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The Department of Pathology at Jeanes Hospital provides Clinical Pathology services not only to the 175  beds at Jeanes, but also to nursing homes and assisted living facilities, the Fox Chase Cancer Center, and numerous out-patient offices. The clinical laboratory performs thousands of clinical tests per year. The Anatomic Pathology Laboratory provides services to the hospital, the Temple University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program and to several independent out-patient facilities including out-patient hematology/oncology offices, gastrointestinal endoscopy suites, and out-patient surgery offices. Our laboratory includes subspecialties in:

  • Immunopathology
  • Hematology
  • Cytopathology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Immunology and Virology
  • Transfusion Medicine

Although located in a community setting, this Department is best described as a hybrid model where academic and community medicine combine to provide optimal services for our patients. The Pathology Department participates in the Temple University Hospital residency teaching program in the area of hematopathology. The Department also holds multi-disciplinary conferences including weekly bone marrow transplant conferences, monthly gastrointestinal conferences and monthly breast conferences.

Pathology Medical Team

The four pathologists at Jeanes Hospital are all board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology and hold subspecialty board certification in Blood Bank, Cytopathology, and Hematopathology. Although there is no board certification in Gyn Pathology, Dr. DaCosta is fellowship-trained in this subspecialty. The pathologists and their special interests are:

Irma E. Palazzo, MD, Chairperson, Director of Anatomic Pathology
Hematopathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology

Andrew Czulewicz, MD, Director of Blood Bank
Cytopathology, Liver, Blood Bank

Roberta E. Smith, DO, Director of Cytopathology & Microbiology
Cytopathology, Breast Pathology, Dermatopathology

Deline DaCosta, MD, Director of Chemistry
Hematopathology, Gyn Pathology

Essel D. Al-Saleem, MD

Tahseen I. Al-Saleem, MD

Mohamed S. Alsammak, MD

Ashish Bains, MD

Christine Burgert-Lon, DO

Abir L. Mukherjee, MD

Valentin Robu, MD


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