Blake Buchan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology, Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology


clinical pathology

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Blake Buchan, PhD

Assistant Professor


Phone: 414-805-6988

Office Address

Froedtert Hospital

9200 West Wisconsin Avenue

Milwaukee, Wi 53226

As Assistant Professor of Pathology, I am involved in the education of residents in the Pathology residency program at MCW. I serve as Co-course Director for the CP portion of the Molecular Pathology rotation and participate in didactic and discussion sessions related to education in clinical microbiology and molecular diagnostics. I also share in the daily responsibilities of direction of the clinical microbiology laboratory including test interpretation, review of daily results, and council of technologists. In addition, I serve as Principal Investigator for numerous clinical trials involving new diagnostic assays for the identification of bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens.

Anderson NW, Buchan BW, Mayne D, Mortensen JE, Mackey TL, Ledeboer NA.

Multicenter clinical evaluation of the illumigene group A Streptococcus DNA amplification assay for detection of group A Streptococcus from pharyngeal swabs.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 May;51(5):1474-7


Buchan BW, Mackey TL, Daly JA, Alger G, Denys GA, Peterson LR, Kehl SC, Ledeboer NA.

Multicenter clinical evaluation of the portrait toxigenic C. difficile assay for detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile strains in clinical stool specimens.

J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Dec;50(12):3932-6


Anderson NW, Buchan BW, Riebe KM, Parsons LN, Gnacinski S, Ledeboer NA.

Effects of solid-medium type on routine identification of bacterial isolates by use of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry.

J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Mar;50(3):1008-13


Buchan BW, Peterson JF, Cogbill CH, Anderson DK, Ledford JS, White MN, Quigley NB, Jannetto PJ, Ledeboer NA.

Evaluation of a microarray-based genotyping assay for the rapid detection of cytochrome P450 2C19 *2 and *3 polymorphisms from whole blood using nanoparticle probes.

Am J Clin Pathol. 2011 Oct;136(4):604-8