Our Pathologists...

Our Pathologists...

Although patients may never see a pathologist, they are a very vital part of your medical diagnosis and treatment. The medical directors of both the Blanchard Valley Hospital and Bluffton Hospital laboratories have extensive experience in clinical pathology. In addition to their professional expertise, they live in the community and support local businesses and endeavors on a daily basis. All pathologists in the group are board certified in Anatomic and Clinical pathology.

 

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Heidi Budke, MD
A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Budke completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and a fellowship in Hematopathology at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. Prior to joining Blanchard Valley Pathology in 1996, she was chief administrative resident at Indiana University Medical Center and an assistant pathology laboratory instructor at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. Budke lives in Findlay with her husband, daughter and  son. She is active in the community and feels a true connection to its residents.

Affiliations:
* American Society of Clinical Pathologists
* College of American Pathologists
 

 

Darja Praprotnik, MD
Dr. Praprotnik lives in Findlay with her husband and two daughters who graduated from or still attend Findlay High School. She received her medical degree from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and her Ph.D. from the school of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland. Dr. Praprotnik completed residency in  Anatomic and Clinical Pathology training at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio, and a fellowship in Hematopathology at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.

Dr. Praprotnik has extensive experience in the lab and the classroom. Before joining Blanchard Valley Pathology, she practiced pathology at the Institute of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, and served as Assistant professor of pathology and a senior researcher at the Institute of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Ljubljana. In 1993-94, Dr.Praprotnik served as a research associate at Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland.

Affiliations:
* American Society of Clinical Pathologists
* College of American Pathologists
* European Society of Pathology
                                     

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