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Alex M. Drach, MD

  • Assistant Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories, Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Although we work 'behind the scenes,' we are always available to help clinicians better understand a patient's laboratory test results and clarify them.
Alex M. Drach, MD



As a physician, I practice clinical pathology and laboratory medicine. Although we work "behind the scenes,” we are always available to help clinicians better understand a patient's laboratory test results and clarify them.

As a medical director, I provide care for a broad patient population. I’m also responsible for improving our workflow or the way a test might be performed. Knowing that these seemingly high-level decisions impact individual children and families keeps me focused on improving our patient care every step of the way.

Early in my medical school training, a mentor piqued my interest in pathology and encouraged me to explore and cultivate my love for anatomic and clinical pathology. During my residency, a phenomenal pediatric pathologist showed me how fascinating the world of pediatric pathology could be, which inspired me to pursue further training at Cincinnati Children’s.

I'm always looking for ways to use data to help us take better, more efficient care of our patients. Improvements made in the laboratory can affect countless patients, so it’s important to me that we get it right.

In my free time, I enjoy recording music (guitar, drums, bass), and playing board games and video games.

MD: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, 2016.

Residency: Pathology, Northwell Health, Queens, NY, 2020.

Fellowship: Pediatric Pathology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2021.


Clinical laboratory process improvement; informatics

Services and Specialties



Digital pathology

Research Areas



Placental CD34 immunohistochemistry in fetal vascular malperfusion in stillbirth. Stanek, J; Drach, A. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research. 2022; 48:719-728.

Rapid Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area: Geolocation, Demographics, Positivity Rates, and Hospitalization for 46 793 Persons Tested by Northwell Health. Reichberg, SB; Mitra, PP; Haghamad, A; Ramrattan, G; Crawford, JM; Northwell COVID-19 Research Consortium, ; Berry, GJ; Davidson, KW; Drach, A; Duong, S; et al. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2020; 71:3204-3213.

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