Meet Our Pathologists
Deborah Perry, MD
Medical Director / Methodist Hospital Pathology (The Pathology Center)
Dr. Perry holds subspecialty board certification in Hematopathology (blood, bone marrow and lymph node disorders) and Pediatric Pathology. She is medical director for Methodist Hospital Departments of Pathology, along with directing Lexington Regional Health Center, Tri-Valley Health Center (Cambridge, NE) and Grape Community (Hamburg, IA) laboratories. She has previously served on the College of American Pathologist (CAP) Hematology and Point of Care (POC) Resource committees, served as Chair of the POC committee and currently serves on the Accreditation Committee.
Peter Abasolo, MD
Dr. Abasolo joined The Pathology Center in 2016. He has board certifications in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, as well as subspecialty board certifications in Cytopathology and Pediatric Pathology. After finishing his Anatomic/Clinical Pathology residency at Harbor-UCLA, he completed both Cytopathology and Pediatric Pathology fellowships at the University of Utah.
Jiri (George) Bedrnicek, MD
Medical Director / Children's Medical Center Pathology Laboratory / Chemistry
Dr. Bedrnicek joined the Pathology Center in 2009. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Pediatric Pathology. After finishing his residency at the University of Arizona, he completed a pediatric and perinatal pathology fellowship at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. His interests include pediatric tumors, perinatal and obstetric pathology and clinical chemistry.
John Gentry, MD
Medical Director / Anatomic Pathology
Dr. Gentry joined The Pathology Center in 2007. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. After finishing his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center., he completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at the Mayo Clinic. His area of focus is surgical pathology with a special interest in pulmonary pathology.
Christine Hans, MD
Dr. Hans joined the Pathology Center in 2008. She completed anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Michigan, fellowship training in hematopathology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and fellowship training in dermatopathology at Indiana University. She has subspecialty board certification in dermatopathology and hematopathology. Dermatopathology is her special focus of interest.
Gene Herbek, MD
Medical Director / Transfusion Services at Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital Laboratory
Dr. Herbek joined The Pathology Center in 2005. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and has 40 years of practice experience in surgical and clinical pathology. Areas of expertise in laboratory medicine and pathology include surgical pathology, cytopathology, transfusion medicine, hematopathology, and coagulation. Other interests include medical ethics, practice management and risk management. He is active in the College of American Pathologists and is past president. He conducts international laboratory inspections for the College of American Pathologists. Some of his memberships in other organizations include Nebraska Medical Association, Nebraska Association of Pathologists, Iowa Association of Pathologists, American Medical Association, American Association of Blood Banks, and American Society of Clinical Pathology.
Tess Karre, MD
Medical Director / Microbiology/Serology
Dr. Karre is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and has subspecialty board certification in Medical Microbiology. She completed her pathology residency at Penrose-St. Francis in Colorado Springs and fellowship training in Medical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic. After working in Denver for two years, she joined The Pathology Center in 2011.
Shane Kohl, MD
Dr. Kohl joined the Pathology Center in 2008. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. After finishing his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, he completed a surgical pathology fellowship at the University of Washington, in Seattle, Washington. His main area of focus is surgical pathology.
Charles Mosher, MD
Dr. Mosher joined The Pathology Center in 2013. He has board certification in both Anatomical and Clinical Pathology, as well as subspecialty board certification in Cytopathology. After finishing his residency at the University of Arizona Health Science Center in Tucson, Arizona, he completed a fellowship in Cytopathology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas and a fellowship in Surgical Pathology at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. His main areas of interest are surgical pathology and cytopathology.
Diana Nevins, MD
Medical Director / Cytopathology
Dr. Nevins did her pathology residency at Pennsylvania State University Milton Hershey Medical Center, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and is subspecialty certified in Cytopathology, having completed fellowship training at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.
Gregory Smith, MD
Dr. Smith is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, completed his residency in Kansas City, and then did a surgical pathology fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic. After working three years at a regional reference laboratory in Kansas City, he joined The Pathology Center in 2004. His interests include Breast, Prostate, and Head and Neck pathology, as well as cytopathology. He is a member of College of American Pathologists and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.
Alan Torell, MD
Dr. Torell joined The Pathology Center following a surgical pathology fellowship with Barnes Hospital, Washington University, in St. Louis, Missouri. His principal interests are in surgical pathology (general and gastrointestinal) and hematopathology.