Michigan Diagnostic Pathologists
Michigan Diagnostic Pathologists, PLLC
Affiliated with: Ascension Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, Southfield and Novi Campuses
 
Acute Appendicitis
Acute Appendicitis

Acute appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix, a small pouch that hangs off of the beginning of the large intestine. Thus usually occurs due to an obstruction and can become infected.

In this image, the various layers of the appendix can be seen. The purplish haze seen through the appendiceal layers is evidence of the inflammatory cells.

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Cholangiocarcinoma
Cholangiocarcinoma

Cholangiocarcinoma is a cancer of the biliary tree; a system of ducts that carries bile from the liver to the small intestine where it is used to aid in digestion.

In image 2, the ducts, which appear as large circular structures, are disorganized with irregular lumens. The nuclei of their cells, which appear as smaller dark purple structures, show variation in shape and size when in normal ducts they should be the same size and shape. In image 3, the ducts are again disorganized. In this image, mucinous secretions are more evident than in image 2.

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Cholangiocarcinoma
Cholangiocarcinoma

Cholangiocarcinoma is a cancer of the biliary tree; a system of ducts that carries bile from the liver to the small intestine where it is used to aid in digestion.

In image 2, the ducts, which appear as large circular structures, are disorganized with irregular lumens. The nuclei of their cells, which appear as smaller dark purple structures, show variation in shape and size when in normal ducts they should be the same size and shape. In image 3, the ducts are again disorganized. In this image, mucinous secretions are more evident than in image 2.

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Hairy Cell Leukemia
Hairy Cell Leukemia

Hairy cell leukemia is a cancer of a type of white blood cell called the B-cell. Hairy cell leukemia involves the peripheral blood, bone marrow, liver and spleen.

In this image, near the center of the field, are several cells with round, bland nuclei and abundant pale cytoplasm. Sometimes this cytoplasm can have multiple thin projections, hence the name hairy cell leukemia.

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Congo Red Positive Amyloid Deposits in the GI Tract
Congo Red Positive Amyloid Deposits in the GI Tract

Amyloid deposits are insoluble collections of misfolded proteins. These misfolded proteins can be involved in a number of disease processes including amyloidosis, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and many more.

In this image, the amyloid deposits are highlighted by a special stain called Congo Red which gives them a bright red-orange color under standard microscopy. Under polarized light the amyloid will have an apple-green color.

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OUR DOCTORS

Quratulain Ahmed, M.D.
Dr. Quratulain Ahmed, M.D. is 2004 graduate of Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad, Pakistan. She completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI in 2011, followed by one year fellowship training in Cytopathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, affiliated with Harvard University, Boston, MA in 2012. She, then completed a one year Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI with a subspecialty interest in gynecological pathology in 2013. Dr. Ahmed is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology. After her training, she worked as staff pathologist at St. Luke Hospital, Maumee, Ohio. She joined as a staff pathologist at Ascension Providence-Providence Parks Hospitals, Southfield and Novi campuses in 2016. She is in charge of histopathology laboratory and has special interest in breast and gynecological pathology.


Alan Braunstein, M.D.

Alan Braunstein, M.D.
Dr. Alan Braunstein, M.D. is a graduate of The University of Michigan Medical School and completed his residency, including chief residency, in The Department of Pathology at The University of Michigan. He is American Board of Pathology certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. He joined the medical staff and Department of Pathology at Ascension Providence-Providence Park Hospitals in 1984 practicing surgical pathology, cytology, hematopathology, and autopsy pathology. He has been section head of Clinical Chemistry since joining the Department and Director of the Clinical Laboratory at Ascension Providence-Providence Park hospital, Novi campus, since its inception in 1992. He is a founding member of Michigan Diagnostic Pathologists.


Juanita Evans MD, FCAP

Juanita Evans MD, FCAP
Juanita Evans MD, FCAP, graduated fromthe University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Afterwards, she completed residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center followed by a hematopathology fellowship at the same institution. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Hematology. She is the Director of Hematopathology and Coagulation in the Department of Pathology at Ascension Providence-Providence Park Hospitals, Southfield and Novi campuses. Her special interests include hematopathology, coagulation, moleculardiagnostic integration and teaching. She also serves within the College of American Pathology as a member for the New in Practice Committee.


Hema Govil, M.D.

Hema Govil, M.D.
Dr. Hema Govil, M.D. received her medical degree, and then a pathology degree, from Bombay University in India. After relocating to the United Staes, Dr. Govil completed her pathology residency in 2003 at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, followed by a one year fellowship in Cytopathology at Loyola University Medical Center. She has been practicing pathology in Michigan since 2004. Dr. Govil is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology. Dr. Govil leads the immunohistochemistry section in the Department of Pathology at Ascension Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield Campus.


Barry Herschman, M.D.

Barry Herschman, M.D.
Dr. Barry Herschman, MD, FCAP, FASCP is past Chairman (1991-2013), Department of Pathology, Ascension Providence-Providence Park hospitals, Southfield and Novi Campuses, and laboratory Medical Director of the Southfield campus. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology and Forensic Pathology, 1973. Fellow College of American Pathologists and American Society of Clinical Pathology. Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit MI. Education and training: BS Pharmacy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1958-63. MD Wayne State University, College of Medicine, Detroit MI, 1963-67. Mt Sinai Medical Center, Medicine/Surgery Internship, Cleveland, Ohio 1967-68. University Hospitals Institute of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Pathology Resident and Fellow, Anatomic and Forensic Pathology, 1968-72. Experience: US Air Force, Major, Director of Histopathology, Wright-Patterson AFB, 1972-74. Providence Hospital, Medical Staff, Southfield, MI 1974-current. Dr. Herschman is a member of the Colorectal Tumor Board, the Upper Gastrointestinal Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Tumor Board and served as the team leader/inspector of the College of American Pathologists Laboratory Accreditation Program.


Timothy Mervak, M.D.

Timothy Mervak, M.D.
Dr. Timothy Mervak M.D., is Chairman of Department of Pathology, Ascension Providence-Providence Park hospitals, Southfield and Novi Campuses, and laboratory Medical Director of the Southfield campus. He is a native of Detroit, graduated from Hope College in Holland, MI, in 1978. He then attended Wayne State University School of Medicine, graduating in 1982. His internship and residency were at the University Of Michigan School Of Medicine in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, completed in 1986. He then completed a one year fellowship in Surgical Pathology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is board certified in both Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (1986), and Transfusion Medicine (1999). He has been a practicing Pathologist at Providence Hospital since 1987, and Providence Park Hospital since inception, and serves as Medical Director of the Blood Banks at both hospitals, and Assistant Chairman of the Providence Department of Pathology. He has an interest in gastro-intestinal and pulmonary pathology, and has participated in the Providence Lung Cancer Working Group since 1990. He is a Past President of the Michigan Association of Blood Banks, and is currently a Board member of the Southeastern Michigan American Red Cross, where he serves as Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee.


Farooq Minhas, M.D.

Farooq Minhas, M.D.
Dr. Farooq Minhas, M.D. graduated from the King Edward Medical College in 1982 in Pakistan. After relocating to the United States, Dr. Minhas completed his residency at Wayne State University - Detroit Medical Center and continued onto his fellowship at University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Minhas primarily specializes in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology with a secondary specialty in Cytopathology. Dr. Minhas is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology as well as Cytopathology. He currently serves as Section Chief of Cytology in the Department of Pathology at Ascension Providence-Providence Park Hospitals, Southfield and Novi campuses. Dr. Minhas is the President of Michigan Diagnostic Pathologists.


Artur Zembowicz, M.D., Ph.D.

Artur Zembowicz, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Artur Zembowicz, M.D., Ph.D. is the Principal Consultant and Founder of DermatopathologyConsultations.com and Dermpedia.org. He is an Associate Professor of Pathology at Tufts Medical School and a Senior Dermatopathology Consultant at Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA. He received his M.D. and Ph.D (Pharmacology) degrees from Copernicus Academy of Medicine In Cracow, Poland. His basic research involved inflammation and vascular biology and included training in the laboratory of Sir John R. Vane, FRS, a Nobel Prize Laureate, in London, UK. He trained in Anatomic Pathology at the Brigham Women's Hospital in Boston. At the Brigham, he studied dermatopathology with Dr. Raymond Barnhill and Dr. Phillip McKee and, after completing the Harvard Dermatopathology Fellowship in 1999, joined Dr. Martin C. Mihm's consultation practice. Between 2000 and 2007 he served as an Attending Physician on the Dermatopathology, Head and Neck Pathology (with Dr. Ben Z. Pilch, M.D.) and Ophthalmic Pathology (with Dr. Thaddeus Dryja, M.D. and Frederic Jacobiec, M.D.) Services at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. He was also a Director of Harvard Dermatopathology Update CME Course.

Dr. Zembowicz's research contributions include papers on melanocytic tumors, adnexal tumors and inflammation. Dr. Zembowicz has recently joined Michigan Diagnostic Pathologists as a speciality consultant.


Marc Zuckman, M.D.

Marc Zuckman, M.D.
Dr. Marc Zuckman M.D. graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1980, having been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. His education in anatomic and clinical pathology and fellowship training in surgical and cytopathology continued at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he completed his training and became a diplomat of the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology in 1985. Dr. Zuckman was born and raised in Detroit and has lived in the Detroit area for nearly all of his life. He loves animals of all kinds, both big and small, and has a number of hobbies including photography, wood crafting, and sailing. His professional drive is to do the very best that he can for each patient under his care, working with his colleagues, fellow radiologists, and bedside clinicians, as necessary, to provide the most precise diagnoses possible.

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