Our Team

As healthcare professionals, we engage patients with empathy and a sincere effort to help medical professionals deliver care and treatment plans.  As resources for clinicians, the PLA team understands that patient care is our first priority.

Dr Paul Gillum MD

Dr Paul Gillum MD

Dr Paul Gillum MD Dr Gillum and the Oklahoma Dermatopathology Institute merged with Pathology Laboratory Associates in August of 2017. Dr Gillum completed his Bachelor of Science with distinction (Microbiology), his Doctoral Degree with outstanding distinction, and...

Dr Brent Hartsell MD

Dr Brent Hartsell MD

Dr Brent Hartsell MD Clinical Coagulation Surgical Transfusion Medicine Dr. Hartsell has been a member of Pathology Laboratory Associates since 1994. Dr. Hartsell is the Laboratory Director of Regional Medical Laboratory at St John Medical Center and Chief of Blood...

Dr Ryan Hendren MD

Dr Ryan Hendren MD

Dr Ryan Hendren MD Clinical Cytopathology, Surgical Dr Hendren joined Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in 2007. Dr Hendren is Chief of Cytopathology at Regional Medical Laboratory. He received his B.S. from Georgetown University in 1992, and his MD from the...

Dr Erica Kumar MD

Dr Erica Kumar MD

Dr Erica Kumar MD Clinical Dermatopathology Surgical Dr. Kumar joined Pathology Laboratory Associates in September 2015. She received her Bachelor of Arts and medical degrees at the University of South Alabama in Mobile and  completed pathology residency at the...

Gerald Miller PhD

Gerald Miller PhD

Gerald Miller PhD Flow Cytometry Immunology Microbiology Dr. Miller joined Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in 1994 following 12 years of owning and operating Immuno-Diagnostics Laboratory. Dr. Miller is Chief of Immunology, Flow Cytometry, and Microbiology at...

Dr James Palmer MD

Dr James Palmer MD

Dr James Palmer MD Surgical Pathology Cytology Special interest in breast pathology with certification in Multidisciplinary Breast Pathology Dr. Palmer has been with Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. since 1989. He received both his Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of...

Dr Igor Shendrik MD

Dr Igor Shendrik MD

Dr Igor Shendrik MD Clinical Dermatopathology Hematopathology Surgical Dr. Shendrik joined Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in August of 2004. He served as Assistant Professor and Director of the Dermatopathology Section at Creighton University Medical Center....

Dr Sean Smith MD

Dr Sean Smith MD

Dr Sean Smith MD Clinical Cytopathology Surgical Dr. Smith joined Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in May 2014. He is the Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories at Hillcrest Medical Center and the Chairman of the Hillcrest Medical Center Department of...