Gastrointestinal (GI) Pathology


Incyte Gastrointestinal Requisition

Incyte Diagnostics is a physician-owned laboratory that provides comprehensive diagnostic services that are focused on the unique needs of gastroenterologists.



Our team of expert, fellowship-trained, gastrointestinal pathologists believes in a collaborative approach to patient care centered on outstanding quality and service to the clinician and patient. Our pathologists are specialists in gastrointestinal, hepatic and pancreatic pathology. We have over 50 years of experience interpreting over 40,000 GI biopsies per year. Incyte Diagnostics’ pathologists take special care to review and consult with fellow pathologists on all complex cases.




Incyte Diagnostics pathologists have in-depth subspecialty training in gastrointestinal pathology to assure a clear, concise and definitive diagnosis. Our pathologists are available to provide continuing education for clinicians and staff and are always available for consultation.




  • Customized comprehensive reporting that includes a clear, concise, definitive diagnosis with photomicrographs and specimen mapping
  • Customized GI requisitions
  • 24-hour turnaround time on 95% of all cases 
  • Diagnosis-specific patient educational materials 
  • Monthly diagnostic summary reports
  • Direct access to pathologists for consultation 
  • Comprehensive GI pathology test menu with over 150 histochemical and immunohistochemical stains performed in-house
  • Local personal account service representative
  • Local courier service




Incyte Diagnostics offers multiple reporting options including, but not limited to, direct interfacing with endoscopy suite software, most electronic health record systems, secure PDF delivery via encrypted email, and online ordering and result retrieval.




Incyte Diagnostics is proud of our extensive managed care coverage and the competitive pricing we offer to patients and clinicians. By keeping our billing services in-house, we are able to ensure prompt, courteous and professional service. Our staff has over 50 years of experience billing plans throughout the Northwest.


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Associated Pathologists
Amy M. Backer, M.D.

University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency:  University of Vermont College of Medicine
Fellowship:  Gastrointestinal Surgical Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Sub-specialty Interest: Gastrointestinal Pathology

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Isaac R. Grindeland, M.D.

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Residency: Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
Fellowship: Gastrointestinal Pathology, AmeriPath Institute of Gastrointestinal Pathology
Board Certification: Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Subspecialty Interest: Gastrointestinal Pathology

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Brent M. Hjermstad, M.D.

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Residency:  Arizona Health Sciences Center
Board Certification: Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Sub-specialty Interest:  Gastrointestinal Pathology 

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Tomas W. King, M.D.

De La Salle University, EAC College of Medicine
Residency:  The Mount Sinai Hospital, NewYork NY
Fellowships:  Dermatopathology, Thomas Jefferson University; Surgical Pathology The Mount Sinai Hospital, NewYork NY
Board Certification: Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Sub-specialty Interest: Dermatopathology & Gastrointestinal Pathology

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Stanley T. Leung, M.D.

University of Illinois College of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowships: Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Pathology, Mayo Clinic
Board Certifications: Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

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Deborah Nautsch, M.D.

Albert Einstein School of Medicine
Residency: Tufts Medical Center & Tufts University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Gastrointestinal Pathology, Montefiore Medical Center
Board Certification: Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Sub-specialty Interest: Gastrointestinal & Liver Pathology

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Wayne G. Riches, M.D.

University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency:  University of California, San Francisco
Board Certification:  Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

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Brian E. Staley, M.D.

University of Utah School of Medicine
Residencies: University of Utah Health Sciences Center; ARUP Laboratories and Affiliated Hospitals
Board Certification: Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Sub-specialty Interests: Cytology, Gynecologic Pathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology

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