Pathologists & Specialists

CHRISTOPHER D. ACKLEY, M.D.
Medical School University of South Alabama, 1995
Residency: Duke University, 1999
Fellowship: Cytopathology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2000
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2001
Cytopathology, 2005
Special Interests: General Cytopathology including radiology directed and endoscopic ultrasound guided directed fine needle aspiration biopsy interpretation, General Anatomic Pathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, including pancreatic lesions



 

GEORGE A. BANNAYAN, M.D.
Medical School American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1957
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 1972
Fellowship: Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases/Sloane-Kettering Institute, New York, 1969-1970
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1972
Special Interests: Anatomic Pathology, Nephropathology, Transplant Pathology (kidney, liver, heart and pancreas), Gastrointestinal Pathology, including Hepatic Pathology



 



 

VALERIE M. BROSTROM, M.D.
Medical School: University of Chicago, Chicago IL, 2008
Residency: University of Chicago, Chicago IL, 2012
Fellowship: Breast Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston MA, 2013
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2012
Special Interests: Breast Pathology, General Anatomic Pathology



 

THOMAS J. CASEY, M.D., M.B.A.
Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School, 1986
Transitional Internship, 1987
Residency: William Beaumont Army Medical Center, 1993
Fellowship: Hematopathology, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1998
Masters in Business Administration: University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 1999-2001
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, recertified Jan. 2004
Hematopathology, 1998
Special Interests: Hematopathology, General Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Molecular Pathology



 

STEPHEN L. CUNNINGHAM, M.D.
Medical School Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1985
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1985-1988 and UT Houston, Texas, 1988-1990
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1991
Special Interests: Gastrointestinal Pathology, including Hepatic Pathology, General Anatomic Pathology, General Cytopathology including radiology directed and endoscopic ultrasound guided directed fine needle aspiration biopsy interpretation



 

RUSSELL S. DALZIEL, M.S., P.A. – A.S.C.P.
Degree: Masters of Science Pathologists' Assistant Studies
Rosalind Franklin University, 2009
Certification: A.S.C.P. Pathologists' Assistant, 2009
American Association of Pathologists' Assistants Fellow, 2009



 

STEPHEN A. GILL, M.D.
Medical School: San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC), 1996
Residency: SAUSHEC, 2001
Fellowship: Cytopathology, SAUSHEC, 2005
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2001
Cytopathology, 2005
Special Interests: General Cytopathology including radiology directed and endoscopic ultrasound guided directed fine needle aspiration biopsy interpretation, General Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Thyroid Pathology



 

TERESA C. HAYES, M.D.
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1982
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1986
Fellowship: Pediatric Pathology, Christus Santa Rosa, 1996
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1987
Pediatric Pathology, 1999
Special Interests: Pediatric and Fetoplacental Pathology, Hematopathology



 

BRIAN KENDALL, M.D
Medical School: Uniformed Services Health University of the Health Sciences, 1990
Residency: Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas, 1994
Fellowship: Cytopathology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas, 1995
Gynecologic Pathology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1996
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1996
Cytopathology, 1997
Special Interests: General Cytopathology including radiology directed and endoscopic ultrasound guided directed fine needle aspiration biopsy interpretation, Gynecologic Pathology, General Anatomic and Clinical Pathology



 

KRISTEN LANCASTER, M.D.
Medical School: University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1991
Residency: Wilford Hall Medical Center Lackland AFB, Texas, 1997
Fellowship: Pediatric Pathology, Santa Rosa Children's Hospital, 1998
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1997
Pediatric Pathology, 1999
Special Interests: Pediatric and Fetoplacental Pathology, Hematopathology



 

PAULA R. LARSON, M.D.
Medical School: University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1978
Residency: University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1982
Fellowship: Surgical Pathology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, 1983
Cytopathology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1991
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1982
Cytopathology, 1992
Special Interests: General Anatomic Pathology, with subspecialty interest in Breast, Pulmonary, Neuropathology and Head/Neck Pathology, General Cytopathology including radiology directed and endoscopic ultrasound guided directed fine needle aspiration biopsy interpretation



 

SHAHNILA LATIF, M.D.
Medical School: Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, 1996
Residency: Louisiana State University Health Science Center, 2004
Fellowship: Cytopathology, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, 2005
Renal Pathology, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, 2006
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2006
Cytopathology, 2006
Special Interests: General Anatomic Pathology, Nephropathology, Transplant Pathology (liver, kidney, heart and pancreas), General Cytopathology including radiology directed and endoscopic ultrasound guided directed fine needle aspiration biopsy interpretation



 

MICHAEL O. LOVELL, M.D.
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1997
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2002
Fellowship: Surgical Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2002
Cytopathology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2003
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2002
Cytopathology, 2003
Special Interests: General Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology, Gastrointestinal and Breast Pathology,
General Cytopathology including radiology directed and endoscopic ultrasound guided directed fine needle aspiration biopsy interpretation



 

SHAKIL H. MERCHANT, M.D.
Medical School: Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Bombay, India, 1993
Residency: State University of New York, Syracuse, New York, 2000
Fellowship: Surgical Pathology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, 2001
Hematopathology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2002
Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2003
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2001
Hematopathology, 2002
Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking, 2003
Special Interests: General Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology, Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking, Molecular and
Cytogenetic Studies, Immunohistochemistry, Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology



 

JOHN D. METTER, M.D.
Medical School: Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, 1977
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1981
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1981
Special Interests: General Anatomic Pathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology including Hepatic Pathology, Transplant Pathology (liver, kidney, heart and pancreas)



 

DELBERT E. RAINOSEK, M.D
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1983
Transitional Internship: University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1984
Residency: Baptist Memorial Hospital System, San Antonio, Texas, 1987-1989
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1989-1991
Fellowship: Oncologic Surgical Pathology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, 1992
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1991 with Recertification in 1997
Special Interests: General Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology, Hematopathology, Breast Pathology



 

PETER E. RAMIREZ, M.D.
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1990
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1995
Fellowship: Cytopathology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1996
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1995 Cytopathology, 1997
Special Interests: General Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Gynecologic Pathology, Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology, Gastrointestinal and Breast Pathology, General Cytopathology including radiology directed and endoscopic ultrasound guided directed fine needle aspiration biopsy interpretation



 

JOYCE G. SCHWARTZ, M.D., M.A.
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, 1980
Master of Arts: University of Texas at Austin, 1972
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, 1984
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1984
Special Interests: Clinical Pathology, Blood Banking, Chemistry, Serology, Infectious Disease, Stem Cell Therapy, Extensive experience in Clinical Pathology and in working with laboratory accreditation agencies and regulators, Extensive experience in validation and introduction of new, state-of-the-art clinical assays for patient care



 

CRAIG M. SMITH, M.H.S., P.A.-A.S.C.P.
Degree: Masters in Health Science, Quinnipiac University, 2001
Certification: A.S.C.P. Pathology Assistant, 2001
American Association of Pathologists' Assistants Fellow, 2001



 

THEODORE E. SNIDER, M.D.
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1989
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1994
Fellowship: Surgical and Breast Pathology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1995
Cytopathology, University of Iowa Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa, 1996
Mini-Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology (Pathology Partners, Inc., Dallas, Texas [currently Caris Life Sciences, GI Pathology Division])
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1995
Cytopathology, 1998
Special Interests: General Anatomic Pathology, with subspecialty interest in Breast and Pulmonary Pathology, General Clinical Pathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, including Hepatic Pathology, Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology, General Cytopathology including radiology directed and endoscopic ultrasound guided directed fine needle aspiration biopsy interpretation



 

JOHN H. STUCKEY, M.D.
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, 1983
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Texas, 1989
Fellowship: Cytopathology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1990
Hematopathology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1991
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1990
Cytopathology, 1991
Hematopathology, 1992
Special Interests: Immunohistochemistry, Cytogenetic and Molecular diagnostic applications to Anatomic Pathology, General Anatomic Pathology, with subspecialty interest in Breast and Gynecologic Pathology, Pulmonary, Head and Neck and Neuropathology, Hematopathology, General Cytopathology including radiology directed and endoscopic ultrasound guided directed fine needle aspiration biopsy interpretation
CONSTANTINE THEOHARIS, M.D.
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1997
Residency: University of Michigan, 2001
Fellowship: Surgical Pathology, University of Michigan, 2002 Cytopathology, Beth Israel Deaconess-Harvard Medical School, 2007
Board Certification: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2006 Cytopathology, 2008
Special Interests: General Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology with subspecialty interest in Endocrine Pathology, Head and Neck Pathology, and the performance of/evaluation of ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsies.
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