Clinical Assistant Professor
I have broad interests in pathology with special interests in oncologic surgical pathology and gastrointestinal pathology.
After graduating from medical school and practicing general surgery for a couple of years, I enrolled in a Ph. D program at Roswell Park Cancer Institution in the department of molecular pharmacology and cancer therapeutics to fulfill my interest in finding tumor makers that can help to diagnose cancer earlier and to develop target therapy to improve cancer patients’ life quality. I finished my Ph. D program successfully with a couple of publications and a patent. Realizing that pathology is the best specialty that can help me to combine my research interests with clinical practice, I did four years’ pathology residency training at State University New York at Buffalo followed two years’ fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. These trainings not only helped me to develop excellent clinical skills but also provided me with good opportunities to perform translational research.
I regard that my career is composed of three major parts and it is in these three parts that I have set my career goals and been working hard to achieve them. The first is clinical service. As a well-trained and board certified pathologist on anatomic and clinical pathology, I practice general surgical pathology and some clinical pathology. I corporate with clinicians to provide high-quality clinical service to our patients for the management of their diseases. The second is research. I think research is the most important way to help us keep practicing up-to-date medicine. The fast developing advanced techniques provide us with many opportunities to improve our clinical practices. Currently, I continue working on a project I started during my fellowship which is using next generation sequencing to analyze genomic alternations in ampullary carcinoma. I am also interested in evaluating liver fibrosis by using quantitative image analysis tools. The university and department of pathology provide great research opportunities. The third is teaching. I have been actively involving in teaching medical students and residents during my residency and fellowship training and I really enjoy it. Now my teaching activities include core lectures, signing out cases with residents and giving unknown conferences.