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 

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; Cytopathology
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

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 

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; Neuropathology
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