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About Our Practice  

Physician Biographies & Subspecialty Expertise:
 

 

Danisha L. Allen, MD - Cytopathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology
Dr. Allen is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with a subspecialty certification in Cytopathology. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Morgan State University and a Doctor of Medicine from The George Washington University. She completed her residency training at The George Washington University Medical Center. This was followed by a Cytopathology fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital and a second fellowship in Gastrointestinal and Surgical Pathology at the Rhode Island Hospital, an affiliate of Brown University. In 2013, Dr. Allen returned to her hometown of Baltimore to join the HCT Pathology practice at Saint Agnes Hospital. Subspecialty interests include Cytopathology, Gastrointestinal pathology, Head & Neck pathology, and Pulmonary pathology.

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Michael S. Ballo, MD - Cytopathology
Dr. Ballo graduated from Oberlin College with a B.S. in Biology and received his M.D. from Case Western Reserve University. His residency in anatomic and clinical pathology was spent at George Washington University, followed by two years of fellowship training at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and The University of California, San Francisco. He is board-certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and cytopathology. His interests are in cytopathology, fine needle aspiration, urologic pathology, and breast pathology. He became Chief of Pathology at Northwest Hospital in 2011

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Melissa K. Buick, MD - Cytopathology
Dr. Melissa Buick, is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with subspeciality certification in Cytopathology. She graduated cum laude from Medical College of Pennsylvania, and completed her residency training and Surgical Pathology fellowship at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center. She then completed a Cytopathology fellowship under the direction of Dr. William Frable at the Medical College of Virginia. She practiced for more than 10 years as Director of Cytopathology at the Washington Hospital Center, and joined HCT in 2000. As well as providing liquid based pap testing with HPV DNA insitu hybridization, she participates in the on site Fine Needle Aspiration Service, providing performance and interpretation of fine needle aspirations for both hospitalized and out patients.

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Jean M. Colandrea, MD - Cytopathology
Dr Jean Colandrea is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with subspecialty board certification in Cytopathology. She is a graduate of Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, DC. She completed one year of residency in OB/GYN (Pennsylvania Hospital) and a second year in General Surgery (University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals). Dr Colandrea then returned to Washington for her Pathology residency at Washington Hospital Center followed by fellowship at NIH/NCI. She joined the practice of Drs Hicken, Cranley, and Taylor at St. Agnes Hospital in 1991.

Dr Colandrea was an officer of the St Agnes Hospital Medical staff from 1994 - 2002 and President of the Medical Staff during 2001 and 2002. She completed the training required to be named a Certified Physician Executive by the American College of Physician Executives in 2001. Dr Colandrea was a member of the Board of Directors of the St Agnes Hospital Foundation from 1998 - 2008 and served as Foundation Board Chair from 2006 -2008. She was Chairman of Pathology at Civista Medical Center from 2000 - 2009 and served as President of HCT from 2005 - 2010. Dr. Colandrea is currently co-Director of Cytopathology and Medical Director of Transfusion Services at St. Agnes Hospital.
 

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Deepa Dutta, MD - Gastrointestinal Pathology
Dr. Dutta graduated from Medical School in New Delhi, India in 1972. She completed pathology residency training at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD, in 1977 with an additional six months in the Division of Microbiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. She has been a staff pathologist at Sinai Hospital since 1979, Joining the HCT pathology group in July 2000. She currently is a staff pathologist for Lifebridge Health with Medical Directorships in Microbiology and Transfusion Medicine at Sinai Hospital.

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Thomas J. Enelow, MD - Dermatopathology
Thomas J. Enelow, M.D. is director of the Dermatopatholgy Division of HCT Pathology Services. He is board certified in Dermatopathology by the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology, and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. Dr. Enelow completed his dermatopathology fellowship at George Washington University under the guidance of Drs. Carmen Myrie-Williams and Mervyn Elgart, including rotations at the Armed Forces Instititue of Pathology Dermatopathology Division and Immunodermatology Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University. He completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Tulane University of New Orleans. He has practiced in the Baltimore Washington area since joining HCT Pathology Services in 1997.

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Fredrick W. Gilkey, MD - Soft Tissue Pathology | Orthopedic Pathology
Dr. Gilkey grew up in central Michigan and attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate studies (with junior year in Germany) and medical school. He took a clinical internship at the University of Pittsburgh. Pathology training (anatomic and clinical) was at the University of Colorado. He was an assistant professor of pathology the UCLA Medical Center (the first year as Chief Resident) for 3 years. After 2 years at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Colorado, Dr. Gilkey joined the US Air Force and became a staff pathologist in the Orthopedic Pathology Department of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, where he spent 8 years. After 2 years at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB, Md, he left active duty for 5 years of private practice in Pittsburgh, PA, where he specialized in in tumors of bone and soft tissue. Dr. Gilkey came to Sinai Hospital in 2000 to continue practice, again specializing musculaskeletal pathology. After 10 years of active duty in th US Air Force, he completed 10 years of Air Force Reserve duty, serving at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, and retired from the Air Force. Dr. Gilkey is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, and is a diplomate of the College of American Pathologists and a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

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Christopher T. Grove - Gastrointestinal Pathology / Liver Pathology / Immunohistochemistry
Dr. Christopher Grove is a board certified in Anatomic and Clinical pathology. He graduated cum laude with a degree in Biology from Shepherd College (1992) and received his medical degree with distinction from the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. (2002). After completing a transitional internship in clinical medicine, Dr. Grove completed his anatomic and clinical pathology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (2007). As a staff pathologist at Walter Reed, Dr. Grove initially served as the Medical Director of Autopsy Services and Client Services (2007-2008). Most recently he has served as the Medical Director of Surgical Pathology (2008-Present). Additionally, Dr. Grove was the Medical Director of the clinical pathology laboratory at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center at Ft. Meade, MD. Born and raised in Westminster, MD, Dr. Grove started his career in pathology as a pathology assistant in the lab at Carroll County General Hospital (now Carroll Hospital Center) in 1994. Dr. Grove returned to Carroll Hospital Center in 2011 to serve as the Chief of Pathology. Dr. Grove enjoys sharing his passion for pathology by teaching students, technicians, and clinical staff.

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Christian H. Hansen, MD - Hematopathology | Breast Pathology | Gastrointestinal Pathology
Dr. Hansen is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. He received his medical school training at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine in 1994 and was elected to the Association of Pathology Chairs Honor Society. He then completed his residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Georgetown University Medical Center in 1998, having served as Chief Resident. He continued at Georgetown University Medical Center, where he completed a fellowship in Surgical Pathology in 1999. He subsequently joined Drs. Hicken, Cranley, and Taylor, P.A. and has since actively practiced at many of our affiliated hospitals, including St. Agnes Hospital, Carroll Hospital Center, Upper Chesapeake Health, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and Northwest Hospital. He served as Chief of Pathology at Northwest Hospital from 2001 to 2011. He served as the HCT Executive Vice President and Treasurer from 2008-2010 and as President since 2010.

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William J. Hicken, MD - Hepatic Pathology | Pulmonary Pathology
M.D., University of Maryland Medical School, 1958. Residency in Anatomic Pathology - University of Maryland Hospital, 1959-1962. Fellowship in Surgical Pathology, U. of MD Hospital 1962-1963. Captain/staff pathologist, Second US Army Area Medical Laboratory 1963-1965. Associate pathologist, St. Agnes Hospital 1965-1970. Chairman, Department of Pathology, St. Agnes Hospital, 1970-2007. President, Drs. Hicken, Cranley and Taylor, P.A. Pathology practice, 1970-2005. Subspecialty interests: Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology and Laboratory Medical Direction. Certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology. Medical license in Maryland. Baltimore native with undergraduate education at Loyola High School and Loyola College.

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V. Dixon King, Jr, MD - Breast & Gynecologic Pathology | Urologic Pathology | Gastrointestinal Pathology
Dr. King graduated with Highest Honor from Auburn University and received his MD from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and also completed a Fellowship in Medical Microbiology at Johns Hopkins. He joined the HCT group in 1993. From 2000-2001 he was the President of the Maryland Society of Pathologists. He is a general surgical Pathologist with a special interest in Breast, Urologic and Gastrointestinal Pathology. Dr. King serves as Chair of the Department of Pathology at Upper Chesapeake Hospital in Bel Air, MD and Harford Hospital in Havre de Grace, MD. He has 4 children, ages 12, 9, 5 and 5. In his free time he enjoys distance running and travel.

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Diana W. Molavi, MD - Breast Pathology; Orthopedic Pathology; Clinical Chemistry
Dr. Molavi received her BS from Pennsylvania State University in 1992, a PhD in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University in 1996, and her MD from Washington University in St Louis in 1999. She returned to Baltimore and completed her pathology residency (AP/CP) at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After residency, she stayed at Johns Hopkins for a year of surgical pathology at Bayview Medical Center and specialty training in breast pathology under Dr. Pedram Argani. She joined the HCT group at Sinai in 2007, practices anatomic pathology with interests in breast and orthopedic pathology, and directs the chemistry and point of care laboratories at Sinai. She has authored an introductory textbook on surgical pathology, and continues to teach residents and medical students at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Theresa L. Nicol,  MD - Cytopathology
Dr Nicol graduated from the University of California Berkeley (1986) and received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine (1991). AP/CP residency training and fellowships in Surgical Pathology as well as Cytopathology were all completed at The Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions (1991-1998). Dr Nicol joins the HCT group (2012) to practice at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and Harford Memorial Hospital.

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J. Dean Nuckols, MD, PhD - Hematopathology
Dr. Nuckols was raised on a family farm in Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Washington & Lee University. He then attended University of Virginia receiving a combined MD/PhD with the PhD in microbiology. His pathology residency in AP/CP was at Duke, and he then completed a Hematopathology fellowship at Vanderbilt. He joined the HCT group in 2000 and has remained primarily at Sinai Hospital since, currently serving as Chief of the Department of Pathology.

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Curtis W. Ollayos, MD - Cytopathology
Curtis Ollayos finished his pathology residency in 1993. SInce that time, he has practiced in the federal, academic, and private settings. He has special interest and training in cytopathology, and is board certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and cytopathology. He has a Master of Public Health with an emphasis in biostatistics and epidemiology, and enjoys health system analysis. Dr. Ollayos is Chairman of the Department of Pathology at Montgomery General Hospital.

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Michael T. O'Malley, MD - Surgical Pathology
Dr. O'Malley is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. He attended Brown University where he graduated summa cum laude with an Sc.B. in Physics. He worked as an information technology consultant in New York City before studying Medicine at the University of Maryland where he also completed his residency training. Dr. O'Malley finished training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital as a Surgical Pathology Fellow. Dr. O'Malley is a Baltimore native, and joined HCT in 2010. He works primarily at Sinai Hospital. His interests include transfusion medicine, breast pathology, G.I. pathology, information technology, international medicine and general surgical pathology.

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Michael E. Pelczar, MD - Clinical Consultant, Microbiology
Loyola College "University" B.A. 1960 ; M.D. from University of Maryland 1965; Internship St. Agnes Hospital 1965-1966; Pathology Residency -U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Baltimore 1966-1968 and St. Agnes Hospital, 1968-1971.Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Board Certified in Infection Control. Lt. Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service 1966-1968. Fellow in the CAP and ASCP State Delegate to CAP 1984-1986. Attending Pathologist St. Agnes Hospital 1971-2002. Associate Chairman, Dept. Pathology 1993-2002. Director of Infection Control, St. Agnes 1971-2002. Director of Laboratory, Drs. Hicken, Cranley and Taylor 1977-1996. President of medical staff St. Agnes 1987. Board of Directors, St. Agnes Hospital 1986-1988. Clinical Consultant, Microbiology 2003- present. Board of Trustees, Chesapeake College 2002-present. Outside interests include gardening, skiing,fishing, golf and reading books especially by Clive Cussler and Jack Higgins.

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Ann E. Reed, MD - Cytopathology | Hematopathology
B.S., Davidson College. M.D., Wake Forest University. Residency, University of Virginia and Eastern Carolina University. Subspecialty interests include: cytology, hematopathology, and quality assurance. Board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, and cytopathology.

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Jeffrey L. Seibel, MD, PhD - Hematopathology
Jeffrey L. Seibel, MD PhD has served as Chief of Pathology at St. Agnes Hosptial since 2010 and is the Director of the Hematology Laboratory at St. Agnes Hospital. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, with subspecialty certification in Hematopathology. He received his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology at Princeton University. Dr. Seibel earned a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with basic science research on the structure and function of the T-cell antigen receptor molecule. He trained in Pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he also completed a fellowship in Hematopathology. His interests include diagnosis of leukemia and lymphoma by flow cytometry and molecular techniques, laboratory evaluation of coagulation disorders, and immunohistochemistry. Dr. Seibel’s other passions include building vacuum tube audio equipment, playing guitar, and backpacking.

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Amalia Seiguer, MD - Placental Pathology, Transfusion Medicine
Dr. Seiguer received her M.D. degree cum laude from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine. She worked in endocrine research and taught histology at the school of medicine. Upon arriving to the United States, she worked in in-vitro fertilization at the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Evolution, University of Miami, where she joined the group of Professor Charles Metz. She completed her AP/CP training at the University of Maryland and is certified in anatomical and clinical pathology. Dr. Seiguer was the director of the pheresis program at the American Red Cross, Baltimore Chapter, before joining the pathology staff at the Baltimore Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital. There she was in charge of the pathology residency program and taught at University of Maryland. She left the VA to join the pathology practice at Upper Cheseapeake Medical Center (formerly Fallston General Hospital) and was co-owner and Medical Director of Diagnostic Pathology Laboratories. She joined HCT in 2010.

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Kris M. Shekitka, MD - Gastrointestinal Pathology | Soft Tissue Pathology | Orthopedic Pathology | Breast Pathology
Dr. Shekitka has had 25+ years experience as an actively practicing pathologist with special experience/training in GYN/Breast Pathology (1999-2001 at AFIP under Dr. Tavassoli), GI Pathology (1985-1990 at AFIP under Drs. Sobin and Helwig) and Orthopedic Pathology (1992-1996 at AFIP under Dr. Sweet). In addition to ~ 11 years of specialized experience at the AFIP, he has worked in several hospital settings as Assistant Chief of Anatomic Pathology (1981-1985 at DD Eisenhower Army Medical Center), Chief of Anatomic Pathology (1990-1992 at Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center) and Chief of Pathology (1996-1999 at Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center). In addition, he worked as Chief of Surgical Pathology at Quest Diagnostics Inc. in Chantilly, VA from 2001 to 2003. His special areas of interest in addition to the areas listed above include general surgical pathology, urologic pathology, autopsy pathology and immunohistochemistry. He enjoys working with people and especially the hospital setting with a large group of pathologists and clinicians. While in the military (1970-2001) he gained valuable leadership experience as a physical security platoon leader (1970-1973), pathology flight commander (1996-1999) and AFIP Deputy Director (Air Force) from 1999 to 2001.

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Syvana Tuur-Saunders, MD - Dermatopathology
Dr. Sylvana Tuur-Saunders is board certified in Dermatopathology by the the American Board of Pathology and American Board of Dermatology, and in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. She completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Tuur completed her dermatopathology fellowship at the Armed Forces Instititue of Pathology and then served as a staff dermatopathologist at the Department of Dermatopathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology for ten years. She practiced for five years at Quest Diagnostics, Baltimore. Dr. Tuur joined HCT in 2010. She is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists, and is a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and The American Society of Dermatopathology.

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Srividya Sathiyamoorthy, M.D. - Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Dr. Sathiyamoorthy is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with a subspecialty certification in Cytopathology. She earned an MBBS (MD) degree from the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in Davangere, India. She then obtained a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey majoring in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She worked at Lehigh University as a Laboratory Technician at the Biological Sciences Department. Subsequently, she completed her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC. Her fellowship training in Clinical Cytopathology was obtained at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, where she also worked as Clinical Instructor during 2012-2013. She then joined the HCT Pathology practice at Sinai Hospital, Lifebridge Health®. Her subspecialty interests include (Pulmonary) Cytopathology, Laboratory Management and Microbiology.

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Robert Van Wesep, MD, PhD - Soft Tissue Pathology | Orthopedic Pathology | Cytopathology
Robert Van Wesep is director of Anatomic Pathology at Sinai Hospital. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. He received a PhD in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1977 and an MD from Harvard Medical School in 1985. He completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Maryland in 1990. He joined HCT in 2005.

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Weimin R. Zhu, MD, PhD - Dermatopathology
Dr. Zhu is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with subspecialty board certification in Dermatopathology. He graduated from the Peking University Health Science Center and received his Ph.D. at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Zhu completed his pathology residency at University of Rochester Medical Center and a fellowship in Dermatopathology at Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology in New York City . He is a fellow of College of American Pathologist and the American Society of Dermatopatholgy. Dr. Zhu has been with HCT since 2000.

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