Since our beginning, our lab was built on the integrity of its founding pathologist, Dr. Robert J. Sillery, MD. At an early age, after being educated by the Jesuits, he discovered an innate need to be of service. When WWII broke out, he enlisted in the Navy where he continued his medical education while serving his country. After the war he married a Jewish girl despite his Irish Catholic parents’ disapproval. He always found the need for diversity in the way he lived and the way he practiced medicine. He started a family while still in the Navy and then was transferred to Washington DC where he did research at the NIH. From there he was transferred to New Orleans then finished his residency in Detroit as a deputy medical examiner for the Wayne County morgue. He continued to work in county service by being the medical examiner for other Detroit counties. During this time he also serviced smaller hospitals in the Detroit area including Civic Hospital and Kern doing their pathology in the 60s. It was during this time he realized the need for the podiatry profession to have access to work in the MD hospitals. He advocated to the administrators for the need to have podiatrists on staff and how the diversity would be an asset to the hospital. He even started a podiatry residency program in one hospital where he was the medical director. Realizing the need for quality pathology services, he started a lab to service podiatrists. His goal was to provide high quality service to doctors and assist in maintaining a positive relationship between patients and doctors. Histology Associates still carries on that tradition by offering your clinical diagnosis for onychomycosis for less than most labs by requiring only one special stain to diagnose, keeping the cost of out of pocket expenses to a minimum for your patients.