PEOPLE

Carolyn L. Cambor, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Contact Information6.048 Founders Pavilion
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104-4284
Office: 215-614-1428
Fax: 215-614-1856

Email: carolyn.cambor@uphs.upenn.edu

Specialty Division

Anatomic Pathology

Clinical Expertise

Autopsy pathology

Other Expertise

Medical student education, curriculum design, website development (content)

Education

B.A. (Biology), Brown University. Honors in Science - Senior Honors Thesis: The Reaction of 8-Aminoguanine and 8-Aminoguanosine with Human Erythrocytic Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase, 1979
M.D. Baylor College of Medicine, 1983

Specialty Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1986
American Board of Pathology, Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1996
American Board of Pathology, Voluntary Recertification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2014

Postgraduate Training

Intern in Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, 1983-1984
Resident in Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, 1984-1986
Resident in Pathology (combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology) and Fellow in Hematopathology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, 1990-1996
Co-Chief Resident in Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, 1992-1993

Awards and Honors

Elected to Sigma Xi, Society for Scientific Research, by the Brown University Chapter, 1979
Recipient, "Clinician of the Year" Award, CIGNA Healthplan, Houston, Texas, 1987
Recipient, "Outstanding Faculty Member " Award for teaching in the Basic Sciences, from the Class of 1996, Baylor College of Medicine, 1993
Recipient, "John P. McGovern Award" for teaching in the Basic Sciences, from Baylor College of Medicine, 1994
Recipient, "Gender Equity Award" for teaching in the Basic Sciences, from the Baylor Chapter of the American Medical Women's Association, 1995
Recipient, "Best Small Group Leader" Award in Basic Sciences, from the Class of 1999, Baylor College of Medicine, 1996
Recipient, "Outstanding Faculty Member" Award, from the Graduating Class of 1996, Baylor College of Medicine, 1996
Recipient, "Outstanding Faculty Member" Award, from the Graduating Class of 1997, Baylor College of Medicine, 1997
Recipient, "Outstanding Course Director" Award, from the Class of 2002, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2000
Recipient, "Peter C. Nowell" Teaching Award, from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2000
Recipient, "Outstanding Course Director Award" from the Class of 2003, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2001
Recipient, "Outstanding Discussion Group Leader" Award from the Class of 2003, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2001
Recipient, "Outstanding Course Director" Award from the Class of 2004, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2001
Recipient, the "Leonard Berwick Memorial Teaching Award" from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, 2002
Co-Recipient, "Peter C. Nowell Teaching Award", Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2006
Recipient, "Best Section Leader in Module 2", from the Class of 2009, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, 2006
Recipient, "Best Pathology Instruction", from the Class of 2010, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2007
Recipient, Best Lecturer in the MDTI Course Award, from the Class of 2011, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2008
Recipient, Best Course Director in Module 2, from the Class of 2012, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2009
Harvard Macy Scholar, "A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Science Education", 2010
Recipient, Provost Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of Pennsylvania, 2010
Table host, Elizabeth Blackwell Society, Annual Women in Medicine Luncheon, selected to be a host by the medical students at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2014
Recipient, "Most Outstanding Teacher of the MDTI Course", from the class of 2019, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2016

Memberships and Professional Organizations

Delaware County Medical Society, 1998 - Present
Pennsylvania Medical Society, 1998 - Present
Group for Research in Pathology Education, 1999 - 2012
College of American Pathologists, 2000 - Present
U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology, 2000 - Present
American Society of Clinical Pathology, 2000 - Present
Undergraduate Medical Educators Section (UMEDS) of the Association of Pathology Chairs, 2005 - Present
International Association of Medical Science Educators, 2005 - 2011
Member, Pathology Test Item Writing Committee, National Board of Medical Examiners, 2007 - 2010
Pathology Society of Philadelphia, 2011 - Present
Program Directors Section of the Association of Pathology Chairs (PRODS), 2011 - 2014

Web Links


Selected Publications

The use of virtual slides to teach pathology in North American Medical Schools.

Michele Roullet, MD, Michael D. Feldman, MD, Judy Shea PhD, Carolyn Cambor Phillips*, MD, 2005 Annual meeting of the Association of Pathology Chairs. Oral and poster presentation., 2005

The use of virtual slides to teach pathology in North American Medical Schools.

Michele Roullet, MD, Michael D. Feldman, MD, Judy Shea PhD, Carolyn Cambor Phillips*, MD, 2005 Annual Slice of Life Meeting, an internationally attended meeting on the use of multimedia in medical education. Poster presentation, 2005