Welcome to AdventHealth Lab
With 20 locations across Central Florida, AdventHealth Lab is proud to offer quick,
convenient and high quality lab services to our community.
As the Outreach Laboratory Service of AdventHealth, AdventHealth Lab (AHL) was established in 1984 to expressly meet the laboratory needs of the surrounding community and hospital affiliates. For AHL, providing laboratory services to patients and clinicians outside the hospital walls is the natural extension of our hospital mission; “To Extend the Healing Ministry of Christ”. AHL is proud to be a part of AdventHealth and provide the clinical and technical excellence necessary to care for the whole person.
AHL’s commitment to whole patient care is demonstrated in our extensive test menu, state of the art instrumentation, and a team of experts made up of highly qualified technologists, clinical scientists, and pathologists. Each individual is dedicated to providing a lifetime of care and service to our community and physician clients. The AHL patient care continuum extends to patients in physician offices, nursing homes, other hospital systems, urgent care and surgical centers.
Meet Our Pathologists
- Darian S. KamehM.D.
- David E. WardD.O.
- Tien-Anh N. TranM.D.
- Deborah ThoniM.D.
- Peter PerniconeM.D.
- Jie (Jenny) OuyangM.D.
- M. Joe MaM.D., Ph.D.
- Pawini KhannaM.D.
- Edward JonesM.D.
- Juliana GaitanM.D.
- Na’im FanaianM.D.
- Chung-Che (Jeff) ChangM.D., Ph.D.
- Paul A. BaekeyM.D.
- Robert RandellM.D.
Darian S. Kameh
Darian S. Kameh, M.D. completed his Pathology Residency at Orlando Health, and a Cytopathology Fellowship at the UF Jacksonville campus. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology. Dr. Kameh is currently the Medical Laboratory Director both AdventHealth Celebration and AdventHealth Kissimmee. He has extensive experience in the area of prostate pathology.
David E. Ward
David E. Ward, D.O. is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Hematopathology with special interests in hematopathology, flow cytometry and myelodysplastic syndromes. Before joining our group, Dr. Ward practiced general pathology in the US Army at a rank of Major and was stationed at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI. While in the Army, he received numerous awards including two Meritorious Service Medals. Dr. Ward completed his D.O. degree at Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona. He completed his pathology training at Madigan Army Medical Center Tacoma, WA and his Hematopathology fellowship at University of Massachusetts Worcester, MA. After training he was Medical Director of Histology and Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine at Tripler Army Medical Center.
Tien-Anh N. Tran
Tien-Anh N. Tran, M.D. is a graduate of Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany. He completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Albany Medical College, New York. Dr. Tran completed a Dermatopathology Fellowship at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY and a Surgical Pathology Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Dr. Tran is board certified in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, and Dermatopathology.
Deborah Thoni, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences. She completed her residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Thoni is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. She currently serves as Medical Director of AdventHealth Altamonte Springs and AdventHealth Apopka and is Director of the Histocompatibility Laboratory.
Peter Pernicone, M.D. is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1986. He completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and fellowship in Surgical Pathology at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He served as a consultant in surgical pathology at Mayo Clinic. Special areas of interest include liver pathology, breast pathology, gynecologic pathology and transplantation pathology.
Jie (Jenny) Ouyang
Jie (Jenny) Ouyang, M.D. completed her M.D. degree at Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China and had ophthalmology residency training in Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center. Dr. Ouyang’s special areas of interest include liver/GI pathology, breast pathology, gynecologic pathology, ophthalmic and transplantation pathology. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Miami, receiving the Award of Academic Merit from the University of Miami Graduate School. Dr. Ouyang completed her pathology residency training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, serving as chief resident during her last year and receiving the Chair’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship. She completed her Liver/GI pathology fellowship training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.
M. Joe Ma
M. Joe Ma, M.D., Ph.D. is a graduate of Taipei Medical University (1985) and University of Minnesota Twin Cities (1991). He completed his Anatomic Pathology residency at Albany Medical Center Hospital (1994) and Neuropathology Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (1996). Dr. Ma is board certified in Anatomic Pathology (1995) and Neuropathology (1997). He joined AdventHealth Medical Staff in 2001 and has been covering services in general surgical pathology, cytopathology and autopsy.
Pawini Khanna, M.D. is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, as well as Pediatric Pathology. Her areas of special interest are Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology, and Medical Microbiology. Before joining AdventHealth medical staff, she practiced general Pathology and perinatal/pediatric pathology at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, FL. She received her M.B.B.S degree from Govt. Medical College, Amritsar (Pb), India followed by M.D. degree at the same institution in Medical Microbiology where she completed a post doctoral thesis. She spent four years in Australia where she worked in general pediatrics and as a registrar (clinical fellow) in clinical microbiology. She did Pathology residency training at Brown University, Providence, RI and USF, Tampa, FL and completed her Pediatric Pathology fellowship training at USF, Tampa, FL.
Edward Jones, M.D. is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with subspecialty training in Cytopathology. His interests include medical cytopathology as well as head and neck pathology and breast pathology. Dr. Jones attended the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed a General Surgery internship and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency at Orlando Health. He went on to complete a Cytopathology fellowship at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Prior to joining AdventHealth Dr. Jones practiced at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville.
Juliana Gaitan, M.D. is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with subspecialty training in Transfusion Medicine and Cytopathology. Dr. Gaitan has expertise and special interests in system-wide optimization of transfusion practices, application of information technology resources to optimize laboratory processes, pancreatic cytopathology and medical education in Pathology. Dr. Gaitan obtained her Medical Degree from Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia. She completed postdoctoral training in Clinical Immunology at the University of Miami and in Tumor Immunology at Stanford University. Dr. Gaitan trained in Pathology at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami serving as Chief Resident during her last year. She then completed fellowship training in Cytopathology and Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking at Stanford University Medical Center in California.
Na’im Fanaian, M.D. is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with special interests in genitourinary and pancreatic pathology. He received his M.D. degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed an internship in general surgery at Emory and his pathology residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida. He served as a junior faculty member and completed a general surgical pathology fellowship at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland.
Chung-Che (Jeff) Chang
Chung-Che (Jeff) Chang, M.D., Ph.D. is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology and Molecular Genetics Pathology with special interests and expertise in hematopathology, molecular oncology and minimal residual disease monitoring. He is a Professor of Pathology, University of Central Florida. Before joining our group, Dr. Chang was a Professor of Pathology, Cornell University and Chief of Hematopathology Division, The Methodist Hospital. He currently serves as Associate Editor for Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, is a member of Diagnostic Immunology/Flow Cytometry Resource Committee and Molecular Oncology Resource Committee for College of American Pathologists (CAP) and is the CAP Liaison to NCI Biomarker Committee. He was the Principle Investigator of several NIH/NCI funded grants to study myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and lymphoma. Dr. Chang completed his M.D. degree at National Yang-Ming Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland, Ohio. He completed pathology residency training at CWRU and hematopathology fellowship training at University of Utah. Dr. Chang served as a faculty member at Medical College of Wisconsin and Baylor College of Medicine after training.
Paul A. Baekey
Paul A. Baekey, M.D. is a graduate from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Florida Department of Pathology. Dr. Baekey completed an Immunopathology Fellowship at the University of Florida, Department of Pathology. Dr. Baekey is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Immunopathology.
Robert Randell, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency at University of New Mexico Hospitals. In addition, he completed a fellowship in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. Dr. Randell is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with sub-specialty certification in Blood Banking.