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Department and Faculty

Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) is one of the largest clinical laboratories in the world. It is composed of 3,000 people working in 50 to 60 specialty laboratories performing more than 20 million tests a year.

A highly skilled team of medical professionals including physicians, scientists, cytotechnologists, medical technologists, medical technicians, lab assistants, biologists, chemists, microbiologists, geneticists, pathologists' assistants, and other specialists work collaboratively. The department receives specimens for testing from Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System and is a reference laboratory for other clinics and hospitals both nationally and internationally.

Facilities

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is a reference laboratory operated by the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic Laboratories specializes in esoteric laboratory testing for health care organizations throughout the United States and around the world. Mayo Clinic Laboratories' mission is to support the local delivery of laboratory services through the provision of exceptional reference laboratory services and by providing support services that facilitate and augment community integration efforts.

From the program directorCharles Sturgis, M.D.

Our residents have the benefit of training in an integrated department (laboratory medicine and anatomic pathology) with an integrated AP/CP curriculum. Anatomic pathology and laboratory medicine provide access to and experience with a very high volume of material that includes the full spectrum of basic "bread and butter" tests and cases as well as an unparalleled level of exposure to complex subspecialty material and faculty expertise.

In addition, our faculty has committed substantial time and resources to creating a structured curriculum in every subspecialty area of laboratory medicine and pathology. Our program offers a great degree of flexibility in our curriculum, allowing for optimal diversification based on your subspecialty interests and career goals.

The outstanding reputation of Mayo Clinic is evident in all aspects of the numerous residencies and fellowships offered here. The atmosphere is both professional and collegial. We also benefit substantially from a teamwork mentality embedded in our patient-centered culture as well as outstanding levels of support from allied health staff in our laboratory and pathology practice.

In short, we provide a unique training environment powered by exceptional people and incomparable resources. Thank you for your interest in our program.

Enthusiastically yours,

Charles Sturgis, M.D.
Professor of Pathology
Pathology Residency Program Director

Program leadership

Charles Sturgis, M.D.

Charles Sturgis, M.D.

Program Director

Dr. Charles D. Sturgis completed medical school at the University of Kansas in 1992. Following school, he matriculated in the combined anatomic and clinical pathology residency program at Northwestern University's McGaw Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, completing training in 1997. He then completed a year of fellowship in cytopathology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Some of Dr. Sturgis' prior professional roles have included positions as the Director of FNA Services at Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital and the Director of Cytopathology at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. Dr. Sturgis is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscript publications as well as the author of book chapters, editorials, educational writings, medical photographs, instructional videos, and abstracts. His interests include cytopathology, breast pathology, and education.

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Michael Rivera, M.D.

Michael Rivera, M.D.

Associate Program Director - Anatomic Pathology

Dr. Michael Rivera completed medical school at State University of New York in 2001 and then subsequently completed anatomic and clinical pathology residency training at Weill Cornell Medical College. He then went onto complete surgical pathology, cytopathology, and head and neck pathology fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering. From 2008-2010, Dr. Rivera was an assistant professor at Moint Sinai Medical Center in New York City, then he joined Mayo Clinic in 2010. He is the author of over 40 peer-reviewed manuscript publications. Dr. Rivera has been the associate program director for Anatomic Pathology since 2013 where he closely works with the Anatomic Pathology Division in supporting resident education. His current clinical interests include cytopathology, endocrinology, and head and neck/oral pathology. 

Ann Moyer, M.D., Ph.D.

Ann Moyer, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Program Director - Clinical Pathology

Dr. Moyer is a molecular genetic pathologist at Mayo Clinic and holds the academic rank of Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and Assistant Professor of Pharmacology. Dr. Moyer earned her bachelor's degree double majoring in Biology and Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She then earned her medical and graduate degrees as part of the Mayo Clinic Medical Scientist Training program. She next completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, with an additional year devoted to research, followed by a fellowship in Molecular Genetic Pathology, also at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Moyer's current clinical and research interests include pharmacogenomics, complement system genetics, primary immunodeficiencies, and renal genetics. 

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Andrew Norgan, M.D., Ph.D.

Andrew Norgan, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Program Director - Informatics and Research

Dr. Andrew P. Norgan completed medical and graduate school at Mayo Clinic in 2013. Subsequently, he then completed anatomic and clinical pathology residency training, a clinical microbiology fellowship, and a research fellowship in clinical informatics, all at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Norgan is a Senior Associate Consultant and Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. He is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed manuscript publications and book chapters. Dr. Norgan serves as an Associate Director for Informatics and Research for the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency. His interests include perinatal pathology, molecular microbiology, clinical informatics education, and applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence in anatomic and clinical pathology.

Reade Quinton, M.D.

Reade Quinton, M.D.

Associate Program Director - Quality

Dr. Reade Quinton graduated from Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans in 1999. He completed a combined anatomic and clinical pathology residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, followed by a fellowship in forensic pathology at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences. In 2019, he joined Mayo Clinic and the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner's Office in Rochester. He is the director of the resident autopsy rotation, co-director of the autopsy service, and associate director of the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency. He is the author of numerous journal articles, abstracts, and book chapters. He is on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) and chair of NAME's Educational Activities Committee. His interests include pathology education, sudden infant death and child abuse, and placental pathology.

Faculty

In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.

The entire DLMP faculty takes an active role in your training. Residents have direct access to these individuals throughout the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency.

Meet a few of our faculty members:

Nikola Baumann, Ph.D.

Nikola Baumann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Interests: Clinical chemistry

Joaquin Garcia, M.D.

Joaquin Garcia, M.D.
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Interests: Head and neck pathology, molecular pathology, ophthalmic pathology, and surgical pathology

Rondell Graham, M.B.B.S.

Rondell Graham, M.B.B.S.
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Interests: Gastrointestinal/hepatobiliary and molecular pathology

Ray Guo, M.D., Ph.D.

Ray Guo, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Interests: Dermatopathology, ophthalmic and surgical pathology

Loren Herrera Hernandez, M.D.

Loren Herrera Hernandez, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Interests: Renal and urologic pathology

Gary Keeney, M.D.

Gary Keeney, M.D.
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Interests: Cytopathology, gynecologic and surgical pathology

Justin Kreuter, M.D.

Justin Kreuter, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Interests: Transfusion medicine

Loralie Langman, Ph.D.

Loralie Langman, Ph.D.
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Interests: Clinical biochemistry

Bobbi Pritt, M.D.

Bobbi Pritt, M.D.
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Interests: Clinical microbiology

Kaaren Reichard, M.D.

Kaaren Reichard, M.D.
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Interests: Hematopathology

Ande Rumilla, M.D.

Ande Rumilla, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Interests: Laboratory genetics and genomics

Malvika Solanki, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.

Malvika Solanki, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Interests: Breast and surgical pathology

Diva Salomao, M.D.

Diva Salomao, M.D.
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Interests: Cytopathology, ophthalmic pathology, and surgical pathology

Advisers and mentors

Shortly after match day, residents are assigned to a senior resident adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. The resident adviser also serves as a contact point for introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.

An open mentoring program has been designed to provide new residents with an opportunity to select a mentor based on common interests, experience, and backgrounds. The mentors are role models who assist mentees with a variety of challenges encountered during residency.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.