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Local Doctor Receives High Accolades

William A. Ballance, Jr., M.D., was named in the US News and World Report as one of the top 249 pathologists on the list of US News Top Doctors. These physicians are selected based on a “peer nomination process”. When a patient needs a specialist and their primary care does not know of one personally, he or she often asks his or her colleagues who they suggest. Such is the nature of how physicians and patients find top medical specialists and is the “guiding principle” behind the peer-nomination process used to compile Top Doctors.

Per the website associated with the article, US News Top Doctors was developed in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Castle Connolly is a New York based company which aims to identify the ‘nation’s top doctors”. The physicians cannot pay US News or Castle Connolly to be selected, nor can their employers.

Dr. Ballance is the Owner, President, and CEO of Greenville Pathology, PA. Born and raised in eastern North Carolina, Fremont to be exact, he received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from East Carolina University. He went on to also receive a MD from East Carolina University. He did his s pathology residency at Case Western University Institute of Pathology in Cleveland, Ohio, and a surgical pathology fellowship at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas; he returned to Greenville in the summer of 1989.

He began his career with Roche Biomedical Laboratories in 1989. He also held the position of Clinical Assistant Professor at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. He has since attained the position of Associate Professor in Pathology at the Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Ballance is boarded in Anatomic & Surgical Pathology, as well as Cytopathology.

In the summer of 1997, he decided to open a privately-owned full-service pathology laboratory that would serve eastern North Carolina with the highest quality care, and a personal touch. That dream became a reality when the doors to Greenville Pathology, PA opened for business on January 1, 1998.


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