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Renowned Dermatopathologist, Dr. Scott Binder, joins APMG


Dr. Binder is a nationally and internationally known dermatopathologist with one of the largest consultative practices in the country.  He receives more than 6,000 second opinion consults on difficult and challenging cases in dermatopathology from academic institutions, reference laboratories and community pathology groups from all over the country as well as international cases from Greece, China, and Korea. Dr. Binder was inducted into the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in 2006.

Dr. Binder began his academic career as an Associate Clinical Professor at USC/LA County Medical Center, and was recruited by Cedars-Sinai as Director of Surgical Pathology and Head of Dermatopathology and Gastrointestinal Pathology. In 2001, Dr. Binder joined the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UCLA where he was Professor of Clinical Pathology and Professor of Dermatology. In 2006, Dr. Binder was appointed as Senior Vice Chair of the Department and Director of Clinical Pathology Services; in 2007, he was chosen as the Pritzker Family Chair of Clinical Pathology and Dermatology. In 2002, Dr. Binder founded the Dermatopathology Fellowship Program at UCLA and trained fellows for 15 years who hold both academic and community-based positions across the US. He has trained international scholars from countries including China, Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Japan, and South Korea among others.

APMG is pleased to welcome Dr. Binder to our pathology group.

Olympia Medical Center is the Newest Hospital to Partner with APMG



Olympia Medical Center in a 204 bed acute care hospital serving the Los Angeles mid-Wilshire and metropolitan geographic population. The hospital is recognized for outstanding delivery of care in geriatric medicine, spine surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, minimally invasive surgery, and emergency care. It is a center of excellence for the Barnet Continent Intestinal Reservoir (BCIR) procedure. Sanja Krajisnik, MD is the pathology director.



APMG Pathologist Eric Glassy and the "Pathology Informatics Dream Team" Collaborate with FDA to Approve America’s First WSI System for Primary Diagnosis

For decades, the practice of anatomic pathology was thought to be limited to glass slides viewed under a microscope, and digital methods such as whole slide imaging (WSI) were thought to be wholly inferior. Recently, due to efforts by Dr. Glassy, an expert in digital pathology, and other digital pathology experts nationwide with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Philips’ Intellisite Pathology Solution is America’s first and only FDA-cleared WSI system for primary diagnosis. Read the full article from CAP Today here.

APMG Pathologist Thomas Hirose, MD, Invited to Speak at American Red Cross Conference


Dr. Thomas Hirose, APMG Pathologist, was selected to speak at the American Red Cross Regional Conference in Santa Ana on November 10th, 2016. Dr. Hirose’s presentation will cover a variety of concepts and interesting clinical cases in Coagulation.

Dr. Hirose is a regional and national expert for disorders of hemostasis and thrombosis. He serves as Director of Transfusion Medicine at several community hospitals in both los Angeles and Orange Counties, including Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills.

APMG to Provide Pathology Services for Redlands Community Hospital


Starting September 1st, 2016, APMG will extend its pathology services to Redlands Community Hospital in Redlands, California. Dr. Si Nguyen, APMG Pathologist, was chosen to serve as Medical Director during this period.

Redlands Community Hospital is a 229-bed independent facility located between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, with service to this region for over a century. The hospital is staffed by 1400 employees, including 270 board-certified physicians and 300 volunteers; it also participates in 100 health plans. In 2016, the hospital earned the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award and the Healthgrades 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award.

More information about Redlands Community Hospital is available

Preparing for Tomorrow:
APMG at USCAP 2016 in Seattle


This year, The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, otherwise known as USCAP, held its 105th annual meeting in Seattle. Attendees of this meeting had the opportunity to present — and represent — the latest developments in all aspects of pathology. APMG is honored to have USCAP presenters and distinguished experts among its members.

Dr. Galen Cortina lectured at the Gastrointestinal Pathology Society meeting.
Dr. Eric Glassy gave the Nathan Kaufman Timely Topics keynote address.

APMG Pathologist Galen Cortina Lectures at Gastrointestinal Pathology Society


Galen Cortina, MD, APMG pathologist at Hollywood Presbyterian Memorial Medical Center, lectured on Isolated Tumor Cells in GI and Pancreatobiliary Carcinomas at the GI Pathology Society, an USCAP companion society. Dr. Cortina is the immediate past president of GIPS and now chairs its nominating committee.