Clinical Staff


Department Administration

  • Dr. Meenakshi Singh, Russell J. Eilers, MD Endowed Chair and Professor of Pathology;  5016 Delp Pavilion, (913) 588-7124, email:
  • Dr. Janet Woodroof, Associate Professor and Medical Director of Clinical Laboratory, University of Kansas Hospital Room 1421, (913) 945-6786, e-mail:
  • Suzanne Scott, Pathology Administrator, 5016 Delp Pavilion, Phone: (913) 588-7070,
  • Brian Donawa, Senior Administrator, 5019-E Delp Pavilion, Phone: (913) 945-8987, email:
  • Fax no: (913) 588-7073

University of Kansas Hospital Administration, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • Patricia Sanders-Hall, Vice President, Ancillary Services
  • Arda Peterson, Director
  • Janet Kliethermes, Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology
  • Vicki Parsons, Assistant Director, Clinical Laboratories
  • Linda Riley, Supervisor
  • Paula Miller, Clinical Quality Assurance Manager
  • Laurie Wolf, Interim Transfusion Service Manager
  • Dean Merkel, Stem Cell Manager
  • Lisa Muha, Limited Service Laboratories Manager

Quality, Accreditation and Compliance

CAP Activities

  • Dr. Lowell Tilzer, Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Dr. Janet Woodroof, Associate Professor and Medical Director, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Laboratory Improvement

  • Paula Miller, Quality Manager

Anatomic and Core Pathology Services

Anatomic Records

  • Dr. Ossama Tawfik, Director Anatomic Pathology

Surgical Pathology Transcription

  • Kathy Willis, Transcriptionist, 1612 Hospital, 588-1180
  • Marvette Bell, Laboratory Customer Service Representative, 1612 Hospital, 588-1253
  • Fax no: 588-8780


  • Mark Myers, Coordinator and Supervisor, B508 Hospital, 588-7272,
  • Todd Williams, Technician
  • Patricia Jefferson, Transcriptionist
  • Technician on call, Pager 6072
  • FAX no: 588-7274

Brain and Tissue Bank

  • Dr. Ossama Tawfik, Medical Director
  • Dr. Kathy Newell, Supervisor
  • Hanluen Kuo, Biorepository Development Leader

Cytopathology and FNA

  • Dr. Fang Fan, Medical Director, 1599 Hospital, 588-1175, email:
  • Heather Gallahger-Nelson, Cytology Supervisor, 588-1175
  • Susan Dillon, Cytotechnologist
  • Shellie Vadnais, Cytotechnologist
  • Courtney Robinson, Cytotechnologist

Laboratory Information Systems

  • David Weroha, LIS Manager, 1434 Hospital, 588-1786, email:
  • Bill Justice, LIS Systems Administrator
  • Mike Martin, LIS Analyst
  • Craig Morey, LIS Analyst
  • James Wilhite, LIS Support Specialist
  • Fred Rojas, Laboratory Billing Compliance Analyst

Electron Microscopy

  • Dr. Ivan Damjanov
  • Steve Jones

Experimental and Prognostic Immunohistochemistry

  • Marsha Danley, UPA Director of Immunohistochemistry


  • Kelly Johnson, Histology Supervisor

Image Analysis and Automated Cell Imaging System

  • Marilyn Davis, Director
  • Dr. Ossama Tawfik, Medical Director

Molecular Pathology/Diagnostics

  • Dr. Lowell Tilzer, Medical Director
  • Rebecca Horvat, Director
  • Denise Lydick, Technical Supervisor
  • Melissa Larson, Medical Technologist
  • Ayesha Ahmed, Medical Technologist

Surgical Pathology

  • Dr. Ossama Tawfik, Director

UPA Graphics and Photography Services [more information]

  • Dennis Friesen, Technical Director, 5010 Delp Pavilion, 588-7263, email:

Kansas City VAMC

  • Fax no: 816-498-3601

Laboratory Medicine Services

  • Dr. Janet Woodroof, Medical Director


  • Dr. Janet Woodroof, Medical Director
  • Dave Klippel, Medical Laboratory Scientist Supervisor
  • Kelsey Grist, Special Chemistry, Medical Laboratory Scientist Supervisor
  • Ruth Cordell, Point of Care Testing, Medical Laboratory Scientist Supervisor


  • Dr. Diane Persons, Medical Director
  • Dr. Shivani Ponnala, Cytogenetics Associate Director
  • Terry Arthur, Cytogenetics Supervisor

Hematopathology and Flow Cytometry

  • Dr. Mark Cunningham, Medical Director
  • Julie Guess, Medical Laboratory Scientist Supervisor

Referral/Commercial Mailouts

  • Dr. Lowell Tilzer, Medical Director

Transfusion Services

  • Dr. Lowell Tilzer, Medical Director
  • Laurie Wolf, Interim Transfusion Service Manager

Medical Microbiology

  • Dr. Rebecca Horvat, Medical Director
  • Tracie Lewis, Medical Laboratory Scientist Supervisor

Pathology Consultative & Outreach Services

  • Ossama Tawfik, Director
  • Renal Pathology Faculty:
    • Dr. Ivan Damjanov
    • Dr. Da Zhang
    • Dr. Timothy Fields

Last modified: Oct 07, 2015