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Clinical Pathology

The University of Mississippi clinical pathology laboratory system is composed of a core laboratory in University Hospital, a limited services laboratory at Batson Children's Hospital, and outpatient laboratories at Grants Ferry, Flowood and Lakeland Family Medicine. A division of the Department of Pathology, it encompasses sections within the core laboratory, including chemistry, special chemistry, coagulation, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, hematology, microbiology, serology, molecular diagnostics, toxicology and transfusion medicine.

The laboratory system provides all the technological and scientific resources available to the profession of laboratory medicine combined with skilled, caring employees. The laboratory system meets all local, state and federal requirements, and it is licensed under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988, as amended, and accredited by the College of American Pathologists and the Joint Commission.

  • Timothy C. Allen, MD,  JD - Medical Director of Laboratories
  • Lisa Stempak, MD, Director of Clinical Pathology
  • Kathy Shields, MHS, BSMT (ASCP) - Administrative Director of Laboratories


  • Timothy C. Allen, MD,  JD - Batson Children's Hospital Laboratory
  • Thomas R. Dennis, PhD - Cytogenetics
  • Sarika Jain, MD - Flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics, cytogenetics and IHC
  • Patrick Kyle, PhD - Chemistry, special chemistry and toxicology
  • John Lam, MD - Hematology and POCT
  • James S. Neill, MD - Reference Laboratory, Coagulation and Analysis
  • Lisa Stempak, MD - Serology, microbiology and transfusion medicine

Outpatient facilities

  • Youssef Al Hmada, MD - Family Medicine (Lakeland and Flowood)
  • Lisa Stempak, MD - Jackson Medical Mall
  • Kristen Adams, MD - Grants Ferry