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Lorien A. Altadonna, MD


Board Certifications

Cytopathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology






CytoPath, a Sonic Healthcare anatomic pathology practice, is privileged to include Lorien A. Altadonna, M.D., as a part of its dynamic medical staff. Dr. Altadonna has an impressive and extensive academic and medical professional background. 

Dr. Altadonna earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. Subsequently, she received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. After working as a social worker for over a decade, she went on to receive her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. She began her postgraduate training with her anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the Baptist Health System in Birmingham, where she served as chief resident in her final year. She then completed a cytopathology fellowship at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. 

Dr. Altadonna has developed extensive academic and professional experience. She began holding key positions across hospitals and practices in Georgia and Alabama following her postgraduate training. She was medical director of Higgins General Hospital in Bremen, Georgia; Tanner East Alabama in Wedowee; and Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton and Villa Rica, both of which are in Georgia. She was the auditor for the tumor registry of theRoy Richards Sr. Cancer Center while holding positions as an active member of the Tanner Health System Cancer Committee and Breast Leadership team. She then moved into her position as a staff pathologist with West Georgia Pathology, where she also served as a staff cytopathologist, laboratory director, and managing director. She also held a position as a lead research member with the research institute for West Georgia Pathology. Prior to joining CytoPath, she was a pathologist at Cunningham Pathology in Birmingham, AL. 

Dr. Altadonna is an active member of the College of American Pathologists, American Society for Clinical Pathology, and the Association for Molecular Pathology. 

Dr. Altadonna holds full medical licensure and is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and cytopathology.


University of South Alabama (BS) 
Mobile, AL 

University of Southern Mississippi (MSW)
Hattiesburg, MS 

University of Alabama School of Medicine (MD) 
Birmingham, AL 

Postgraduate Training

Cytopathology Fellowship 
University of Tennessee Medical Center 
Knoxville, TN

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency 
(Chief Resident) 
Baptist Health System 
Birmingham, AL

Professional Memberships

College of American Pathologists
American Society for Clinical Pathology
Association for Molecular Pathology