University of Nevada School of Medicine, Aurora Diagnostics Western Pathology Announce Partnership

New Clinical and Educational Affiliation Will Enhance Learning
For Medical School Students


RENO, Nev., June 25, 2015 – The University of Nevada School of Medicine and Aurora Diagnostics, the nation’s leading independent specialized laboratory company focused on anatomic pathology, announced today a new educational and clinical affiliation, effective July 1, 2015.


This unique public-private partnership is designed to enrich learning opportunities for students at the School of Medicine, to enhance the anatomic pathology services available in northern Nevada and to serve as a platform for future clinical research partnerships.


Aurora’s Reno-based pathologists will join the School of Medicine’s faculty, and Aurora’s extended network of subspecialty pathologists in Las Vegas will become adjunct faculty members and contribute guest lectures to the medical student curriculum.


This statewide network of pathologists will provide to students sub-specialized training in all major fields of pathology: hematopathology, cytopathology, gastrointestinal pathology, urinary pathology, dermatopathology, pediatric pathology, molecular diagnostics, gyn/breast pathology and transfusion medicine.


Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk, Dean of the School of Medicine, has appointed Dr. Marcus Erling, managing director of Aurora Diagnostics Western Pathology, as professor and interim chair of the School’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.


“We are continuously looking for innovative partnerships to enhance educational opportunities for our students,” Schwenk said. “Aurora Diagnostics Western Pathology brings extraordinary depth in the field of anatomic pathology to our school. We are looking forward to working with the Aurora team, all of whom will become either full-time or adjunct faculty members, as we educate our students and serve patients and their physicians.”


Aurora Diagnostics currently has affiliations with several schools of medicine across the country, including the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of Minnesota, Wayne State University, the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, the University of Miami and Boston University.


The partnership with the University of Nevada School of Medicine is the first to include a statewide network of pathologists through Aurora’s existing operating agreements with Western Pathology in Reno and LMC Pathology Services in Las Vegas. This is the School of Medicine’s first affiliation agreement for laboratory services and its second major affiliation in the past year, having finalized a partnership with Renown Health in December 2014.


“Aurora is honored to be chosen by the University of Nevada School of Medicine for this unique partnership,” said Daniel Crowley, CEO of Aurora Diagnostics. “We look forward to working with the School of Medicine to serve patients and providers throughout Nevada and expanding our role in helping to train the next generation of physicians.”


The University of Nevada School of Medicine will integrate its existing laboratory operations with Aurora Diagnostics Western Pathology at its new facility located at 343 Elm Street, Suite 206 in Reno.  Founded in 1987 and Reno-based, Western Pathology has been committed to delivering unsurpassed diagnostics services to northern Nevada, Tahoe and northeast California regions. Western Pathology joined the Aurora Diagnostics network of laboratories in 2010.


About the University of Nevada School of Medicine
The University of Nevada School of Medicine, a research-intensive, community-based, statewide medical school, has served Nevada for more than 45 years as its only public medical school. Our mission is improving the health of Nevada’s diverse population through world-class biomedical research, an innovative curriculum integrating basic and clinical sciences and highly competitive residency and fellowship programs that complement a statewide network of urban and rural clinical facilities. Through targeted growth and investment in research, clinical services and education, we are a resource for improving health care regionally and across the country. For more information, visit


About Aurora Diagnostics

Aurora Diagnostics is the leading independent specialized laboratory company focused on anatomic pathology at 23 locations in the United States. Employing over 120 licensed physicians, Aurora Diagnostics provides high-quality diagnostics and testing information for the patients of its primary referral sources—dermatologists, OB/GYN professionals, gastroenterologists, urologists, general surgeons, oncologists, and for more than 60 community hospitals. For additional information regarding Aurora Diagnostics and the services it provides, please visit the company website at


Aurora media relations contact: 

Bill Halldin, Halldin Public Relations | (916) 781-0657 |


University of Nevada School of Medicine media relations contact:

Susan Hill, University of Nevada School of Medicine Office of Marketing and Communications| (775)784-6006 |


Forward Looking Statements

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