Blake Buchan, PhD

Associate Professor


  • Pathology - Children's
  • 9000 West Wisconsin Avenue
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Microbiology


Diseases and Conditions

  • Infectious Disease

Treatments and Services

  • Molecular Diagnostics

Patients Ages Seen

  • Infant
  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior


  • English

Board Certifications

  • Medical Microbiology

Clinic Locations

Pathology - Children's

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As Assistant Professor of Pathology, Dr. Buchan is active in educational, clinical, and academic missions. He currently serves as the Associate Residency Program Director for Clinical Pathology, Course Director for the PGY-1 Molecular Pathology rotation, and attending faculty for the PGY-2 Microbiology rotation. In these roles he leads trainees in practical, didactic, and discussion sessions related to education in clinical microbiology and molecular diagnostics. Clinically, Dr. Buchan is the Associate Director for Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics.  He oversees multiple aspects of the clinical microbiology laboratory including test interpretation, review of daily results, council of technologists, and serves a consultant to clinical colleagues involved in direct patient care. Academically, Dr. Buchan serves as Principal Investigator for numerous clinical trials involving new diagnostic assays for the identification of bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and the American Journal for Clinical Pathology.

Education and Training

Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology - University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA (2009)
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Microbiology - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI (2009-2011)