Medical Leadership


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Florida
Joined in 1990

Women's Health
Surgical Pathology
GI Pathology
Urologic Pathology

David Abis, MD
President, Palm Beach Pathology PA

Dr. Abis is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology with subspecialty board certification in cytopathology. Dr. Abis' areas of special interest include women's health, urologic pathology and gastrointestinal pathology.

After receiving a BS degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Dr. Abis earned an MD degree in 1985 from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY. Dr. Abis completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of California at San Francisco.

Dr. Abis currently serves as President of Palm Beach Pathology, PA and as staff pathologist at St. Mary's Medical Center and Good Samaritan Medical Center, West Palm Beach, FL. At St. Mary's Medical Center, Dr. Abis serves as Director of Pathology, as well as member of several committees, including Medical Staff Executive Committee, Surgical Quality Assurance Committee, and Trauma Quality Management Committee.

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Florida
Joined in 1987

Women's Health
Surgical Pathology
GI Pathology
Urologic Pathology

Thomas A. Bolton, MD
Palm Beach Pathology PA
Medical Director, Palm Beach Pathology

Dr. Bolton is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. He is also licensed by the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Bolton's areas of special interest include immunopathology, urologic pathology, and molecular pathology. He also has additional experience in dermatopathology as it relates to hematologic neoplasms, infectious processes, and immunofluorenscence.

After earning a BS in biology and a BA in chemistry from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, Dr. Bolton earned an MD degree in 1980 from the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, where he also completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology. Following his residency, Dr. Bolton served as clinical associate in General Pathology and Hematology, and later as Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Bolton was also Chief of Microbiology and staff pathologist at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL.

Dr. Bolton is active in several professional organizations, including Palm Beach County Medical Society, American Society of Microbiology, American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP); and also serves as inspector for the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

Dr. Bolton currently serves as the Medical Director of Palm Beach Pathology, and as staff pathologist at several South Florida hospitals, including Good Samaritan Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Jupiter Memorial Hospital, Martin Memorial Hospital, and St. Mary's Medical Center, where he is also Chairman of the Infectious Disease Committee and member of the OB/GYN Committee.

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Doctoral Scientists
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Colorado
Joined in 2009

Molecular Pathology

Deborah "Debs" Payne, PhD
Vice President of Molecular Services

Dr. Payne serves as Vice President of Molecular Services. Prior joining in 2009, she served as Director of the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX where she was also Associate Professor of Pathology. She was also Director and a founding member of the Division of Molecular Diagnostics in the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Payne received her PhD in microbiology and immunology from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX; and performed part of her post-doctoral training at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.

Dr. Payne is nationally recognized in molecular diagnostics, is an active speaker, well published and active member of numerous committees and industry organizations. She has held offices as the Chair of the Training and Education Committee for the Association of Molecular Pathology, as Chair of the Molecular Pathology division (2002-2003) for the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), as the Co-Chair for the NACB Laboratory Practice Guidelines Committee on Pharmacogenetics, as the only U.S. member is on the Committee for Molecular Diagnostics for the International Federation for Clinical Chemistry (IFCC), and as member of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. Dr. Payne is also a member of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) committee on reference materials, an advisor for the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), and a member of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC). Dr. Payne also served as a voting member for the Molecular and Clinical Genetics Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Dr. Payne has authored or co-authored several book chapters, 55 manuscripts, and is on the editorial board for LabMedicine. She is certified as a clinical laboratory technologist in Molecular Biology MB(ASCP), and holds a Diplomate in Laboratory Management DLM(ASCP). She is also a fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (FACB), and is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry in Molecular Diagnostics (DABCC) and by the American Board of Medical Microbiology (DABCC).

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