People of Pathology Podcast

Interviews with interesting people in pathology, laboratory medicine, and forensic medicine. We talk about how they got into the field, and some of the things they have accomplished throughout their careers.

Episodes

Episode 83: Andrea Alvarez – Medical Laboratory Scientist, Pathologists‘ Assistant, Resident Education

Today my guest is Pathologists’ Assistant Andrea Alvarez

What we discuss with Andrea:

  • How she discovered the Medical Laboratory Science field
  • How shadowing led to her interest in anatomic pathology
  • Her experience in PA school
  • How she became gross room manager and her experience at the beginning of the pandemic
  • Her role in training residents
  • The Kubtec Xpert 80 specimen radiography system and some of its features
  • How being a MLS makes her a better PA
  • Her advice for those interested in becoming a pathologists’ assistant

Links for this episode:

Health Podcast Network

 LabVine Learning

The ConfLab from LabVine

Join the LabVine Team

Dress A Med scrubs

 

Loma Linda Pathologists’ Assistant Program

Columbia Pathology Department

Kubtec Medical Specimen Imaging

 

People of Pathology Podcast:

Website

Twitter

Episode 82: Dr Carey August – The CAP Foundation, Engaged Leadership Academy, and See, Test, and Treat

Today my guest is Pathologist Dr Carey August

What we discuss with Dr August:

  • How she was inspired to become a doctor, and how she discovered pathology
  • Why teaching is important to her
  • Why it is important for pathologists to take on leadership positions
  • How she became involved with CAP and her role on the board of governors
  • The CAP Foundation and her role as President
  • The Engaged Leadership Academy
  • See, Test, and Treat, some of it’s history, and why it is important

Links for this episode:

Health Podcast Network

 LabVine Learning

The ConfLab from LabVine

Join the Labvine Team

Dress A Med scrubs

 

Dr August on Twitter

CAP Foundation

See, Test, and Treat

Pipeline Champions

Engaged Leadership Academy

 

People of Pathology Podcast:

Website

Twitter

Episode 81: Dr Natasha Savage – A Medical Student‘s Guide to Pathology Residency, Fellowships, and Careers

Today my guest is Pathologist Dr Natasha Savage 

What we discuss with Dr Savage:

  • Her initial interest in OB/GYN and how that changed to pathology
  • How she was drawn to hematopathology and what she enjoys about it
  • Her interest and training as a sommelier, and how it is similar to hemepath
  • Her role as residency director
  • How she was involved in writing A Medical Students Guide to Pathology Residency, Fellowships, and Careers
  • The importance of exposing medical students to pathology
  • Her thoughts on the future of pathology

Links for this episode:

Health Podcast Network

 LabVine Learning

The ConfLab from LabVine

Join the Lab Vine Team

Dress A Med scrubs

 

A Medical Student’s Guide to Pathology Residency, Fellowships, and Careers

73 Questions with a Pathologist

Augusta University Medical School of Georgia Department of Pathology

 

People of Pathology Podcast:

Website

Twitter

Episode 80: Dr Sharla White – Cancer Immunotherapy, Pharmacognosy, and ClearLight Biotechnologies

Today my guest is Dr Sharla White, Director of Research and Development at ClearLight Biotechnologies

What we discuss with Dr White:

  • Studying chemical engineering and pharmacognosy
  • Her post doctoral work in vascular immunology and molecular biology
  • Cancer immunotherapy and how that led her to join ClearLight
  • The CLARITY system and its advantages over standard FFPE sections
  • How this technology is used in 3D immunohistochemistry
  • Her thoughts on the future of digital pathology
  • Mentors and women is STEM

Links for this episode:

Health Podcast Network

 LabVine Learning

The ConfLab from LabVine

Dress A Med scrubs

 

ClearLight Biotechnologies

Dr Sharla White interview with Life Sciences Review

American Society of Pharmacognosy

 

People of Pathology Podcast:

Website

Twitter

Episode 79: Dr Michael Williams – Pathology, Engineering, and the Diversify In Path Podcast

Today my guest is Pathology Fellow Dr Michael Williams

What we discuss with Dr Williams:

  • His early interest in comic books, and the famous blue hat
  • His experience studying chemical engineering, and how he carried those skills into pathology
  • Medical school and how he first chose surgery as a specialty
  • His switch to pathology and his subspecialty interests of neuropathology and forensic pathology
  • Why he started the Diversify in Path Podcast
  • How having conversations about diversity can help to promote it throughout the field
  • The use of social media to promote pathology

Links for this episode:

Health Podcast Network

 LabVine Learning

The ConfLab from LabVine

Dress A Med scrubs

Lab OPEX Live – Making and Cultivating Professional Relationships

 

Dr Michael Williams on Twitter

Diversify in Path Podcast

Dr Williams on Battle Cry Podcast

Challenging Stereotypes, Changing Medicine – An Interview with Dr Michael Williams from ASCP

 

People of Pathology Podcast:

Website

Twitter

Episode 78: Dr Ivana Kholova – Pathology Education in Finland, Cytopathology, and the Milan System

Today my guest is Pathologist Dr Ivana Kholova

What we discuss with Dr Kholova:

  • Her education in the Czech Republic and how she discovered pathology
  • Her interest in photography and how that relates to pathology
  • Her role as Adjunct Professor of Pathology at Tampere University and University of Eastern Finland
  • How the pandemic affected teaching methods in Finland
  • Problem-based learning and how she uses this method
  • Her work in cytopathology with cervical cancer and HPV screening
  • The Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology
  • The importance of getting involved in professional societies

Links for this episode:

Health Podcast Network

 LabVine Learning

The ConfLab from LabVine

Dress A Med scrubs

 

Dr Kholova on Twitter

Application of the Milan System for Reporting Submandibular Gland Cytopathology

Tampere University

University of Eastern Finland

European Federation of Cytology Societies

Acta Cytologica

 

People of Pathology Podcast:

Website

Twitter

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