* Cytopathology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD - July 2006 – June 2007
* Pathology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD - July 2002 – June 2006
* M.D., Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA - Aug. 1998 – May 2002
* B.S. Chemistry (summa cum laude), Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC - Aug. 1993 – May 2007
* Assistant Professor, Departments of Pathology, UMASS Memorial Medical Center and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA -April 2010 - Present
* Assistant Professor, Departments of Pathology, Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University, Providence, RI - July 2007 – Dec. 2008
As a clinically minded cytopathologist, my research efforts have focused on clinico-morphologic studies in aspiration and exfoliative cytology. Careful correlation of cytologic findings with clinical outcomes in challenging settings allows meaningful stratification of risk for cytologic diagnoses and ultimately leads to improved patient management. Incorporating the results of ancillary studies, such as immunocytochemistry results and molecular assays, not only augments our diagnoses in difficult settings but also provides important information in regard to prognosis and therapeutic choices.
The field of cytopathology is also advancing and new preparatory techniques are now available to compliment conventional cytologic smears. ThinPrepR a specific type of liquid based cytologic preparatory technique is now widely used in aspiration cytology. I have been involved with several research efforts to study the comparative effectiveness of ThinPrepR relative to conventional techniques. The findings of these studies are important as they serve to validate new cost effective techniques, leading to more efficient delivery of pathology services in a health care environment that must evolve to meet the demands of the future of medicine.