Program Administration

Program Administration

Brian Rubin, MD, PhD
Brian Rubin, MD, PhD
Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute

Gary Procop, MD
Gary Procop, MD, MS
Vice Chair, Center for Pathology Education


Susan Harrington, PhD, D(ABMM), MLS (ASCP)CM
Medical Director

Paul Suchy, DM, MT(ASCP)
Paul Suchy, DM, MT(ASCP)
Administrator, Center for Pathology Education

Barbara Zingale, MSIT, MLS(ASCP)
Barbara Zingale, MSIT, MLS(ASCP)CM
Program Director

Program Faculty

Program Faculty

Sonja Bruketa, MT(ASCP)

Sonja Bruketa, MT(ASCP)
Cleveland State University
Immunology Education Specialist

Cleveland State University alumna and graduate of Cleveland Clinic Medical Technology program class of 1993. Sonja loves to host pig roasts and holiday parties where family and neighbors get together and connect over homemade meals. Cherishes time spent with family, life’s simple beauties such as fresh cut flowers, and a good cup of coffee. Enjoys the occasional vacation to Siesta Key featuring heavy doses of beach reading and relaxing under the umbrella shade.

Ryan Collison, MLS(ASCP)

Ryan Collison, MLS(ASCP)CM
Shippensburg University
Chemistry Education Specialist

Ryan has been with the Clinic since 2013. In his spare time Ryan enjoys computer gaming, cooking (especially smoking meat), and practicing sterile technique while brewing homemade beer. He also enjoys chemistry jokes that make people groan and maybe accidentally learn something.

David Martinez Herrera, CG(ASCP), MB(ASCP)

David Martinez Herrera, CG(ASCP), MB(ASCP)
University of Texas at El Paso
University of Texas MD Anderson
Molecular Education Specialist

David received a degree in Microbiology from the University of Texas at El Paso and a degree in Cytogenetics from University of Texas MD Anderson. David likes to solve puzzles and read on his free time. Whenever possible, David likes to travel and visit his family. He enjoys social interactions in small settings. Chocolate and coffee have a special place in David’s desk.

Andrea Nadas, MBA, MLS(ASCP)

Andrea Nadas, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM
Baldwin Wallace University
Cleveland State University
Blood Bank Education Specialist

Andrea graduated from Baldwin-Wallace University with a Bachelor's in Biology. Additionally, she completed a Master's in Business Administration at Cleveland State University. She enjoys doing anything outside including hiking and camping and is constantly looking for new locations across the country to explore.

Pinal Patel, MT(AMT), MLT(ASCP)

Pinal Patel, MT(AMT), MLT(ASCP)
Gujarat State University
Hematology Education Specialist

Pinal Patel, MT (AMT), is a Laboratory Education Specialist at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. She has been with Cleveland Clinic since 2005 and worked as Medical Technologist in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and transitioned to Educational Specialist role in 2016. She received Bachelor degree in Science major in Microbiology from Gujarat State University, India. She is a member of American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). She enjoys reading, walking and spending time with her family.

Andrew Zelasco

Andrew Zelasco, MLS(ASCP)
Slippery Rock University
Hematology Education Specialist

Andrew moved to Cleveland in 2015 after graduating from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania with his Bachelor’s degree in Biology. He then attended the Cleveland Clinic School of Medical Laboratory Science program in 2016. During his spare time, Andrew and his wife enjoy going for walks with their French bulldog Georgia. He also enjoys adventurous bike rides, doing yard work around the house and spending time with friends from church.

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Kaitlin Zoccola, MLS(ASCP)CM
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Microbiology Education Specialist

Kaitlin is a 2017 graduate of the Rochester General Hospital Clinical Laboratory Technology Program. Prior to this, she attended Clarion University where she majored in Molecular Biology. Kaitlin loves spending time with her cat, Oliver, and walking her golden retriever, Jax. Kaitlin enjoys making crafts with her Cricut and practicing her Macrame skills. Occasionally, she takes pleasure in running, spending time on nature trails, reading fiction novels, and baking.

Affiliate Institutions

Affiliate Institutions