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Pathologists

Peter Ames, M.D.

Dr. Ames is licensed in Nevada, California and Oregon and is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology as well as hematopathology. He earned his medical degree from Northeastern University College of Medicine and he completed his residency at UC Davis Medical School. He has completed a fellowship in hematopathology at UC Davis Medical Center. He serves as the Medical Director of the Clinical Laboratory at Renown South Meadows Medical Center. Dr. Ames serves as a staff pathologist at Renown Medical Center. He is a member of both the College of American Pathologists and American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Christie Elliott, M.D.

Dr. Elliott is licensed in Nevada and California and is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and forensic pathology. She earned her medical degree from University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She completed a fellowship in forensic pathology at the Fulton County Medical Examiner in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Elliott serves as a staff pathologist and is the Medical Director of the Clinical Laboratory at Renown Regional Medical Center. She has earned the CAP AP3 certification for Multi-Disciplinary Breast Pathology. Dr. Elliott is a member of the Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Pathology at University of Nevada School of Medicine where she lectures and also mentors students at our clinical practice. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the College of American Pathologists.

Amy Alspach, M.D.

Dr. Alspach is licensed in Nevada and California and is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and hematopathology. She earned her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine and completed her residency at LAC+USC Los Angeles County Medical Center. She has completed a fellowship in hematopathology at Scripps Clinic/Green Hospital in La Jolla, California. Dr. Alspach serves as a staff pathologist at Renown Regional Medical Center. She is also the director of Transfusion Services at Renown Regional Medical Center. She has published in pathology literature. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the College of American Pathologists and the American Society of Hematology.

Giorgi Berulava, M.D.

Dr. Berulava is licensed in Nevada and New York, and is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology as well as Cytopathology and Hematopathology. He earned his medical degree from Medical School “AIETI”, Georgia and he completed his residency at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center followed by a Hematopathology fellowship at Montefiore Medical center and Cytopathology fellowship at National Institutes of Health/ National Cancer Institute. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathology, and the College of American Pathologists. He serves as a staff pathologist at Renown Regional Medical Center.

Joel France, D.O.

Dr. France is licensed in Nevada and New Hampshire, and is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology as well as hematopathology. He earned his medical degree from the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his residency at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans followed by a fellowship in hematopathology at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathology, the College of American Pathologists, and the American Society of Hematology.

Melania Fox, D.O.

Dr. Fox is licensed in Nevada and is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. She serves as a staff pathologist at Renown Regional Medical Center.

Aaron Novotny, D.O.

Dr. Novotny is licensed in Nevada and is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology as well as cytopathology. He earned his medical degree from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He has completed a fellowship in cytopathology at the University of Colorado Health. Dr. Novotny serves as a staff pathologist at Renown Regional Medical Center.

Ernest Hong, M.D.

Dr. Hong is licensed in Nevada and is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology as well as cytopathology. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Oregon Health Sciences University. He has completed fellowships in surgical pathology and cytopathology at Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Hong serves as a staff pathologist at Renown Regional Medical Center.

Leslieann Gilbert

Leslieann Gilbert is an ASCP-certified Pathologists’ Assistant, licensed in Nevada. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Chemistry and Microbiology obtained at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She has a Master of Health Sciences degree from Indiana University’s Pathologists’ Assistant program and serves as the Staff Pathologists’ Assistant at Renown Regional Medical Center. She is a member of both the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Andrew Whitner

Andrew Whitner is an ASCP-certified Pathologists’ Assistant, licensed in Nevada. He serves as a Pathologists’ Assistant at Renown Regional Medical Center. He is a member of the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.