via Christi Hospital Pittsburg and Regional Medical Laboratory of Southeast Kansas in Pittsburg, Kansas.
Dr. Battaglia joined PLA in July 2001. After growing up in Girard, Kansas, she attended Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, where she received a bachelor’s degree in pre-medical biology. She then went on to receive her M.D. from the University of Kansas Medical School in Kansas City, Kansas. She completed her Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, also in Kansas City, Kansas. Her primary interest is in general surgical pathology. Dr. Battaglia is currently working at the Pathology Laboratory Associates office in Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg, Kansas.
Clinical and Surgical Pathology/Cytology, Special interest in Genitourinary Pathology
Dr. Bock is Vice President of Regional Medical Laboratory in Tulsa.
Dr. Bock joined PLA in July 2000 He is a graduate of Creighton Medical School in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed his Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency, as well as a Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His primary interest is in general surgical pathology with a special interest in genitourinary pathology. Dr. Bock maintains a faculty appointment at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Surgery and Clinical Instructor for the Department of Pathology.
Clinical and Surgical Pathology
Dr. Casner is the Department Chairman and Laboratory Director at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Dr. Casner joined the RML team in July 1996. He came from Baylor University Medical Center, where he completed a four year residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. He also completed internships in Internal Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology at the same institution prior to beginning his pathology residency. Dr. Casner is a native of Lubbock, Texas, and did his undergraduate training at Texas Tech University, where he majored in biology.
Surgical Pathology, Dermatopathology, Cytology
Dr Crowson is currently Chairman of the Anatomic Pathology Department at our core laboratory at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, President of Pathology Laboratory Associates, Vice President of Regional Medical Laboratory and Chief of Medical Staff elect at St. John Medical Center.
Dr. Crowson joined PLA in April 1999, coming from Winnipeg, Canada. He has directed the Dermatopathology unit of the University of Oklahoma since September 2000, and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pathology. He attended Queens University in Kingston, Ontario and attended medical school at the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1980. He did his postgraduate training at the University of Toronto and spent fourteen years in Winnipeg directing the laboratory department at the Misericordia General Hospital and Central Medical Laboratories. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications and maintains active research interests in the molecular biology of skin cancer, the inflammatory dermatoses, and the application of biospectroscopy to skin and breast disease. Dr. Crowson is a co-editor with Dr. Raymond Barnhill and Dr. Alvin Solomon of Textbook of Dermatopathology (McGraw Hill, 1998), now in its 3rd edition. His book, The Melanocytic Proliferations (John Wiley and Sons, 2001), won the American Association of Publishers Award for excellence in the category of medical and scientific texts. Cutaneous Lymphoid Proliferation was published in 2007 by Wiley. His new book, Biopsy Interpretation of the Skin, is in press with J.B. Lippincott. Dr. Crowson directed the long course in Dermatopathology at the USCAP annual meeting in 2006, only the 3rd time in the 110 year history of the academy, that skin disease was the subject of the long course.
Clinical and Surgical Pathology, Medical Microbiology, Informatics-Management
Dr. Dolan joined St. John Medical Center as the Director of Pathology Laboratories in 1980. In 1981, Regional Medical Laboratory was formed to take advantage of outreach laboratory markets in Tulsa and the surrounding area. Dr. Dolan has served as the President of Regional Medical Laboratory since that time. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Regional Medical Laboratory as well as Utica Services, the parent company of RML. He was the President and a member of the Board of Directors of Infometrics Systems Corporation. Dr. Dolan was a member of the Board of Directors of ValuMed, the St. John Independent Practice Association. He is a Clinical Professor of Pathology at the University of Oklahoma Medical School and a past-president of the Oklahoma State Association of Pathologists.
Dr. Dolan received his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, graduating first in his class. He received his Pathology specialty education at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Following completion of his training, he became a staff physician at the Mayo Clinic as well as an instructor at the Mayo Clinic Medical School. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology as well as in Medical Microbiology. He is a past member of the Board of Editors of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. He has served on numerous committees for the College of American Pathologists since 1969 and is currently a member of the Laboratory Fiscal Management and Management Resources Committees.
Over the last twenty-five years, Dr. Dolan has been interested in using informatics to leverage medical and management decisions in the clinical laboratory. During this time, he has developed extensive methods of measuring laboratory performance.
Chemical Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Toxicology
Dr. Fitter is the Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Chief of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology at Regional Medical Laboratory at St Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dr. Fitter graduated in medicine in 1973 from the National University of Ireland. Following completion of a general internship and residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at McMaster University Medical School, Ontario, Canada, he undertook additional fellowship training in Clinical Chemistry at the same location. Before moving to St. John Medical Center in 1987, he served as Associate Pathologist and Vice-Chief of Pathology at Harper Hospital, Detroit Medical Center. Although experienced in a variety of areas in Clinical Pathology, his principal areas of interest remain Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology and Informatics. Dr. Fitter maintains a faculty appointment at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa as Clinical Professor with the Department of Surgery and the Department of Pathology.
Clinical and Surgical Pathology, Cytology
Dr. Gelven is the Department Chairman and Laboratory Director for Ponca City Hospital in Ponca City, Oklahoma. He served at the president of the Ponca City Hospital Medical Staff in 2007.
Dr. Gelven graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.A. in chemistry in 1988. He graduated from their medical school in 1992. Dr. Gelven performed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Medical University of South Carolina-Charleston from 1992-1996, and did a flexible fifth year fellowship at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1996-1997 in Anatomic Pathology. He has practiced pathology since July 1997, in Ponca City, Oklahoma and joined PLA in 2004.
Blood Bank, Coagulation, Clinical Pathology, Immunology
Dr. Hartsell is past President of Pathology Laboratory Associates, Vice President of Regional Medical Laboratory, and Chief of Blood Bank at St. John Medical Center.
Dr. Hartsell has been a member of PLA since 1994. After graduating from University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Dr. Hartsell received his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He received the Hemphill-Gojer Scholarship and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Hartsell completed an internship in Internal Medicine and then completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Veterans Administration Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. He is a diplomat of the American board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical pathology.
In 2000 he was president of the Oklahoma State Association of Pathologists and has held the position of vice chair of Utica Physicians’ Association since 2002. He was a board member at the Oklahoma Blood Institute for 3 years, and chairman of the board of directors at ValueMed, an IPA for 2 years. Dr. Hartsell holds a special interest in laboratory management, clinical pathology and coagulation.
Clinical and Surgical Pathology/Cytopathology
Dr. Harvey completed a fellowship in cytopathology at the University of Vermont. He completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Harvey attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia. Prior to medical school he majored in chemistry at the University of Georgia. His areas of special interest include fine needle aspiration and gynecologic cytology. Dr. Harvey is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, with sub specialty board certification in Cytopathology as well. He joined PLA in 2008.
Surgical Pathology, Dermatopathology
Dr. Haskell joined PLA in July, 2006. He earned his undergraduate degree at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He then went on to complete a masters’ degree in medieval history at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. In 2002 he received his medical degree from The University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was chosen for the Lupton Fellowship in pathology. His residency training, in anatomic pathology, was at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard teaching affiliate, where he was taught by Dr. Christopher Fletcher. He completed a fellowship in Dermatopathology at Weill Cornell Medical Center/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center under the mentorship of Drs. N. Scott McNutt and Klaus J. Busam. He is board certified in Anatomic pathology and Dermatopathology. Dr. Haskell’s research interests include soft tissue lesions and the pathology of the oral cavity.
Clinical and Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology
Dr. Hendren joined PLA in 2007. He received his BS from Georgetown University in 1992, and his MD from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine in 2001. He completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of North Carolina in 2006, followed by a fellowship in Cytopathology, completed in 2007. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and is also board certified in Cytopathology.
Clinical and Surgical Pathology/Cytopathology
Dr. Holt is current Chief of Cytopathology at St John Medical Center and Regional Medical Laboratory in Tulsa.
Dr. Holt joined PLA in 2006. She received her B.S. from George Washington University in 1976, and her M.D. from University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine in 1980. She completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Chicago in 1984, and a fellowship in Surgical Pathology/Cytopathology at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston in 1986. She was in practice in the Chicago area for two years, followed by seventeen years of practice in Boca Raton, Florida. At Boca Raton Community Hospital, she served as medical director of the Transfusion Service, in addition to practicing surgical pathology and cytopathology. She also served on the board of directors of a large regional blood center, Community Blood Centers of South Florida, from 1989 to 2005, including three years as Chairman. Her special interests include fine needle aspiration cytology, gynecologic pathology, gynecologic cytology and transfusion medicine. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, with subspecialty board certification in Cytopathology and Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking. She was chosen by the Consumer Research Council of America as one of America’s Top Doctors in 2003-2004, and 2004-2005.
Clinical Pathology, Flow Cytometry, Hematopathology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Special interest in Molecular Pathology
Dr. Johnson is the Chief of Hematology, Coagulation, Flow Cytometry, and Urinalysis at St John Medical Center and Regional Medical Laboratory. A graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, he Dr. Johnson is the current Chief of Hematology and Coagulation at St John Medical Center and Regional Medical Laboratory. Dr. Johnson joined PLA in 2004.
A graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, he completed his Doctor of Medicine from Dartmouth Medical School in 1995. He completed his anatomic and clinical pathology residency at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri where he trained with Louis P Dehner, M.D. and Mark Wick, M.D. He then went on to complete a surgical pathology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine with Drs. E. Leon Barnes and Samuel Yousem. This was followed by a hematopathology fellowship under the direction of Dr. Steven H. Swerdlow, also at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His clinical duties as a hematopathology fellow included evaluation of lymphoid lesions using morphology together with flow cytometric immunophenotyping, cytogenetic, and molecular genotypic studies. His research interests as a fellow centered on microarray analysis using Affymetrix gene chips of post transplant lymphoproliferative disorders. Dr. Johnson has published over 20 articles most recently in the area of lymphoproliferative diseases. He is a member of: Tulsa County Medical Society, Oklahoma State Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Society for Hematopathology, American Association of Clinical Chemists, College of American Pathologists, and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. Dr Johnson is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Hematopathology.
Surgical Pathology, Dermatopathology, Cytology
Dr. LaMar, a native of Oklahoma, attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Oklahoma. He completed residencies in internal medicine at University Hospital/VA Medical Center, Oklahoma City and in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, followed by a fellowship in dermatopathology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School under the tutelage of Dr. Martin Mihm. Dr. LaMar’s board certifications include general surgical pathology as well as dermatopathology. He has been a pathologist at St. John Medical Center since 1980 and a member of PLA since its inception.
Immunology, Microbiology and Flow Cytometry
Dr. Miller is Chief of Immunology, Flow Cytometry, and Microbiology at Regional Medical Laboratory in Tulsa.
Dr. Miller joined Pathology Laboratory Associates/Regional Medical Laboratory in 1994 following 12 years of owning and operating Immuno-Diagnostics Laboratory. He is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology at OSU School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Miller received a Ph.D. degree in virology from Kansas State University in 1972 with subsequent training as a Mayo Research Fellow in the fields of virology and immunology. He is board certified by the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology. Other professional activities include serving on the editorial board of Clinical and Vaccine Immunology (CVI), Board of Examiners for the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology as well as being the past treasurer and present secretary of the Association of Medical Laboratory Immunology.
Surgical Pathology, Cytology, Special interest in breast pathology
Dr. Palmer is currently Chief of Surgical Pathology at St John Medical Center and Regional Medical Laboratory and has been with PLA since 1989.
Dr. Palmer received both his Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine from Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee. After completing his surgical pathology residency and fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine in 1983, he remained at WU as an instructor and as a pathologist at Barnes Hospital and Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri before moving to Tulsa. He maintains a special interest and expertise in breast pathology. Dr Palmer has successfully completed phase 1 of the new Multidisciplinary Breast Pathology Program offered by the College of American Pathology in 2011.
Clinical and Surgical Pathology, Dermatopathology, Hematopathology
Dr. Shendrik joined PLA in August, 2004. He served as Assistant Professor and Director of the Dermatopathology Section at Creighton University Medical Center. Dr Shendrik graduated with an MD degree with honors from the Kharkov Medical Institute in Kharkov, Ukraine, followed by postdoctoral training in Pediatrics, and a residency program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He completed a Fellowship in Hematopathology at Columbia University, followed by a Fellowship in Dermatopathology at Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio). Dr Shendrik is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Dermatopathology. His sub-specialty board certifications also include Hematopathology. His research subspecialty interests include atypical melanocytic lesions and cutaneous lymphocytic dyscrasias.
Clinical and Surgical Pathology, Flow Cytometry, Hematopathology Special Interest in Molecular Pathology
Dr. Starkey is the current Chief of Molecular Pathology at St John Medical Center and Regional Medical Laboratory in Tulsa. Dr. Starkey joined PLA in August, 2006.
She completed a Hematopathology Fellowship under the direction of Dr. Kathryn Foucar at the University of New Mexico. During her fellowship, her research interests were focused on prognostic indicators in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. She completed her residency training in pathology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and she is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and Hematopathology. Prior to initiation of her pathology residency training, she completed an internship in pediatrics at Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana. She earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana, where she was a member of the national honor medical society Alpha Omega Alpha. Prior to initiation of medical training, she completed her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, where she examined molecular determinants of leukemogenesis. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, where she graduated with Distinction in University Honors. She has co-authored two publications stemming from work with molecular testing for high risk HPV while at Regional Medical Laboratory, and has several publications stemming from her work as a fellow in hematopathology, as a resident, and as doctoral student.
Clinical and Surgical Pathology, Dermatopathology
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with an emphasis in dermatopathology and soft tissue pathology.
Dr. Stratton received his undergraduate education in Biochemistry and Comparative Religion at the University of Washington. In 2007, he received his medical degree from Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Dr. Stratton completed his residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic. In 2011, he continued his training at the Cleveland Clinic, receiving sub-specialty training in dermatopathology under Drs. Wilma Bergfeld and Steven Billings. His areas of interest are dermatopathology, soft tissue pathology, composite tissue allograph pathology, and digital pathology.
Surgical Pathology, Cytology, Special interest in Renal Pathology, GI Pathology and Immunohistochemistry
Dr. Taylor is Chief of the Immunohistochemistry Department at Regional Medical Laboratory in Tulsa.
Dr. Taylor was raised in Wichita, Kansas, and attended the University of Notre Dame where he received an undergraduate degree in Biology. He received his M.D. degree at the University of Chicago in 1982 and remained there for three additional years for his pathology training. He spent the academic year of 1985-6 as an instructor in surgical pathology, diagnostic electron microscopy and renal pathology. In the summer of 1986 he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to practice pathology at Saint Francis Hospital Laboratory specializing immunohistochemistry as well as surgical pathology, renal pathology, and fine needle aspiration cytology. In April of 2000, Dr. Taylor joined Pathology Laboratory Associates at St. John Medical Center. Dr. Taylor is board certified in Anatomic Pathology.