Physician Center

Pathologist Biographies

Kanwaljit Aulakh, M.D.

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, GI Pathology, Head & Neck Pathology

Dr. Aulakh joined Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in 2012. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with an emphasis in GI/Liver/Hepatobiliary and Head & Neck pathology. He went to the University of Oklahoma and received a bachelor’s degree in Zoology. In 2003, he went to St. George’s University School of Medicine and graduated in 2007. He was then accepted in an anatomic and clinical pathology program at Texas A&M University Health Science Center at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas. After completing residency in 2011, he then went to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where he did a Gastrointestinal and Surgical Pathology Fellowship with an additional emphasis in Head and Neck pathology.


Tammy Battaglia, M.D., F.C.A.P.

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 Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. 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 at Via Christi Hospital Pittsburg in Pittsburg, Kansas.


Brian Bock, M.D., F.C.A.P.

Clinical and Surgical Pathology, Cytology, Special interest in Genitourinary Pathology

Dr. Bock joined Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in July of 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 as a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Surgery and Clinical Instructor for the Department of Pathology. He has served as president of the Oklahoma State Association of Pathologists and vice president of Regional Medical Laboratory.


Steve Casner, M.D., F.C.A.P.

Clinical and Surgical Pathology

Dr. Casner is the Laboratory Director at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He practices clinical pathology and anatomic pathology with an emphasis on gastrointestinal pathology.

Dr. Casner joined Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in July of 1996, after successfully completing an anatomic and clinical pathology residency in June of 1996 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Prior to that, he successfully completed one year internships in internal medicine and diagnostic radiology, also at Baylor. Dr. Casner is a graduate of Texas Tech University (1986), where he majored in biology.


A. Neil Crowson, M.D., FCAP, FRCPC

Surgical Pathology, Dermatopathology, Cytology

Dr. Crowson is currently President of Pathology Laboratory Associates, Vice President of Regional Medical Laboratory and Chief of Medical Staff at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, OK.

Dr. Crowson joined Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in April of 1999, coming from Winnipeg, Canada. He did his premed at 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 in Anatomic Pathology and Hematopathology. He spent fourteen years in Winnipeg doing combined AP and CP and directing the laboratory department at the Misericordia General Hospital and Central Medical Laboratories. Dr. Crowson is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Pathology and Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Medical School, where he is Director of Dermatopathology. He has over 320 publications including an award-winning book on melanoma, now in press as a second edition, Textbook of Dermatopathology (McGraw Hill, 2010) which he co-edits with Raymond Barnhill, Cynthia Magro and Michael Piepkorn, Biopsy Interpretation of the Skin (Lippincott, 2010) and The Cutaneous Lymphoid Proliferations (Wiley, 2007). He maintains active research interests in the molecular biology of skin cancer and the inflammatory dermatoses, and directs the 5-day ASCP education course entitled Dermatopathology : Contemporary Diagnostic Criteria and Strategies, on an annual basis.


Terrence Dolan, M.D., FCAP, FCRP(Ireland)

Clinical and Surgical Pathology, Medical Microbiology, Informatics- Management

Dr. Dolan joined St. John Medical Center as the Director of Pathology Laboratories in 1980. He started Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. as a physician owned professional corporation for a group of pathologists in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 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. He was the President and a member of the Board of Directors of Infometrics Systems Corporation. 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. He is currently a member of the Board of the St John Health System.

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.

Over the last thirty-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.


William Fitter, M.D., FCAP, FCRP(Ireland)

Chemical Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Toxicology

Dr. Fitter is Chief of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology at Regional Medical Laboratory.

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 joining Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in 1987, he served as Chief of Pathology at Harper Hospital, Detroit Medical Center. Although experienced in a variety of areas in Clinical Pathology, including hematopathology, his principal areas of interest remain Clinical Chemistry, and Toxicology. Dr. Fitter maintains a faculty appointment at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa as Clinical Professor.


Paul Gelven, M.D., F.C.A.P.

Clinical and Surgical Pathology, Cytology

Dr. Gelven is the Department Chairman and Laboratory Director for Ponca City Hospital in Ponca City, Oklahoma. He served as the Chief of Medical Staff for Ponca City Hospital in 2007 and 2013.

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 Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in 2004.


Brent Hartsell, M.D., F.C.A.P.

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Special Interests Transfusion Medicine and Coagulation

Dr. Hartsell is the Laboratory Director of Regional Medical Laboratory at St John Medical Center and Chief of Blood Bank for Regional Medical Laboratory at St. John Medical Center. He is currently the Chairman of the St. John Medical Center Department of Pathology.

Dr. Hartsell has been a member of Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. 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 diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical pathology.

Dr. Hartsell is past president of Pathology Laboratory Associates and Vice President of Regional Medical Laboratory. In 2000 he was president of the Oklahoma State Association of Pathologists and held the position of Vice Chair of Utica Physicians’ Association from 2002 to 2011. He is past chairman of the UPAL Finance committee. He was a board member at the Oklahoma Blood Institute for 3 years, and Chairman of the Board of Directors at ValuMed, an IPA for 2 years. Dr. Hartsell holds a special interest in clinical pathology, transfusion medicine and coagulation.


Michael Harvey, M.D.

Clinical and Surgical Pathology/Cytopathology

Dr. Harvey is currently Chief of Surgical Pathology at Regional Medical Laboratory and serves on the Pathology Laboratory Associates Executive Committee as Vice President.

Dr. Harvey joined Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in 2008. He completed a Fellowship in Cytopathology at the University of Vermont, residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Tennessee and he 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 HPV testing, fine needle aspiration and gynecologic cytology. Dr. Harvey is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, with sub specialty board certification in Cytopathology.


Henry Haskell, M.D., F.C.A.P.

Surgical Pathology, Dermatopathology

Dr. Haskell joined Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. 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 medical history in the department of medieval history 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 Drs. Christopher Fletcher, Philip Mckee, and George Murphy. 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.


Ryan Hendren M.D., F.C.A.P.

Clinical and Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology

Dr. Hendren is Chief of Cytopathology at Regional Medical Laboratory and serves on the Pathology Laboratory Associates Executive Committee as Secretary.

Dr. Hendren joined Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in 2007. He received his B.S. 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 at the same facility, 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.


Stephanie Holt, M.D., F.C.A.P.

Clinical and Surgical Pathology/Cytopathology

Dr. Holt joined Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in March of 2006. She received her B.S. in Chemistry and Zoology from George Washington University in 1976, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She received 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.


Lawrence R. Johnson, M.D., F.C.A.P.

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 Regional Medical Laboratory.

Dr. Johnson joined Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in 2004. An honors graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire as well as a Rhodes Scholar finalist, 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., Paul Swanson, Deborah Gersell, Sam Santoro, Jack Ladenson, Lawrence T. Goodnough, Peter Humphrey, Charles Eby, and Mark Wick, M.D. among others. 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, the senior editor of the 2008 World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues, and Dr. Fiona Craig, 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 using gene chip microarray analysis with Affymetrix gene chips in order to study cases of Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) positive and EBV negative post transplant lymphoproliferative disorders. Dr. Johnson has published several articles in peer reviewed journals including the American Journal of Surgical Pathology as well as Clinical Chemistry. He has been a reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Oncology. He was a competitor for the Stowell-Orbison Award from the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology in 2004 and he received an honorable mention award in honor of the Outstanding Achievement Student Research Awards at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in 2000. He is a member of: Tulsa County Medical Society, Oklahoma State Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the Society for Hematopathology, College of American Pathologists, International Society for Laboratory Hematology, the European Society for Pathology, the American Society of Hematology, and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. Dr Johnson is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology as well as Hematopathology.


Walter L. LaMar, M.D., F.C.A.P.

Surgical Pathology, Dermatopathology, Cytology

Dr. LaMar, 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 Anatomic and Clinical Pathology as well as Dermatopathology. He has been a pathologist at St. John Medical Center since 1980 and a member of Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. since its inception.


Sarah Gladdin McGinn, M.D.

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology

Dr. McGinn joinded Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in July 2013. She is board certified in Clinical and Anatomic Pathology and Hematopathology.

Dr. McGinn graduated from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces with a biochemistry degree in 2002 and graduated Cum Laude at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then went on to receive her medical degree from University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 2008 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She completed her Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson in 2012. During her residency she was appointed Chief Resident of the Department of Pathology from 2011 to 2012. She completed her Fellowship in Hematopathology at the University of Arizona in Tucson in 2013.


Gerald Miller, Ph.D.

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, Inc. 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), past member of the Board of Examiners for the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology as well as being the past treasurer and past secretary of the Association of Medical Laboratory Immunology.


John Wesley Mooring, M.D.

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology, GI Pathology

Dr. Mooring joined Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in July 2013. He is board certified in Clinical and Anatomical Pathology and Cytopatholgy. He has a special interest in GI Pathology.

Dr. Mooring received his medical degree from University of Texas Medical School Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2007. He completed his Pathology Residency at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, Louisiana in 2011 and stayed on to complete a Fellowship in Cytopathology in 2012. He continued his training in a fellowship in GI pathology at Boston University/Roger Williams Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island in 2012-2013.


Jim Palmer, M.D., F.C.A.P.

Surgical Pathology, Cytology, Special interest in breast pathology

Dr. Palmer has been with Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc.since 1989. He 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 Washington University 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 successfully completed the new Multidisciplinary Breast Pathology Program offered by the College of American Pathology in 2012.


Igor Shendrik, M.D., F.C.A.P.

Clinical and Surgical Pathology, Dermatopathology, Hematopathology

Dr. Shendrik joined Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in August of 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.


Cindi Starkey, M.D., Ph.D., F.C.A.P.

Clinical and Surgical Pathology, Hematopathology, Special Interest in Molecular Pathology and Flow Cytometry

Dr. Starkey is the Laboratory Director and Chief of Molecular Pathology at Regional Medical Laboratory in Tulsa; and serves on the Pathology Laboratory Associates Executive Committee as Treasurer.

Dr. Starkey joined Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in August of 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.


Jason Stratton, M.D.

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Dermatopathology, Soft Tissue Pathology

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with an emphasis in dermatopathology and soft tissue pathology.

Dr. Stratton joined Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in July of 2012. He earned 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.


James Taylor, M.D., F.C.A.P.

Surgical Pathology, Cytology, Special interest in Renal Pathology, GI Pathology and Immunohistochemistry

Dr. Taylor is Chief of the Immunohistochemistry Department at Regional Medical Laboratory.

Dr. Taylor joined Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in April of 2000. He attended the University of Notre Dame where he received an undergraduate degree in Biology. He then received his MD 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 1985-1986 as an instructor in surgical pathology, diagnostic electron microscopy and renal pathology. In the summer of 1986 he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Taylor is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and his special interests include immunohistochemistry, GI pathology, renal pathology, and fine needle aspiration cytology.