Love, Gordon L., M.D.

Director of Clinical Chemistry

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

UMC Office: (504) 702-3431


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

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


2016- 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



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

 - 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 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; in press (2018)

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