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Michael J. Beckmann Pathology Associates of Central Illinois

Michael J. Beckmann, D.O.

Joined PACI in 1997

Board Certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Subspecialty certification:

            • Cytopathology

Specialty areas of expertise:

            • Fine needle aspiration biopsy
            • Gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytopathology

Dr. Beckmann received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  After graduating from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, he served a one year rotating internship at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital/Bicounty Community Hospital Highland Park/Warren, Michigan, followed by a combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency at The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.  After residency he completed a cytopathology fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan.

Dr. Beckmann is currently a Director of Cytopathology Lab and Director of Laboratory Outreach Services at Memorial Medical Center. He serves on Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Year Four Curriculum Committee, Year Three/Four Elective Sub-committee. He is a Year Four and Three Pathology Elective Coordinator and Pathology Medical Student Advisor

Selected publications of interest:

  • Beckmann MJ, Prayson RA.  Mixed glial neoplasms: a clinicopathologic study of 33 cases including p53 immunohistochemistry.  Pathology 1997; 29:159-164.

  • Beal HN, Stone J, Beckmann MJ, McAsey ME.  Endometrial cells identified in cervical cytology in women >40 years of age: criteria for appropriate endometrial evaluation.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2007; 196: 568.e1-568.e6.

  • Al-Nourhji O, Beckmann MJ, Markwell S, Massad LS. Pathology correlates of a Papanicolaou diagnosis of low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, cannot exclude high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion. Cancer (Cancer Cytopathology). 2008; 114(6):469-473.


Pathology Associates of Central Illinois Chairpersons:

Mark Clarke, M.D.
Laboratory Director
Decatur Memorial Hospital   

John Z. Gao, MD, PhD,   
Laboratory Director
Memorial Medical Center     

Yan Chen, M.D.
Laboratory Director
Passavant Area Hospital 

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