Our Physicians

Our pathologists are not just eyes on the microscope, practicing medicine by looking at slides. They are real people with excellent training, and they make enormous contributions to our region's vibrant medical community. Our physicians live here with their families and are part of the local economy, providing employment to dozens of staff supporting their families.

Consider this before your send your pathology out of state to a large national lab with no vested interest here. Our team is here to serve you and help you provide the best diagnosis and treatment plan. Here's a quick look at their training and interests. Their complete CVs are available upon request.

Joe V. Vogel, MD, Owner of Piedmont Pathology
Pathology fellowship at Sloan Kettering, residency and internship at New York Hospital, MD from Duke, BS Cum Laude from Duke.

Kerry D. Payne, MD
Fellowship in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology at GI Pathology in Memphis, TN. Residency in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Medical Univ. of SC in Charleston. MD from Mercer Univ. School of Medicine in Macon, GA. BS Magna Cum Laude from North Georgia College and State Univ. in Dahlonega, GA.

Kelly E. Highland, MD
Chief Resident in Pathology at the University of Vermont, Chief Resident (fifth year pathology) at East Carolina University School of Medicine, graduated Bowman Gray School of Medicine, undergraduate at Duke.

Georgia K. Olympio, MD
Cytopathology fellowship and Chief Resident at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, MD from University of Florida, undergraduate at University of West Florida.

James Lee Parker, MD
Dr. Parker graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also received his MD and completed his residency.

Toby E. Foster, MD
Dr. Foster received his MD degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, GA and completed his clinical and anatomic pathology residency at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He also completed is fellowship in dermatopathology at Emory. He is board certified in dermatopathology, anatomic pathology and clinical pathology.

Jason Reutter, MD
Dr. Reutter received his MD from the University of Iowa where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his Clinical Pathology Residency and his Anatomic Pathology Fellowship at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. His Dermatopathology Fellowship was done at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Reutter is an active member of the College of American Pathologists, the American Society of Dermatopathology, and the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease.

Our Staff

Our staff of trained medical couriers provides prompt, reliable, and safe specimen transport to our laboratory.

PPA is dedicated to excellence by providing personalized service tailored to your practice. Our Service Representatives regularly visits physician offices to assure that we are meeting and exceeding expectations.