Love, Gordon L., M.D.

Chairman, Department of Pathology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine

Professor of Clinical Pathology

Medical Director of the clinical laboratories of the University Medical Center

LSU Health Sciences Center
Department of Pathology
1901 Perdido Street, MEB
New Orleans, LA 70112


M.D.,1978 , Tulane University School of Medicine.

AP/CP Residency, 1978-1983 Tulane/Charity Hospital


2018 Chairman of Pathology (interim), LSU Medical Center

2016- 2018 Director of Clinical Chemistry -University Medical Center, New Orleans and Professor of Pathology/Vice chair of Clinical Pathology, LSU Medical School

2013-2014 Western Region Medical Director,Quest Diagnostics Laboratory -8 states and Medical Director of the West Hills (Los Angeles) Quest Diagnostics Laboratory

2006-2013 Medical Director - Quest Diagnostics Laboratory - Sacramento, California

2002- 2012 Clinical Professor of Pathology-University of California, Davis, School of Medicine

1993-2002 Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology-University of California, Davis, School of Medicine

1993-2004 Chief of Pathology - VA Northern California Healthcare System

1992 - Promoted to Associate Professor of Pathology, LSU Medical School

1983-1993 Associate Professor of Pathology - LSU Medical School / VA Medical Center, NOLA

Board Certifications:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (1983)
Medical Microbiology (1986)
Cytopathology (1991)

1989- certification -Medical and Public Health Mycology - American Board of Medical Microbiology -emeritus



Clinical Interests

Clinical Chemistry, Mycology and General Microbiology, Laboratory Administration and Accreditation, and Gynecologic Cytopathology.

Research Interests

Fungal Disease

Teaching Activities

2016 - Date - LSU Medical School

1993-2016 - UC-Davis, School of Medicine

2011-awarded Faculty Teaching Award by the Pathology residents of UC, Davis, School of Medicine.

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

over  - Direction of the UMC Clinical Laboratories including clinical chemistry, molecular pathology, and microbiology.

 - Developing a Clinical Pathology teaching program for LSU Pathology residents and medical students.

 - Member of the College of American Pathologists Curriculum Committee that plans the CAP annual convention.

 - Member of American Board of Pathology Microbiology Test Committee.

 - Laboratory inspector for the College of American Pathologists with over 50 career inspections as team leader.

 - 6-sigma certified/active interest in quality and lean laboratory operations.

Selected Publications

Mycology Color Atlas
Love GL. College of American Pathologists Press; publication pending (2018)

Mycology Benchtop Reference Guide: An Illustrated Guide to Commonly Encountered Fungi
Love GL. College of American Pathologists Press; 2013

Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Cladophialophora bantiana.
Love GL. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2006 Feb;130(2):146.

Epiglottic histoplasmosis presenting in a nonendemic region.
Love GL. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2005 Jan;129(1):12-4; author reply.

Laryngeal and respiratory tract sporotrichosis and steroid inhaler use.
Zhou CH, Asuncion A, Love GL. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2003 Jul;127(7):893-4.


Additional Info

2013 - Gambino Challenger Award by Quest Diagnostics for laboratory quality metrics.