Anatomic Pathology Consultation Services

Anatomic Pathology services at the University of Pittsburgh are oriented around a Center of Excellence model with diagnostic pathologists focused on specific organs of interest. These interests cover all areas of Anatomic Pathology, including Neuropathology, Transplantation Pathology, and Cytopathology. Associated with these consultants are specialized technical services providing immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, in situ hybridization, molecular anatomic pathology, array comparative genomic hybridization, and specialized histochemistry particularly focused on neuromuscular disorders.

Indicated below is the website where our consultation form can be found (AP-Consultation-Form.pdf), associated with the various consultants in the Department of Pathology who provide these subspecialty diagnostic services.

Our complete listing of FISH/ISH testing offered is now available.

Submission of Specimens

Cases sent to the University of Pittsburgh can be sent to specific consultants or specific Centers of Excellence using the consultation form (AP-Consultation-Form.pdf). Each of these consultants is located at one of the four sites indicated below.

    UPMC - Presbyterian University Hospital
    Department of Pathology
    Consultation Services
    Room C606
    200 Lothrop Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    P: 412-647-8275
    F: 412-647-0221

    UPMC Shadyside Hospital
    Dept. of Pathology
    Consultation Services
    Room WG02
    5230 Centre Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232
    P: 412-623-2318
    F: 412-623-6450

    Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
    Dept. of Pathology
    Consultation Services
    Room 4139
    300 Halket Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    P: 412-641-4641
    F: 412-641-6169

    Dept. of Dermatopathology
    Consultation Services
    South Tower, Suite 5820
    200 Lothrop Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    P: 412-864-3860
    F: 412-864-3890

    UPMC St. Margaret
    Dept. of Pathology
    Consultation Services
    815 Freeport Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15215
    P: 412-784-4130
    F: 412-784-4985

    UPMC Clinic Lab Building
    Dept. of Hematopathology
    Consultation Services
    9th Floor, Room 9032
    3477 Euler Way
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    P: 412-864-6175
    F: 412-864-1784

    UPMC Montefiore Hospital
    Dept. of Transplant
    Consultation Services
    Room E-733
    3459 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    P: 412-647-7645
    F: 412-647-5237

    UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
    Dept. of Neuropathology
    Consultation Services
    South Tower, M8719
    200 Lothrop Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    P: 412-647-9417
    F: 412-647-5602

Payment for Services - UPP Pathology

Consults with IHC's

For our consults range in price from $150.00 to $650.00 based on the complexity of the case and includes IHC's performed.

  • Level One - $150, slide only review
  • Level Two - $250, consult and up to three special stains
  • Level Three - $375, consult and up to 7 special stains
  • Level Four - $550, consult and up to 11 special stains
  • Level Five - $650, consult with more than 12 special stains

Note: This pricing is intended to be a general guideline. The final consultation charge is determined by the consulting pathologist and is based on pathologist time and complexity of case.

Tests sent to the FISH / ISH Lab as well as molecular testing are not included and are separate charges.

Outside Stains Only Cases

  • Special stains only consults (no interpretation) - $25
  • IHC stains only consults (no interpretation) - $53
  • Special stains with interpretation - $55
  • IHC stains with interpretation - $103
We have two methods of billing as follows:

Client Invoicing to Referring Institution

For consultation services to be paid by your institution, you will receive one bill for both the professional and technical services from the University of Pittsburgh Physicians Pathology Department (UPP). Invoices are issued by our finance department every two weeks and payment is due within 30 days of receipt. When an institution is invoiced directly, we do not provide corresponding CPT codes for the services. We will provide a copy of the completed pathology report for your coding staff to review and assign appropriate CPT codes. Our payment address is:

Third Party Billing

Complete patient demographic and insurance information must be sent along with the specimen. UPP Pathology will attempt to bill the patient's insurance and collect payment. We must also be a participating provider with the insurance. UPP Pathology participates with Medicare and other major insurers, however, the submitting institution is responsible for verifying the insurance and coverage prior to sending. Please check with the patients insurance before sending the specimen for review. The NPI number of the referring physician is also required. We regret, but, at this time, we can accept only Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio State Medical Assistance.

If payment is denied by the patient's insurance, your institution will be invoiced for the services and will be responsible for payment. Please ensure that you or your institution informs the patient that they will be responsible for any co-pay, coinsurance, or deductible that their insurance may require.

Demographic material should include enough information to sufficiently register the patient. Demographics include the following: patient full name and date of birth, complete address and telephone number, insurance name and address, insurance ID number, group number, and complete address and contact telephone number. Please be HIPAA compliant when sending the information.

Fresh Tissue Specimens and Specialized Testing

We will attempt to bill fresh tissue specimens to the patient's insurance when we have received sufficient patient information and we are participating with the insurance. In the event that the service is denied, you will be responsible for payment of two invoices: one from the hospital where your specimen was submitted for testing for the technical component and one from UPP Pathology for the professional component.

All specialized testing (ordered without a consult) is billed directly to the submitting institution. For these services, please include with your paperwork your billing contact (person approving payment) along with their telephone number and billing address. In addition to checks, we accept all major credit cards. For credit card payments send the following: type of card (Visa, Mastercard, etc.), expiration date, credit card number, card holder's name, CVD number, and the address/fax number where the receipt is to be sent. Please see each specialty's web page for specifics on the technical component billing and pricing.

Download the Specimen Collection Requirements Manual here.

Visit the new UPMC Histology Lab site here.

Consultants on Staff

Autopsy/Infectious Pathology

Presbyterian: 412-864-1470

Bone-Soft Tissue Pathology

Karen Schoedel, MD
Shadyside: 412-623-3038

Breast/Gynecologic Pathology and GYN-Cytopathology

R. Marshall Austin, MD
Rohit Bhargava, MBBS
Gloria J. Carter, MD
Esther Elishaev, MD
Jeffrey Fine, MD
Mirka Jones, MD
Olga Navolotskaya, MD
Magee: 412-641-4641

Cardiac Pathology

A. Jake Demetris, MD

Non-Gynecologcal Cytopathology

Sheldon Bastacky, MD - Genitourinary Cytopathology
Presbyterian: 412-647-9612

N. Paul Ohori, MD - Thyroid, ENT, Thoracic Cytopathology
Presbyterian: 412-647-3478

Reetesh K. Pai, MD - Pancreatobiliary, Gastrointestinal, and Liver Cytopathology
Presbyterian: 412-647-3935

Karen Schoedel, MD - Bone and Soft Tissue and Pancreatobiliary Cytopathology
Presbyterian: 412-647-9575


Jon Ho, MD
Shadyside: 412-623-2337

Endocrine Pathology

Simon Chiosea, MD
Yuri Nikiforov, MD, PhD
Robert L. Peel, MD
Raja Seethala, MD
Presbyterian: 412-647-3731

Eye Pathology

Charleen Chu, MD, PhD
Presbyterian: 412-647-9417

FISH Studies

Sanja Dacic, MD, PhD
Presbyterian: 412-647-8694

Genitourinary Pathology

Rajiv Dhir, MD
Shadyside: 412-623-1321

Sheldon Bastacky, MD
Presbyterian: 412-647-9612

GI Pathology

Jon Davison, MD
Douglas Hartman, MD
Shih-Fan Kuan, MD, PhD
Michael Landau, MD
Cathy Ma, MD, PhD
Reetesh Pai, MD
Aatur Singhi, MD
Presbyterian: 412-647-3720

Head and Neck Pathology

Simon Chiosea, MD
Robert L. Peel, MD
Raja Seethala, MD
Presbyterian: 412-647-3732


Steven H. Swerdlow, MD
Miroslav Djokic, MD
Presbyterian: 412-647-5191


Douglas J. Hartman, MD
Presbyterian: 412-864-3552


Sheldon Bastacky, MD
Presbyterian: 412-647-9612

Malignant Melanoma

Shadyside: 412-647-2319
(See Dermatopathology)

Molecular Anatomic Pathology

Sanja Dacic, MD, PhD
Presbyterian: 412-647-3720


Clayton Wiley, MD, PhD
Charleen Chu, MD, PhD
Julia Kofler, MD
Presbyterian: 412-647-9417

Perinatal Pathology

Stefan G. Kostadinov, MD
Robert Bendon, MD
Magee: 412-641-3708

Pediatric Pathology

Miguel Reyes-M˙gica, MD
Childrens: 412-692-5650

Pulmonary and Mediastinal Pathology

Sanja Dacic, MD, PhD
N. Paul Ohori, MD
Humberto E. Trejo Bittar, MD
Presbyterian: 412-647-6193

Transplant and Hepatic Pathology

A. Jake Demetris, MD
Marta I. Minervini, MD
Michael Nalesnik, MD
Parmjeet Randhawa, MD
Montefiore: 412-647-7645

Tumor Cytogenetics

Shadyside: 412-623-2319