Our Pathologists

George Clarke, MD

Director of Pathology Services

BA University of Virginia
MD Vanderbilt University
Residency & Fellowship Vanderbilt University
Board Certification Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Clinical Interests Breast pathology, general surgical pathology, laboratory medicine

Matthew J. Snyder, MD

Medical Director, Outreach Services

BS College of William and Mary
MD Medical College of Virginia
Residency & Fellowships Duke University Medical Center
Board Certification Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology
Clinical Interests Gynecologic and general surgical pathology, hematopathology, gastrointestinal pathology, cytopathology

Michael H. Weinstein, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Core Laboratory, WakeMed Raleigh Campus

BS Northwestern University
MD Northwestern University
PhD Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Residency & Fellowship Johns Hopkins Hospital
Board Certification Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Clinical Interests Genitourinary pathology, breast pathology, head and neck pathology, general surgical pathology and laboratory medicine

Matthew R. Plymyer, MD

Medical Director, WakeMed Cary Hospital

BA Lehigh University
MD Medical College of Pennsylvania
Residency Tripler Army Medical Center
Board Certification Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Clinical Interests Cytopathology and transfusion medicine

Shrin Rajagopalan, MD, PhD

Medical Director, WakeMed Apex Healthplex, WakeMed Brier Creek Healthplex, WakeMed Garner Healthplex

BS Harvard University
MD Duke University
PhD Duke University
Residency Duke University Medical Center
Board Certification Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, special training in Hematopathology
Clinical Interests Gynecologic, genitourinary, breast, lung, and gastrointestinal pathology, and laboratory medicine

Ahren C. Rittershaus, MD

Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology and WakeMed North Hospital

BA Johns Hopkins University
MD Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Residency Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowships Johns Hopkins University (surgical pathology) | University of Michigan Hospital (GI and hepatobiliary pathology)
Board Certification Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Clinical Interests Gastrointestinal and liver pathology, gynecological, genitourinary, and general surgical pathology

Jeremy T. Spencer, MD

Pathologist

BA Boston College
MD The George Washington University
Residency The George Washington University
Fellowship The George Washington University (cytopathology)
Board Certification Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Clinical Interests General surgical pathology and cytopathology



Ryan C. Johnson, MD

Medical Director, Transfusion Services

BS Saint Norbert College
MD University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Residency & Fellowship Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Board Certification Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology
Clinical Interests Hematopathology, transfusion medicine, laboratory medicine, molecular diagnostics, cytogenetics, general surgical pathology, cytopathology

E. Grover Smith, PhD

Medical Director, Microbiology and Special Testing | Executive Director, Raleigh Pathology Laboratory Associates

BS Wake Forest University
MA Wake Forest University
PhD Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University
Residency University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Clinical Interests Microbiology and infectious diseases