Clarissa Cassol
Currently Completing Anatomical Pathology Residency Program
Early on in medical school, I decided to pursue a career in anatomical pathology after my first exposure to basic pathology courses. I found it amazing to be able to understand the underlying basis of diseases. Beyond the study of disease, I also came to understand the equally fascinating diagnostic side of pathology. As pathologists, we can have a direct impact on patients' care by accurately determining the nature and extent of their diseases and provide information of prognostic and therapeutic significance. Pathology residency at LMP at U of T provides us with the unique opportunity to rotate through many different hospitals thus allowing us to be in contact with a broad spectrum of faculty - each with their perspectives and approaches to pathology. Since this is not a black and white science, the exposure to such a variety of expertise is of great value in our formation as independent pathologists.
Research Focus: 

Molecular Pathology of Pheochromocytomas and Paragangliomas and Familial Paraganglioma Syndromes and assessment of renal function with nephron-sparing treatments of renal cell carcinoma.