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Dr. Brian Carlson received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. His residency was at the Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Dr. Carlson began with Pathologists' Laboratory, PC in 1982. Dr. Carlson is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Direct extension


Dr. Meiklejohn McKenzie joined Community Pathology in 2010. Dr. McKenzie received his medical degree at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2006. He then completed a combined residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Following his residency, Dr. McKenzie completed a subspecialty fellowship in cytopathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. McKenzie also served as visiting fellow at Oupatient Cytopathology Center in Johnson City, Tennessee under Dr. Susan Rollins, an internationally recognized expert in fine needle aspiration. Dr. McKenzie is board certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and cytopathology.

Dr. McKenzie has special interests in breast pathology and cytopathology. This latter interest includes fine needle aspiration cytology. Dr. McKenzie has also obtained additional certification in ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration by the College of American Pathologists. In 2012, Dr. McKenzie established only the second freestanding fine needle aspiration clinic in the state. The fine needle aspiration clinic at Community Pathology offers patients the opportunity to undergo minimally invasive biopsies of the thyroid, lymph nodes, salivary glands, soft tissue, and breast under ultrasound guidance.

Dr. McKenzie serves as the laboratory director for Community Pathology Laboratory. Dr. McKenzie is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists and is a member of the Papanicalaou Society. Away from work, Dr. McKenzie spends his time with his wife and three young sons as well as cheering for his alma mater, the University of Alabama. Roll Tide!!


Dr. Jason Nolan has been at Community Pathology since 2007. Dr. Nolan received his medical degree at The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, Tennessee. He then completed a combined residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Following his residency Dr. Nolan completed a subspecialty fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is board certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and hematopathology.

Dr. Nolan has a special interest in hematopathology, particularly the diagnosis of leukemia and lymphoma. He also serves as the laboratory director for Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Livingston Regional Medical Center, Cumberland County Hospital, and Monroe County Medical Center. Dr. Nolan also serves on the Board of Directors for Cookeville Regional Medical Center, and is the current president of the Tennessee Society of Pathologists. Dr. Nolan and his wife reside in Cookeville and are the proud parents of two daughters.


Claude R. Velasco, M.D. graduated with Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia before attending Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, California. He continued on at Stanford University Medical Center as a resident in Anatomic Pathology, and then as a surgical pathology fellow. He served as Associate Professor at the Department of Pathology, University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Velasco is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Hematology. He completed training in clinical pathology at the University of California, San Diego, followed by a fellowship in Hematopathology at the University of Utah.


Dr. Zhao received his Doctor of Medicine from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He graduated with honors with a Bachelors in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his residency in Pathology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Afterwards, at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Zhao completed a Surgical Pathology Fellowship. He is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.

 

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