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.”

Critical Value

(No. Not that kind of critical value; your patient’s hemoglobin is absolutely fine…) Hello again everyone! Back from a relevant and important case-study last month, I’d like to pivot to highlighting an important annual celebration that happens every May 6-12th around the world: International Nurses’ Day. I know, I know. This is a blog for … Continue reading “Critical Value”

Keeping Abreast of the Times

Hello again everyone and welcome back! Pardon the absolutely cheesy title, but this month I’d like to share parts of a clinical case and discuss some pretty important topics in pathology practice in 2021. While last month’s brief primer on the Cures Act is a definite part of the future of medicine, there are a … Continue reading “Keeping Abreast of the Times”

Is the Cures Act a Cure-All?

Hello everyone and welcome back! Thank you to all those that read the previous piece on life and loss, personal growth, and—of course—vaccines. This month, let’s explore something relatively new on the horizon that has the potential to change pathology as we know it: The Cures Act.  Okay, well, new-“ish”; the Cures Act (114th Congress, H.R. 34) … Continue reading “Is the Cures Act a Cure-All?”

Patients and Patience (Part 2)

Holiday season in well behind us and, while we celebrate and coordinate getting our COVID vaccinations (side note: get yours please), I’d like to revisit a piece from a while back called “Patients and Patience.” Then I talked about how our professionally shared spirit of camaraderie and patient advocacy go hand-in-hand with the ASCP mission. … Continue reading “Patients and Patience (Part 2)”

Set the World on Fire, but Don’t Burnout

Hello everyone and welcome back! So here I am: a med school matriculant, top-choice program matched, doing exactly the training and work I’ve wanted to since before medical school. Totally made it! But before I go all “Fresh Prince of Maywood” on you, there’s a lot to unpack within the word “residency.” I’ve discussed this … Continue reading “Set the World on Fire, but Don’t Burnout”

A Closer Look at “Inside the Lab”

Hello everyone and welcome back! If you’re as “plugged in” to the pathology and laboratory medicine community as I am, then you’ve been absolutely swimming in the explosion of new content and novel delivery this past year alone! A lot of it is a result of our unfortunate pandemic circumstance, but the pathology media-train has … Continue reading “A Closer Look at “Inside the Lab””

Virtually Amazing

Hello everyone and welcome back! I’ve appreciated some amazing feedback from my previous post discussing how doctors can sometimes be patients too, and the challenges one might face in different roles within our health care system. Not only a challenge of roles, but those that struggle with invisible illness have unique perspectives on patient care. … Continue reading “Virtually Amazing”

Doctors are Patients, Too

Hello again everyone, and welcome back! Last time we talked a bit about what exactly pathology and laboratory medicine training looks like—a much-needed peek behind the curtain, if you ask me. This time, I’d like to discuss something that’s been challenging me way before I started working as a resident: something that’s made both clinical … Continue reading “Doctors are Patients, Too”

Dr. Who?

Welcome back everyone! Thanks for reading my piece last month on liquid biopsies. And, as a side note, there is a growing number of awesome quality content and posts from pandemic response, to inclusion, alongside COVID and case-studies so subscribe, share, and add this page to your bookmarks—STAT! Lablogatory has been a fantastic platform to … Continue reading “Dr. Who?”