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AFIP Laboratories (Silver Spring, Maryland), a provider of diagnostic consultative anatomic pathology services, reported the formation of its team of professionals, made up of former civilian pathologists, radiologists and staff of the soon-to-be-closed Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Washington). The 150-year old Institute will cease operations when the Walter Reed Army Medical Center closes.

AFIP Laboratories will continue the Institute's mission of providing pathology services to government, physicians and patients, with emphasis on all anatomic pathology specimens and related services. Evan Farmer, MD, a dermatopathologist who held previous positions as Dean and Provost of Eastern Virginia Medical School and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Indiana University, will serve as Director of AFIP Laboratories. Farmer is board certified in dermatopathology and dermatology.

"I am excited to lead this team that will carry forward a 150-year old tradition of excellence and expertise," said Farmer. "The pathologists that make up AFIP Laboratories are the premier experts in their fields and will continue to offer the same great premium pathology services for which they have been known, with enhanced speed and billing capabilities to better serve our clients and patients."

AFIP Laboratories offers comprehensive second opinion anatomic pathology services with expertise in all organ systems. Capabilities also include a full battery of immunohistochemical studies (over 300) and esoteric testing, including detailed genetic testing and kidney and muscle biopsies.