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Richard J. Baltaro, M.D., Ph.D.

Richard Baltaro

Professor

Department of Pathology
Brody School of Medicine
Brody Building, 7S10
Mail Stop 642
600 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27834

Office: 252-744-5007
Fax: 252-744-1889
baltaror@ecu.edu

Education

Fellowship: George Washington University Hospital & National Institutes of Health
Residency: Brown University Medical School
Doctorate: Catholic University, Rome, Italy, M.D.
Graduate: University of Rome, Rome, Italy, Ph.D. (Microbiology)
Undergraduate: Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, B.A. (Biology & Chemistry)

Board Certification

American Board of Pathology, Anatomic Pathology
      Certified in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, November 11, 1988,
      Re-certified January 1, 2014, Voluntary Recertification

American Board of Pathology
      Certified in Immunopathology, September 25, 1989

Publications

  • Screening and Diagnosis of Monoclonal Gammopathies: An International Survey of Laboratory Practice, Genzen, JR, Murray, DL, Abel, G, Meng, QM, Baltaro, RJ, Rhoads, DD, Delgado, JC, Souers, RJ, Bashleben, C, Keren, DF, Ansari, MQ, College of American Pathologists, Diagnostic Immunology Resource Committee, Northfield, IL. Accepted to Archives of Pathology 2017.
  • C49, 2nd edition, Analysis of Body Fluids in Clinical Chemistry, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, (CLSI), Franke, D, Block, D, Algeciras-Schimnich, A, Baltaro, RJ, Berman, M, Chakraborty, Needham, M, Rej, R, Mohammed, IY, Yeo, KJ. In press, expected publication fall 2017.
  • Baltaro, RJ. and Kahn, S, Self Assessment Module (SAM) "Using Troponin Assays in the Management of Cardiac Disease", peer reviewed, College of American Pathologists, CPIPB Case 2: Chemistry Troponin Assays in Cardiac Disease (SAM eligible), February 15, 2016 to February 14, 2019
  • EP33-Ed1, Use of Delta Checks in the Medical Laboratory, 1st Edition, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, (CLSI), Miller, JJ, Adem, N, Aller, RD, Astles, R, Cuadrado,-Cenzual, MC, Davis, G, D, Dufour, R, Fairburn, C, Fantz, CR, Gonzalez, AM, Lacher, DA, Parvin, CA, Stang, L, Straseski, J, Person-Perry, JJ, Scott, MG, Baltaro, RJ, De Vore, K, Enroe, RJ, Nichols, JH, Pennello, G and Sawchuk, ME. Publication March 9, 2016.
  • Baltaro, RJ and Wildeman, M. Test Utilization for Residents. Prediabetes testing. Case study dealing with chemistry, CAP Learning, © 2015 College of American Pathologists; © 2015 Association of Pathology Chairs. Online Module released April, 2015.
  • Fagan N, Malone P, Baltaro RJ, Malesker M: Applying principles of formulary management to blood banking. Transfusion. 2013 Sep;53(9):2094-7.
  • Sharma P, Sharma S, Baltaro RJ, Hurley J: Systemic vasculitis. American Family Physician. 2011 Mar 1;83(5):556-65.
  • Alla, VM, Thambidorai, S, Kishlay, A, Mooss, A, Baltaro, R, Syed, M, Jyotsna, M. C-Reactive Protein and the risk of Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Atrial Fibrillation, January 2010; 10(1) 569-579.
  • Drincic A, Anderson R, Baltaro RJ: Association of Low Prostate Specific Antigen Concentration and Panhypopituitarism. Endocrine Practice. 2008 May-Jun;14(4);432-6.
  • Yohannes P, Bruno T, Parthan M, Baltaro R: Laparoscopic radical excision of urachal sinus. J Endourol. 2003 Sep;17(7):475-9; discussion 479.
  • Driscoll HK, Chertow BS, Jelic TM, Baltaro RJ, Chandor SB, Walker EM, Dadgari JM, Pofahl AB: Vitamin A status affects the development of diabetes and insulitis in BB rats. Metabolism. 1996 Feb;45(2):248-53.
  • Jelic TM, Triest W, Sheils J, Porter D, Cherry D, Baltaro RJ, Sheils W Jr, Driscoll HK, Solanki HP, Molina R, Molina L, Chertow BS: Calcified aldosterone-producing adrenocortical adenoma. Clinical Imaging. 1996 Jan-Mar;20(1):50-4.
  • Suffredini AF, Shelhamer JH, Neumann RD, Brenner M, Baltaro RJ, Parillo JE: Pulmonary and oxygen transport effects of intravenously administered endotoxin in normal humans. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1992 Jun;145(6):1298-403.
  • Hoffman GS, Sechler JM, Gallin JI, Shelhamer JH, Suffredini A, Ognibene FP, Baltaro RJ, Fleisher TA, Leavitt RY, Travis WD, et al.: Bronchoalveolar lavage analysis in Wegener's granulomatosis. A method to study disease pathogenesis. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1991 Feb;143(2):401-7.
  • Baltaro RJ, Hoffman GS, Sechler JM, Suffredini AF, Shelhamer JH, Fauci AS, Fleisher TA: Immunoglobulin G antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies are produced in the respiratory tract of patients with Wegener's granulomatosis. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1991 Feb;143(2):275-8.

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