Pathology at Rochester General Hospital

The Pathology Division includes Surgical Pathology, Cytology and Autopsy services, led by a team of experienced pathologists with subspecialty board certifications in Blood Banking, Cytopathology, Dermatopathology, Hematology, Molecular Genetic Pathology and Pediatric Pathology. The RGH Cytopathology Laboratory, one of the largest in upstate New York, includes nine subspecialty boarded Cytopathologists and performs 100,000+ cytologic evaluations annually. Areas of expertise in Surgical Pathology & Cytology include:
  • Gynecologic pathology & cytology (SurePath™ liquid based Pap tests)
  • Breast pathology, including fine needle aspiration
  • Non-gynecologic cytology
  • Dermatopathology & oral pathology
  • Head, neck and pulmonary pathology
  • Gastrointestinal & genitourinary pathlogy
  • Hematopathology
  • Neonatal and pediatric pathology

For both Pathology and Laboratory Medicine questions and assistance, pathologists are always available for consultations by phone 585.922.4121 or email to discuss individual patients. They participate in 30+ monthly interdisciplinary conferences with colleagues from many different disciplines and actively support Oncology Services, including the Lipson Cancer Institute and RGH Breast Care Center of Excellence. The Department serves providers and their patients throughout the community, which supports many blood collection stations in Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Livingston and Wayne Counties.


The department is under the overall direction of Dawn K. Riedy, MD, Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Each laboratory section is either under the technical direction and management of a Section Director or a Section Manager.

Anatomic Pathology (585) 922-4121
Dawn K. Riedy, MD, Director, Anatomic Pathology (585) 922-9870
Karen Clary, MD, Director, Cytopathology (585) 922-3632
Brooke Koltz, MD Attending Pathologist (585) 922-4121
Brian Pavlovitz, MD Attending Pathologist (585) 922-4121
Jiqing Ye, MD Attending Pathologist (585) 922-4121
Leslie Trifiro, Office Manager (585) 922-4774
Hal James, BS, HTL (ASCP), Supervisor, Histology (585) 922-4943
Elizabeth Parker, BS CT(ASCP), Supervisor, Cytology (585) 922-9879
Jim Daley, PA (ASCP) (585) 922-4121