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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! The department leadership would like to invite you all to join us for an end of summer Pathology Ice Cream Sundae Social.  It will be held on Friday, September 29th from 3:00-4:30pm in the Thier conference room. We hope you can make it.

Please join us for the next Town Hall meeting that will take place on Tuesday, January 30th from 2:00-3:00pm in the O’Keefe Auditorium. We look forward to seeing you then!

PIE Awardees

Congratulations to the below individuals/teams in Pathology that have received Partners in Excellence Awards:

  • Laura Listro
  • Nicole Hartford
  • Amelia Raymond
  • Allison MacLeay
  • Aymen Baig
  • Christine DiFederico
  • Julie Batten
  • Tim Girouard
  • Pasquale Caputo
  • Anand Dighe
  • Denise Zimmermann
  • The HLA lab (Andrea Pannone, Claudia Comerford, Emanuela Keefe, Haley Slater, Gertraude Warren, Kimberly Williams and Tim Girouard)

The One Hundred Award

 Every year, the One Hundred Award is given to 100 Everyday Amazing individuals and groups from all aspects of cancer care (research, volunteer, philanthropist, clinician, community fundraiser, etc.), where they are honored for their contributions.

Congratulations to Miguel Rivera M.D., who is being recognized for his research in using new genomic techniques to study how cancer cells abnormally activate or silence genes! Read more here.


Congratulations to Dr. Frederic Preffer, of the Pathology and the Mass General Cancer Center’s Cellular Therapeutics and Transplantation Laboratory (CTTL) team, who are being honored for their work ensuring that patients in the Bone Marrow Transplant Program receive the most precisely-matched stem cells possible. Read more here.

Employee Suggestion Program – Results

We have received sixteen suggestions from Pathology employees covering a multitude of topics. Five of the ideas have been implemented, eight are under review, and three have been evaluated but cannot be put into place at the present time. You can find the latest Traffic Light Report here. Keep you ideas coming! You can submit new ideas here.

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Congratulations and Welcome!

Please join us in congratulating Dr. David Langenau on making the Class of 2017 MGH Research Scholars list! These researchers were selected from 76 outstanding applications submitted by investigators across the entire MGH research community.


Congratulations to the following faculty who have recently been promoted at Harvard Medical School!

HMS Promotions

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Dr. Elena Brachtel has been promoted to Associate Professor of Pathology

James G. Flood, PhD

Dr. James Flood has been promoted to Associate Professor of Pathology

Photo of Robert Paul Hasserjian, MD

Dr. Robert Hasserjian has been promoted to Professor of Pathology


Dr. Amy Ly has been promoted from Instructor to Assistant Professor

MGH Promotions

  • Monali Bhatt, Sr. Medical Technologist, ASCP, Core Hematology Coagulation
  • Jesse Lee, Research Technician II, Molecular Pathology
  • Ravindra Mylvaganam, Sr. Research Lab Manager, Molecular Pathology

Welcome New Employees

  • Jacob Bonsu Subru, Histology Specialist B, Histopathology
  • Ryan P. Frazier, Medical Technologist I ASCP, Molecular Diagnostics
  • Chandler Toriyan Davies, Staff Assistant III, Dermatopathology Outreach
  • Franklin Luciano Guzman, Surgical Pathology Specialist I, Dermatopathology Outreach
  • Barbara A. Pereira, Medical Technologist I ASCP, Core Hematology
  • Bridget Michelle Orrego, Phlebotomist I, Lab Support Services
  • Tara Fein Minucci, Phlebotomist I, Lab Support Services
  • Tara Kathleen Lynn, Phlebotomist I, Lab Support Services
  • Joy Horng, Research Laboratory Assistant, Molecular Pathology

Welcome 2017-2018 Residents

  • Kristine Albin, MD, APCP
  • Melis Anahtar, MD, PhD, CP
  • Michael Astudillo, MD, APCP
  • Samantha Champion, MD, APNP
  • Adam Fisch, MD, PhD, AP
  • Megan Fitzpatrick, MD, APCP
  • Grace Mahowald, MD, PhD, CP

Welcome 2017-2018 Fellows

  • Nathan Clement, MD, Neuropathology
  • Karen Coffey, MD, Microbiology
  • Julie Guilmette, MD, Head & Neck
  • Daniel Johnson, MD, Head & Neck
  • Danielle Kurant, MD, Informatics
  • Kristen Pierce, MD, Cytopathology
  • Patrick Rush, DO, Dermatopathology
  • Bradford Siegele, MD,JD, Hemetology