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John Yahya Elshimali, M.D. FCAP, FASCP

Medical Director


Dr. Elshimali joined Consolidated Laboratory Services (CLS) as Medical Director in January 2010. After receiving his Medical Degree in Damascus, Syria, Dr. Elshimali relocated to the United States to further his medical training. After finishing a Clinical Internship at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in New York, he then transferred to the west coast to complete his residency in Pathology at the UCLA Medical Center and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. This training was followed by an Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Fellowship at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, a Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Olive View / UCLA Medical Center, and post doctoral training in Molecular Pathology at UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Elshimali is Board Certified in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology.

Dr. Elshimali’s research focuses on DNA Microarray and Tissue Microarray (TMA) development for multiplex histological analysis and translational research for genetic biomarkers for breast, prostate and ovarian cancers. He has experience with bioinformatics and gene therapy. He also serves as Team Leader and Inspector for the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and is a member of many professional societies including CAP, American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), American Society for Cancer Research (AACR), Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), and American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG). Dr. Elshimali is an international speaker with an impressive repertoire of publications including portions of textbooks, abstracts, articles, and case reports.

With years of clinical and medical experience and extensive knowledge, Dr. Elshimali will drive Consolidated Laboratory Services to prominence by focusing on quality patient care and innovative clinical research.