Lydia C. Contis, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology

Dr. Contis is a member of the Division of Hematopathology. Dr. Contis is also the Medical Director, Hematology Laboratories, UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Children's Hospital of UPMC.

Office Location:
Suite G300
UPMC Presbyterian
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-647-0264
Fax: 412-647-4008

Dr. Contis leads efforts in laboratory medicine, technologic innovations in laboratory medicine, adult and pediatric hematopathology, and digital pathology.


  • MD - National University of Athens School of Medicine, 1980

Clinical Expertise

Laboratory medicine, adult and pediatric hematopathology


Anatomic and Clinical Pathology



Recent Publications

View Dr. Contis' publications on PubMed

Contis LC Body Fluid cell ID Discussion. CAP Survey Participant Summary. CMP-A, BFLD-CM-08 2010

Contis LC. Normal bone marrow evaluation. CAP Survey Participant Summary Hematology. 2010

Contis LC. Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia CAP Survey Participant Summary. Heme A/XL-A, BCP/BCK 06-10. 2011

Contis LC. Plasma cell myeloma. CAP Survey Participant Summary Hematology BMD-A, BMD-07, 2011

Bradley, K, Contis LC, Rizzo K. AML with myelodysplasia related changes. CAP Survey Participant Summary Hematology. BMD-A. 2011

Contis, LC Staging for malignant lymphoma in the bone marrow. CAP Survey Participant Summary BMD-B 2011.

College of American Pathologists: Co-author, CAP, Learning Portal, Competency Model for Pathologists: Bone marrows: Procedure, Handling and Interpretation Section; Reactive conditions, Neoplastic Conditions 1/2012

Contributor, Gulati G et al. Ed., Case Studies in Hematology and Coagulation, ASCP Press. 2012

Contributor Hematology Benchtop reference Guide CAP Press, 2012

Roth C , Contis L, Gupta S, Agha M, Safyan E. De novo acute myeloid leukemia with Philadelphia chromosome (BCR-ABL) and inversion 16 (CBFB-MYH11): report of two cases and review of the literature. Leukemia and Lymphoma 2011;52:531-535.

Rollins-Raval M. Raval J. Contis L. Experience with CellaVision DM96 for peripheral blood differentials in a large multi- center academic hospital system. Submitted to the Journal of Pathology Informatics.

Pantanowitz L, Wiley CA, Demetris A, Lesniak A, Ahmed I, Cable W, Contis L, Parwani AV. Experience with multimodality telepathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. J Pathol Inform 2012;3:45.

Pantanowitz, L, Sinard J, Henricks W, Fatheree L, Carter A, Contis L, Beckwith B, Evans A, Otis C, Lal A, Parwani A. Validating Whole Slide Imaging for Diagnostic Purposes in Pathology: Guideline from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Pathology and Laboratory Quality Center Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 2013 (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2013;137:early release doi: 10.5858/arpa.2013-0093-CP.