Dr. James K Allen II, MD, FCAP

Medical Director,
AC/AP Pathologist

Dr. James K Allen II MD, FCAP, is the Medical Director of Mid-Florida Pathology. He is Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Chief of Gastrointestinal pathology Department. Dr. Allen has provided Pathology services in Florida since 1999. Dr Allen completed his MD degree at the University of Texas being a fellow at the College Of American Pathologists. Using experience drawn from a large corporate practice, Laboratory Medical Directorships and CAP inspector, he will insure Patient Outcome driven Pathology services while meeting the specific needs of our Physician clients. Dr. Allen specialize on Gynecologic, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Fine Needle Aspiration, Nail biopsy interpretation with PAS and Epidermal Nerve Fiber Testing, Breast, and Pulmonary Pathology, with a large outpatient GI component.

Dr. Martin R. Austria, MD, FCAP

Chief of Gastrointestinal and Surgical Pathology Department,
AC/AP Pathologist, Oncologic Surgical Pathologist

We proudly introduce Dr. Martin R. Austria MD, FCAP. Dr. Austria received his Doctor of Medicine at 1985 at University of the Philippines and having over 30 years of diverse experience in the Pathology specialty. In 1998 Dr. Austria finished Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, he completed Surgical and Oncological Pathology Fellowship with focus in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center with the USF in Tampa, Florida. From 1999 till 2012 Dr. Austria was a Staff Pathologist at AmeriPath of Central Florida as a member of Gastrointestinal Pathology Department. Dr. Austria joined Mid-Florida Pathology group from 2015 as Chief of Gastrointestinal and Surgical Pathology Department. He is a fellow and current inspector for the College of American Pathology.

Dr. Mohammad A. Haija, MD, FCAP

AC/AP Pathologist, Hematopathology,
Oncologic Surgical Pathology/GI Pathology

We proudly introduce Dr. Mohammad Haija, MD. Dr. Haija received his medical degree from the University of Jordan in 2002, and he completed his residency in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology at Temple University Hospital in 2009. After residency he completed two fellowships in Hematopathology (at Indiana University) and Oncologic Surgical Pathology/GI Pathology (at Moffitt Cancer Center). He holds board certifications in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology and Hematopathology. Dr. Haija enjoys traveling, kayaking and spending time with his family.

Dr. Ana Luiza Coelho MD, FCAP

AC/AP Pathologist, Cytopathologist

We proudly introduce Dr. Ana Luiza Coelho MD. Dr. A. L. Coelho graduated from Sarmento Leite Medical School at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in 1975. Post graduate studies were done at University of Miami Department of Pathology and at the University of Chicago where she also completed a Fellowship in Obstetrical and Gynecological Pathology. Dr. Coelho is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology. Dr Coelho specialized in Obstetrical and Gynecological Pathology and Uropathology.

Dr. Lorna Cruz MD, FCAP

AC/AP Pathologist, Hematopathologist,
Neuropathologist

We proudly introduce Dr. Lorna Cruz as our Chief of Hematopathology and Neuropathology department. Dr. Cruz finished her internship at Porac District Hospital, Tondo General Hospital and Medical Center. She did her residency at Washington Hospital Center and her fellowship was competed at Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.

Dr. Mario Blanco, MD, FCAP

Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist

We proudly introduce Dr. Mario Blanco MD, FCAP. He is Board Certified in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology. He received his medical degree from Universidad de Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 35 years. Dr. Blanco completed his Fellowship in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He completed his residency in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida.

Dr. Carlos M. Torres, MD, FCAP

AC/AP Pathologist, Oncologic Surgical Pathologist,
GI Pathologist

We proudly introduce Dr. Carlos M Torres MD as Associate Pathologist. In 1994, Dr. Torres completed a 3-year Anatomic Pathology Residency at Barnes Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis MO. He then completed a 1-year Oncologic Surgical Pathology Fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center/UTHSC, Houston TX, followed by a 1-year Gastrointestinal and Liver/Pancreas Pathology Fellowship at Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston MA. He is Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology since 1996. From 2000 to 2012, Dr. Torres was Staff Pathologist and Director of Quality Assurance at large reference laboratory in Dallas TX, in which Dr. Torres was instrumental in creating a rather unique model of GI subspecialty-focused laboratory. Dr. Torres contributed to the success and growth of the operation, with the principle of providing the highest standards of patient care and service to GI clinicians. Dr. Torres joined Mid-Florida Pathology from 2017.

Dr. Adriana Doldan, MD, FCAP

AC/AP Pathologist, Cytopathologist

Dr. Adriana Doldan MD is the Associate Pathologist in Mid-Florida Pathology. Dr. Doldan graduated in 2002 from the National Medical University Asunción – where she completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Baystate Medical Center - Springfield, MA. After graduation she received her Hematopathology and Surgical Pathology Board Certification at Hartford Hospital - Hartford, CT. In 2014 Dr. Doldan received her Cytopathology Board Certification at University of Florida - Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Doldan specialize in Gynecologic, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Fine Needle Aspiration, Podiatric and Oral pathology.

Dr. Melissa Dillard, MD, FCAP

AC/AP Pathologist, Dermatopathologist

We proudly introduce Dr. Melissa Dillard, MD. Dr. Dillard is a Board Certified Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist, as well as a Dermatopathologist. She completed a four-year residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. From 2017 – 2018, she completed her internship in Dermatopathology at UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX) under the direction of dermatologist and dermatopathologist Dr. Clay J. Cockerell. Dr. Dillard has been an active participant in the teaching of dermatology and pathology residents alike.

Dr. Carlos A. Cerruto, MD, FCAP

AC/AP Pathologist, Dermatopathologist

We proudly introduce Dr. Carlos A. Cerruto, MD, FCAP as our Associate Pathologist in Mid-Florida Pathology. He holds board certifications in dermatopathology and Anatomic/Clinical Pathology. Dr. Cerruto received his medical degree from the Universidad Mayor de San Andres (UMSA), he completed his residency in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology at Washington Hospital Center, and completed two fellowships in Surgical Oncology/GI Pathology and Dermatopathology in 2006 at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Cerruto is an active speaker in both national and international meetings, his research interest are melanocytic neoplasms and soft tissue tumors. He enjoys cycling and spending time with his family.

Dr. Gert Jacobus Smalberger, MD, FCAP

AC/AP Pathologist, Dermatopathologist

We proudly introduce Dr. Gert Jacobus Smalberger, MD as Associate Pathologist in Mid-Florida Pathology. Dr. Smalberger holds Board Certifications in Dermatopathology and Anatomic Pathology. He received his medical degree from the University of Pretoria, completed residency in Anatomic Pathology at SUNY Downstate and the University of Washington, and completed his fellowship in Dermatopathology at the Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Smalberger holds a diploma in Clinical Dermatology from the University of London. He is joined Mid-Florida Pathology as Associate Pathologist from 2017.