Pathology
Phone Number:(504) 896-9873
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Location:Children's Hospital, Main Campus

Physicians:
Randall Craver, MD, Director
Thomas Carson, MD
Tracy Dewenter, MD
Matthew Stark, MD

The Pathology Department provides a full range of hematologic, biochemical, serologic and microbiological testing services. The department offers full services in clinical and anatomic pathology, along with specialty services in flow cytometry and metabolic diseases.

The department is staffed with phlebotomists, medical technologists and pathologists specially trained in pediatric diseases.

Professional expertise includes, but is not limited to:

Laboratory services
  • chemistry and therapeutic drug monitoring
  • hematology
  • coagulation/urinalysis
  • microbiology
    • bacteriology
    • parasitology
    • mycology
    • mycobacteriology
    • virology
  • immunology
    • flow cytometry
  • metabolic laboratory
  • transfusion service
    • apheresis
  • hematopoietic progenitor cell laboratory
Anatomic pathology
  • surgical pathology
  • muscle pathology
  • renal pathology
  • cytology, including fine needle aspirations
  • autopsy pathology
  • ultrastructural pathology
The Pathology Department offers inpatient and outpatient laboratory services at Children's Hospital. The Outpatient Laboratory is located in the Ambulatory Care Center.

Randall Craver, MD
Medical Director, Children's Hospital Laboratory
Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Professional School:
University of Arkansas College of Medicine, Little Rock, AR

Specialty Training:
Charity Hospital of New Orleans
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
Children's Hospital of British Columbia

Special Interests:
Renal pathology, muscle pathology

Certificates:
Anatomand clinical pathology, pediatric pathology

Thomas Carson, MD
Pediatric Pathologist, Children's Hospital

Professional School:
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

Specialty Training:
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston
Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans

Specialty Interests:
Blood banking, anatomic and clinical pathology

Certificates:
Anatomic and clinical pathology, blood banking

Matthew Stark, MD
Pediatric Pathologist, Children's Hospital

Professional School:
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta

Internship:
Mountain Area Health Education Center - OB/GYN

Residency:
Tulane University, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Fellowship:
Louisiana State University, Department of Pathology

Tracy Dewenter, MD
Pediatric Pathologist, Children's Hospital

Professional School:
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Internship:
LSU Health Sciences Center, Department of Pathology

Residency:
LSU Health Sciences Center, Department of Pathology

Fellowship:
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX




   

 

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