Staff


Our Pathology Staff is easily available for case discussion and review at any time. Finalized reports are faxed to designated numbers upon completion, with follow-up hard copies by regular mail.

Telephone calls are made by pathologists whenever requested. As part of the local medical community, we feel that physician to physician communication is vital to optimum patient care.

Medical Directors

James M. Monihan, M.D., FCAP, a native of Wilmington, graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1984 and subsequently completed his pathology residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, GA. Following an assignment as a staff pathologist and director of the blood program at Fort Bragg, NC, Dr. Monihan served for two years in the Hepatic and Gastrointestinal Branch of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.

Board certified in both Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Dr. Monihan’s research has been published in journals including the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Human Pathology and the American Journal of Gastroenterology, as well as presented at national and international meetings. His teaching experience has included assistant professorships at the Medical College of Georgia and the Uniformed Services University of Health Services, as well as presentations at institutions such as Temple University, Bethesda National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Practicing at St. Francis Hospital since 1994, Dr. Monihan also serves as the Medical Director and Chairman of Pathology. He also serves as Chief of Medical Staff at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Monihan is one of the managing partners of Allied Diagnostic Pathology Consultants. He can be contacted at jmonihan@che-east.org.

Staff Physicians

Xiaoli Chen, M.D., FCAP, M.B.A. is Board-certified in Clinical and Anatomical Pathology and Cytopathology. Dr. Chen received her medical degree from Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing China. Dr. Bian completed her pathology residency and fellowship in cytopathology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University. Dr. Chen received an MBA from Yale University. She spent 14 years as the Medical Director of Drexel University College of Medicine Pathology Diagnostics Laboratory in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Chen is the founder or WhitneyCare/Herun Health. Dr. Chen is now the Laboratory Medical Director at Beebe Healthcare, Lewes, DE. Dr. Bian provides leadership and management experience to Beebe Healthcare Laboratory and expertise in diagnostic surgical pathology and cytopathology. She can be contacted at xchen@beebehealthcare.org.

dr-bianYongling Bian, MD, FCAP, is Board-certified in Clinical and Anatomical Pathology and Cytopathology. After receiving her medical degree from Anhwei Medical School, China, Dr. Bian completed her pathology residency at University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. She performed her fellowship in cytopathology at Thomas Jefferson Hospital. She had held teaching appointments at Thomas Jefferson Medical College. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Bian has held staff position at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in New Jersey. Dr. Bian has presented in national and international conferences and her research has been published in various professional journals. Dr. Bian provides substantial experience and expertise in diagnostic surgical pathology and cytopathology. She can be contacted at ybian@beebehealthcare.org.

Joseph Depenbusch, M.D., FCAP, FASCP is board certified in both anatomic pathology and clinical pathology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa. Directly after medical school Dr. Depenbusch went to Michigan State University where he did basic pharmacological research in the drug treatment of tropical parasitic diseases. He then completed his Anatomic Pathology Residency at Penn State University at the Hershey Medical Center,and his Clinical Pathology residency at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. After his residencies, Dr. Depenbusch performed a fellowship in Surgical Pathology and Electron Microscopy at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Dr. Depenbusch practiced pathology in Indiana and Pennsylvania for six years and then at Kent General Hospital in Dover, Delaware, for fourteen years before joining Allied Diagnostics. Dr. Depenbusch brings diverse experience in all areas of anatomic pathology as well as inclinical pathology, having served at various times as director of chemistry, blood bank, and microbiology divisions of the clinical laboratory. He can be contacted at jdepenbusch@beebehealthcare.org.

De la CruzMichael de la Cruz, M.D., FCAP is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Dr. de la Cruz graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, in 2005. He completed his pathology residency and surgical pathology fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Healthcare System. During his training, he obtained a broad knowledge in the field of pathology including cytopathology.

Dr. de la Cruz practiced pathology at Kennedy University Hospital in NJ for three years prior to joining Allied Diagnostic Pathology Consultants in July of 2013. While at Kennedy, he served as an assistant professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to his clinical duties, he also presented teaching lectures to medical students in various aspects of clinical and surgical pathology.

Dr. de la Cruz is subspecialty director of hematology and microbiology at St. Francis Hospital. He holds the role of Laboratory Medical Director at Jennersville Regional Hospital, West Grove, PA and Brandywine Hospital, Coatesville, PA. He can be contacted at mdelacruz@che-east.org.

Regina S. Meara, M.D., FCAP, FASCP is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology as well as Cytopathology.  Originally from Chicago, Dr. Meara graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI, in 2001.  She completed her pathology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).   She also completed fellowships in both surgical pathology and cytopathology at UAB.  During her cytopathology fellowship, Dr. Meara gained considerable experience in immediate assessment and diagnostic interpretation of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology specimens as well as breast lesion cytology.  She also gained expertise in Thin-Prep Pap test interpretation and cervical pathology correlation.

Dr. Meara has presented research at several national pathology conferences.  In addition, several of her studies have been published in various medical journals.  Dr. Meara practiced pathology in Alabaster, AL, before joining Allied Diagnostic in 2010.

Anita Sgrignoli, M.D., FCAP is Board-certified in Clinical and Anatomical Pathology and Cytopathology. Dr. Sgrignoli received her medical degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA. She completed her pathology residency at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Baltimore, MD and fellowship in cytopathology at the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute and Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. She was the Chief of Pathology at Chester River Hospital Center, Chestertown, MD for over 10 years. Dr. Sgrignoli then worked as an associate pathologist at Union Hospital and Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for 20 years before coming to Allied Pathology. Dr. Sgrignoli has expertise in diagnostic surgical pathology and cytopathology. She can be contacted at asgrignoli@che-east.org.