Pathology Associates is a leading pathology practice providing a full range of anatomic
pathology services including extensive diagnostic procedures and specialist consultations. For
more than two decades, our physicians have served a diverse client base including hospitals
and medical centers, physician and dentist offices, and freestanding specialty surgical facilities
throughout the Central Valley. Advancing into and beyond the technologies of the 21st
century, Pathology Associates maintains high service standards and proudly offers broad
ranges of specialized services.
Pathology Associates contributes to excellence in patient care by providing diagnostic anatomic
pathology services of consistent high quality. Diagnostic accuracy, timeliness in reporting, and
effective communication are the foundations of our high quality service.
We are a large pathology practice specializing in all aspects of complex surgical & clinical
pathology. Our doctors work in a synergistic, collegial manner and recruit only highly qualified
board certified group members with a broad background of experience. Founded as a private
medical practice in 1989, Pathology Associates is a group of 14 Pathologists carrying board
certification in Anatomic, Clinical, and Forensic Pathology. All of our physicians are also Fellows
of the College of American Pathologists. Pathology Associates owns and operates Sierra
Pathology Laboratories, a CAP certified histology and cytology laboratory.
Above all, Pathology Associates is dedicated to providing physicians, other healthcare
providers, and their patients with unparalleled exceptional service.
Pathology Associates has a 22 year history in Fresno. We are an independent practice
comprised of 14 local Pathologists and 1 specialty consultant in Dermatopathology located in
Boston. Members have Specialty Boards in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine, Forensic
Pathology, Cytopathology, Dermatopathology and Hematopathology. We are a stable group,
and the pride-of-ownership that comes with being a large partnership shows.
Inpatient hospital referrals are derived from stable long-term relationships with seven active
local hospitals, including Community Regional Medical Center, a regional teaching hospital and
level one trauma center affiliated with the UCSF-Fresno Medical Education Program. UCSF-
Fresno has 240 residents and fellows, with fellowship programs in numerous internal medicine
and surgical subspecialties. A planned UC Merced Medical School will also make extensive use
of the Central Valley and Fresno for its clinical rotations. Pathologists in our group have clinical
faculty status at UCSF and conduct conferences including Grand rounds, resident teaching,
tumor boards, etc. In our rapidly growing area, a number of our contracted hospitals have
either recently expanded their facilities and scope of services, or have plans for expansion.
Outpatient referrals include numerous regional physician offices, endoscopy centers, free
standing surgery centers, and clinics.
Practice Totals for 2012 are as follows:
- Autopsy: 46
- Bone Marrow Biopsy: 597
- Clinical Pathology: 61
- Fine Needle Aspiration: 1,795
- GYN: 32,271
- GYN Pathologist review: 5,027
- Hanford Surgical: 7,118
- NONGYN: 2,540
- Outside Consult: 539
- Surgical: 56,895
In addition to the anatomic pathology part of the practice, the Pathologists have lab section
or full-lab directorship responsibilities in one or more of the hospitals to which we provide
laboratory direction. Our major affiliation is with Community Regional Medical Centers
where we work with many talented clinical lab colleagues. This comprises an important and
rewarding aspect of our business.