Oh, the Places You’ll Go…
Where are they headed?
Our Current 4th years have all secured fantastic fellowships, both at UVA and beyond. Here’s what’s in store for this year’s graduating class:
Kristan Abernathy, M.D.: UNM Forensic Pathology fellowship
Ashley Craddock, M.D.: UVA Dermatopathology fellowship
Ronald Devera, M.D.: New York Blood Center Transfusion Medicine fellowship
Lisa Friedman, M.D.: Stanford Hematopathology fellowship
Marge Moore, M.D.: UVA Hempatopathology fellowship; UVA Cytopathology fellowship
Where are they now?
Our graduates secure fulfilling and varying jobs both in academics and in the community. Here’s a sampling of where a few recent trainees ended up in practice, and what they have to say about their residency years at UVA.
Fellowship training: Cytopathology and Transfusion Medicine at UVA
Current Position: Associate Professor of Pathology and Residency Program Director at University of Arkansas
What did you love about training at UVA? My 6 years of training at UVA were some of the best years of my life. Perfect mix of amazing faculty and residents, well-rounded AP/CP curriculum, graduated responsibility, and supportive environment, all in the setting of a vibrant college town. Both residency and fellowship prepared me well for my career.
Fellowship: Cytopathology at Indiana University Health
Current Position: Private practice in Evansville, IN and Assistant Clinical Professor at IU School of Medicine
UVA Training: Loved learning from top-notch faculty (now you have to pay big bucks to attend their lectures at meetings)! In private practice, I cover all services and it was really valuable to have general sign-out and strong CP training. I also value all of the lifelong friendships and connections 🙂
Fellowships: Surgical Pathology (Soft Tissue Pathology), Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Cytopathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Current Position: Chief, Head and Neck Pathology, Associate Professor of Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
What I loved about training at UVA: Training in the closely knit pathology department at UVA provided opportunities for both intensive learning at the microscope and for involvement in research with fantastic faculty, which ignited my interest in an academic career.
Fellowship training: Gynecologic Pathology at Johns Hopkins University
Current Position: Community Pathologist at Tower Health in Reading, PA
What did you love about training at UVA?: UVA combines great faculty and friendly workplace environment.
Fellowship: Transfusion Medicine, UVA 2015-2016
Current Position: Associate Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine, Children’s National Medical Center
What did you love about training at UVA?: Excellent teaching from both AP and CP faculty, living in Charlottesville.
Fellowship training: Transfusion Medicine and Dermatopathology (both at UVA)
Current Position: Pathologist at Grand Traverse Pathology (along with 2 other former UVAers!) in Traverse CIty, MI
What did you love about training at UVA?: That I got to work with top notch academic pathologists who were also dedicated to educating and training. I felt privileged to be there and am forever grateful!
Fellowship training: Stanford Surgical Pathology, UVA Cytopathology
Current Position: Associate Professor and Pathology Residency Program Director, Cleveland Clinic
What did you love about training at UVA?: There are so many great memories from my residency and fellowship time at UVA. It’s hard to pick what I most loved – the faculty were all amazing: knowledgeable, nationally engaged, and research oriented, but still down to earth and really great people to know – my co-residents taught me so much, and Charlottesville itself was beautiful to live and work in. I feel like we were really given the autonomy and responsibility to do the work as physicians, which was scary at times but made us better pathologists. A big shout out to Kristen Atkins and Mark Stoler as my closest mentors and teachers – in a lot of ways I constantly try to be like both of them, as I try to teach and mentor residents in my own program now.
Fellowship training: Cytopathology at UVA
Current Position: Community practice in Medford, OR
What did you love about training at UVA? I loved the whole experience. The training environment was supportive. We were given responsibility for our cases and for projects that prepared us for practice. The department works as a team, and we enjoyed close friendships among residents, faculty, and lab staff. My family and I loved living in Charlottesville. It is a warm and strong community in a beautiful part of the country. There was always something to do, see, hike, eat, etc.