About Diane D. Davey, M.D.


Diane Davis Davey is Professor of Pathology, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, and Designated Institutional Official (DIO). She is also a part-time pathologist at the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center with specialty expertise in cytopathology and hematopathology. She chairs the Graduate Medical Education Committee and is involved with efforts to build new residency programs in Central Florida. Dr. Davey is a Past-President of the College of Medicine Faculty Council, served as Interim Chair of the Clinical Sciences Department in 2015-16, and is a member of COM Enterprise. Dr. Davey teaches in several medical student modules including the S1 Hematology/Oncology module.

Prior to coming to Florida in late 2007, Dr. Davey was Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Univ. of Kentucky. She also directed the cytopathology fellowship program and the cytology and bone marrow laboratories at the University of Kentucky. Diane received her M.D. at Washington University and did her pathology residency at Indiana University and the University of Iowa. She completed a hematopathology fellowship at the University of Iowa. She is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, hematology and cytopathology by the American Board of Pathology.

Diane is a current member and past-chair of the College of American Pathologists Cytopathology Committee. She is a member of the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Awards Committee as well as the Position Statement and Guidelines Review Committee. She is a Past-President and Trustee of the American Board of Pathology, the certifying board for pathologists, and a past member of the Pathology Residency Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. She was President of the American Society of Cytopathology in 2001-2, and she served as a moderator for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Bethesda 2001 Workshop for Cervical Cytology terminology. She has served on several committees of both the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and has worked on task forces to develop management guidelines for cervical cancer screening.

She has been an advisor for both the FDA and the NCI, and serves on editorial boards for four journals. Her research efforts have focused on cervical cytology and quality improvement efforts in laboratories, including uniform reporting terminology, new cytology laboratory technologies, and laboratory and patient management guidelines, and more recently on educational and competency assessment.



Davey DD, Goulart R, Nayar R, on behalf of the Cytopathology Education and Technology Consortium (CETC). 2013 statement on human papillomavirus test utilization. Cancer (Cancer Cytopathol) 2014;122:83-6, PMID::23861330 (early online publication). Also published in Acta Cytologica, Diagnostic Cytopathology, Journal of the ASC, American Journal of Clinical Pathology.

Davey DD, Austin RM, Birdsong G, Zaleski S. The impact of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 on cytopathology practice: a 25th anniversary review. J Am Soc Cyto 2014: 3:188-198

Davey DD, Kaplan DR, Michael CW. Strong performance on the Progressive Evaluation of Competency fellowship final examination predicts American Board of Pathology Certification. J Am Soc Cyto 2014; 3:269-73 (Sept) (early online publication).

Johnson J, Khalil M, Peppler R, Davey D, Kibble J. Use of the NBME Comprehensive Basic Science Examination as a progress test in the pre-clerkship curriculum of a new medical school. Adv Physiol Educ 2014 38:315-20 (Dec) (PMID: 25434014).

Nayar R, Goulart RA, Tiscornia-Wasserman PG, Davey DD. Primary human papillomavirus screening for cervical cancer in the United States—US Food and Drug Administration Approval, clinical trials, and where we are today. Cancer (Cancer Cytopathol) 2014 (October); 122:720-729 (PMID: 25228434).

Huh WK, Ault K, Chelmow D, Davey DD, Goulart RA, et al. Use of primary high risk papillomavirus testing for cervical cancer screening: interim clinical guidance. Gynecol Oncol 2015; 136:178-182 (Feb) (PMID 25579107). Published simultaneously in: J Lower Genit Tract Dis 2015;19:91-96 (Apr) (PMID:25574659), Obstet Gynecol 2015;125:330-337 (Feb) (PMID: 25569009)

Birdsong G, Davey DD. “Specimen Adequacy”. In: Edited by Nayar R and Wilbur DC. The Bethesda System for Reporting Cervical Cytology. Definitions, Criteria, and Explanatory Notes. Third Edition. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2015.

Zhao C, Crothers BA, Ghofrani, M, Li Z, Souers, RJ,  Husain, M,  Fan F, Ocal IT, Goodrich K, Shen R, Davey DD. Human Papillomavirus Genotyping Testing Practice in 2014: Results of a College of American Pathologists National Survey. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2016; 140:1364-70. PMID 27479334

Zhao C, Crothers BA, Ghofrani, M, Li Z,  Souers, RJ, Husain, M,  Fan F, Ocal IT, Davey DD. Misinterpretation Papanicolaou Test Rates of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion in the College of American Pathologists Gynecologic PAP Education and PAP Proficiency Test Program. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2016;140:1221-4. PMID: 27662094

Ghofrani M, Zhao C, Davey DD, Fan F, Husain M, Laser A, Ocal IT, Shen RZ, Goodrich K, Souers RJ, Crothers, BA. Update on the College of American Pathologists’ Experience with High-Risk Human Papillomavirus Proficiency Testing for Cytology. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2016;140:1371-4. PMID 27557412


  • 1999-2000 Women of Achievement of the A.B. Chandler Medical Center
  • 2001 William L. Kuehn, Ph.D., Outstanding Communicator Award, College of American Pathologists
  • 2002 Elected as Trustee, American Board of Pathology
  • 2005-2015 Named to Best Doctors of America
  • 2007 University of Iowa Department of Pathology Distinguished Achievement Award
  • 2007 Papanicolaou Award, American Society of Cytopathology
  • 2008 American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology Award of Merit
  • 2011 Elected to President, American Board of Pathology
  • 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, College of American Pathologists