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Lester Raff MD

Pathologist

Lester Raff MD


Lester Raff MD, MBA has been practicing pathology in the Chicago area for more than 30 years, the last 10 as the Medical Director of Laboratory with UroPartners. Dr. Raff is certified in Clinical and Anatomic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology, and recognized by the College of American Pathologists in the practice of Prostate Pathology.

Dr. Raff is the former President of the Board of Education of Adlai Stevenson High School and is the author of numerous scientific publications. He has received awards and recognition in medicine, business and education. In his role as Medical Director, he guides the laboratory to provide the correct results to our clinicians and patients in a timely, efficient manner.

Education and Training

1986 - 1989
Keller Graduate School of Management, Chicago, Illinois United States
Master of Business Administration
1979 - 1983
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University , Chicago, Illinois United States
Residency - Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
1975 - 1979
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois United States
Doctor of Medicine
1972 - 1975
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois United States
Bachelor of Arts - Chemistry

Certification
Illinois State Medical License
American Board of Pathology - Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology
American Board of Pathology - Pathology Recertification

Societies
College of American Pathologists
Illinois State Pathology Society

Special Interests
Urologic Pathology
Secondary Education
Writing

Correction: Predictors of fluoroquinolone-resistant bacteria in the rectal vault of men undergoing prostate biopsy

Tan WP, Papagiannopoulos D, Latchamsetty KC, Wilson N, O'Block N, Raff L, Lora AM, Coogan CL, Abern MR. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2019 May;22(2):350. doi: 10.1038/s41391-019-0133-6. PMID: 30705341

Predictors of fluoroquinolone-resistant bacteria in the rectal vault of men undergoing prostate biopsy

Tan WP, Papagiannopoulos D, Latchamsetty KC, Wilson N, O'Block N, Raff L, Mena Lora A, Coogan CL, Abern MR. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2019 May;22(2):268-275. doi: 10.1038/s41391-018-0092-3. Epub 2018 Oct 2. PMID: 30279581

Predictors of Infectious Complications after Targeted Prophylaxis for Prostate Needle Biopsy

Papagiannopoulos D, Abern M, Wilson N, O'Block N, Raff L, Coogan C, Latchamsetty KC. J Urol. 2018 Jan;199(1):155-160. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2017.08.040. Epub 2017 Aug 12. PMID: 28807644

The effectiveness of inking needle core prostate biopsies for preventing patient specimen identification errors: a technique to address Joint Commission patient safety goals in specialty laboratories

Raff LJ, Engel G, Beck KR, O'Brien AS, Bauer ME. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2009 Feb;133(2):295-7. doi: 10.1043/1543-2165-133.2.295. PMID: 19195973