Steve Hom, M.D.

President of SouthEastern Pathology, P.C., Laboratory
Medical Director of Floyd Medical Center and Kindred Hospital

Dr. Hom completed his residency training in pathology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology. Dr. Hom has more than 30 years experience in pathology, and has practiced in Rome, Georgia, since 1989. He is particularly interested in hematopathology, prostatic pathology and breast pathology. He is a member of the College of American Pathologists.


Rick Swiger, M.D.

Laboratory Medical Director of Redmond Regional Medical Center, Polk Medical Center and Harbin Clinic

Dr. Swiger is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology, and his pathology interests include gastrointestinal, gynecological, breast, oncologic and cytology. He completed his residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina and also completed a surgical pathology oncologic fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He is a member of the College of American Pathologists.


Chris Kligora, M.D.

Dermatopathologist
Laboratory Medical Director of SouthEastern Pathology, P.C. and DeKalb Regional Medical Center

Dr. Kligora completed both his pathology residency and dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Virginia. He is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and dermatopathology by the American Board of Pathology. He taught dermatopathology at Kansas University Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and is co-author of Sauer's Manual of Skin Disease, 9th Edition. His pathology interests include skin and soft tissue, gastrointestinal, breast, and head and neck immunopathology. He is a member of the College of American Pathologists.


Susan Shirley, M.D.

Dr. Shirley is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology. She moved to Rome, Georgia, from Augusta, Georgia, where she completed her pathology residency (serving as Chief Resident) and her surgical pathology fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. She is a member of the College of American Pathologists.


Kara Duncan, M.D.

Dr. Duncan is board-certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and hematopathology by the American Board of Pathology. She earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia Health Systems. Afterwards, she completed both surgical pathology and hematopathology fellowships at the University of Southern California. Dr. Duncan joined SouthEastern Pathology in 2017 and is a member of the College of American Pathologists.


Paul Hillesheim, M.D.

Dr. Paul Hillesheim is board-certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and dermatopathology by the American Board of Pathology. He earned his medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. After serving in the United States Navy for four years, he completed his dermatopathology fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Hillesheim joined SouthEastern Pathology in 2018 and is a member of the College of American Pathologists.


Richard Fernandez, M.D.

Dr. Richard Fernandez is board-certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and surgical pathology by the American Board of Pathology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Florida Medical School. He then went on to residency at University of Texas - Houston and Cornell University Medical School. Afterwards, he completed his surgical pathology fellowships at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Fernandez joined SouthEastern Pathology in 2019 and is a member of the College of American Pathologists.