Leading Podiatric Pathology & Diagnostic Science

A Center of Excellence for Podiatric Pathology

Sagis’ Podiatric Pathology division is an entirely physician-led sub-specialty pathology group catering specifically to Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). Our trusted team of board-certified dermatopathologists has expert training in podiatric skin, bone, molecular, as well as soft tissue pathology. We also deliver the most accurate diagnosis possible in clear and concise reports.

As a fully-recognized, CAP-accredited medical diagnostic laboratory in Houston, we proudly offer consistent, high-quality services to practicing physicians.

Our premier strength is developing strong and collaborative connections with our referring physicians by being readily available for one-on-one consults and second opinions. In addition, we ensure quality reporting through immediate portal access and provide prompt, precise, and reliable diagnoses in the utmost professional manner.

Considering a new podiatric pathology diagnostic partner? Contact us today to learn how we can support your practice and patients.

Bridging the Gap Between Clinical Podiatry & Podiatric Pathology

In essence, continuing education is immensely beneficial to podiatrists and ensures they stay up-to-date with the latest developments in their field. Therefore, our Podiatric Clinical Affairs Board was founded by Dr. Dock Dockery and Dr. Bryan Markinson. This board bridges the gap between podiatric pathology as well as clinical podiatric medicine and surgery by providing same-day online and peer-to-peer access.

As a Center of Excellence in Podiatric Pathology, we also provide professional guidance on a biopsy technique, insight into the pathology of a specimen, clinical clarification of a report, as well as ongoing educational support to current and prospective clients.

Need guidance? Reach out for a personalized consultation with a member of our Board.

We Deliver Quick and Accurate Results Backed by Unmatched Personal Service

Today’s physicians require comprehensive diagnostic information and prognostic data to diagnose disease effectively, prescribe vital therapies, and introduce early treatment options. In addition, our standard podiatric pathology services have a turnaround timeframe of 24-48 hours. However, turnaround times may also be between 48-72 hours in cases requiring immunohistochemical or cytological studies.

We strongly believe that clearly communicating diagnostic information is the cornerstone of comprehensive podiatric care. A precise and accurate diagnosis will enable the best treatment options and result in noticeably improved patient care outcomes. And when additional questions arise, our pathologists take pride in being readily available for one-on-one consultations and second opinions.

Podiatric Pathology Diagnostic Services Include:

  • Skin & Soft Tissue
  • Onychodystrophy/Onychomycosis
  • Bone
  • Molecular Wound & Nail Analysis
  • ENFD

Collaborating With Other Industry Experts to Render the Best Patient Outcome

Accuracy and timeliness of diagnoses are our top priorities. For instance, we take a collaborative approach to each case, leveraging the expertise of our team of experienced pathologists, laboratory technicians, and dedicated support staff. Along with meticulous care and attention to detail, we also work together to process and analyze every specimen we receive. And to enhance our diagnostic capabilities, our cutting-edge lab is also equipped with state-of-the-art technology and advanced imaging techniques.

We go above and beyond to provide exceptional care to our clients and their patients. We understand the importance of going the extra mile, whether collaborating with our world-class partners to gain additional insights or dedicating extra time to review and verify our findings. Our unwavering commitment ensures our clients receive the most comprehensive and accurate diagnoses possible because we believe every patient deserves the highest standard of care.

Sagis Podiatric Pathology Techniques Include:

  • PAS, GMS, & FM stains for histology
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • qPCR & NGS molecular testing
  • Culture & Sensitivity
  • Immunofluorescence in-situ hybridization
  • Cytology

A Podiatric Pathology Team Trusted by Top Industry Leaders

Our board certified dermatopathologists bring together their individual experiences, qualifications, and specialized expertise, fostering a unique environment in podiatric pathology that enables advanced diagnostic innovation and ensures unparalleled accuracy in diagnoses.

Howard “Trey” Martin
Partner & Chief Medical Officer
Mahmoud Goodarzi
Gabriel Oaxaca
Director of Immunohistochemistry
Barry J. White
Rajesh Yalamanchili
Director of Dermatopathology
Robyn Gaffney
Jason Gregorio

Podiatric Education and Training

Led by renowned experts Dr. Jochen Schaefer, Director of Podiatric Pathology, and Dr. Tracey Vlahovic, Sr. Vice President of Podiatric Education, our Podiatric Resident Education program is dedicated to empowering podiatric students and residents to achieve their highest potential. We firmly believe in investing in the future of foot and ankle medicine, ensuring that patients receive exceptional care in the present and for years to come.

As a leader in education, we know that learning doesn’t stop after residency. That’s why our Podiatric Clinical Affairs Board works closely with our education team to provide resources that benefit practicing physicians.

Explore our educational resources and opportunities below!