To deliver accurate and timely diagnostic results to patients and providers.
1: Lappinga PJ, Kip NS, Jin L, Lloyd RV, Henry MR, Zhang J, Nassar A. HMGA2 gene
expression analysis performed on cytologic smears to distinguish benign from
malignant thyroid nodules. Cancer Cytopathol. 2010 Jul 1. [Epub ahead of print]
PubMed PMID: 20597139.
2: Lappinga PJ, Abraham SC, Murray JA, Vetter EA, Patel R, Wu TT. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth: histopathologic features and clinical correlates
in an underrecognized entity. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2010 Feb;134(2):264-70. PubMed PMID: 20121616.
3: Wood AJ, Lappinga PJ, Ahmed I. Hepatocellular carcinoma metastatic to skin: diagnostic utility of antihuman hepatocyte antibody in combination with albumin in situ hybridization. J Cutan Pathol. 2009 Feb;36(2):262-6. Epub 2008 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 18727662.
Dr. Lappinga provides diagnostic anatomic services in autopsy pathology, cytopathology, dermatopathology, flow cytometry, hematopathology, immunohistochemistry, and surgical pathology. Clinical pathology (laboratory) services include clinical chemistry, coagulation, hematology, immunology, microbiology and transfusion (blood bank).
I am married and have two children. In my spare time I enjoy fishing, woodworking and spending time with my family.