Reliance’s core mission is to deliver timely and accurate diagnostics exceeding the expectations of its referring physicians, patients, colleagues and employees.

In this light, our pathologists bring to the microscope an array of sub-specialties coupled to extensive fellowship training, all in an effort to ensure the most superior level of patient care is provided. Understanding the additional value derived from offering specialized service, Reliance employs board certified pathologists in each of the following subspecialties: cytology, dermatology, hematology, gastrointestinal, gynecology, neurology, pediatrics, urology and breast pathology.

The physicians of Reliance embrace the very essence of change, acknowledging the importance of modern technology, ongoing discoveries, and the latest procedures. As members of local and national pathology societies, Reliance physicians regularly attend symposiums and medical conferences, keeping up-to-date on the latest technologies and methodologies.

In addition, several Reliance pathologists can also be found teaching residents and/or lecturing at USF as Clinical Faculty. Reliance physicians are known for authoring articles in major medical journals and participating in advanced medical research projects.


Geza Acs, M.D., Ph.D.
Lugen Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Jon Finan, M.D., Ph.D.
Alejandra Kalik, M.D.
Edward B. O'Neill Jr., M.D.
Keith Pautler, M.D.
Karen Reeves, M.D.
Judith Robens., M.D.
Robert F. Ruffolo, D.O.
Megan Selbst, M.D.
David J. Shields, M.D.
Kurt Stonesifer, M.D.
Julie Guerrero-Vitko, M.D.
Dong-lin Xie, M.D., Ph.D.