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Laboratory Medicine

Division Director: Fred V. Plapp, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Professor
Medical Director, Clinical Laboratories

MD: University of Kansas Medical Center
PhD: Pathology, University of Kansas Medical Center
Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Kansas Medical Center

The Division provides vital patient services to the Hospital, Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area and outlying medical facilities through our Laboratory Medicine Services.  Faculty are board-accredited, and the Division provides a full spectrum of subspecialized expertise including Blood Bank, Chemistry, Cytogenetics, Flow Cytometry, Hematology, Microbiology, Molecular Microbiology, and Point of Care. The clinical laboratory processes over 2.5 million samples per year. We performed 4.9 million billable tests in fiscal year 2021. Our laboratory is accredited by the AABBCollege of American Pathologists (CAP)CMSCLIA, FDA and Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)

DIVISION LEADERSHIP

X. Long Zheng, MD, PhD
Professor
Russell J. Eilers, M.D.,
Endowed Chair and Service Chief

Rachael Liesman, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Clinical Microbiology Lab
Director, Molecular Microbiology Lab

Mimi Precit, PhD, M(ASCP), CM
Assistant Professor
Assistant Director, Microbiology Lab

Zhan (Johnny) Ye, MD, PhD, FCAP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Blood Bank

DIVISION FACULTY BY SUBSPECIALTY:
APHERESIS CLINICAL CHEMISTRY COAGULATION CYTOPATHOLOGY FLOW CYTOMETRY HEMATOPATHOLOGY MICROBIOLOGY & INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRANSFUSION MEDICINE

CONTACT US

Administrative Contact: Joe Smith, Senior Administrative Assistant, 913-588-4499, jsmith76@kumc.edu, Fax no. 913-588-7073

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