Specialty Directory

Clinical Pathology

TriCore's Clinical Chemistry Laboratory provides support for a broad range of medical specialties, many of which are offered 24/7/365, including serum chemistry, endocrinology, oncology, infectious diseases serology and others.

Alexei Bakhirev / MD


505-724-6133

Bonnie Carmichael / MD


575-769-7257
800-245-3296

Michael Crossey / MD, PhD


505-938-8888
800-245-3297

Cole Elliott / MD


505-563-1309
505-938-8888

David Grenache / PhD


(505) 938-8647
(505) 938-8888

Andrew Horvath / MD


505-841-1995
505-938-8888

Glynnis Ingall / MD, PhD


505-272-6724
505-938-8888

Matthew Luke / MD


505-272-3063
505-938-8888

James Spigel / MD


505-291-2727
505-938-8888

Coagulation

TriCore offers routine coagulation testing as well as a complete range of special coagulation assays to diagnose and monitor congenital and acquired bleeding and clotting disorders.

Kendall Crookston / MD, PhD


505-272-3804
505-938-8888

Arand Pierce / MD


505-563-1309
505-938-8888

Cytogenetics

TriCore's Cytogenetics Laboratory provides conventional cytogenetic and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis for constitutional and acquired genetic disorders. Available FISH testing includes prenatal amniotic fluid and chorionic villus analysis, HER2 for breast cancer, UroVysionå© for known bladder cancer or screening and numerous probes for hematologic and solid tumor malignancies.

Marilyn Slovak / PhD


(505) 938-8888
(800) 245-3296

Qian-Yun Zhang / MD, PhD


505-272-9867
505-938-8888

Cytopathology

TriCore's extensive offering of cytopathology services covers gynecologic as well as all areas of non-gynecologic cytopathology. The laboratory provides state-of the-art processing for gynecologic and non-gynecologic samples, combined manual and automated screening for Pap tests, and a large clinical database and case file that facilitate a robust QA program for biopsy correlation and retrospective reviews.

Bonnie Carmichael / MD


575-769-7257
800-245-3296

Nancy Joste / MD


505-272-5407
505-938-8888

Lesley Lomo / MD


505-272-0995
505-938-8888

Von Samedi / MD, PhD


505-272-3481
505-938-8888

Karen SantaCruz / MD


505-272-5001
505-938-8888

Whitney Winham / MD


505-938-8888
505-724-7590

Dermatopathology

TriCore's Dermatopathology Laboratory offers the full range of dermpathology services, from gross and microscopic examination of skin and related specimens to ancillary studies that employ special stains, immunoperoxidase and molecular testing.

Hillary Elwood / MD


505-938-8439
505-938-8888

Shelly Stepenaskie / MD


505-938-8296
505-938-8888

Hematology

TriCore's Hematology Laboratory supports healthcare professionals through a system of integrated analyzers and test systems that use sophisticated algorithms to provide quick and accurate test results. In addition to standard tests, TriCore clinical pathologists offer inpatient and outpatient peripheral blood smear and laboratory record reviews, helpful for the efficient diagnosis of anemia, unexplained cytopenias, or other CBC abnormalities of unclear significance.

Cordelia Sever / MD


505-841-1995
505-938-8888

Hematopathology

TriCore offers everything needed to fully work up blood, lymph node, soft tissue, and bone marrow specimens for hematopoietic malignancies, including six-color flow cytometry, conventional cytogenetic analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), molecular assays, and morphologic consultative review. Our board-certified hematopathologists assist with both routine and difficult cases, and integrate the ancillary data with clinical and morphologic findings to render diagnoses.

Alexei Bakhirev / MD


505-724-6133

Devon Chabot-Richards / MD


505-938-8888
505-938-8908

David Czuchlewski / MD


505-938-8888
800-245-3296

Kathy Foucar / MD


505-938-8440
505-938-8457

Andrew Horvath / MD


505-841-1995
505-938-8888

Amer Mahmoud / MD, FCAP


(505) 841-1102

Cordelia Sever / MD


505-841-1995
505-938-8888

Mohammad Vasef / MD


(505) 938-8440
(505) 938-8468

Carla Wilson / MD, PhD


505-938-8465
505-938-8888

Qian-Yun Zhang / MD, PhD


505-272-9867
505-938-8888

Dahua Zhang / MD, PhD


505-841-1995
505-938-8888

Immunogenetics

TriCore's Histocompatibility (HLA) Laboratory provides the highest quality immunogenetic testing services, with state-of-the-art technology for clinical transplantation (solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell), genetic HLA disease association, HLA pharmacogenetics, and platelet transfusion support. The Histocompatibility Laboratory is accredited by the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI), the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

Devon Chabot-Richards / MD


505-938-8888
505-938-8908

Barbara Masten / PhD


505-272-8840
505-938-8888

Infectious Diseases

TriCore's Infectious Diseases Laboratory provides classic microbiology assays as well as tests that employ molecular techniques to diagnose bacterial, viral, fungal, and mycobacterial disease, along with guidance in the treatment and follow-up of infectious diseases cases. The laboratory also assists the New Mexico Department of Health with several public health initiatives.

Karissa Culbreath / PhD D(ABMM)


505-938-8888
(800) 245-3296

Stephen Young / PhD


505-938-8888
800-245-3296

Molecular Genetic Pathology

Bonnie Carmichael / MD


575-769-7257
800-245-3296

Devon Chabot-Richards / MD


505-938-8888
505-938-8908

David Czuchlewski / MD


505-938-8888
800-245-3296

Mohammad Vasef / MD


(505) 938-8440
(505) 938-8468

Molecular Genetics

Bonnie Carmichael / MD


575-769-7257
800-245-3296

Devon Chabot-Richards / MD


505-938-8888
505-938-8908

David Czuchlewski / MD


505-938-8888
800-245-3296

Amer Mahmoud / MD, FCAP


(505) 841-1102

Mohammad Vasef / MD


(505) 938-8440
(505) 938-8468

Surgical Pathology

TriCore's board-certified surgical pathologists bring a broad range of experience in hospital, academic, and tertiary care. They have ready access to on-site, state-of-the-art ancillary testing, and consult with pathologists in other specialties under TriCore's roof. Consultation is also available for difficult outside cases.

Peter Appenzeller / MD


505-841-1995
505-938-8888

Alexei Bakhirev / MD


505-724-6133

Rania Bakkar / MD


505-272-3170
505-938-8888

Marc Barry / MD


505-272-0590
505-938-8888

Richard Feddersen / MD


505-841-1995
505-938-8888

Edgar Fischer / MD, PhD


505-272-5801
505-938-8888

Robyn Gaffney / MD


505-841-1995
505-938-8888

Joshua Hanson / MD


505-272-3371
505-938-8888

Nancy Joste / MD


505-272-5407
505-938-8888

Lesley Lomo / MD


505-272-0995
505-938-8888

Amer Mahmoud / MD, FCAP


(505) 841-1102

Thomas McConnell / MD


505-938-8888
505-841-1285

Von Samedi / MD, PhD


505-272-3481
505-938-8888

Karen SantaCruz / MD


505-272-5001
505-938-8888

James Spigel / MD


505-291-2727
505-938-8888

Whitney Winham / MD


505-938-8888
505-724-7590

Transfusion Medicine

TriCore's transfusion medicine experts offer consultation on bleeding disorders, acute bleeding episodes, and conservative transfusion strategies that help minimize patient risk. Our blood banks test blood products as well as patients and provide a full range of specialized blood derivative products for inpatient and outpatient transfusions, including RhoGAM®, Recombinant Factors VIIa and VIII, Factor VIII concentrate (Hemophilia A), Factor IX concentrate (Hemophilia B), cryoprecipitate, prothrombin complex concentrate and others. Additional services include platelet function testing and specialized testing to identify warm and cold autoantibodies and specific alloantibodies.

Cole Elliott / MD


505-563-1309
505-938-8888

Jeremy Parsons / MD


505-563-1309
505-938-8888

Arand Pierce / MD


505-563-1309
505-938-8888

Benjamin Wagenman / MD


505-563-1309
505-938-8888

Transplantation

TriCore's laboratories offer a broad range of testing services to support transplantation. Our Histocompatibility (HLA) Laboratory provides complete pre-transplant recipient and donor HLA allele testing, antibody screening and identification, and sensitive crossmatching as well as post-transplant antibody monitoring, using state-of-the-art technology for solid organ transplantation. HLA allele identification and engraftment testing are offered to support hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. TriCore's Toxicology Laboratory performs tests to monitor post-transplant levels of immunosuppressant drugs while the Chemistry Laboratory offers 24/7/365 infectious diseases serology testing to check donors' hepatitis A, B, and C and HIV status. The Infectious Diseases Laboratory provides testing for viruses associated with post-transplant infections, such as BK Virus in kidney transplant patients and Epstein-Barr Virus and cytomegalovirus in solid tissue and bone marrow transplant patients. This laboratory also performs routine cultures to identify other opportunistic pathogens that may be present in post-transplantation infections.

Barbara Masten / PhD


505-272-8840
505-938-8888