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Stancu-Mirela-MD

Mirela Stancu, MD

Medical School: Carol Davila University, Bucharest, Romania
Internship: Saint Mary Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
Residency: Brown University
Fellowship: Boston University, Harvard University, M.D. Anderson Hospital
Academic Position: Assistant Professor, Boston University Medical School
Board Certification: Pathology (Anatomic & Clinical) (Hematology)
Professional Interests: Chief, Department of Pathology


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Timothy Pal, MD

College: Brown University
Medical School: State University of New York Upstate Medical School-Syracuse
Residency: Stony Brook University Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Board Certification: Pathology (Anatomic)
Professional Interests: Gastrointestinal Pathology

ShizumeTTimothy K. Shizume, DC, MT (ASCP)

He graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology after completing his clinical training at the North Shore University Hospital/Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Lake Success, New York. He obtained his doctoral degree from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York in 1987.

He was employed by Yale New Haven Hospital as the Manager of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory from 2003 to 2005. During this time, he oversaw the completion of the Core Lab construction project and the move of the Chemistry Laboratory into the new space. He also oversaw the implementation of LC/MS/MS testing and the introduction of new Roche Modular analytics into the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory.

He was employed by the University of Massachusetts Medical Center from 2005 – 2007 as Operations Manager for the Clinical Laboratories. He supervised several lab construction projects during this time period, and was intimately involved in the development of laboratory emergency management planning for the department. He assumed the position of Administrative Director for the Laboratory at Wing Memorial Hospital (an affiliate of UMass) in early 2007, prior to coming to the William W. Backus Hospital in July, 2008.

His areas of expertise include Laboratory Quality Management, Performance Improvement, and Laboratory Administration.


Dermatopathology

Caroline Wilkel, MD

A graduate of the University of Connecticut Health and Science Center, she completed her residency in dermatology and fellowship in dermatopathology at Brown University/ Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Wilkel is board-certified in dermatology and dermatopathology and is the Director of the Roger Williams/Boston University Dermatopathology Fellowship Program, accredited by the ACGME.


Catherine Breen, MD, MPH

A graduate of Emory University and Duke University School of Medicine, she completed her residency at Brown University and her fellowship at Roger Williams/Boston University. Dr. Breen is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and her area of specialty is in dermatopathology and surgical pathology. She is board certified in Dermatopathology.


Todd Vinorvski

A graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine, also completed his residency at Drexel University College of Medicine and fellowship at Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Vinovrski is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and Dermatopathology.


Erin A. O’Leary, MD

A graduate of Albany Medical College, she completed her residency at Albany Medical Center Hospital and her fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. Dr. O’Leary is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and dermatopathology.


Gastrointestinal Pathology

Mirela Stancu, MD

A graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania, she completed her residency at Brown University and fellowships at Boston University, Harvard University and MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. Dr. Stancu is board- certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and her area of specialty includes G.I. pathology in which she is specialty trained.


Cytopathology

Sumita Gokhale, MD

A graduate of Motilal Nehru College of Allahabad in India, she completed her residency at the University of Texas, Galveston, and fellowships at MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gokale is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology as well as cytopathology.


Hematopathology

Jila Khorsand, MD

A graduate of Tehran University, Tehran, Iran, she completed her residency at the University of Connecticut and fellowships at MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. Dr. Khorsand is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. She currently serves as Pathologist-in-Chief at Westerly Hospital in Westerly, RI.