Our Pathologists

Under the leadership of Director Andrew Kanik, M.D., CBLPath's Department of Dermatopathology is staffed with board certified dermatopathologists with the training, expertise and experience to ensure the most accurate diagnoses. Our dermatopathologists are not only today’s leaders but also tomorrow's pioneers. We have worked hard to take the industry lead. We will work even harder to maintain it.

For more information about CBLPath's Dermatopathology team, contact your local service representative. Click here for a listing of representatives by state.

Carlos D. Urmacher, M.D., FCAP, FASCP

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Carlos Urmacher is board certified in anatomic pathology by the American Board of Pathology. After earning his M.D. degree from the University of Venezuela, Dr. Urmacher completed his pathology residency at Mount Sinai Hospital where he was Chief Resident. Subsequently, he completed his fellowship in surgical pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he was Chief Fellow.  Dr. Urmacher specialized in oncologic and breast pathology as a member of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center attending staff for 13 years and for an additional nine years while on staff at North Shore University Hospital in New York. Dr. Urmacher has received numerous awards and has published more than 80 articles as well as six book chapters and monographs that have included such topics as stage II breast cancer and myofibroblastoma of the breast. He also served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology. As a former regional course director for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Dr. Urmacher presented regularly on breast pathology and in particular on angiosarcomas of the breast. In addition, he has attended numerous courses on breast pathology at both Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Harvard Medical School as well as those offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Dr. Urmacher is an active member in the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the New York Pathological Society and numerous other professional societies.  Dr.Urmacher was recently giving the honor of distinguished visitor professor in Pathology by Johns Hopkins.

Andrew Kanik, M.D.

Medical Director of Histopathology and Director of Dermatopathology
Dr. Andrew Kanik is board certified in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology and in dermatopathology by both the American Board of Pathology and the American Board of Dermatology. He received his M.D. degree from New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York and completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, where he also served as Chief Resident. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in oncologic surgical pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center under Dr. Juan Rosai and a 2-year fellowship in dermatopathology, including 6 months of dermatology at Boston University Medical Center under Dr. Jag Bhawan. Prior to his arrival at CBLPath, Dr. Kanik served as Director of Dermatopathology and, most recently, as Executive Medical Director for Dermatopathology at DIANON Systems, Inc. He has published articles on melanoma and vascular tumors in several dermatopathology and dermatology journals. His additional areas of interest include alopecia and inflammatory dermatoses. Dr. Kanik is a fellow of the American Society of Dermatopathology, the College of American Pathologists and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and is an affiliate member of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Department Pathologists

H. Ellen Kwark, M.D., FCAP

Dr. Ellen Kwark is board certified in anatomic pathology and dermatopathology by the American Board of Pathology. She received her M.D. degree from Jeonbug National University Medical School, Republic of Korea. Dr. Kwark completed her pathology residency at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, Maryland and at Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, New York, where she also served as Chief Resident. Subsequently, she completed her fellowship in dermatopathology under Dr. A. Bernard Ackerman at New York University Hospital. For almost 20 years Dr. Kwark served as Attending Pathologist at Westchester Medical Center and as Assistant & adjunct Professor at New York Medical College. Additionally, she held Consulting Dermatopathologist positions at SmithKline-Beecham Clinical Lab, Inc. and Metropolitan Hospital in New York.
Prior to her arrival at CBLPath, Dr. Kwark served as Senior Dermatopathologist at Quest Diagnostics, Inc. in Teterboro, New Jersey. She has published several articles as well as presented on dermatopathology case presentations at various pathologists’ society & in house grand rounds. Dr. Kwark is a fellow of the American Society of Dermatopathology and the College of American Pathologists.

Patricia Iorfino, M.D.

Dr. Patricia Iorfino is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology as well as dermatopathology by the American Board of Pathology. She received her B.A. degree from Barnard College – Columbia University and her M.D. degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Iorfino completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, where she also served as Chief Resident for two years. Subsequently, she completed a fellowship in oncologic pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center followed by her fellowship in dermatopathology
at New York Hospital, where she studied under Dr. Klaus Busam and Dr. Cynthia Magro in the combined program of Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Prior to joining CBLPath, Dr. Iorfino served as Chief Fellow and Clinical Instructor of Pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She has published several dermatopathology articles in peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, The Journal of Cutaneous Pathology and Pediatric Dermatology. Additionally, she has presented work at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatopathology, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, and the International Academy of Pathology.
Dr. Iorfino is a fellow of the American Society of Dermatopathology and a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). She left CBLPath for approximately one year to serve as the Director of Dermatopathology at the California Skin Institute in San Jose, California but re-joined the CBLPath team in late 2011.

Henry John Votava, PHD, MD, FASDP, FISDP, FCAP

Dr. Henry Votava is board certified in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology and in dermatopathology by both the American Board of Pathology and the American Board of Dermatology. He received his PhD in Nuclear Physics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC and his MD degree from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis, MN, where while finishing his residency in anatomic pathology, he completed a fellowship in surgical pathology under Dr. Juan Rosai.
Dr. Votava practiced for several years as a general pathologist at Fargo Clinic/MeritCare Medical Center where he served as Director of the Reference Laboratory and practiced in several areas of interest including dermatopathology, gastrointestinal pathology, head & neck pathology, cytopathology, hematopathology, neuropathology, renal pathology, and medical microbiology. After qualifying with sufficient work experience he became board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Medical Micro-biology and later in Cytopathology. After practicing dermatopathology with six dermatologists at Fargo Clinic/MeritCare Medical Center, Dr. Votava became qualified and certified with special qualification in dermatopathology by the International Committee of Dermatopathology in Frankfurt, Germany. He then completed a fellowship in dermatopathology at New York University. Dr. Votava served as attending pathologist and dermatopathologist at Beth Israel Medical Center of the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City prior to his arrival at CBLPath, where he works as a general/head and neck pathologist, gastrointestinal pathologist, and dermatopathologist. Dr. Votava is a fellow of the American Society of Dermatopathology, the International Society of Dermatopathology, the College of American Pathologists, and is an affiliate member of the American Academy of Dermatology.