Core Faculty and Liaisons

  • Jiaoti Huang, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Pathology, Genitourinary Pathology
  • Rex Bentley, M.D., Faculty Liaison Pathologists’ Assistant Program, Professor, Chief of Surgical Pathology, General Surgical, Gynecologic and Breast Pathology
  • Diana Cardona, M.D., Medical Director Pathologists’ Assistant Program, Associate Professor, Director of Surgical Pathology Laboratory, Gastrointestinal and Orthopedic Pathology 
  • Elizabeth Boswell, M.D., Assistant Professor, Surgical Pathology; Chief Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Michael Huening, M.D., Assistant Professor, General Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology, Durham Veterans Affairs Hospital, VA Surgical Pathology Rotation Coordinator
  • Michelle P. Johnson, MHS, PA(ASCP)CM, Program Director and Educational Coordinator, Consulting Associate, Department of Pathology, Director of Admissions, Staff Pathologists’ Assistant and Instructor in Surgical and Autopsy Pathology 
  • Emily Wagner, M.H.S., PA(ASCP)CM, Managing Pathologists’ Assistant – Departments of Surgical and Autopsy Pathology, Speaker, Laboratory Management and Technologies
  • Ayumi Deeny, M.H.S., PA(ASCP)CM, Social Media Liaison, Staff Pathologists’ Assistant and Preceptor, Surgical Pathology
  • Matthew Bovender, M.H.S., PA(ASCP)CM, Wellness Liaison, Staff Pathologists’ Assistant and Preceptor, Surgical Pathology
  • Jonathan Chen, M.H.S., PA(ASCP)CM, Gross Lecture Liaison, Staff Pathologists’ Assistant and Preceptor, Surgical Pathology
  • Meridith Hennessey, M.H.S., PA(ASCP)CM, Course Coordinator/Clinical Liaison in Autopsy Pathology, Staff Pathologists’ Assistant and Preceptor, Autopsy Pathology
  • Steve Holmes, M.H.S., PA(ASCP)CM, Staff Pathologists’ Assistant and Instructor, UNC Surgical Pathology
  • Fern Szulgit, M.H.S, PA(ASCP)CM, Course Coordinator/Clinical Liaison in Surgical Pathology, Staff Pathologists’ Assistant and Preceptor, Duke Regional Surgical Pathology
  • Nicholas Tofolo, M.H.S, PA(ASCP)CM, Staff Pathologists’ Assistant and Preceptor, Surgical Pathology
  • Allison Topper, M.H.S., PA(ASCP)CM, Course Coordinator/Clinical Liaison in Surgical Pathology, Staff Pathologists’ Assistant and Preceptor, Surgical Pathology
  • Scott Whittington, M.H.S., PA(ASCP)CM, Course Coordinator/Clinical Liaison in Surgical Pathology, GPA Laboratories
  • Niko Wolfe, M.H.S., PA(ASCP)CM, Staff Pathologists’ Assistant and Preceptor, Duke Regional Surgical Pathology