Medical DirectorAdnan Savera, MD
Director of GU Pathology
Prior to joining PLUS Diagnostics, Dr. Savera served as the Medical Director and Chief GU Pathologist at LabMD, Inc based in Atlanta. Previously he has been an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University and held a staff position for 8 years at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. There he also served as the Associate Director of pathology residency program and GU pathologist for their world renowned Vattikuti Urology Institute. He has participated in numerous NIH funded research grants, consistently presented at national and international meetings and has authored more than 70 articles and abstracts related to head & neck and urologic cancers, particularly prostate cancer. Dr. Savera completed his pathology residency at Henry Ford Hospital followed by an oncologic pathology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He received his medical degree from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He is board certified in anatomic pathology.
Jess Savala, Jr., MD
Medical Director, Director of Hematopathology
Dr. Savala joined PLUS Diagnostics as Director of Hematopathology from Genzyme Genetics (Los Angeles, CA) where he was the Director of Hematology for both the Physician Services and Analytical Services divisions of the company. Prior to his position with Genzyme, Dr. Savala was responsible for the medical directorship of numerous satellite cytogenetic laboratory locations of US Labs before becoming Medical Director in July of 2006. Dr. Savala holds a BS in biology and microbiology from Loma Linda University (Loma Linda, CA) and his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He completed his pathology residency at Loma Linda as well, before finishing his education with a hematopathology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA) in the Department of Clinical Pathology. He is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and hematology.
Michael McGinnis, MD
Dr. McGinnis joined PLUS Diagnostics as Medical Director in December 2007. He received his medical degree from the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine. He completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at The Institute of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and a one year cytopathology fellowship at Metro Health Center. Throughout his career, Dr. McGinnis has held numerous university teaching roles, CAP committees positions, and served as Chairman on a variety of cancer committee and review boards including Chairman of the ASCP Laboratory Management and Safety Committee. He is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology.
Ali Riba, MD
Dr. Riba came to PLUS Diagnostics having served the last 6 years at Yale University in the capacity of Assistant Professor and Attending Pathologist, with his first year focused in completion of a fellowship in surgical pathology with emphasis in GI pathology. Subsequently, approximately half of his clinical work performed was in gastrointestinal pathology. He completed his residency at St. Barnabas Health Care System with rotations at Saint Barnabas, Monmouth Medical Center and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Riba received his medical degree from Tishreen University, Syria. He has authored and co-authored multiple papers focusing on his areas of interest including gastrointestinal pathology, genitourinary pathology, dermatopathology and breast pathology. Dr. Riba is board certified in anatomic pathology.
Navdeep Singh Gill, MD
Head of GI Pathology
Dr. Gill joins PLUS Diagnostics with over 10 years of experience in the pathology field. He has held several pathology leadership positions, including laboratory directorships at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Mesa View Regional Hospital, and most recently, MedLab. He has served as a GI Pathologist at Caris Diagnostics (Miraca) in Phoenix and Quest Diagnostics in Las Vegas. Dr. Gill completed a two year fellowship in gastrointestinal and liver pathology at the University of Pennsylvania, and pursued his residency at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, where he was Chief Resident for one year. Dr. Gill obtained his medical degree with honors in research from the University of Alberta, Canada. Dr. Gill has done research in the field of gastrointestinal and liver pathology and is a member of the College of American Pathologists, American Society for Clinical Pathology, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology.
Todd A Glauser MD, PhD
Associate Medical Director
Dr. Glauser comes to PLUS Diagnostics with a keen interest in GI pathology and toxicology. He brings over 10 years pathology experience with Affiliated Pathology Medical Group, Easton Pathology Group, and United Pathology, LTD. Dr. Glauser completed a one year fellowship in surgical pathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed a residency at the Department of Pathology at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina, as well as a residency at the Department of Pathology at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Glauser obtained his medical degree from Mayo Medical School and Mayo Graduate School, where we also received his PhD in Biomedical Sciences-Pharmacology. Dr. Glauser is a member of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology.
Bisma Siddiqi, MD
Co-Director of Hematopathology
Prior to joining PLUS Diagnostics, Dr. Bisma Siddiqi served as Senior Staff Hematopathologist at Genoptix Medical Laboratories, Associate Pathologist at Irvine Regional Hospital (Irvine, CA), and Sinai-Grace Hospital (Detroit, MI). Dr. Siddiqi completed her Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA; during her final year of residency Dr. Siddiqi concentrated primarily on hematopathology under the training of Dr. Robert Hasserjian. During this time, Dr. Siddiqi also participated in a one month hematopathology elective at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Gerald Byrnes. She went on to culminate her training at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee, WI, with a Hematopathology fellowship program under Dr. Bal Kampalath. Dr. Siddiqi has also held the position of Assistant Professor of the Department of Pathology at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Dr. Siddiqi is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and hematology. She is a member of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP).