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Richard Ellis, MD
Dr. Ellis is medical director of San Pedro Peninsula Hospital. He is the past president of the American Pathology Foundation and the Los Angeles Society of Pathologists. He is a fellow of American Society of Clinical Pathologists. He is a former member of the Hematology Resources Committee of the College of American Pathologists. Other memberships include the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. His areas of special expertise include hematology and parasitology.

Alfred Lui, MD
Dr. Lui is a co-founder of Pathology Inc., where he is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Medical Director. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the California Society of Pathologists. He serves on the College of American Pathologists Resource Management Committee. He is a fellow of American Society of Clinical Pathologists. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. Dr. Lui has special interests in liver and prostate pathology.

Eric Glassy, MD
Dr. Glassy has been the Medical Director at Little Company of Mary Hospital since 1992. He is active in the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and is the past Chairman of the CAP Hematology Resource Committee and currently serves as chairman of the CAP Publications Committee. He is a fellow of American Society of Clinical Pathologists. He has served on two national committees and has given numerous seminars dealing with hematology, body fluids, and informatics. Dr. Glassy is the editor and illustrator of the recently released CAP Color Atlas of Hematology. His specialties include hematopathology, medical photography, graphic design, and computer applications.

Robin Moore, MD
Dr. Moore is currently the Medical Director at La Palma Intercommunity Hospital. Dr. Moore is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, American Board of Pathology, Los Angeles Society of Pathologists, and the College of American Pathologists. He is a fellow of American Society of Clinical Pathologists. He is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology with expertise in general surgical pathology.

Paul Shitabata, MD
Dr. Shitabata is the associate Medical Director at Pathology Inc. He completed his internship at the University of Colorado and residency in pathology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He completed a Fellowship in Surgical Pathology at Harbor-UCLA. His Fellowship in Dermatopathology was completed at the Barnes Hospital at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis. He was a scholastic All-American in 1988 and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. He is Board certified in Anatomic and Clincial Pathology and is subspecialty certified in Dermatopathology. He is on teaching faculty at UCLA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a fellow of American Society of Clinical Pathologists. He is a board member of the Asian American Physicians Association and a former member of the College of American Pathologists Council in Public Affairs.

Dennis Frisman, MD
Dr. Frisman was an NIH Fellow from 1977 to 1982 and a Post-Doctoral Fellow from 1987 to 1989, where he did work in Immunopathology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He served as Chief of Immunopathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Dr. Frisman has special expertise in Immunohistochemistry and is the creator of Immunoquery an internet-based immunohistochemistry database which is used by hundreds of pathologists throughout the world. He is a fellow of American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Frank Hirose, MD
Dr. Frank Hirose was on the faculty of the UCLA School of Medicine and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he was Head of Surgical Pathology. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Pathology. He is a fellow of American Society of Clinical Pathologists and College of American Pathologists. Dr. Hirose has extensive experience and expertise in all areas of surgical pathology, and he has authored and presented numerous cases over his 35 years of practice.

Thomas Hirose, MD
Dr. Hirose received his M.D. from UCLA School of Medicine. He was an intern in the department of general surgery at the University of California at Irvine and then completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at the New England Deaconess Hospital/Harvard Medical Center. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and has sub-specialty board certification in Transfusion Medicine. He serves as the medical director for the transfusion medicine services of Little Company of Mary Hospital, San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. He serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross for Southern California. He currently is a member of the Transfusion Committee for the College of American Pathologists and serves as a delegate to the California Medical Association.

Patti H. Richardson, MD
Dr. Richardson was formerly Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of South Alabama, where she specialized in Pediatric Pathology, Placental Pathology and Gynecologic Pathology. She is also a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Richardson has collaborated on the publication of various book chapters and publications. Her expertise includes Gynecologic pathology and cytopathology. She is a fellow of American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Alfred Yamamoto, MD
Dr. Yamamoto’s residency and Fellowship in Pathology were spent at UC San Francisco. He is Board certified in Clinical and Anatomic Pathology. His area of special interest is fine needle aspiration cytology. He is a fellow of American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Vivian Mendoza, MD
Dr. Mendoza received her BS, magna cum laude in Biological Sciences in 1982 from UC Irvine, her Medical Degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 1986 and completed her Pathology Residency at U.C.L.A. - Harbor General Hospital in 1990. She has received many honors including Phi Beta Kappa UCI, 1981, and Regents Scholarship UCSF 1982. She completed a Cytology Fellowship at County USC Medical Center in June of 1992. She has her Boards in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology since 1991 and Cytopathology in June 1994. Dr. Mendoza has been with the Group since 1992 and is Director of Pathology at Samaritan Medical Center-San Clemente and Saddelback Memorial Hospital.

Cynthia Miller, M.D.
Dr. Miller received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California - Santa Barbara in 1977. In 1979 she received Certification as a Medical Technologist from ASCP. In 1986 she received her M.D. degree from Rush Medical College in Illinois, and she attended the University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. In 1990 she completed her Residency in Pathology at the University of California at San Francisco and did a Fellowship year in Surgical Pathology in 1991. Dr. Miller is Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. She has worked as Staff Pathologist at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and is currently practicing at St. Jude Medical Center. Dr. Miller has been with the Group since 1993.

John G. Lacy, M.D.
Dr. Lacy received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1984 and his Medical Degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in 1990. He did a Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, which was completed in 1994 and he did his Fellowship in Hematopathology at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, which he completed in 1995. He received his Board Certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology in 1995. Presently, he is a shareholder at Pathology Consultants Medical Group, working primarily at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.

Keith R. England, M.D.
Dr. England received his B.S. from Cal Poly Pomona, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1978. He received his Medical Degree from the University of California at San Diego in 1983. He completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology in 1987 at LAC-USC Medical Center. He completed a surgical pathology fellowship at the same center in 1988. He received his board certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology in 1987. Dr. England has been involved in several missionary trips and is a member of the Christian Medical-Dental Society.
He is a fellow of American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Meredith L. Peake, M.D.
Dr. Peake received her Medical Degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1984. She completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Colorado and University of California at Irvine Medical Center in 1988. She received her board certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology in 1988. She primarily works at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.
She is a fellow of American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Dr. Melinda Labuguen, M.D.
Dr. Labuguen received her undergraduate and Medical degree from the University of the Philippines in 1975 and 1979. She completed her training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at LAC-USC Medical Center in 1995. She completed a hematopathology fellowship at the Scripps Clinic in San Diego in 1992. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.
She is a fellow of American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Khanh P. Tran, M.D.
Dr. Tran received her B.S. from the University of Oklahoma in 1988. She received her M.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 1993. She completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center in 1997. She completed two additional fellowships in surgical pathology and dermatopathology at Stanford University in 1998 and 1999. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clincial Pathology and has additional board certification in Dermatopathology.

Albert Huang, M.D
Dr. Huang received his B.S. from University of California at Los Angeles where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1992. He received his Medical Degree from the George Washington University in 1997. He completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and fellowship in Surgical Pathology at Stanford University Medical Center in 2002. He is interested in computer applications in pathology.

Diane Tam, M.D.
Dr. Tam received her B.S. in biology at St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY. She obtained her cytotechnology degree at the School of Cytotechnology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She received her M.D. from State University of New York Health Science Center. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. She completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at The New York Presbyterian Hospital. She completed a fellowship in cytopathology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and has additional board certification in Cytopathology. From 1999-2003, she held the position of Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Vermont.

Si Van Nguyen, M.D.
Dr. Nguyen completed his undergraduate studies at University of Houston Central Campus BS in Biology. He obtained his M.D. at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. His residency in pathology was completed at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. He is the past-president of the Vietnamese Physicians Association of Southern California.

Alessandro De Vito, M.D.
Dr. DeVito completed his pre-medical and medical school education at the University of Florence, School of Medicine. He completed his residency in pathology and a surgical pathology fellowship at the Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. He is board certified in Anatomic Pathology.


Patrick L. Fitzgibbons, M.D.
Dr. Fitzgibbons received his B.S. from Creighton University in 1977 and graduated cum lade from Creighton University Medical School in 1981. He did his Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at LAC-USC Medical Center from 1981 to 1985 and a Fellowship in Surgical Pathology at Stanford University Medical Center. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and Alpha Sigma Nu honor societies. He has Board Certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, which he received in 1985 and in 1989 he received his Cytology Board. He is the author of 22 scientific publications with emphasis on GI and breast diseases, and is the author of two chapters. He is Vice Chairman of the Surgical Pathology Committee of the College of American Pathologists, and is the CAP representative to the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Radiology for issues related to breast disease.

John R. Craig, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Craig attended the University of California at Los Angeles, received his Medical Degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine in 1969, and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California Graduate School in 1972. He did his Internship and Residency in Pathology at LAC-USC Medical Center between 1971 to 1974. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and was Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology in 1974. He is Director of Pathology and Director of Oncology at St. Luke Medical Center, and Director of Pathology at St. Jude Medical Center. He has published 29 scientific papers, including first reports of adult rhabdomyosarcoma in uterus (1978), adenoid cystic carcinoma of prostate (1974), fibrolamellar carcinoma of the liver (1980), Hepatitis Delta Virus editorial 1992, and 14 books and chapters, including the AFIP fascicle on Liver Tumors-Second Edition, and mesenchymal tumor of the liver (1994). He serves on the editorial board for the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. He is primary pathologist for AMGEN consensus interferon trial and does Knodell scoring of Chronic Hepatitis C. He has extensive experience with managed care contracting as CFO of St. Jude Medical Center IPA. He has provided CME to hospital medical staff on hepatitis infection and transfusion medicine, including the Gann Act.

Howard A. Friedberg, M.D.
Dr. Friedberg received his undergraduate education at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He attended Medical School at the University of Florida in Gainesville and graduated in 1975. He did his Internship, Residency in Pathology, and Fellowship in Surgical Pathology from 1975 to 1978 at Stanford University. He did a supplemental Fellowship in Hematopathology at the City of Hope, which he completed in 1980. He received his Board Certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology in November of 1979. He has been actively involved in education related to Hematopathology, has been a lecturer and instructor at the University of California, Irvine, and is currently practicing at St. Jude Medical Center. He is a member of the American Medical Association , the California Medical Association, the College of American Pathologists, and the International Academy of Pathology. He has published three articles.

Jay M. Packer, M.D.
Dr. Packer completed his undergraduate education at Macalester College where he was both Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Lambda Upsilon. He received his Medical Doctor Degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1979. He completed a Residency in anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center in 1983 and then was Supervisor of Residents from 1983 to 1984 at the same location. He has been active in the private practice of Pathology since 1984 at St. Jude and St. Luke Medical Center. He is a member of several professional organizations including the College of American Pathology, the American Society of Clinical Pathology, the International Academy of Pathologists, and the Binford-Dammin Society of Infectious Disease Pathologists.

Victor Wai-dat Lee
Dr. Lee received his undergraduate education from the California Institute of Technology with honors. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 1971 and 1977 respectively. He did his Residency and a Special Fellowship in Chemical Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation from 1977 to 1981. Dr. Lee was an instructor at Case Western Reserve and also at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation School of Medical Technology. He received Board Certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology in 1980 and has been in private practice since 1981 at St. Jude Medical Center.

Last Updated November 3, 2004

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