Non-Gyn cytology including fine needle aspirations, brushings, washings and body fluids
Amy C. Baruch, MD
Amy Christine Baruch is a native of the Washington D.C. area. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame and a M.S. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Arizona, where she also received her medical degree. Dr. Baruch completed two years of general surgical training at the University of Utah, then returned to the University of Arizona where she completed her training in pathology. She also completed a fellowship in cytopathology at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Baruch is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology. She currently serves as the Lab Director of Cytopathology for Celligent Diagnostics.
Dr. Baruch has interests in gynecologic pathology, breast pathology, and cytopathology, and has been actively involved in research in these areas during her training. She serves on many committees at Spartanburg Regional Hospital, including the Breast Advisory Committee, Thoracic Advisory Committee, and Clinical Research Committee. She serves as the Medical Director for the Wallace Thompson Hospital laboratory in Union, SC. In addition, she is the Medical Director for the Microbiology laboratory at Spartanburg Regional.
James E. McDermott
A native of Wheeling, West Virginia, Dr. McDermott is a graduate of the West Virginia University School of Medicine where he also completed residency training in internal medicine. Dr. McDermott completed a second residency program in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Kentucky and went on to receive fellowship training in cytopathology, a specialty in which he also holds board certification. Prior to joining Carolinas Pathology Group and Celligent Diagnostics in January 2000, Dr. McDermott was part of a hospital-based pathology practice in Indianapolis, Indiana. Today, he serves as Medical Director of the Cytopathology Lab for Carolinas Medical Center, overseeing all aspects of cytopathology including maintaining accreditation for the Cytology Laboratory through an aggressive quality improvement program and continuing medical education for staff. Dr. McDermott's primary areas of expertise include the fields of cytopathology and hematopathology. He performs and interprets more than 8,000 fine needle aspiration biopsies and he interprets Pap tests to detect pre-malignant diseases of the uterine cervix.