Paul Bachner, MD

Clinical interests

  • Bone and Joint Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Laboratory Administration
  • Laboratory Regulations
  • Laboratory Utilization

Paul Bachner, MD

Biography

My name is Paul Bachner; I am a Professor and immediate past-chairman of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Kentucky in Lexington where I have served as Director of Laboratories since 1993. I am also the Medical Director of the Division of Laboratory Services, Department for Public Health, of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

I was born in New York City where I attended the High School of Music and Art and the College of the City of New York before receiving my medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. After completing residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, I practiced in academic, community-based and independent laboratory settings in Connecticut and New York from 1966 to 1993, and was a faculty member at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York Medical College. I was appointed director of Clinical Laboratories at the University of Kentucky in 1993 and Chairman of Pathology in 1997.

I served as a member of the Board of Governors and am a Past President of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). I have been an inspector in the federally-deemed CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program since 1968 and am the current chair of the Accreditation Committee which is responsible for the final accreditation status of over 7,000 clinical laboratories in the US and internationally.

I was appointed by Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis Sullivan as a member of the CDC Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) from 1992 to 1995.

Faculty rank

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Education

Degree
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York

Residency
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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  1. Bachner P. Anniversary of Q-Probes and Q-Tracks quality assurance programs. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014 Sep;138(9):1139-40.
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  2. Bachner P. How our efforts add up. CAP Today. 2001 Jan; 15(1):11. PMID: 11317553.
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  3. Bachner P. The one hundred greatest physicians of the twentieth century. J Ky Med Assoc. 2001 Jan; 99(1):30. PMID: 11201616.
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  4. Bachner P. Patient outcomes and pathology practice: An introduction to the College of American Pathologists Conference XXXIV on Molecular Pathology: Role in Improving Patient Outcome. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1999 Nov; 123(11):996-9. PMID: 10539894.
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  5. Bachner P. Is it time to turn the page on CLIA 1988? JAMA. 1998 Feb 11; 279(6):473-5. PMID: 9466644.
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  6. Schifman RB, Bachner P, Howanitz PJ. Blood culture quality improvement: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study involving 909 institutions and 289 572 blood culture sets. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1996 Nov; 120(11):999-1002. PMID: 12049115.
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  7. Zarbo RJ, Schmidt WA, Bachner P, Howanitz PJ, Meier FA, Schifman RB, Boone DJ, Herron RM. Indications and immediate patient outcomes of pathology intraoperative consultations. College of American Pathologists/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Outcomes Working Group Study. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1996 Jan; 120(1):19-25. PMID: 8554440.
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  8. Boone DJ, Steindel SD, Herron R, Howanitz PJ, Bachner P, Meier F, Schifman RB, Zarbo RB. Transfusion medicine monitoring practices. A study of the College of American Pathologists/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Outcomes Working Group. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1995 Nov; 119(11):999-1006. PMID: 7487418.
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  9. Bachner P. Alternate site testing. The old and new paradigm or the past is prologue. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1995 Oct; 119(10):881-5. PMID: 7487382.
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  10. Orians MA, Brandt JT, Allred TJ, Krauss JS, Steindel SJ, Phillips D, Linz WJ, Bachner P, Belanger AE, Travers EM, et al. College of American Pathologists Conference XXVIII on alternate site testing: breakout sessions. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1995 Oct; 119(10):952-61. PMID: 7487398.
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  11. Bachner P. Malpractice vs benepractice. Am J Surg Pathol. 1995 Apr; 19(4):485-6. PMID: 7694954.
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  12. Bachner P, Howanitz PJ, Lent RW. Quality improvement practices in clinical and anatomic pathology services. A College of American Pathologists Q-probes study of the program characteristics and performance in 580 institutions. Am J Clin Pathol. 1994 Nov; 102(5):567-71. PMID: 7942618.
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  13. Bachner P, Howanitz PJ, Jones BA. Bedside monitoring of blood glucose: is better "bad"? Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1994 Jun; 118(6):594. PMID: 8203999.
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  14. Bachner P, Hamlin W. Federal regulation of clinical laboratories and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988--Part II. Clin Lab Med. 1993 Dec; 13(4):987-94. PMID: 8313693.
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  15. Jones BA, Bachner P, Howanitz PJ. Bedside glucose monitoring. A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of the program characteristics and performance in 605 institutions. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1993 Nov; 117(11):1080-7. PMID: 8239927.
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  16. Bachner P, Hamlin W. Federal regulation of clinical laboratories and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988--Part I. Clin Lab Med. 1993 Sep; 13(3):739-52; discussion 737-8. PMID: 8222586.
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  17. Renner SW, Howanitz PJ, Bachner P. Wristband identification error reporting in 712 hospitals. A College of American Pathologists' Q-Probes study of quality issues in transfusion practice. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1993 Jun; 117(6):573-7. PMID: 8503724.
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  18. Howanitz PJ, Walker K, Bachner P. Quantification of errors in laboratory reports. A quality improvement study of the College of American Pathologists' Q-Probes program. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1992 Jul; 116(7):694-700. PMID: 1497440.
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  19. Renner SW, Howanitz PJ, Bachner P. Preoperative autologous blood donation in 612 hospitals. A College of American Pathologists' Q-Probes study of quality issues in transfusion practice. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1992 Jun; 116(6):613-9. PMID: 1616421.
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  20. Bachner P. Quality improvement in the modern clinical laboratory: the regulatory and accreditation perspective. Dis Markers. 1992 Jan-Feb; 10(1):27-35. PMID: 1424440.
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  21. Bachner P, Howanitz PJ. Q-probes: a tool for enhancing your lab's QA. MLO Med Lab Obs. 1991 Nov; 23(11):37-8, 40, 42 passim. PMID: 10115112.
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  22. Bachner P. Teaching safety management guidelines. Am J Clin Pathol. 1991 Oct; 96(4):557. PMID: 1892129.
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  23. Howanitz PJ, Cembrowski GS, Bachner P. Laboratory phlebotomy. College of American Pathologists Q-Probe study of patient satisfaction and complications in 23,783 patients. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1991 Sep; 115(9):867-72. PMID: 1929783.
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  24. Zarbo RJ, Howanitz PJ, Bachner P. Interinstitutional comparison of performance in breast fine-needle aspiration cytology. A Q-probe quality indicator study. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1991 Aug; 115(8):743-50. PMID: 1863184.
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  25. Bachner P. Can cytology proficiency testing programs discriminate between competent and incompetent practitioners? QRB Qual Rev Bull. 1991 May; 17(5):150-1. PMID: 1772481.
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  26. Bachner P, Howanitz PJ. Using Q-Probes to improve the quality of laboratory medicine: a quality improvement program of the College of American Pathologists. Qual Assur Health Care. 1991; 3(3):167-77. PMID: 1782384.
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  27. Bachner P, Howanitz PJ. A response to challenge for the College of American Pathologists' new Q-Probes program. The impact of whole-blood testing on response time. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1990 Dec; 114(12):1195-7. PMID: 2252412.
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  28. Bachner P. The epidemiology of fear. Scientific, social, and political responses to the occupational risk of blood-borne infection. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1990 Mar; 114(3):319-23. PMID: 2407222.
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  29. Bachner P. Quality assurance of the analytic process: pre- and postanalytic variation. Clin Lab Med. 1986 Dec; 6(4):613-23. PMID: 3791910.
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  30. Bachner P, Kimler SC. Quality control in the new environment. Part III: Automated hematology. MLO Med Lab Obs. 1986 Nov; 18(11):49-54, 60-2. PMID: 10281019.
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  31. Bachner P. Candidate methods for hematology quality control. Pathologist. 1983 Aug; 37(8):531-3. PMID: 10263499.
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  32. Bachner P. Ancillary services: pathologist best providers of lab services. Internist. 1980 Oct; 21(8):11-2. PMID: 10250157.
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  33. Chuga DJ, Bachner P. Creatine kinase isoenzymes BB in the serum of renal-disease patients, distinct from an albuminlike artifact. Clin Chem. 1978 Jul; 24(7):1286. PMID: 657509.
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  34. Queenan JT, Gadow EC, Bachner P, Kubarych SF. Amniotic fluid proteins in normal and Rh-sensitized pregnancies. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1970 Oct 1; 108(3):406-14. PMID: 4991863.
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  35. PHILLIPS GB, BACHNER P, MCKAY DG. TISSUE EFFECTS OF LYSOLECITHIN INJECTED SUBCUTANEOUSLY IN MICE. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1965 Jul; 119:846-50. PMID: 14329017.
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  36. BACHNER P, MCKAY DG, RITTENBERG D. THE PATHOLOGIC ANATOMY OF DEUTERIUM INTOXICATION. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1964 Mar; 51:464-71. PMID: 14171460.
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