Division of Anatomic & Surgical Pathology

Call Client Services 804-828-PATH (828-7284); 1-800-363-9234

Anatomic Pathology Services

Anatomic Pathology incorporates the following laboratory services: Autopsy, Cytopathology [We also offer FNA services to the VCU Medical Center hospitals and clinics and to patients referred from physicians for FNA to our Cytodiagnosis Center], Neuropathology.

Surgical Pathology Services

Surgical Pathology 
Surgical pathology offers full histology services including immunohistochemistry, molecular diagnostics, and electron microscopy. Specialty services include:

  • Breast, Heart and Lung Pathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology
  • Gastrointestinal & Liver Pathology
  • Renal Pathology

The Anatomic Pathology Receiving area is located at the MCV campus in the Gateway Building, 1200 E. Marshall Street, 6th floor, (804) 828-9739.

Leadership and Contacts

Chair of the Division of Anatomic Pathology: Celeste N. Powers, MD, PhD

Celeste N. Powers, MD, PhD

Celeste N. Powers, MD, PhD

Surgical Pathology & Cytopathology

Celeste N. Powers, MD, PhD

Celeste N. Powers, MD, PhD

Surgical Pathology & Cytopathology

Pathology

Professor of Pathology;
Chair of the Division of Anatomic Pathology;
Director of Anatomic Pathology Services;
Saul Kay Chair in Diagnostic Pathology

Phone: (804) 828-9739

Fax: (804) 828-9749

Email: Celeste.Powers@vcuhealth.org

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Woon Chow, MD, PhD

Woon Chow, MD, PhD

Neuropathology & Pathology Information Systems

Woon Chow, MD, PhD

Woon Chow, MD, PhD

Neuropathology & Pathology Information Systems

Pathology

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Ophthalmology;
Associate Director of Pathology Information Systems

Phone: (804) 828-7950

Fax: (804) 828-8733

Email: Woon.Chow@vcuhealth.org

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Melissa J. Contos, MD

Melissa J. Contos, MD

Surgical Pathology

Melissa J. Contos, MD

Melissa J. Contos, MD

Surgical Pathology

Pathology

Professor of Pathology;
Director of Surgical Pathology

Phone: (804) 828-9013

Fax: (804) 828-5055

Email: Melissa.Contos@vcuhealth.org

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Enrique Gerszten, MD

Enrique Gerszten, MD

Autopsy & Paleopathology

Enrique Gerszten, MD

Enrique Gerszten, MD

Autopsy & Paleopathology

Pathology

Emeritus Professor of Pathology;
Director of Paleopathology Research Laboratory

Phone: (804) 828-9746

Fax: (804) 828-9749

Email: Enrique.Gerszten@vcuhealth.org

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Michael O. Idowu, MD, MPH

Michael O. Idowu, MD, MPH

Surgical Pathology & Molecular Pathology

Michael O. Idowu, MD, MPH

Michael O. Idowu, MD, MPH

Surgical Pathology & Molecular Pathology

Pathology

Program Director of Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship;
Director of Anatomic Pathology Quality Management;
Director of Breast Pathology;
Director of the Tissue and Data Acquisition and Analysis Core (TDAAC)

Phone: (804) 828-9739

Fax: (804) 828-9749

Email: Michael.Idowu@vcuhealth.org

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Adele Odine Kraft, MD

Adele Odine Kraft, MD

Cytopathology & Anatomic Pathology

Adele Odine Kraft, MD

Adele Odine Kraft, MD

Cytopathology & Anatomic Pathology

Pathology

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Phone: (804) 628-5383

Email: Adele.Kraft@vcuhealth.org

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H. Davis Massey, DDS, MD, PhD

H. Davis Massey, DDS, MD, PhD

Autopsy & Surgical Pathology

H. Davis Massey, DDS, MD, PhD

H. Davis Massey, DDS, MD, PhD

Autopsy & Surgical Pathology

Pathology

Associate Professor of Pathology
Director of Surgical Pathology

Phone: (804) 828-9739

Fax: (804) 828-9749

Email: Hugh.Massey@vcuhealth.org

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Raghavendra Pillappa, MD

Raghavendra Pillappa, MD

Surgical Pathology

Raghavendra Pillappa, MD

Raghavendra Pillappa, MD

Surgical Pathology

Pathology

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Phone: (804) 628-1293

Email: Raghavendra.Pillappa@vcuhealth.org

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Hope Richard, MD, PhD

Hope Richard, MD, PhD

Neuropathology

Hope Richard, MD, PhD

Hope Richard, MD, PhD

Neuropathology

Pathology

Assistant Professor of Pathology;
Director of Neuropathology

Phone: (804) 628-1690

Fax: (804) 827-4434

Email: Hope.Richard@vcuhealth.org

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Valentina Robila, MD, PhD

Valentina Robila, MD, PhD

Cytopathology & Anatomic Pathology

Valentina Robila, MD, PhD

Valentina Robila, MD, PhD

Cytopathology & Anatomic Pathology

Pathology

Assistant Professor

Phone: (804) 628-2999

Email: Valentina.Robila@vcuhealth.org

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Sadia Sayeed, MD

Sadia Sayeed, MD

Surgical Pathology & Cytopathology

Sadia Sayeed, MD

Sadia Sayeed, MD

Surgical Pathology & Cytopathology

Pathology

Assistant Professor of Pathology;
Associate Director of Cytopathology

Phone: (804) 628-1270

Email: Sadia.Sayeed@vcuhealth.org

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Steven C. Smith, MD, PhD

Steven C. Smith, MD, PhD

Surgical Pathology

Steven C. Smith, MD, PhD

Steven C. Smith, MD, PhD

Surgical Pathology

Pathology

Associate Professor of Pathology;
Assistant Director of Surgical Pathology

Phone: (804) 828-4918

Fax: (804) 828-8733

Email: Steven.C.Smith@vcuhealth.org

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Austin Blackburn Wiles, MD

Austin Blackburn Wiles, MD

Autopsy & Cytopathology

Austin Blackburn Wiles, MD

Austin Blackburn Wiles, MD

Autopsy & Cytopathology

Pathology

Assistant Professor of Pathology;
Director of Autopsy

Phone: (804) 628-4852

Fax: (804) 828-8733

Email: Austin.Wiles@vcuhealth.org

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Terra Lewis, HT(ASCP)

Terra Lewis, HT(ASCP)

Supervisor of Histology

Terra Lewis, HT(ASCP)

Terra Lewis, HT(ASCP)

Supervisor of Histology

Pathology

Phone: (804) 828-4874

Email: Terra.Lewis@vcuhealth.org

Narjes Mousavi, BS, CT(ASCP)

Narjes Mousavi, BS, CT(ASCP)

Supervisor of Cytopathology

Narjes Mousavi, BS, CT(ASCP)

Narjes Mousavi, BS, CT(ASCP)

Supervisor of Cytopathology

Pathology

Phone: (804) 628-1288

Email: Narjes.MousaviNasab@vcuhealth.org