Kithier Karel, MD, Pathologist in Michigan

Dr. Kithier Karel has participated in nearly 60 research studies while affiliated with Wayne State University.

Dr. Karel Kithier, MD is an esteemed pathologist in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Michigan and specializes in clinical pathology.

Dr. Kithier specialties include Pathology and Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology. His area of expertise is tumor markers of fetal origin, and over the years, he has made significant contributions in the area of tumor markers Alpha Fetoprotein and Carcinoembryonic Antigen (AFP and CEA).

The medical practice of pathology is dedicated to the general study of disease and its processes as well as the specific diagnosis of disease, since pathologists investigate the clues to diseases and injuries through the examination of organs, tissues, body fluids, cells, and molecules.

Currently residing in Sterling Heights, MI; Dr. Karel previously lived in Madison Heights, MI. He was born in Prague, Czech Republic, where he earned both an MD and a PhD. He earned his degree from Charles University, known also as Charles University in Prague or historically as the University of Prague. It is the oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic. Founded in 1348, it was the first university in Central Europe.

Following graduation, he became a research scientist at Prague’s Research Institute for Child Development. He then moved to the United States and began working as a research scientist at the Child Research Center of Michigan, in Detroit. He went on to become an associate professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Additionally, he spent time in Japan as a visiting scientist. He also was appointed Chief of Clinical Immunology and the Associate Head of Clinical Chemistry at the Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center. For a time Dr. Kithier was also the Medical Director of Special Chemistry at the Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center. He is most known for being a highly regarded staff pathologist at the VA Medical Center in Allen Park, MI from 1976 to 2001.

Dr. Kithier was a founding member of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine. He is also a member of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, the American Association of Clinical Chemists, the American Association of Immunologists, and the American Association of Cancer Research.

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