The Department of Pathology offers a four-year training program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.
The program's mission is to provide strong basic training in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and its subspecialties. The program's philosophic mission is to develop a medical knowledge/ skill base and professional attributes that allow our resident/ fellow to independently and competently practice pathology with a life long commitment to continued learning and excellence. The program is designed to develop anatomic and clinical pathologists of the highest caliber who are competent and prepared for private or academic practice.
The Department of Pathology subscribes to a three-fold mission of excellence in service, education and research. The department has provided, and will continue to provide, state-of-the-art anatomic and clinical laboratory services to our patients and the physicians who treat them at the medical center, its affiliated sites, and reference population. We are fully committed to the education of pathology residents and fellows.
It is expected after completion of the program that the resident will be able to pass the American Board of Pathology (ABP) examination, obtain a fellowship of his or her choice, and enter the practice of pathology with confidence in the knowledge base obtained at our program.
The Pathology Department is dedicated to teaching, service, and research. In addition to pathologists in the major subspecialties, three laboratory PhD/MS scientists, and a large part-time visiting pathologist faculty are available for instruction. The pathology faculty includes the range of board-certified sub-specialists, providing excellent training in:
Paul J. Hauptman, MD, Dean of the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, honored Lisa Duncan, MD, Chair of Pathology with an Exemplary Service Recognition Awards. This honor was bestowed in recognition of exemplary service to the UTGSM and The University of Tennessee Medical Center community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Duncan continues to lead the effort to evaluate and disseminate diagnostics, a rapidly evolving and challenging area of the medical center's response to the crisis. She has worked tirelessly to inform faculty, residents and team members of best practices.
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Lisa D. Duncan, M.D. graduated with her medical degree from East Tennessee State University (ETSU)/ James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee in May 1996. Dr. Duncan began the Pathology Residency Program at the University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville (UTMCK) in July 1998 after completing almost two years in the pathology residency program at ETSU. She was selected as chief resident of the Pathology Residency Program and served from July 2000 until June 2001. Dr. Duncan joined the UTMCK pathology faculty as a full-time member upon graduation from residency. She was the first cytopathology fellow at UTMCK and completed the year-long fellowship in June 2004. Dr. Duncan served the Department of Pathology Residency Program as Program Director from July 2009 to June 2013. She is currently board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology. Dr. Duncan has served as the Chair of the Department of Pathology since 2012. She is also the Medical Director of University of Tennessee Medical Center Laboratory and the newly established Biorepository (BioBank). She has served the medical center as chair of numerous hospital committees and was elected and served as Chief of Staff at UT Medical Center during 2010. Dr. Duncan was most recently nominated and appointed to the UHS Board of Directors in July 2019.
See Dr. Duncan in the UTGSM Faculty Lounge with Dean Hauptman
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