Surgical Pathology

Surgical Pathology is a division of Anatomic pathology and is a medical specialty focusing on the diagnosis of disease based on the macroscopic, microscopic, biochemical, immunologic and molecular examination of tissue.

Surgical Pathology focuses on the processing, examination, and diagnosis of surgical specimens (organ resections or tissue biopsies) by a surgical pathologist. In step with modernization of care and to support advanced clinical care and research, our division has moved toward a subspecialty pathology-based model led by surgical pathologists with subspecialty fellowship training.

Contact Numbers

For general questions for the Division of Surgical Pathology, please reach out to Shandy Kirkland at (336) 716-2628.

For general questions for the Department of Pathology, please reach out to (336) 716-4311.

To obtain reports, please call (336) 716-2628.

To contact the pathology resident on call, please call (336) 806-9627.

After hours (before 7:30 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m.), contact the pathology resident on call through pager number 9627.


Surgical Pathology Subspecialty Division Leadership

Bone & Soft Tissue/ Musculoskeletal

Karen R Arispe Angulo, MD

Breast Pathology

Daniel Coldren, MD

ENT/ Head and Neck Pathology

Zahra Aly, MD

Gastrointestinal Pathology


Gynecologic Pathology

Yanjun Hou, MD

Perinatal Pathology

Renal Pathology

Alexei Mikhailov, MD

Thoracic Pathology

Heng Hong, MD

Genitourinary Pathology

Heng Hong, MD


Ryan Mott, MD