About Us


Mid-Atlantic Pathology Services, Inc. (MAPS) is a state-of-the-art, full-service dermatopathology laboratory certified by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Department of Health (CLIA). MAPS has been a trusted member of the Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC dermatopathology community since 1995. Through years of practice in the area, MAPS has gained the trust, confidence, and loyalty of physicians in the local medical community.

Our pathologists are board certified and nationally recognized and have extensive experience in clinical practice, teaching, and research in pathology. Our dermatopathologists provide excellent diagnostic and consultative evaluation of all skin diseases, with special expertise in melanocytic lesions, non-melanocytic tumors of the skin, bullous diseases and inflammatory conditions of skin, scalp and nails.

Aurora Diagnostics was proud to have MAPS join its family of laboratories in July 2014. To maintain its record of providing high-quality, personalized, community-based services, MAPS currently operates a 6,000 square-foot facility in Sterling, VA, operating five days-per-week (Monday-Friday).

MAPS physician staff members, consisting of Director of Dermatopathology Sonia M. Kheir, M.D., Florencia Anatelli, M.D. and Jennifer M. Reese, M.D. are all board-certified dermatopathologists. All of their laboratory work, including research, is focused on diseases of the skin. Mid-Atlantic Pathology Services realizes the impact of the Pathology report on the management of your patients and on your practice. We partner and devote our time and expertise to ensure that each referring physician receives accurate, informative and detailed reports that will allow them to treat their patients with confidence.

Education of the next generation of physicians has been, and continues to be, a pursuit of passion for the dermatopathologists at MAPS. Dr. Kheir is actively involved and has been providing continuing medical education activities and events for MAPS’ clients since its inception in 1995.

MAPS remains focused on providing unparalleled dermatopathology services within the medical communities throughout the Virginia and Mid-Atlantic region and is committed to provide outstanding business services to all our clients and their patients. Aurora is honored to include MAPS as one of its partners within its national network of diagnostic laboratories.