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Christopher Schwimer, DO, Pathology, Bingham Farms, MI, Michigan Medicine


Pathology Bingham Farms, MI

Dermatopathology, Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology

Laboratory Director and President/Owner, Direct Path Services, P.C. / Dermatopathologist, Board Certified

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  • Dr. Schwimer spent six years training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (main campus, Cleveland) in Pathology. He partook in a Dermatopathology fellowship with Dr. Wilma Bergfeld and spent time training with Dr. A. Bernard Ackerman in New York City along with Dirk Elston and other former fellows of Dr. Bergfeld. Dr. Schwimer is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and in Dermatopathology. He also completed a fellowship in Surgical Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic.
    At Direct Path Services in Bingham Farms, Michigan, Dr. Schwimer maintains state-of-the-art laboratory operations and practices as an experienced and Board Certified Dermatopathologist to provide the best possible diagnostic services to the physician clientele, and, in turn, their patients. Direct Path is the only exclusively Michigan-based and pathologist-owned, full service Dermatopathology laboratory. Direct immunofluorescence is performed in-house for the convenience of our clients. Dr. Schwimer is also a clinical specialties staff at Michigan State University and offers both didactic and at-the-scope training to residents in the field of dermatology.
    Dr. Schwimer believes that physician owned and operated laboratories have valuable advantages when compared to the competing national (Wall Street) and international (Japanese-owned) corporate labs -- they provide a more personalized and prompt service with a faster turn-around time (a bona fide 24 hours from the time of the procedure) and benefit only the local physician community. Our main competition, the “big guys,” who are owned by out-of-state business entities (Pinkus Laboratory, for example) or foreign corporations (Miraca Life Sciences, for example) cannot make this claim.
    To learn more about Direct Path or to take a tour of the lab and see how Dr. Schwimer can assist you with the efficiency and success of your medical practice, please call us at 248.220.4425.

Education & Training

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Cleveland Clinic FoundationFellowship, Dermatopathology, 2002 - 2003
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Cleveland Clinic FoundationResidency, Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical, 1997 - 2001
  • Firelands Regional Medical Center
    Firelands Regional Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 1996 - 1997
  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    University of New England College of Osteopathic MedicineClass of 1996

Certifications & Licensure

  • SC State Medical License
    SC State License 2014 - 2023
  • AL State Medical License
    AL State License 2010 - 2011
  • MO State Medical License
    MO State License 2010 - 2012
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State License 2009 - 2011
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State License 2009 - 2012
  • MN State Medical License
    MN State License 2009 - 2011
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State License 2009 - 2012
  • American Board of Pathology Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology
  • American Board of Pathology Dermatopathology
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