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Pathologist, medical physicist, pediatrician among new faculty

Published on Thursday, November 19, 2015

Published on November 19, 2015

The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff:

Patricia Logan, PhD


Dr. Patricia Logan, an associated professor of pediatrics, joined the Medical Center faculty in September 2014.

Logan received her Bachelors of Arts, Masters of Science and Doctoral degrees from Mississippi State University. She completed an APA-accredited internship in pediatric psychology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Logan has had several research and faculty positions since completing her training, including her most recent appointment at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology. Logan has expertise working with a wide spectrum of patients, including children and adolescents with congenital cardiac defects and comorbid social and emotional regulation difficulties.

In addition to her clinical experience, Logan has coauthored multiple manuscripts and has participated in scientific meetings at the state, local and national levels. She has also had positions in state-level associations to help advance the profession. In addition to being a licensed psychologist, Logan is recognized as a Health Service Provider in Psychology by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.


Jun Lu, PhD


Dr. Jun Lu, a medical physicist at SUNY Upstate University Hospital, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of radiation oncology.

After receiving his BS in physics from Peking University, China, in 1988, Lu earned his PhD in physics in 1996 at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. He was a visiting scientist at the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute from 1997-98 and had a postdoctoral fellowship at the Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy, from 1998-2000. A research associate at the University of Rochester from 2001-04, he had a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center from 2004-07.

He joined Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007 as a medical physicist before moving to SUNY Upstate University Hospital in 2011. He was board certified by the American Board of Radiology as a therapeutic medical physicist in 2011.

An active member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and the International Society for Optical Engineering, Lu has authored or coauthored seven articles in peer-reviewed professional publications, four proceedings and nine meeting presentations and abstracts. He holds two patents: “Modulation Gantry Rotation Speed and Image Acquisition in Respiratory Correlated (4D) Cone Beam CT Images” and “Systems and Methods for Segmentation of Radiopaque Structures in Images.”



Michael Mahowald, MD, PhD


Dr. Michael Mahowald, a recent chief resident in clinical pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pathology and section director of the clinical microbiology and serology laboratories.

After receiving his BA in biology from Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, Mahowald earned his combined MD and PhD in molecular microbiology and microbial pathogenesis at Washington University in St. Louis in 2010. He was the W. M. Keck Postdoctoral Fellow at Washington University from 2010-11 and had residency training in clinical pathology and a fellowship in medical microbiology from 2011-15 at Massachusetts General Hospital.

A member of several professional societies, including the American Society of Microbiology and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Mahowald is the author or coauthor of 11 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications.



Bharat Kumar Malhotra, MBBS


Dr. Bharat Kumar Malhotra, a recent graduate of the Kansas University School of Medicine, Wichita, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine.

He received his medical degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India, in 2005. After working in India as a general physician for two years, he came to the U.S. with his wife. Before his residency, he has worked as a clinical research assistant at Westchester Medical College, Valhalla, New York, and at Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago.

He is the author or coauthor of five articles in peer-reviewed professional publications.