Our Staff
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MELVIN G. HOSHIKO, MD

Director of LBM Pathology Medical Group
Medical Director, Department of Pathology, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Medical Director, Department of Pathology, Community Hospital Long Beach
Co-Director of Microbiology
Anatomic pathology, Cytopathology

Dr. Hoshiko received his medical degree from University of California, Irvine and completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at UCI and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Microbiology and Cytopathology. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pathology at UCI School of Medicine.


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JULIO IBARRA, MD

Medical Director, Department of Pathology, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
Anatomic pathology, Cytopathology, Breast pathology, Neuropathology

Dr. Ibarra received his medical degree from the National University of Mexico in Mexico City and completed his internship and residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Ibarra is an internationally recognized expert in breast pathology and the author of numerous papers on the topic. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology with special expertise in Breast pathology and Neuropathology. He is a Clinical Professor of Pathology at UCI School of Medicine.


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GLORIA BERTUCCI, MD

Director of Chemistry and Immunopathology
Anatomic pathology, Cytopathology

Dr. Bertucci received her medical degree from Tulane University. She completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Harbor UCLA Medical Center and a Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology at UCI School of Medicine.


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MILTON R. DRACHENBERG, MD, PhD

Director of Hematopathology
Anatomic pathology, Hematopathology, Coagulation

Dr. Drachenberg received his medical degree, PhD in biochemistry and completed his Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency training at Loma Linda University. He then completed a Hematopathology Fellowship at Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Hematopathology. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pathology at UCI School of Medicine.


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EMANUEL THOMAS FERRO, MD, PhD, DVM

Director of Blood Bank, Donor Center and Transfusion Medicine
Director of Molecular Pathology
Co-Director of Microbiology
Anatomic pathology, Hematopathology

Dr. Ferro received his medical degree from University of California, San Diego. He completed his residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at University of California, Irvine. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine. He also received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and PhD in Comparative Pathology from UC Davis.


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MIKA FUJIWARA, MD

Anatomic pathology, Gynecologic pathology, Cytopathology, Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy

Dr. Fujiwara received her medical degree from University of Vermont, College of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Stanford University Medical Center. She then completed a Surgical Pathology Fellowship with emphasis in Gynecologic pathology and a Cytopathology Fellowship at Stanford. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology.


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BE T. HUYNH, MD

Anatomic pathology, Genitourinary pathology

Dr. Huynh received her medical degree from Creighton University. She completed her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at University of California, Irvine and then completed an Oncologic Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. She is the Site Program Director for the UCI pathology residency program.


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JOYCE R. KING, MD

Director of Cytopathology
Director of Autopsy pathology
Anatomic pathology, Cytopathology, Autopsy pathology

Dr. King received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. She completed her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and did a Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology. She is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at UCI School of Medicine.


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ELHAM KHANIFAR, MD

Anatomic pathology, Gastrointestinal/Liver pathology

Dr. Khanifar received her medical degree from University of Oxford Medical School and completed her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at University of California, Irvine. She then completed a fellowship in Gastrointestinal/Liver Pathology at University of California, Los Angeles. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.


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SAVITA RIES, MD

Director of Surgical Pathology
Anatomic pathology, Dermatopathology, Breast pathology

Dr. Ries received her medical degree from University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at University of California, Irvine, followed by a two-year Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She then did a Dermatopathology Fellowship at UCI with Dr. Ronald Barr. Her other subspecialty expertise includes Breast pathology. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Dermatopathology. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology at UCI School of Medicine.


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STEPHEN G. ROMANSKY, MD

Anatomic pathology, Pediatric Pathology, Placental Pathology, Neuropathology, Muscle and Nerve Pathology, Electron Microscopy

Dr. Romansky received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio and completed his residency training in Anatomic Pathology and Pediatrics at University of California, Irvine and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Dr. Romansky is the author of a chapter on neuromuscular disease in “Potter’s Pathology of the Fetus and Infant.” He is board certified in Anatomic Pathology, Pediatric Pathology, and in Pediatrics. He is a Clinical Professor of Pathology at UCI School of Medicine.


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LISA SHANE, MD

Anatomic pathology, Pediatric pathology, Hematopathology, Liver pathology, Neuropathology

Dr. Shane received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and completed her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She then completed a Pediatric Pathology Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Additional subspecialty expertise includes liver pathology and neuropathology. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Pediatric Pathology. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology at UCI School of Medicine.