Currently Completing Anatomical Pathology Clinical and Research Fellowship at U of T
It was during medical school that I decided on a career in anatomical pathology. Initially, it caught my attention as the medical specialty with the most definitive answers for patients and for referring physicians in many domains of medical care. Ultimately, it maintained my interest due to the breadth of practice and deep-rooted ties (both historical and present-day) to basic, clinical, and translational research. When I was deciding on a department for my postgraduate medical training in pathology, I wanted an environment that could inspire and support me in all of these areas. I chose the University of Toronto’s department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and I have not been disappointed. At this department, I have benefitted from the clinical resources of four large, tertiary/quarternary care general hospitals, a world-renowned children's hospital, an exciting forensic pathology service, and multiple affiliated community hospitals. At these hospitals, I have often been taught by world experts, and have been inspired by clinical teachers who care about resident education and have encouraged me to set personal goals. In particular, LMP supported me during my residency to pursue a dedicated 16-month research training program in epidemiology, statistics, and data mining, resulting in the completion of an MPH degree.