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About Our Pathologists

Regional Lab Outreach Pathologists

Stephen Aleshire, M.D.
Dr. Aleshire received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and received anatomic and clincal pathology training at Vanderbilt University. He underwent a two-year fellowship in clinical pathology and chemical pathology at Vanderbilt. He is certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and has subspecialty certification in chemical pathology and cytopathology. He received a graduate certificate in Health Informatics from Duke University in December 2011. The American Board of Clinical Chemistry has granted him a certificate in Clinical Chemistry. Dr. Aleshire is certified as a Toxicological Chemist by the National Registry of Certified Chemists.

Raford "Ford" Rogers, III, M.D.
Dr. Rogers is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. He is primarily responsible for diagnostic dermatopathology. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Georgia and earned a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. His anatomic and clinical pathology residency was completed at the Medical University of South Carolina with fellowship training in dermatopathology at MUSC.

Sven Swanson, M.D.
Dr. Swanson received his medical degree from the University of Iowa and was trained in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Virginia. He received fellowship training in surgical pathology from the University of Pennsylvania where he trained under Dr. Virginia LiVolsi. Dr. Swanson earned the Horatio T. Enterline Surgical Pathology Fellowship Award at the University of Pennsylvania. He has extensive experience in surgical pathology, cytopathology and the interpretation of Thin Prep cervical-vaginal cytology examinations. Dr. Swanson is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.

Daniel Tench, M.D.
Dr. Tench graduated from East Tennessee State University Medical School and received anatomic and clinical pathology training at Vanderbilt University. He received additional fellowship training in surgical pathology under Dr. David Page and Dr. Robert Collins. Dr. Tench has extensive surgical pathology and cytology experience. He is board certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and has a certificate of special qualification in cytopathology.

Virginia Tranovich, M.D.
Dr. Tranovich received her medical degree from Wright State University. She trained in both anatomic and clinical pathology at Ohio State University Medical Center and James Cancer Center, a major comprehensive cancer care center. She received additional surgical pathology fellowship training there as well. She also completed subspecialty training as a hematopathology fellow under Dr. Marshall Kadin at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tranovich is board certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology and is also board certified in hematopathology.

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