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Contact Information for Clinical Consultants for UPMC Hospital Laboratories

Notices to Physicians Pursuant to the UPMC Hospitals’ Laboratory Compliance Plan

UPMC hospital laboratories have created regulatory compliance programs to provide guidance on policies and procedures that prevent and detect noncompliant activity. These programs are based on guidance issued by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The OIG
compliance guidelines require that a variety of annual notices be made to physicians. The publication of this notice satisfies that requirement.

The OIG compliance guidelines require that physicians be notified of the name and telephone number of the laboratory’s clinical consultant(s). The clinical consultant is a position required under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988. The purpose of this position is to provide test-ordering physicians with a resource person to answer questions about the appropriate use and interpretations of clinical laboratory testing. A listing of all clinical consultants for all UPMC hospital laboratories follows. Questions can be directed to the appropriate resource person based on the lab used for testing.

The OIG requires that a copy of the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule Files be made available to physicians and that the physicians are advised that the Medicaid reimbursement amount will be equal to or less than the Medicare reimbursement amount.

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

  • Miguel Reyes-Mugica, MD, Anatomic Pathology 412-692-5650
  • Sarah Wheeler, PhD, Clinical Chemistry 412-647-6150
  • Miroslav Djokic, MD, Clinical Hematology 412-647-5191
  • Steve Dobrowolski, PhD, Biochemical Genetics 412-692-9874
  • Lirong Qu, MD, PhD, Blood Bank 412-209-7428
  • Tung Phan, MD, Microbiology 412-692-5665

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

  • Rohit Bhargava, MD, Anatomic Pathology 412-641-4641
  • Mark Yazer, MD, Transfusion Medicine 412-209-7304
  • Chengquan Zhao 412-641-4651
  • Gloria Carter, MD, Clinical Chemistry 412-641-5550
  • Devereux Saller, MS, MD, Pregnancy Screening Laboratory 412-641-1827
  • Dan Bellissimo, PhD, Clinical Genomics Laboratory 412-641-2489
  • Svetlana Yatsenko, MD, Cytogenetics Laboratory 412-641-6693
  • Octavia Peck Palmer, PhD, General Clinical Laboratory 412-578-9489

UPMC Altoona

  • Mushtaq Khalid, MD, all areas of lab 814-889-2340

UPMC Bedford Memorial

  • Sureshchandra Patel, MD, all areas of lab 814-623-3557

UPMC Carlisle

  • Rajat Goel, Pathologist and Laboratory Medical Director 717-782-3128
  • Jacob Gildea, Pathologist, Transfusion Medicine 717-782-5640
  • Steven Skarupa, Pathologist, Microbiology 717-782-3144
  • Yanping Li, Pathologist, Hematology 717-782-5477
  • Ulane Neveling, MD, Pathologist, all areas of the lab 717-782-5640
  • Charles Scott, MD, Pathologist, Microbiology and Anatomic Pathology 717-782-5935
  • Deepti Adhikari Guragain, MD, Pathologist, Chemistry and Anatomic Pathology 717-782-3325
  • Vishnu Ganta, Pathologist, Hematopathology 717-782-3357

UPMC Chautauqua

  • William Geary, MD, PhD, all areas of lab 716-664-8471
  • John Schrecengost, MD, all areas of lab 716-664-8473

UPMC Cole

  • Jamie Adam, MD, PhD, all areas of the lab 570-321-2321

UPMC East

  • Matthew Then, MD, all areas of lab 412-357-3110
  • Ryan Glass, MD, all areas of lab 412-357-3109

UPMC Hamot

  • Andrew Creager, MD, Point of Care, Histology, Cytology 814-877-3132
  • Sarah Eakin, MD, Chemistry, Urinalysis 814-877-3130
  • Jennifer Naber, MD, Hematology, Coagulation, Phlebotomy/Processing, Limited Microbiology 814-877-3131

UPMC Hanover

  • Cindy Sturtz, Pathologist and Laboratory Medical Director 717-316-2150
  • Nava Nawz, Pathologist, all areas of the lab 717-316-2150, ext. 4152

UPMC Horizon

  • Lina Perry, MD, all areas of lab 724-589-6200
  • Komal Arora, MD 210-721-2245

UPMC Jameson

  • Angel Toca, MD, all areas of lab 724-656-4016

UPMC Kane

  • Sarah Eakin, MD, all areas of the lab 814-877-2241

UPMC Lititz

  • Dr. Mariah McCready, Pathologist and Laboratory Medical Director 717-625-5872

UPMC Lock Haven

  • Ryan Collins, MD, all areas of the lab 570-321-2321

UPMC McKeesport

  • Payam Arya, MD, all areas of lab 412-664-2230

UPMC Memorial

  • Nicholas Dillman, MD, all areas of the lab 570-321-2321

UPMC Mercy

  • Evan Baker, MD, all areas of lab 412-232-7834
  • Sonal Kamat, MD, all areas of lab 412-232-7858
  • Michael Kraus, Hematology Oncology 412-232-7328
  • Tung Phan, MD, PhD, Microbiology and Immunology 412-647-1478
  • Lirong Qu, MD, PhD, Blood Bank 412-209-7428
  • Sarah Wheeler, PhD, Chemistry and Hematology 412-614-0613

UPMC Muncy

  • Nicholas Dillman, MD, all areas of the lab 570-321-2321

UPMC Northwest

  • Robert Conley, DO, all areas of lab 814-676-7115
  • Linda Olmstead, DO, all areas of lab 814-676-7111

UPMC Passavant

  • Allison Nixdorf-Miller, MD, all areas of lab (both campuses) 412-748-6686
  • Guizhu Li, MD, all areas of lab (both campuses) 412-748-6698
  • Rajnikant Amin, MD, all areas of lab (both campuses) 412-748-6846
  • Pil Gyu Hwang, MD, all areas of lab (both campuses) 412-748-3336
  • Matthew Swadley, MD, all areas of lab (both campuses) 412-748-6748

UPMC Harrisburg, Community Osteopthic, and West Shore

  • Dr. Rajat Goel, Pathologist, Laboratory Medical Director and Anatomic Pathology 717-782-3128
  • Dr. Jacob Gildea, Pathologist, Transfusion Medicine, 717-782-5640
  • Dr. Mary Meihofer, Pathologist, Blood Bank 717-782-3357
  • Dr. Steven Skarupa, Pathologist, Microbiology 717-782-3144
  • Dr. Ulane Neveling, Pathologist, all areas of the lab 717-782-5640
  • Yanping Li, Pathologist, Hematology 717-782-5477 
  • Charles Scott, MD, Pathologist, Microbiology and Anatomic Pathology 717-782-5935
  • Deepti Adhikari Guragain, MD, Pathologist, Chemistry and Anatomic Pathology 717-782-3325
  • Vishnu Ganta, Pathologist, Hematopathology 717-782-3357
  • Charles Evancho, Pathologist, Urologic pathology 717-782-3160

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

  • Alan Wells, MD, DMS, all clin lab (Presby campus) 412-647-7813
  • Marina Nikiforova, MD, Molecular diagnostics (Presby campus) 412-802-6092
  • Alex Mammen, MD, Ophthalmic microbiology (Presby campus) 412-647-2362
  • Steven Swerdlow, MD, Clinical hematology and hematopathology (Presby campus) 412-647-5191
  • Octavia Palmer, PhD, Clinical chemistry (Presby and Shadyside campuses) 412-578-9489
  • Darrell Triulzi, MD, Transfusion medicine (Presby campus) 412-209-7304
  • Adriana Zeevi, PhD, Tissue typing (Presby campus) 412-647-6266
  • Rajiv Dhir, MD, Anatomic Pathology and Cytology (Shadyside campus) 412-623-5950

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside: Hillman Cancer Center

  • Albert D. Donnenberg, PhD, Stem Cell Laboratory 412-623-3256
  • Michael Hsu, MD, Stem Cell Laboratory 412-209-7326

UPMC Somerset

  • Harold Ashcraft, MD, all areas of the lab 814-443-5216

UPMC St. Margaret

  • Jagjit Singh, MD, all areas of lab 412-784-4115
  • Evan Baker, MD, all areas of lab 412-784-4144
  • Sonal Kamat, MD, all areas of lab 412-784-4945

UPMC Wellsboro

  • Jamie Adam, MD, PhD, all areas of the lab 570-321-2321

UPMC Western Maryland

  • Naimin, Wei, MD, all areas of the lab 240-964-2500

UPMC Williamsport

  • Jamie Adam, MD, PhD, UPMC Williamsport, Anatomic Pathology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Point of Care, Urinalysis 570-321-2321
  • Michael Belenko, MD, UPMC Williamsport, Cytology 570-321-2321
  • Vandi Bryant, MD, UPMC Williamsport, Blood Bank 570-321-2321
  • Jaclyn Cappel, MD, UPMC Williamsport, Hematology 570-321-2321
  • Jamie Adam, MD, PhD, UPMC Williamsport Divine Providence Campus, all areas of the lab 570-321-2321