Hematopathology

Overview

The Department of Pathology in collaboration with TriCore Reference Laboratories offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art diagnostic hematopathology clinical services that encompass all types of clinical specimens including blood, bone marrow, lymph node, diverse extranodal sites, and body fluids. Comprehensive multi-parameter flow cytometry is available as well as comprehensive immunohistochemical evaluation, cytogenetic/FISH, and molecular genetic assessment. The hematopathology consultation service focuses on timely and cost-effective case evaluation. This diagnostic service offers case based, targeted flow cytometry, cytogenetics and molecular work up tailored to specific disease types, promoting our goal of cost-effective quality consultation services.

Highlights

  • Diagnostic modalities and technologies:

    • Multi-parameter flow cytometric immunophenotyping, conventional cytogenetics, comprehensive FISH testing, next generation sequencing and other molecular genetic analyses for fusion genes, diverse gene mutations, IGH variable region, somatic hypermutation assessment, as well as B- and T-cell clonality studies

    • Technical flow cytometric immunophenotyping and technical FISH is available

  • Rapid turnaround time goals include:

    • Same-day flow cytometric immunophenotyping, one-day turnaround time for high priority FISH, and less than five-day turnaround time for comprehensive conventional cytogenetics for acute leukemias

  • An integrative approach is utilized for all of our diagnostic services that encompasses integration of morphology, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometric immunophenotyping, in conjunction with cytogenetic and molecular genetic results

  • The UNM/TriCore Reference Lab Hematopathology service is fully accredited for four hematopathology fellows and the UNM/TriCore Reference Lab Molecular Genetic Pathology service is fully accredited for two molecular genetic pathology fellows

  • The hematopathology clinical service supports both adult and pediatric oncology patients including the development of new testing services necessary for comprehensive patient care and is accredited for four hematopathology fellows

Contact information:

Hematopathology Consult Service: 505-938-8440, or Toll Free: 1-800-245-3296

M. Kathryn Foucar, M.D.
Distinguished Professor Emerita
505-938-8456
kfoucar@salud.unm.edu

Devon Chabot-Richards, M.D.
Associate Professor
Associate Director of HLA Lab
505-938-8908
DChabot-Richards@salud.unm.edu

David Czuchlewski, M.D.
Associate Professor
Associate Director of Molecular Diagnostic Lab
Hematopathology Fellowship Program Associate Director
505-938-8467
DCzuchlewski@salud.unm.edu

Carla Wilson, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Director, Flow Cytometry Lab
505-938-8465
CSWilson@salud.unm.edu

Mohammad Vasef, M.D.
Professor
Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship Program Director
Director, Molecular Diagnostic Lab
505-938-8468
MVasef@salud.unm.edu

Qian-Yun Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Medical Director, UHRRL Hematology Lab
505-938-8399
QZhang@salud.unm.edu

Marian A. Rollins-Raval, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor
MRollinsRaval@salud.unm.edu

Daniel Babu, M.D.
Assistant Professor
dbabu@salud.unm.edu

Notable Service and Leadership:

Recent book publications by hematopathology division members include:

  • Atlas of Nontumor Pathology, First Series, Fascicle 7: Benign and Reactive Conditions of Lymph Node and Spleen (American Registry of Pathology & Armed Forces Institute of Pathology 2009)

  • Atlas of Peripheral Blood. The Primary Diagnostic Tool (Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Inc. 2012)

  • Diagnostic Pathology: Normal Histology (Amirsys Publishing Company 2013)

  • Diagnostic Pathology: Spleen (Amirsys Publishing Company 2013)

  • Atlas of Nontumor Pathology: Tumors of the Bone Marrow [Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) 2016]

  • Diagnostic Pathology: Molecular Oncology (Amyrsis/Elsevier 2016)

  • Bone Marrow Pathology: ASCP Integrative Hematopathology Series 4 (ASCP Press 2018, In Press)

  • Diagnostic Pathology: Blood and Bone Marrow, 2nd edition (Elsevier 2018, In Press)

Members of the Hematopathology clinical service team are involved in the following professional leadership activities:

Members of the division serve on multiple journal editorial review boards including:

  • Editorial board for the American Journal of Clinical Pathology
  • Human Pathology, Modern Pathology
  • Associate editor and editorial board for the International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Laboratory Hematology