BLOGS

Following A Patient Story From Transfusion Medicine to Hemepath Rotations

Published by Taylor Jenkins, MD, on November 10, 2016

When I started my pathology residency, I never expected to have such a moving patient experience.

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How I Chose the Profession of Pathology

Published by Roseann I. Wu, MD, MPH, on July 13, 2016

Do any of us dream about becoming a pathologist or laboratory professional from the start? In my case, an appreciation for the visual arts helped.

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Zika Virus Testing and the Continuing Saga of FDA Oversight of Lab-Developed Tests

Published by Irving Nachamkin, DrPH, MPH, D(ABMM), FAAM, FIDSA, on May 09, 2016

The Zika outbreak provides a good example of why the FDA’s position on LDTs is misguided.

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Welcome to Our New Residents for 2016

Published by Kathleen T. Montone, MD, on March 18, 2016

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine had a very successful recruitment season for the 2016-17 PGY1 residency class. Receiving 465 applications, the program matched seven medical students (six MDs and one MD/PhD) in the combined AP/CP program.

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Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs)

Published by Irving Nachamkin, DrPH, MPH, D(ABMM), FAAM, FIDSA, on December 22, 2015

We need congressional action to modernize CLIA regulations that ensure the quality of Lab Developed Tests (LDTs), rather than having the FDA impose new and unrealistic regulations on top of CLIA requirements.

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How Many Lab Tests Do Patients Really Need?

Published by Irving Nachamkin, DrPH, MPH, D(ABMM), FAAM, FIDSA, on September 29, 2015

Reducing unnecessary lab tests needs to be part of the routine thought process for every patient by every provider of care.

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What’s the Name of This Department?

Published by David B. Roth, MD, PhD, on July 01, 2015

We’re ranked No. 1 in NIH funding, yet it’s not easy to come up with an overarching theme for our research interests. But we can build on this diversity to revolutionize the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine.

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New Leadership in the Division of Anatomic Pathology

Published by David B. Roth, MD, PhD, on April 20, 2015

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Kathleen Montone has agreed to serve as new Director of Anatomic Pathology. Dr. Montone will continue to serve as the Director of the Pathology Residency Program (along with her Co-Directors Drs. Christopher Watt, Lauren Schwartz, and Warren Pear).

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Why We Celebrate Lab Week

Published by Irving Nachamkin, DrPH, MPH, D(ABMM), FAAM, FIDSA, on April 17, 2015

April is an exciting time of year for all who work in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. We get to enjoy longer daylight, warmer temperatures, but, especially, we celebrate our own during Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, aka Lab Week.

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Welcome to Our New Residents for 2015

Published by Kathleen T. Montone, MD, on March 20, 2015

Receiving over 400 applications this year, the Residency Program matched eight medical students (five MDs and three MD/PhDs) with a variety of academic career goals for training in AP/CP, AP only and CP only.

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State of the Department

Published by David B. Roth, MD, PhD, on February 15, 2015

The launch of our new website provides a good moment to reflect on what has happened over the last year and where we are going as a Department.

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I’d Rather Be in Philadelphia

Published by Elizabeth Azzato, MD, PhD, and other Pathology Residents, on January 30, 2015

A persistent legend has it that the epitaph on the tombstone of W.C. Fields reads “I’d rather be in Philadelphia.” Here are some questions that many of us had when we first considered enrolling in the Pathology Residency Program at Penn and that you might have as well if you don’t know Philly yet.

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When You Say “The Lab”—Who Are We, Really?

Published by Irving Nachamkin, DrPH, MPH, on January 15, 2015

On a recent morning, I asked a few non-lab staff whether they knew what goes on in “The Lab” and even where “The Lab” was located. Many of the physician providers I have come to know over the years don’t even know the answer.

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Introducing FutureStream

Published by Michael D. Feldman, MD, PhD, on January 05, 2015

New developments in bioinformatics and digital pathology.

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