Anatomic Pathology

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    Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, Division Director

    Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, MD, PhD, was born in Ancona, Italy. From 2004 until 2018, she served as Director of Genitourinary Pathology in the Department of Pathology at Cleveland Clinic. She was also Professor of Pathology at the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

    She is board-certified in anatomic pathology with many clinical interests, including benign and pre-neoplastic (HGPIN) conditions of the prostate gland, prostate cancer, bladder and kidney cancer.

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    Isam-Eldin Eltoum M.D., Administrator

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    Sameer Al Diffalha, Director/ UAB Tissue Biorepository

    Dr. Al Diffalha is the Medical Director of UAB Tissue Biorepository (UAB-TBR) and The Director Of GI Pathology Fellowship. Dr. Al Diffalha is an American Board Certified Anatomic/Clinical pathologist. He completed his gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and pancreas pathology fellowship training at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer center and Tampa General Hospital in Tampa FL 2016-2017 as well as general surgical pathology fellowship training at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center between 2015-2016 with breast focus...

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    Andrea Kahn, Professor (P)

    Dr. Andrea Kahn serves as Interim Section Head for Gynecologic Pathology, and Residency Program Associate Director of Anatomic Pathology. Dr. Kahn is board certified in Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology with main clinical interest in breast, gynecologic, and renal pathology. She has several years of experience in leadership roles, including directorships in surgical pathology, anatomic pathology, and residency program during her tenure at the University ...

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    Benjamin Hill, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    C Alexander, Professor - Emeritus (P)

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    Casey Weaver M.D., Professor (P)

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    Chirag Patel, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, Professor (P)

    Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, MD, PhD, was born in Ancona, Italy. From 2004 until 2018, she served as Director of Genitourinary Pathology in the Department of Pathology at Cleveland Clinic. She was also Professor of Pathology at the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

    She is board-certified in anatomic pathology with many clinical interests, including benign and pre-neoplastic (HGPIN) conditions of the prostate gland, prostate cancer, bladder and kidney cancer.

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    Daniel Avery, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    David Crowe, Professor (P)

    Having retired from full time practice of surgical pathology and cytopathology in 2019, I now serve on a part time basis, concentrating primarily on pulmonary pathology as a regular participant in UAB's weekly Multidisciplinary Conference on Interstitial Lung Disease. I also see pulmonary cases in consultation with colleagues in the the surgical pathology and autopsy pathology sections of the Division of Anatomic Pathology, as well as providing occasional clinical backup in the section of cytop...

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    Deepti Dhall, Professor (P)

    I practice gastrointestinal (GI), liver, pancreatobiliary, and gynecologic pathology. I am the Director of Gastrointestinal pathology and and an Associate Director of Surgical Pathology.

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    Diana Lin, Assistant Professor (P)

    Diana Lin, M.D., joins the division as an assistant professor whose research interests focus on cytopathology and head and neck pathology. This includes molecular characterization of thyroid tumors, specifically focusing on the sequencing of cytologic smears. Lin completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Rush University Medical Center and a cytopathology fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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    Donald Chandler, Instructor - Clinical (P)

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    Frida Rosenblum Donath, Associate Professor (P)

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    Geling Li, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Gene Siegal M.D., Ph.D., Professor (P)

    Dr. Siegal was born in New York where he attended college. He received his medical degree from the University of Louisville and his PhD from the University of Minnesota. He was a Resident and Research Fellow at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and completed both a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, NIH and a surgical pathology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Prior to coming to UAB in 1990, he was a tenured faculty member at the University of North Carolina ...

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    Goo Lee, Assistant Professor (P)

    Dr. Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea where he attended college. He received his medical degree and PhD from Korea University College of Medicine. In Korea, he was an intern, resident in medicine, and clinical fellow in gastroenterology at Korea University Hospital. After 40-month service of an Army Surgeon from South Korea Army, he was a faculty member of Gastroenterology at Department of Internal Medicine, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Gyeongju, South Korea. He move out to the US...

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    Huma Fatima, Associate Professor (P)

    Dr. Fatima was born and raised in Pakistan. She received her MBBS degree from Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan and was an officer in medicine and surgery, 6 months each, in Pakistan. Afterwards, she came to the United States to complete her residency in pathology at the University of Toledo, Toledo Ohio (2002-2006) followed by fellowships in cytology (2006-2007) at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI and renal pathology (2009-2011) at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Du...

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    Isam-Eldin Eltoum M.D., Professor (P)

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    Jason Wicker, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Leona Council, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Manuel Lora Gonzalez, Assistant Professor (P)

    Manuel Lora Gonzalez, M.D. is a head and neck surgical pathologist and cytopathologist. Dr. Lora Gonzalez completed a Selective Head & Neck/Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, in 2020. This follows a Cytopathology Fellowship in 2019 from the University of Miami (UM), UM Hospital-Jackson Medical Center. He completed AC/CP Residency at The University of Kansas, Kansas University Medical Center in 2018, with a research electiv...

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    Maria Del Carmen Rodriguez Pena, Instructor - Visiting (P)

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    Michael Behring, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P)

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    Michael Conner, Professor - Emeritus (P)

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    Ona Faye-Petersen, Professor - Emeritus (P)

    Dr. Faye-Petersen is an internationally recognized perinatal pathologist, author, and lecturer. She is a Past President of the Society for Pediatric Pathology (2016) and was the North American Councilor for the International Pediatric Pathology Association (2015-2018), the educational organization for specialty training in pediatric pathology in countries outside the US. She received her undergraduate (biology, chemistry, and philosophy) and medical degrees from the University of Colorado. She c...

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    Patricia DeVilliers, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Paul Benson, Associate Professor (P)

    Dr. Paul Benson earned his Doctor of Medicine from The Medical College of Ohio at Toledo before serving as a preliminary intern in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical System. He completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Virginia, and is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. After a fellowship in Forensic Pathology at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Benson became board certified in For...

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    Robin Hatton, Associate Professor (P)

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    Sameer Al Diffalha, Associate Professor (P)

    Dr. Al Diffalha is the Medical Director of UAB Tissue Biorepository (UAB-TBR) and The Director Of GI Pathology Fellowship. Dr. Al Diffalha is an American Board Certified Anatomic/Clinical pathologist. He completed his gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and pancreas pathology fellowship training at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer center and Tampa General Hospital in Tampa FL 2016-2017 as well as general surgical pathology fellowship training at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center between 2015-2016 with breast focus...

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    Sandra Gaston, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Shi Wei M.D., Ph.D., Professor (P)

    Dr. Wei obtained his M.D. from China Medical University (Shenyang, China) and received his Ph.D. from Okayama University in Japan. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, Missouri) prior to coming to UAB, where he finished his pathology residency followed by a surgical pathology fellowship. He obtained additional clinical subspecialty training at Emory, Mt. Sinai and Harvard Universities. Dr. Wei is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical ...

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    Silvio Litovsky, Professor (P)

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    Thomas Winokur, Professor (P)

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    Upender Manne Ph.D., Professor (P)

    Dr. Manne obtained his M.S. (Biochemistry, Histochemistry, Parasitology, Zoonosis) and Ph.D. (energy metabolic pathways of endoparasites) degrees from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. His postdoctoral training was in molecular immunology and vaccine development for malaria (Malaria Research Center, Delhi, India); in helicobacter infections (School of Microbiology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia); and in histopathology, molecular tumor biology, and preclinical translational...

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    Virginia Duncan, Assistant Professor (P)

    Virginia Duncan, M.D., a graduate and chief resident in the UAB Anatomic Pathology Residency, will join the division as Assistant Professor. Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, she completed her fellowship in Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology at the University of Washington. Her research interests focus on pediatric pathology; specifically the clinicopathologic aspects of entities spanning the perinatal period from fetus to neonate.

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    Xiao Huang, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Diana Oramas Mogrovejo, Asst Prof 2021 -

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