is a 1984 graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Avalos completed an Internship and Residency in Anatomic Pathology and a Fellowship in Surgical Pathology at Stanford University Medical Center. He also completed Clinical Pathology training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Avalos completed a Fellowship in Forensic Pathology at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences, Dallas, Texas (Dallas County Medical Examiners Office). Dr. Avalos carries Board Certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology as well as Forensic Pathology and is available for consultation on medicolegal autopsies. He has been practicing pathology since 1985, and is a founding member of Pathology Associates.
is a 1982 graduate of the Sun Yat-sen University of Medicine, China, where she also earned her Pathology degree in 1986. After relocating to the United States with her husband Dr. Ning Lin, an Ophthalmologist, she completed pathology residency training at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland, OH, and at Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Texas A&M. Dr. Chen is Board Certified in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology and has been practicing pathology in the US since 1993. Dr. Chen served as Staff Pathologist at Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Hospital in Colombia, SC, and also at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM. She joined the Pathology Associates in 2003. She is in charge of the Immunohistochemistry section of Sierra Pathology Laboratory and has special interests in GI pathology and breast pathology.
completed a Hematopathology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles in June, 2013. He has received his residency training in Pathology at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, where he also served as chief resident. He is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. He is a graduate of Touro University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, California. He is also a proud alumnus of California Golden Bears, University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Chen is currently the Director of Hematology at Community Medical Centers.
is a 1988 graduate of UHS/The Chicago Medical School. Dr. Futoran completed an Anatomical and Clinical Pathology Residency with a Surgical Pathology Fellowship and Residency at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his training with a Cytopathology Fellowship at University of Wisconsin. He is Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and also holds subspecialty Board Certification in Cytopathology. Dr. Futoran is currently the Director of Cytology and Laboratory Director for Madera Community Hospital. Dr. Futoran has been practicing pathology since 1993, and joined Pathology Associates in 1996.
Dr. Farrell joined Pathology Associates in 2017. Dr. Farrell completed her Anatomical and Clinical Pathology Residency and Surgical Pathology Fellowship at University of San Francisco, California followed by a Cytopathology Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She is board certified in Anatomical Pathology, Clinical Pathology, and Cytopathology. Her additional interests include pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and telecytopathology.
is a 1988 graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana. He is also a Doctor of Public Health, completed in 1986 at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health. Dr. Honda had an Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency and a Surgical Pathology Fellowship at University of California, San Francisco. He was also a Clinical Instructor in Anatomic Pathology at The University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Honda is Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Previous appointments include Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Director of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Fresno, CA. He is currently Laboratory Director for the Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital. Dr. Honda has been practicing pathology since 1992, and joined Pathology Associates in 2000.
Dr. Jennings-Dover joined Pathology Associates in August 2012. Dr. Jennings-Dover is board certified in anatomic pathology with sub-specialty board certification in dermatopathology. She received her M.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine in 2008, followed by residency in Anatomic Pathology and fellowships in Surgical Pathology and Dermatopathology at Stanford, completed in June 2012.
During her fellowship, she received a Physician-in-Training award from American Society of Dermatopathology.
Dr. Jennings-Dover is a native of Baltimore, MD and proud alum of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).
is a 1982 graduate of Stanford University Medical School. His Residency and Surgical Pathology Fellowship were also completed at Stanford University. Dr. Pitts served as a Fellow in Surgical Pathology, Acting Clinical Instructor, and Acting Assistant Professor at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Pitts was a visiting Cytopathology Fellow at Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. He is Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology. Dr. Pitts is currently the Medical Director for Sierra Pathology Laboratory, Clovis, CA and Director of Anatomic Pathology for Community Regional Medical Centers, Fresno, CA. Dr. Pitts has been practicing pathology since 1983, and is a founding member of Pathology Associates.
He completed two fellowships in Surgical Pathology and Gastrointestinal–Liver Pathology at the University Of California, San Francisco. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. His residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology was at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, where he served as chief resident. He is a 2006 graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Phillips is a Central Valley native, having been raised in the Bakersfield area.
completed a Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago in July, 2005. His residency training in Pathology was at The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, and his surgical pathology fellowship was at Loyola University of Chicago, IL. He is board certified in both Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. He is a native of Houston, and a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School and the University of Houston. Dr. Pollard joined the Pathology Associates in 2006. He is currently in charge of the molecular and genetic tests section of Sierra Pathology Laboratory.
is a Minnesotan and 1983 graduate of The University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Dr. Slater completed his Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He then completed a Surgical Pathology Fellowship at the University of Minnesota. He is Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology, and Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking. Dr. Slater currently serves as Medical Director of the Clinical Laboratory at Community Regional Medical Center. He is a member of the Community Medical Centers Board of Trustees and Vice Chair of its Professional Affairs and Quality Committee. He is on the California Society of Pathologists Board, where he serves as Secretary-Treasurer. He has been practicing Pathology since 1984, and is a founding member of Pathology Associates.