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Faculty

Basic Science Faculty

Fariba Behbod portrait
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Wendy Cao portrait
Research Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Nikki Cheng portrait
Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Fennik Life Sciences

Kumaraswamy Easwari portrait
Research Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Timothy Fields portrait
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Patrick Fields portrait
Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Andrew Godwin
Professor, Cancer Biology

Stephen Hyter portrait
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Khursheed Iqbal
Research Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Roy Jensen
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Christophe Nicot portrait
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Harsh Pathak portrait
Research Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Soumen Paul portrait
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Mohammad Rumi portrait
Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Michael Soares portrait
Distinguished Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Xinglong Zheng portrait
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Liang Zheng portrait
Research Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Clinical Faculty

Jasmeet Assi portrait
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Wei Cui portait
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Mark Cunningham
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Hongyan Dai portrait
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Daniel Farrell portrait
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Daffolyn Rachael Fels Elliot portrait
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Garth Fraga portrait
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Elizabeth Friedman portrait
Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Nika Gloyeske portrait
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Shivani Golem portrait
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Patrick Gonzales portrait
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Mohammad Haeri portrait
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Ameer Hamza portrait
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Sarah Kelting portrait
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Nelli Lakis portrait
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Rachael Liesman portrait
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Rashna Madan portrait
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Anders Meyer portrait
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Maura O'Neil portrait
Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Frederick Plapp portrait
Clinical Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Mimi Precit portrait
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Devin Shrock portrait
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Todd Stevens portrait
Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Shi Wei portrait
Director, Barbara F. Atkinson Endowed, Director of Translational Research

Stephanie Wood portrait
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Janet Woodroof portrait
Director, Division Director Anatomic Pathology

Zhan Ye portrait
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Da Zhang portrait
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Xinglong Zheng portrait
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Professor Emeritus

Barbara Atkinson, M.D.
Professor Emeritus
Pathology, University of Kansas Medical Center

Ivan Damjanov, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Pathology, University of Kansas Medical Center

Lowell Tilzer, M.D.
Professor Emeritus
Pathology, University of Kansas Medical Center

Stephen Russell, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Pathology, University of Kansas Medical Center


Joint Appointment Faculty

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Thomas L H Hocker, MD, MPhil
Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology

Professor, Department of Urology Surgery

Mojtaba Olyaee, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medince, Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Professor, Department of Cancer Biology

VA Medical Center Faculty

Nevene S. Andraws, M.D., FCAP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate

Staff Pathologist
Assistant Professor and Site Director, KUMC Pathology Residency Program
M.D., University of Cairo, Egypt 2000


Sushanta Banerjee, PhD
Research Professor, Volunteer Affiliate

Professor, Hematology and Oncology; Research Director, Cancer Research Unit, VA Medical Center
Ph.D., University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India (Zoology-Genetics & Cell Biology)


Snigdha Banerjee, PhD
Research Professor, Volunteer Affiliate

Stem Cell Research Laboratory
Cancer Research Unit, VA Medical Center


Rachel Cherian, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Volunteer Affiliate

Director of Cytopathology
M.D., Christian Medical College, Vellore, India 1973
MBBS, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India 1968


Erin Haer, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate

Staff Pathologist
DO, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO 2014


Sharad C. Mathur, M.D.
Professor, Volunteer Affiliate

Associate Chief of Staff for Education
Chief, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service
Director of Hematology, Coagulation and Transfusion Medicine
MBBS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India 1994


Daniel Mettman, M.D.
Education Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate

AP/CP Residency (2019) and Cytopathology Fellowship (2020),
The University of Kansas Medical Center

MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine (2015)


Jamie L. Porter, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Volunteer Affiliate

AP/CP Residency (2010) and Cytopathology Fellowship (2011), The University of Kansas Medical Center
M.D., University of Kansas School of Medicine 2006


Ozlem Ulusarac, M.D., PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, Volunteer Affiliate

Director of Chemistry, Immunology and Microbiology
M.D., Istanbul University School of Medicine, Turkey 1993


Volunteer Faculty

Atif A. Ahmed, MD
Education Professor
Pediatric Pathology, Children's Mercy, Kansas City, MO

Glenn Chiarolanza, MS, PA(A)
Teaching Associate
Pathologist Assistant, University of Kansas Health System

Cristian Coarfa, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology-Molegular Regulation, Baylor College of Medicine

Sydney Cooley, MS, PA
Teaching Associate
Pathologist Assistant, University of Kansas Health System

James Cooper, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
WPM Pathology Laboratories

Midhat Farooqi, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatric Pathology, Children's Mercy Hospital

Emily G. Farrow, PhD, CGC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatric Pathology, Children's Mercy Hospital

Uttam Garg, PhD
Research Professsor
Clinical Laboratory Techniques, Children's Mercy Hospital

Robert E. Garola, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Pediatric Pathology, Children's Mercy Hospital

Elin Grundberg, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Genomics, Children's Mercy Hospital

Sahibu Sultan M. Habeebu, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatric Pathology, Children's Mercy Hospital

Lindsey Haldiman, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor
Forensic Pathology, Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office

Edgar Hunt, MD, FACP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Dermatopathology, MAWD Pathology Group

Christine James, DO
Education Assistant Professor
Forensic Pathology, Johnson County Medical Examiner's Office

Dawn Kovarik
Teaching Associate
Pathologist Assistant, University of Kansas Health System

Linheng Li, PhD
Professor
Investigator, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Weijie Li, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Hematopathology, Children's Mercy Hospital

Brooke McCale-Montgomery, PA(ASCP)
Teaching Associate
Pathologist Assistant, University of Kansas Health System

Jay E. Menitove, MD
Clinical Professor
Transfusion Medicine, JEM Consulting

Julie Moore, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
WPM Pathology Laboratory

Jigar S. Patel, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Transfusion Medicine, Cerner Corporation

Diane C. Peterson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Forensic Pathology, Johnson County Medical Examiner's Office

Sally Salah, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Cell Biology and Anatomy, Johnson County Community College

Carol Saunders, PhD, FACMG, FABMGG
Clinical Assistant Professor
Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Children's Mercy Hospital

Rangaraj Selvarangan, PhD
Clinical Professor
Clinical Microbiology and Virology, Children's Mercy Hospital

Eugenio M. Taboada, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Pediatric Pathology, Children's Mercy Hospital

Marius C. Tarau, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Forensic Pathology, Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office 

Jay L. Vivian, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Researcher, Children's Mercy Hospital

David Wagner, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Pathology, Salina Regional Health Center

Leanne M. Wiedemann, PhD
Professor
Staff Scientist, Stowers Institute

Julia Zeitlinger, PhD
Associate Professor
Investigator, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Mail Stop 3045
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-7070
Fax: 913-588-7073