Christopher J. Stasik, D.O., FCAP

A board-certified anatomic and clinical pathologist with subspecialty certification in hematopathology, Dr. Stasik joined Western & Pinnacle Pathology (WPA) in 2010. A partner by 2013, he became Vice President of WPA and played a key role in developing the group’s mission, vision, and team.  Now, President and CEO, Dr. Stasik, and WPA leadership focus on growth initiatives to improve patient care, accessibility, and standardization.

Dr. Stasik, Dr. Christensen, and Dr. Gilchrist became friends and colleagues during training at the University of Arizona. Their decades-long collegial relationship bolsters the group’s strong foundation and commitment to excellence. Dr. Keeney recently joined the practice and together the group of pathologists coordinate an extended team including histology, lab and pathologist assistants, and billing and operations professionals.

“Our practice has a unique dynamic. Many of our staff have been with us for years. Our lab assistants have grown up with us and now are graduating to better career positions, often within the company. We want everybody to feel extraordinarily valued. Our team is 100% committed to excellent patient care and the betterment of the practice.”

A resident of Arizona since his youth, Dr. Stasik returned home after earning a D.O. degree from the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri, and completing his residency at the University of Kansas Hospital and Medical Center. After residency, he completed fellowships in surgical pathology and hematopathology at the University of Arizona in Tucson.  His extensive training, clinical experience, and leadership are crucial contributors to WPA’s vital position within the multi-disciplinary clinical team to deliver rapid patient care.

“All of us make it a priority to communicate with our clinicians. We make sure they can reach us anytime. We know our patients are anxiously awaiting their results. Rather than waiting for days, we provide the initial diagnosis in less than 24 hours in nearly all cases.”

It is WPA’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and growth that is most appreciated by health care providers.

“Beyond our hospital-based work, we do a large volume of breast pathology. Within 24 hours from the receipt of a biopsy, our clinical partners should have a diagnosis. Ancillary testing results necessary to guide cancer treatment decision making are then available within 48 hours of receipt.”

Dr. Stasik is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists and served as the Arizona State Commissioner for the College of American Pathologists Lab Accreditation Program for many years. He served on the board and as President of the Arizona Society of Pathologists. He is the Medical Director of WPA and multiple hospital laboratories and is actively involved in hospital-based conferences and leadership committees. He has published on a variety of anatomic pathology and hematopathology-related topics, given lectures, and participated in patient-centered educational activities.

A husband and father of four, Dr. Stasik enjoys spending time at home with his family, three dogs, a cat, and a chinchilla. In his spare time, he enjoys fly-fishing, taking care of his freshwater fish aquarium, and fitness-related activities.