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Joan Howanitz, MD

Vice Chair for Administration, Director of Clinical Chemistry at SUNY and Laboratory Director at KCHC

Department of Pathology

Office location: 4-11

Tel: (718) 270-4520

Fax: (718) 270-3313








Research Interest Summary

Dr. Howanitz's main interest is in Chemical Pathology. She is boarded in Clinical Pathology and Clinical Chemistry. Dr. Howanitz hasserved or is serving on a number of national committees in the discipline. These include College of American Pathologists, Special Chemistry (Ligand) Committee, Chemistry Committee, American Society of Clinical Pathologists Chemistry Committee, American Association of Clinical Chemistry local officer, and Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute Immunology and Ligand Assay Committee. Her current research interests include immunoassay and hemoglobinopathies.


Recent Publications

  1. Howanitz, P.J., Howanitz, J.H., Pulakhandam, P.R., Chauhan, Y.P. The prevalence of hyperchromic red blood cells in SC Hemoglobinopathies. (in press).
  2. Yang, U., Howanitz, P.J., Howanitz, J.H., Gorfajn, H., Wang, K. Paraproteins are a common cause of interference with automated chemistry methods. Arch Path and Lab Med 132: 217-223, 200.
  3. Howanitz, J.H., Tabassum, F., Howanitz, P., Incidenceand significance of inter-alpha globulin band seen on urinary immunofixation electrophoresis (IFE). Clin Chem 53: A144, 2007.
  4. Howanitz, P. J., Howanitz, J., Pulakhandam, P.R., Chauhan, Y.S.Hemoglobin A2 elevated when measured by HPLC in hemoglobin SC patients. Clin Chem 53: A128, 2007.
  5. Howanitz, J.H., Bjerner, J., Chace, N.M., Cook, B.C., Datta, P., Doss, R.C., Kazmierczak, S.C., Levinson, S.S., Murthy, V.V., Nakamura, R.M., Sadek, W., Snyder, J.A., Immunoassay interference by endogenous antibodies. I/LA30-A, vol. 28, No. 6, 2008
  6. Howanitz, J.H. Howanitz, P.J. Evaluation of serum and whole blood sodium critical values. Am J Clin Pathol 127:56-59, 2007.
  7. Howanitz, P.J., Howanitz, J.H., Chauhan, Y.S. Time of hemoglobin elution is concentration dependent. Clin Chem 52:A107, 2006.
  8. Howanitz, J.H., Howanitz, P.J., Patient outcomes related to critical sodium results. Clin Chem 52:A15, 2006.
  9. Yang, Y., Howanitz, P.J., Howanitz, J.H., Gorfajn, H., Wong, K. Paraproteins commonly cause interferences with automated chemistry methods. Clin Chem 52:A109, 2006.