Meet Our Physicians

The professional medical staff at X-Cell includes thirteen prominent Board-Certified pathologists with over 310 years of combined experience.
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Michael S.AlbertMD,FCAP
Pathologist

Residency:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology,

University of Rochester Medical Center

Medical school:

Albany Medical College,

Albany, New York

  • Special interests in anatomic pathology.

  • 28 years in practice

 Michael S. Albert,MD 
John Asirwatham, MD
John Asirwatham, MD
Pathologist

Residency:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology,

State University of New York at Buffalo

Medical school:

Tanjore Medical College,

Chennai, India

  • Special interests in
    Breast, Gynecological, Urological, Bone and soft tissue pathology.

  • 43 years in practice

 John Asirwatham,MD 
Usha Ghai Chopra, MD
President

Residency:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology,

State University of New York at Buffalo

Medical school:

M.A. Medical College,

New Delhi, India

  • Special interests in     
    Cytology and gynecological pathology.

  • 38 years in practice

 Usha Ghai Chopra, MD 
Kelly J. Garner, MD
Kelly J. Garner, MD
Hematopathologist

Fellowship: 

Hematopathology, 

University of Rochester Medical Center

Residency:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology,

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Medical school:

University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, New York

 

  • Special Interests in            Hematopathology & Flow Cytometry.

  • 7 years in practice

 Kelly J.Garner, MD 
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Yan Hu, MD 
Pathologist
Yan Hu, MD  

Fellowship: 

Surgical pathology (Hospital of university of Pennsylvania)

Residency:

SUNY, Buffalo

Medical school:

 Nankai University

Special interests in               

       GYN pathology & GI pathology

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     6 years in practice

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Hasan Khatib, MD
Pathologist
Hasan Khatib, MD

Fellowship: 

Cytopathology, Breast & Gyn, 

University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital  

Residency:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology 

Baystate Medical Center. University of Massachusetts, Springfield Massachusetts 

Medical school:

 University of Aleppo Facility of Medicine, Aleppo, Syria  

 

  • Special interests in Cytopathology & Breast & Gyn      Pathology 
     

  •  7 years in practice

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Sung Eun Kim, MD

Fellowship: 

Hematopathology, University of Rochester, Rochester NY

Surgical pathology, Severance hospital, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Residency:

Department of pathology, Albany Medical Center, Albany NY

Department of pathology, Severance hospital, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Medical school:

Wonju Medical College, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea

 

  • Special interests in Hematopathology & Cytogenetics & Molecular.

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  • 7 years in practice

Sung Eun Kim, MD
Pathologist
Catherine Li, Ph.D
Director of Cytogenetics & Molecular Diagnostics
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  • Fellow of Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (Clinical Cytogenetics)

  • Diplomate of American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (Clinical Cytogenetics)

  • Diplomate of American Board of Clinical Chemistry (Molecular Diagnostics)

  • New York State Department of Health Certificate of Qualification as Laboratory Director (Cytogenetics, Genetic Testing - Molecular, Oncology - Molecular and Cellular Tumor Markers)

 

Fellowship:

Canadian College of Medical Geneticists Fellowship, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Medical school:

PhD, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Special interests in Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Diagnostics

  • 13 years in practice

 Catherine Li, Ph.D 
Rebecca Z. Ocque, MD
Pathologist

Fellowships: Cytopathology & Surgical Pathology, Gastrointestinal Focus,  

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Residency:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology,

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Medical school:

SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,

Buffalo, New York

 

  • Special interests in gastrointestinal pathology and cytopathology.

  • 6 years in practice

 Rebecca Z. Ocque, MD 
D. Michael Slate II, MD
Pathologist

Residency:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology,

State University of New York at Buffalo

Medical school:

SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,

Buffalo, New York

 

  • 22 years in practice

 D. Michael Slate II, MD
Sateesh K. Satchidanand, MD
Medical Director

Residency:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology,

State University of New York at Buffalo

Medical school:

Gandhi Medical College,

Hyderabad, India

 

  • Special interests in liver & gastroenterology pathology.

  • 41 years in practice

 Sateesh K. Satchidanand, MD
Barbara K. Stefanick, MD
Pathologist

Residency:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology,

State University of New York at Buffalo

Medical school:

SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,

Buffalo, New York

 

  • Special interests in renal pathology, breast pathology.

  • 22 years in practice

 Barbara K.Stefanick,MD
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Walter Walek, MD
Pathologist

Residency:

Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Resident at State University of New York at Buffalo

Medical school:

Cytopathology fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine
 

  • Special interests in Cytopathology

  • 16 years in practice

 Walter Walek, MD
 Mohamed Y. Zeid, MD
Pathologist

Residency:

Anatomic Pathology,

State University of New York at Buffalo

Medical school:

Alexandria University Medical School, 

Alexandria, Egypt

 

  • Special interests in in pathology and cytology.

  • 35 years in practice

 Mohamed Y. Zeid, MD
Jia Zhao, MD
Pathologist

Residency:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology,

University of Toledo College of Medicine

Medical school:

Chongqing Medical University,

Chongqing, China

  • Special interests in oncological pathology, breast pathology, and gynecopathology.

  • 20 years in practice

 Jia Zhao, MD 
Young Zhou, MD
Pathologist

Residency:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology,

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Metropolitan Hospital Residency

Medical school:

Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University, Hunan, China

  • Special interests in general surgical pathology and gastrointestinal pathology.

  • 21 years in practice

 Young Zhou, MD