Global Health Narratives Interview Series: Meet Dr. Constantine E. Kanakis.

Constantine E. Kanakis, MSc, LS(ASCP)CM is a board certified Medical Laboratory Scientist and is a newly minted MD. Any pathology program director reading this should pay close attention, since he is currently completing the Pathology Match for July 2020 and you would be lucky to have him in your program. Constantine has done incredible work … Continue reading “Global Health Narratives Interview Series: Meet Dr. Constantine E. Kanakis.”

Up in Smoke

Hello again everybody, and welcome back! Last month, I was flattered by a double feature with my post about giving a TEDx talk and Dr. Razzano interviewing me for her global health series. This month, I’d like to address a topic that’s been literally everywhere lately and is just as hard to ignore as…well, second-hand … Continue reading “Up in Smoke”

A Med Tech Gives a TEDx Talk

Hello again everyone! After a lot of positive responses and sharing on social media, my article last month got lots of people talking about annual meetings and how great they are for networking, learning, and advancing our profession. Not too long after the ASCP Annual Meeting in Phoenix, I was back in my Manhattan apartment … Continue reading “A Med Tech Gives a TEDx Talk”

Making Meetings Matter

Hello again everyone! I’m writing to you now back in Manhattan after visiting sunny Phoenix, AZ for this year’s ASCP Annual Meeting. Last month I talked about downtime, pathology emergencies, and introduced you all to our insightful and dynamic colleague, Jalissa Hall. It was great working with her and one of the last things we … Continue reading “Making Meetings Matter”

A Pathology Emergency

Hi everybody! Welcome back. Thanks for following along last month’s update on Zika epidemiology and clinical lab crossovers. This time I’ve got a story to tell… This is my last month of medical school! And, as such, I decided to go out with a bang and finish up with my last rotation in Emergency Medicine … Continue reading “A Pathology Emergency”

Hey, What’s the Buzz on Zika?

Hello everyone and welcome back! Last month, it was as fun to write about hematology peripheral smear differentials as it was to address the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration. I found myself in a unique position both as a medical student as well as a former medical laboratory scientist in what was a great clinical training … Continue reading “Hey, What’s the Buzz on Zika?”

Slide Review and You

Welcome back everybody! Last month, I wrote about some projects I did while rotating through the pathology program at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. This month I’m in a more clinical setting with a hematology/oncology clerkship at Northwell’s Staten Island University Hospital. But, over the past few months of rotations (and arguably a lot longer before … Continue reading “Slide Review and You”

New at the Multiplex: The Syphilis Shuffle

Hello again everyone and welcome back! If you caught my previous post it was a rather long twofer for my March rotation at the Mayo Clinic’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine as well as a great case study of a patient’s therapy-related AML in the setting of Li-Fraumeni Syndrome. Now, as I inch closer … Continue reading “New at the Multiplex: The Syphilis Shuffle

I Had a Blast

Hi again everyone! Welcome back. Last month I talked about a colleague of mine, a fellow student who’s pursuing a career in pathology. The month before that I wrote a bit about Just Culture and how those of us in laboratory medicine ought to act as leaders for patient advocacy—especially when it comes to putting … Continue reading “I Had a Blast”

Dead Wrong About Forensic Pathology

(•_•)         ( •_•)>⌐■-■       (⌐■_■) [Puts my sunglasses on dramatically] [Won’t Get Fooled Again by The Who plays] Okay-okay, I couldn’t resist that. How many times have you just wanted a CSI-style joke on here? No? Just me? That’s fine… Hello again everybody! Welcome back! Last month I talked a bit about “Just Culture,” a sort … Continue readingDead Wrong About Forensic Pathology”