ASH 2022

Mingle with distinguished faculty from the University of Utah and ARUP Laboratories to discuss the latest developments in diagnostic testing for hematologic malignancies, hemostasis and thrombosis, and anemias and hemoglobinopathies. Our medical directors consult with clinicians and are leading researchers in laboratory testing for the diagnosis of blood disorders.

Meet Our Hematopathologists

Tracy I. George, MD

President and Chief Scientific Officer, Medical Director of Hematopathology, ARUP Laboratories
Professor of Pathology (Clinical), University of Utah School of Medicine

Specialties: Systemic mastocytosis and myeloid/lymphoid neoplasms with eosinophilia

  • Internationally recognized expert in mast cell disease
  • President of the International Society for Laboratory Hematology
  • 2014 recipient of the College of American Pathologists Lifetime Achievement Award

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Kristi J. Smock, MD

Chief Medical Director of Research and Development in Traditional Laboratory Medicine; Medical Director of Hemostasis/Thrombosis Laboratory, ARUP Laboratories
Professor of Pathology (Clinical), University of Utah School of Medicine

Specialties: Hemostasis/thrombosis (anticoagulant drug measurement tests, lupus anticoagulant testing, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia [HIT], and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura [TTP])

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology 40 Under Forty Honoree
  • President of the North American Specialized Coagulation Laboratory Association
  • Vice Chair of the College of American Pathologists Hemostasis and Thrombosis Committee
  • Treasurer of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Societies of North America
  • Leads ARUP’s research efforts in coagulation, flow cytometry, and transfusion medicine

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Jay L. Patel, MD, MBA

Executive Director, PharmaDx and Clinical Trials, ARUP Laboratories
Associate Professor of Pathology (Clinical), University of Utah School of Medicine

Specialties: Myeloid neoplasms and molecular diagnostics

  • Renowned expert on the applications of next generation sequencing technologies in the diagnosis and prognostication of hematolymphoid malignancies and benign hematologic disorders
  • Savant in the management and development of companion diagnostics

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Peng Li, MD, PhD

Medical Director of Hematopathology, ARUP Laboratories
Assistant Professor of Pathology (Clinical), University of Utah School of Medicine

Specialties: BCR-ABL1 testing, hereditary myelodysplastic syndromes, and acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

  • Contributor to recent groundbreaking research on diagnostic pathways for DDX41-associated myeloid neoplasms

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Robert S. Ohgami, MD, PhD

Chief Medical Director of Research and Development in Integrated Oncology and Genetics, ARUP Laboratories
Professor of Pathology (Clinical), University of Utah School of Medicine

Specialties: Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasms

  • Associate Editor for Frontiers in Oncology
  • Contributing author for the World Health Organization (WHO) 2022 Hematopathology Blue Book
  • Berard-Dorfman Founders Award, Society for Hematopathology

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Archana Mishra Agarwal, MD

Medical Director of Hematopathology and Special Genetics, ARUP Laboratories
Professor of Pathology (Clinical), University of Utah School of Medicine

Specialties: Hemolytic anemias

  • Research interests in hemolytic anemias and approaches to anemia, laboratory diagnosis of hemoglobinopathies and thalassemias, and special genetics

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Madhu P. Menon, MD, PhD, FCAP

Medical Director of Hematopathology, ARUP Laboratories
Associate Professor of Pathology (Clinical), University of Utah School of Medicine

Specialties: Mature B- and T-cell lymphomas

  • First author of a research publication that describes the pathology and molecular characteristics of primary central nervous system (CNS) T-cell lymphoma, a rare entity
  • Publications in Blood and the Journal of Clinical Investigation on erythropoietin signaling and the JAK-STAT pathway
  • Research interests in indolent lymphoma prognosis using molecular profiling of the diagnostic tumor sample; circulating tumor DNA

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Abdulrahman Saadalla, MB, BCh

Medical Director of Immunology Core Lab and Coagulation, ARUP Laboratories
Assistant Professor of Pathology (Clinical), University of Utah School of Medicine

Specialties: Immunology and coagulation

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