Meet Our Lab Experts

Our clinical laboratory scientists provide expertise in virtually every area of the clinical laboratory, using state-of-the-art instruments and methodologies. We also have a highly skilled team of board-certified pathologists who provide professional, patient-centered, and multi-specialty services. Our phlebotomists and lab service representatives are dedicated to patient care and to delivering an all-around exceptional experience to all laboratory customers.   

Our services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We look forward to being a vital partner with you in caring for the needs of your patients.

Medical Director, Spectrum Health Laboratories

Julieta Tablante-Blanco, MD 

Pathologists

M. Said Al-Beiruti, MD
Surgical Pathology; Cytopathology
Medical Education: Damascus University, Syria
Residency: St. Alexis Hospital
Fellowship: Hematopathology, Henry Ford Health System
Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Cytopathology; Hematopathology
Special Interest: Dermatopathology

David N. Alter, MD, DABCC
Associate Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry
Associate Medical Director, System Point of Care Testing
Transfusion Medicine; Clinical Pathology
Medical Education: New York Medical College
Residency: Brown University
Fellowship: Chemical Pathology, William Beaumont Hospital
Board Certifications: Clinical Pathology, Chemical Pathology and Clinical Chemistry (ABCC)
Special Interests: Clinical Chemistry. Immunology. Pre Analytic Processing and Error, Evidence based laboratory medicine. Appropriate test utilization for all areas of clinical medicine 

Deborah E. Blue, MD, MT(ASCP)
Associate Medical Director, Blood Bank; Clinical Chemistry; Transfusion Medicine; Clinical Pathology
Medical Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: William Beaumont Hospital
Fellowship: Medical Microbiology, Indiana University School of Medicine
Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Medical Microbiology
Special Interests: Medical Microbiology, Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine, Molecular Pathology

Melissa M. Bombery, MD
Surgical Pathology
Medical Education: University of Michigan Medical School
Residency: University of Michigan Health System
Fellowship: Surgical Pathology and Hematopathology, University of Michigan Health System
Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Hematopathology 

Alyson M. Booth, MD
Surgical Pathology; Cytopathology
Medical Education: University of Michigan Medical School
Residency: University of Virginia Health System
Fellowship: Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology, University of Virginia Health System
Board Certification: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Special Interests: Immunohistochemistry; Head and neck pathology

Mihaela D. Chiselite, MD
Associate Medical Director, Coagulation Surgical Pathology; Hematopathology; Flow Cytometry
Medical Education: University of California Irvine College of Medicine
Residency: Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center
Fellowship: Hematopathology, University of Michigan
Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Hematopathology
Special Interest: Hematopathology

William V. Chopp, MD
Associate Medical Director, Gross Pathology; Surgical Pathology; Cytopathology
Medical Education: Michigan State University
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship: Surgical Pathology and Gastrointestinal Pathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Special Interest: Gastrointestinal pathology 

Stephen D. Cohle, MD
Forensic Pathology; Cardiac Pathology
Medical Education: University of Missouri
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship: Forensic Pathology, Institute of Forensic Science
Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Forensic Pathology
Special Interest: Cardiac pathology 

Cynthia L. Cookingham, MD
Associate Medical Director, Cytopathology; Surgical Pathology; Cytopathology
Medical Education: University of Michigan Medical School
Residency: University of Michigan Health System
Fellowships: Allergy and Immunology, Henry Ford Hospital; Breast Pathology, University of Michigan Health System; Cytopathology, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Special Interests: Allergy and immunology; Breast pathology

Sandra L. Cottingham, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Biorepository; Surgical Pathology; Neuropathology
Medical Education: Cornell University Medical College
Residency: Grand Rapids Area Medical Education and Research Center
Fellowship: Neuropathology, Ohio State University
Board Certifications: Anatomic Pathology; Neuropathology
Special Interests: Neuropathology; Pulmonary pathology

Mary M. Davis, MD
Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology
Medical Education: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Indiana University Medical Center
Fellowships: Pediatric Pathology, Riley Hospital for Children; Medical Genetics and Cytogenetics, Indiana University School of Medicine; Medical Informatics, Indiana University School of Medicine
Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Pediatric Pathology; Clinical Cytogenetics
Special Interests: Perinatal and placental; Medicolegal casework; Pediatric germ cell tumors 

Barbara K. Fulton, MD, PhD
Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology
Medical Education: University of Illinois
Residency: University of Virginia Health System
Fellowships: Pediatric Pathology, Riley Hospital for Children; Pediatric Tumor Biology, National Cancer Institute
Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Pediatric Pathology
Special Interests: Pediatric neoplasia; Placental pathology

Marko R. Golusin, MD
Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology
Medical Education: St. Matthews University – Cayman Islands 
Residency: Summa Health Systems 
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation 
Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Special Interests: Cytopathology

Elena Ivan, MD
Associate Medical Director, Hematology Surgical Pathology; Hematopathology; Flow Cytometry
Medical Education: Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
Residency: Fundeni Hospital, Romania;  Lenox Hill Hospital New York
Fellowship: Hematopathology, University of Michigan
Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Hematopathology
Special Interest: Hematopoetic malignancies

Vadim Khachaturov, MD
Surgical Pathology; Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology
Medical Education: St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada West Indies
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Fellowship: Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Board Certification: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Special Interest:  Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology

Anthony J. Kubat, MD
Surgical Pathology; Cytopathology
Medical Education: University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Residency: University of Michigan Health System
Fellowships: Cytopathology, University Hospital, University of Cincinnati; Surgical Pathology, University of Michigan
Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Cytopathology
Special Interests: Urologic pathology

Meryem M. Langenbach, MD
Associate Medical Director, Spectrum Health Grand Rapids; Regional Laboratory; Surgical Pathology
Medical Education: University of Michigan Medical School
Residency: University of Michigan Health System
Fellowship: Surgical Pathology, University of Michigan
Board Certification: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Special Interest: Breast pathology

James A. McConnell, MD
Surgical Pathology; Cytopathology
Medical Education: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Residency: University of Michigan Health System
Fellowship: Cytopathology, University of Michigan
Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Cytopathology

Jane C. Morrison, MD
Surgical Pathology; Gynecologic Pathology
Medical Education: Wayne State University, School of Medicine
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowships: Surgical Pathology, University of Michigan; Gynecologic Pathology, Johns Hopkins University
Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Special Interests: Gynecologic pathology 

Diane E. Perkins, MD
Surgical Pathology, Dermatopathology
Medical Education: Wayne State University, School of Medicine
Residency: William Beaumont Hospital
Fellowship: Dermatopathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Dermatopathology
Special Interest: Dermatopathology

Frances Rosario-Quinones, MD
Surgical Pathology; Hematopathology; Flow Cytometry
Medical Education: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Fellowship: Hematopathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Board Certification: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Hematopathology
Special Interest: Hematopathology, Gynecologic Pathology

David A. Start, MD
Forensic Pathology
Medical Education: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residency: University of Michigan Health System
Fellowship: Dade County Medical Examiner Department
Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Forensic Pathology
Special Interest: Forensic pathology 

Jennifer R. Stumph, MD
Associate Medical Director, Flow Cytometry Surgical Pathology; Cytopathology; Hematopathology; Flow Cytometry
Medical Education: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship: Hematopathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Hematopathology
Special Interests: Breast pathology; Hematopathology

Julieta G. Tablante-Blanco, MD
Medical Director, Spectrum Health Grand Rapids Regional Laboratory and Advanced Technology Laboratories Surgical Pathology; Cytopathology
Medical Education: Manila Central University School of Medicine, Philippines
Residency: Boston Medical Center
Fellowship: Cytopathology, Boston University
Board Certifications: Anatomic Pathology; Cytopathology
Special Interest: Breast pathology

Ghayas Uddin, MD
Associate Medical Director, Histology Surgical Pathology; Cytopathology
Medical Education: Sind Medical College, University of Karachi, Pakistan
Residency: Saint Vincent Hospital; Edward W. Sparrow Hospital
Fellowship: Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking, University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking
Special Interest: Tumor pathology

Meggen Walsh, DO
Surgical Pathology, Neuropathology
Medical Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Kentucky
Fellowship: Neuropathology, University of Florida
Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Special Interest: Neuropathology

PhD Scientists

Adam Caulfield, PhD
Clinical Advisor to Microbiology
Graduate School: Northwestern University—The Feinberg School of Medicine
Fellowship: Clinical Microbiology Fellow at Mayo Clinic
Board Certification: Diplomat, American Board of Medical Microbiology
Special Interests: Yersinia pestis, microbial pathogenesis, novel diagnostic methods, multi-drug resistant organisms.

Timothy C. Drumheller, PhD
Clinical Advisor to Cytogenetics
Graduate School: Wayne State University
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Laboratory Cytogenetics, Yale University
Board Certification: Diplomat, Clinical Cytogenetics

Benedict I. Kuslikis, PhD
Clinical Advisor to Toxicology
Graduate School: Michigan State University
Fellowship: University of Wisconsin
Adjunct Instructor: Department of Pathology, Michigan State University
Special Interests: Alcohol and drug pharmacokinetics; Method development analytical toxicology; Postmortem toxicology; Drug screening in pain management; Sound and ethical conduct of clinical research 

Cong Liu, PhD, FACMG
Clinical Advisor to Molecular Diagnostics
Graduate School: University of Cincinnati
Fellowship: Clinical Molecular Genetics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Board Certification: Clinical Molecular Genetics