Clinical Pathology

Clinical Pathology

The University of Mississippi clinical pathology laboratory system is composed of a core laboratory in University Hospital and outpatient laboratories at Grants Ferry 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, genetics, 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.


  • James S. Neill, MD, Medical Director of Laboratories
  • Kathy Shields, MHS, BSMT (ASCP), Administrative Director of Laboratories
  • Keith Wilkins, MHS, BSMT (ASCP), Clinical Laboratory Manager

Section directors

  • Ayman Asfour, MD, Transfusion Medicine
  • John Lam, MD, Hematology and POCT
  • Patrick Kyle, PhD, Chemistry, Special Chemistry and Toxicology
  • Lisa Stempak, M.D., Serology and Microbiology
  • Holly Hobart, PhD, Cytogenetics
  • Thomas R. Dennis, PhD, Cytogenetics
  • James S. Neill, MD, Reference
  • Pradip Manna, PhD, Molecular Diagnostics
  • Elizabeth Chastain, MD, Flow Cytometry

Outpatient facilities

  • William Daley, MD, Family Medicine (Lakeland and Flowood)
  • Lisa Stempak, MD, Medical Mall and Grants Ferry