Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Anatomic Pathology

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Clifford Harding, MD, PhD, Department Chair (216-368-3611)
Joseph Willis, MD, Department Vice Chair/Division Chief, Clinical Pathology (216-844-8292)
Gregory MacLennan, MD, Division Chief, Anatomic Pathology (216-844-7452)


Christine Schmotzer, MD, Associate Division Chief, Clinical Pathology (216-844-0399)
Hannah Gilmore, MD, Director of Surgical Pathology (216-286-6587)
Don Landek, Pathology Administrative Director (216-844-5678)


Please call 216-844-LABS (5227).

Anatomic Pathology

Organ-Specific Subspecialty Diagnostic Sign-Out
Co-Leaders: Gregory MacLennan, MD, and Hannah Gilmore, MD

  • Service consists of 12 subspecialized surgical pathology diagnostic sections, including gastrointestinal, breast, thoracic, ENT, genitourinary, gynecological, liver, cardiovascular, bone/soft tissue, neuropathology, pediatric and ocular
  • Expert teams of diagnostic pathologists
  • Integration of specialized immunohistochemistry and molecular tests

Specialized Service in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Leader: Mark Cohen, MD

  • Expertise in Alzheimer’s disease and Prion disease
  • Expert morphological diagnoses
  • Unique Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease program based on CSF analyses
  • Genetic susceptibility testing

Leader: Robin Elliot, MD

  • Extensive test menu, including chromogenic in situ hybridization
  • Available as stand-alone test requests or with consultations
  • First-generation immunotherapy assessment antibodies available
  • FDA-approved ALK antibody for lung cancer chemotherapy assessment
  • Lynch syndrome risk screening (in conjunction with BRAF and methylation of MLH1 molecular testing)

About UH Cleveland Medical Center
At the core of University Hospitals’ $4 billion health system is UH Cleveland Medical Center, ranked among America’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. UH Cleveland Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women’s health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and genetics. Its main campus includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Ohio’s only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University.