Coastal Pathology Laboratories

State-of-the-art diagnosis in Pathology

on a local level since 1999


CAP Accredited



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About Coastal Pathology:

Whether you are a patient or a healthcare provider, you can depend on Coastal Pathology Laboratories. Since 1999, we have been privileged to provide the Lowcountry with excellence and value in the diagnosis of disease. Coastal Pathology Laboratories is an independent facility owned and managed by Charleston Pathology, P.A., a professional pathology group founded in 1979. Our practice has earned a level of trust and confidence that comes with years of experience and superior service. The laboratory is fully staffed with eleven pathologists that have specific training and sub-specialty board certification in multiple areas. Our pathologists are readily available for direct consultation.







Our Pathologists

Bradford S. Collins, M.D.

Dr. Collins

completed his education, internship and residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology as well as cytopathology. Dr. Collins serves as the Director of Pathology at Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Beaufort, South Carolina.

Anne S Flynn, M.D.

Dr. Collins

is a graduate of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine (Wake Forest University School of Medicine) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She completed her internship and residency at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, where she also completed fellowships in surgical pathology and cytopathology. She is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology as well as cytopathology. Her special interests include breast/gynecologic pathology and soft tissue pathology. She serves as Medical Director of Coastal Pathology Laboratories and Director of Gynecologic Services. She also serves as Medical Director for the Department of Pathology at East Cooper Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

Amy J. Kirshtein, M.D.

Dr. Kirshtein

is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. She completed her internship and residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia and Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Kirshtein also completed a surgical pathology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Kirshtein's interests are in placental pathology, cytology, breast pathology and gynecologic pathology. She is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology.

Danyel B. McEvoy, M.D.

Dr. D McEvoy

is a graduate of Louisiana State Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. She completed her residency and a dermatopathology fellowship in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. McEvoy's interests are in dermatopathology as well as head and neck pathology. She is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and dermatopathology.

John R. McEvoy, Jr., M.D

John R. McEvoy, Jr., M.D

is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He completed his internship, residency and a fellowship in placental and perinatal pathology at the same institution. His special interests are in placental pathology, gestational trophoblastic disease and breast disease. He is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. He serves as Director of Molecular Pathology Services at Coastal Pathology Laboratories. He also serves as Director of Pathology at Roper Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina.

Kelly McSweeney M.D.

Kelly McSweeney M.D.

is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. She completed her internship and residency at the same institution. She was Co-director of Pathology Services at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia for four years until returning to Charleston, South Carolina in 2006. Dr. McSweeney's interests are in pulmonary pathology and hematopathology. She is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology.

Julie C. Robinson, M.D.

Dr. Robinson

is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. She completed her residency and fellowship in surgical pathology at the same institution. She is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology with special interests in general pathology and gastrointestinal pathology.

J. Wade Strong, M.D.

Dr. Strong

is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Following his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, he completed a surgical pathology fellowship at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He subsequently completed fellowships in cytopathology and dermatopathology. Dr. Strong is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, cytopathology and dermatopathology. He serves as Director of Pathology at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina and Roper Mount Pleasant Hospital in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Warren G. Tucker, M.D.

Dr. Tucker

is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. He completed his pathology residency at Naval Regional Medical Center in Oakland, California. Dr. Tucker completed his fellowship in hematopathology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology as well as hematopathology.

George Frederick Worsham, M.D.

Dr. Collins

is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He completed his pathology internship and residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Worsham also received additional training in soft tissue pathology at the National Institutes of Health and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and additional training in cytopathology at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Worsham is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology as well as cytopathology. His special interests are in general pathology, genitourinary pathology and fine needle aspiration cytology. Dr. Worsham is President of Charleston Pathology P.A. He is also the former Chairman of Pathology and Medical Director of the Laboratory at Roper Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina.

Tihana T. Rumboldt, M.D.

Dr. Rumbolt

is a graduate of the University of Rijeka School of Medicine in Croatia. She completed her residency and fellowship in surgical pathology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. She is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. Her special interests are in placental/gynecologic pathology and breast pathology.

Joseph M. Sanfrancesco, M.D.

Dr. Sanfrancesco

is a graduate of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC. He completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio and is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. He subsequently completed fellowships in surgical pathology at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. and in genitourinary pathology at Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN.



Services Offered

Cytopathology

Coastal Pathology Laboratories employs six full time cytotechnologists who examine over 35,000 Pap tests each year using the state of the art Cytyc Imager system (Hologic).

Coastal Pathology Laboratories also performs the APTIMA high-risk human papillomavirus testing (HPV), APTIMA HPV 16 and18/45 Genotyping on ThinPrep samples. Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Aptima Trichomonas Vaginalis are also reflex tests performed at Coastal Pathology Laboratories on ThinPrep samples.

Anatomic Pathology

Coastal Pathology Laboratories processes over 30,000 specimens annually. Our pathologists have subspecialty training in a variety of fields to include dermatopathology, breast/gynecologic pathology, genitourinary pathology, gastrintestional pathology, soft tissue pathology, pulmonary pathology, placental pathology and hematopathology.

Molecular Pathology

The Molecular Pathology laboratory examines cytologic and histologic specimens utilizing technologies such as nucleic acid amplification (NAA), polymerase chain reaction (PCR), fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) and next generation sequencing (NGS). These techniques can be used to diagnose infectious diseases, detect genetic abnormalities and characterize tumors for guided treatment. Our test menu includes: APTIMA high-risk human papillomavirus testing (HPV), APTIMA HPV 16 and18/45 Genotyping, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhea, Aptima Trichomonas vaginalis, UroVysion FISH, PathVysion (Her2/neu FISH) and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) tumor panels.

Placental Pathology

We offer specialized consultative services for patients, physicians, and hospitals in the areas of placental and perinatal pathology. In many cases, examination of pathology specimens (placentas, products of conception) may help identify the cause or associated findings of undesired outcomes and may provide useful information that allows for therapeutic intervention with hopes of a successful pregnancy. In other cases, examination of pathology specimens in conjunction with review of medical records may help explain untoward outcomes.