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Medical Education:
Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock, TX

Grand Rapids Medical and Education Research Center, Grand Rapids, MI


Pathology, LAC+USC, (Co-Chief Resident 7/08-6/09)

Pathology, University of California at Irvine

Fellowship/Specialty Training:

Breast Pathology, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Cytopathology, University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Surgical pathology, University of Colorado, Denver, CO


  • U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Science Park-Research Division: Genetic and chromosomal abnormalities in breast cancer using SAGE (Serial Analysis of Gene Expression), June-Aug 2001. Supervisor: Marcelo Aldaz, MD.

  • West LA VA Medical Center: Molecular markers and immunohistochemistry in head and neck, cervical, and ovarian carcinomas, 2007. Supervisor: Eri Srivatsan, PhD.

  • LAC+USC Medical Center: Efficacy of fine needle aspiration versus core biopsy in soft tissue tumor diagnosis, 2008. Supervisor: Sue Ellen Martin, MD.

  • University of Colorado Denver. Quantification of inflammation in endometrial carcinoma using a novel image analysis approach, 2009. Supervisor: Miriam Post, MD.

  • University of Colorado Denver. BRAF mutational analysis of indeterminate thyroid lesions on FNA, a validation study, 2010. Supervisor: Dara Aisner, MD.


Board Certification:

Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology


Professional Interests:

Gynecological Pathology • Breast Pathology • Gastrointestinal Pathology • Cytopathology


Pathologist at COPC since 2022