Paul Bachner, MD

Clinical interests

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

Paul Bachner, MD


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


Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York

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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Recent Publications

(Five most recent publications from PubMed via an automated list based on the provider’s ID and the University of Kentucky.)
  1. Bachner P.
    Anniversary of Q-Probes and Q-Tracks quality assurance programs.
    Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014 Sep;138(9):1139-40.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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