I received my undergraduate degree in Biology from Vassar College where I graduated with honors and
as a Phi Beta Kappa member in 1986. I attended UMDNJ‐Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New
Jersey on a four year full tuition academic scholarship from 1986 – 1990.
After obtaining my M.D. in 1990 I went to Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island,NY
for a Pediatric internship and then decided to pursue a Pathology career in 1991 at Winthrop University
Hospital in Mineola, NY. After four years of residency, I became Board certified in Clinical Pathology
in 1995 I started part‐time employment at LabCorp in Uniondale, NY while raising children. I returned to
residency in 1998 to finish Anatomic Pathology and was Board Certified in that discipline in 2000. I spent
6 years as a full‐time staff attending pathologist at Winthrop University followed by 1 year as a staff
pathologist in Gastrointestinal pathology at LabCorp. While there, I began to teach part‐time at NYCOM in
October 2007. I felt my niche in teaching and was very happy to take a full‐time position as an assistant
professor here at NYCOM in February 2008 where I have been very active in teaching both in the lecture
and problem based learning curricula. I am a thread coordinator for the Introduction to Osteopathic
Medicine Course, and am on the Technical Advisory Committee and Biosafety Committee.
I also help out with Admission Interviews and am the faculty advisor for the American Medical Student
Association. I am involved in the MedPrep and STEP programs.
My interests include Hematopathology and GI pathology and 2 of my recent abstracts included
work on serrated adenomas of the colon and diverticulosis I hope to continue to pursue these
endeavours and add even more in the future.