About Boise Pathology Group

Boise Pathology Group is an independent team of nine sub-specialty pathologists who have been providing consulting services to medical providers in the Treasure Valley, Mountain Home, Twin Falls, Sun Valley and surrounding areas for over 40 years.

Our scope goes beyond anatomic and clinical pathology with medical providers who are subspecialists with board certification in Pediatric Pathology, Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, Hematopathology, Dermatopathology, and Transfusion Medicine.

This level of expertise and experience for outpatient and inpatient pathology consults ensures a collective view and discussion when diagnosing challenging patient cases. As a result, our clients receive a second opinion as a valued part of the consult process.

Expertise in Cytopathology, Dermatopathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Hematopathology and Pediatric Pathology

Sub-Speciality Expertise = nine board-certified pathologists with six subspecialty certifications:

Cytopathology - Dermatopathology - GI & Liver Pathology - Hematopathology - Pediatric Pathology - Transfusion Medicine

Giving Back Boise Pathology Group is committed to supporting causes and programs that enhance the quality of life in our community.

St. Luke’s Health Foundation - OB Outreach - Terry Reilly Health Services

Expertise = 810,000 biopsy and 1 million pap smear cases reviewed*
*COPATH and BPG Archive Data 1977-2016

Reputation = Diagnostic interpretations provided to 3,176 Idaho Medical Providers**
**2002 – 2016 PMI Records

History = 40+ years serving medical providers and patients in Idaho

Physicians

Valerie A. Holst, M.D., F.C.A.P.


holstv@slhs.org
208-381-2367
(208) 381-4762

Medical Director of Point of Care, Client Services, and Elmore Hospital Laboratory

Sub-Specialties
Cytopathology, Dermatopathology

Board Certifications
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology, Dermatopathology

Education
Medical School: University of Iowa
Residency: University of Pittsburgh
Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania (Dermatopathology); University of Virginia (Cytopathology)

Member
American Society of Dermatopathology; American Society of Cytopathology, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, College of American Pathologists, American Society of Clinical Pathology, Idaho Pathology Society, Ada County Medical Society

Michael J. Carey, M.D., F.C.A.P.


careym@slhs.org
208-381-2367
(208) 381-4762

Medical Director of Hematology, Flow Cytometry, and Stem Cell Laboratory

Sub-Specialties
Hematopathology

Board Certifications
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology

Education
Medical School: Georgetown Medical School
Residency: University of Utah (AP/CP)
Fellowship: University of Utah (Hematopathology)

Member
College of American Pathologists

Matthew Burtelow, M.D., Ph.D., F.C.A.P.


burtelom@slhs.org
208-381-2367
(208) 381-4762

President of Boise Pathology Group; Executive Medical Director of St. Luke’s West Region Clinical Laboratories

Sub-Specialties
Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology; Molecular Pathology

Board Certifications
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Education
Medical School: Mayo Medical School
Residency: Stanford University Medical School
Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center

Member
College of American Pathologists

Karen A. Johnson, M.D., F.C.A.P.

KarenJohnson
karenjoh@slhs.org
208-381-2367
(208) 381-4762

Medical Director of Histology Lab; Assistant Medical Director of Transfusion Service

Sub-Specialties
Surgical Pathology

Board Certifications
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Education
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Fellowship: Stanford University (Surgical Pathology)
Other: Post-doc research fellowship in Neuropathology at Indiana University

Member
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, College of American Pathologists, American Society of Clinical Pathology

Mark E. Kieckbusch, M.D., F.C.A.P.

MarkKieckbusch
kieckbum@slhs.org
208-381-2367
(208) 381-4762

Medical Director of Transfusion Service; Medical Director of St. Luke’s McCall

Sub-Specialties
Blood Banking, Hematology

Board Certifications
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Blood Banking, Hematology

Education
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic in Rochester (Blood Banking)

Member
Idaho Pathology Society, Idaho Medical Association, Ada County Medical Society, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, College of American Pathologists, American Society of Clinical Pathology, AABB

Misty M. Payne, M.D., F.C.A.P.

MistyPayne
paynem@slhs.org
208-381-2367
(208) 381-4762

Medical Director of Cytology and Meridian Hospital Laboratory

Sub-Specialties
Cytopathology, Surgical Pathology

Board Certifications
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Education
Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University
Residency: Oregon Health and Science University
Fellowship: University of California, San Diego (Surgical Pathology), University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center (Cytopathology)

Member
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, College of American Pathologists, Oregon Pathology Association

Dan J. Walsh, M.D., F.C.A.P.

DanWalsh
walshd@slhs.org
208-381-2367
(208) 381-4762

Medical Director of St. Luke’s Boise Hospital Laboratory, Biorepository, Immunology, and Air St. Luke’s

Board Certifications
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Education
Medical School: University of Washington
Residency: University of California, San Francisco, University of New Mexico
Fellowship: Stanford University (Surgical Pathology)

Member
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, College of American Pathologists

Elizabeth M. Williams, M.D., F.C.A.P.

ElizabethWilliams
willeliz@slhs.org
208-381-2367
(208) 381-4762

Medical Director of Thrombology and Test Utilization Management

Sub-Specialties
Pediatric Pathology

Board Certifications
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Pediatric Pathology

Education
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship: Seattle Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Pathology)

Member
Society for Pediatric Pathology, College of American Pathologists, American Society of Clinical Pathology

Robert J. Teears, M.D., F.C.A.P.

RobertTeears
teearsr@slhs.org
208-381-2367
(208) 381-4762

Sub-Specialties
Dermatopathology and Cytopathology

Board Certifications
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Dermatopathology, Cytopathology

Education
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency: University of Michigan Medical Center and affiliated hospitals

Member
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, College of American Pathologists and American Society for Clinical Pathology

Pathology Assistants

Lisa Berry, PA, MHS, ASCP

LisaBerry
berryl@slhs.org
208-381-2367
(208) 381-4762

Board Certifications
Physician Assistant (PA), American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

Education
Rosalind Franklin Medical School

Member
American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants (AAPA), American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, College of American Pathologists

Lisa Murphy, PA, MHS, ASCP

LisaMurphy
murphyl@slhs.org
208-381-2367
(208) 381-4762

Board Certifications
Pathologists’ Assistant (PA), American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

Education
Quinnipiac University, Master of Health Science, Pathologists’ Assistant with Distinction

Member
American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants (AAPA); American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)