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“I feel very fortunate to be able to impact patients’ lives; I can’t think of anything more rewarding,” says Sarah, pathologists’ assistant and Director of the Pathologists’ Assistant Program at Tulane University in New Orleans.
Dr. Philip J. Daroca, Jr. Has Retired - June 30, 2020
Dr. Philip J. Daroca, Jr. a member of the Tulane Pathology faculty for forty-five years, has retired. A native New Orleanian who graduated Warren Easton High School and attended Tulane University, Dr. Daroca graduated from Tulane Medical School in 1968.Read More...
From 1973—1975, he served his nation as a Major in the United States Air Force. He was a staff member of Pulmonary and Mediastinal Pathology, Division of Armed Forces, Institute of Pathology. In 1975, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Pathology at Tulane Medical School. Six years later, he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, Dr. Daroca has been the recipient of three (3) Anatomic Pathology Resident Teaching Awards; five (5) Owl Club Awards including a Category 5 award; Five (5) Teaching Awards for Mechanisms of Disease., 2nd year course, and the Lifetime Teaching Award for Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. In 2018, Dr. Daroca was honored when the Donald and Donna Pulitzer Endowed Professorship in Pathology that was bestowed upon him. The Department of Pathology has even named a faculty award for him: The Philip J. Daroca, Jr., M.D. Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Clinically, his reputation as an astute diagnostician garners consults nationally especially in the area of pulmonary disease.
For the span of his forty-five year-long career here in the Department, he has remained a cherished faculty member revered by faculty, fellows, residents, students, lab and Administrative staff. His constant humility, high degree of ethics and sterling reputation, combined with his brilliant medical mind and contributions have proven how special Dr. Daroca is. We wish him only the best for the future.
Graduation and Annual Awards - June 16, 2020
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine began the 2019-2020 academic Year with a wealth of talented and dedicated Fellows; Residents; Master’s Program Students; and Pathologist Assistant Students, a newly formed program. Despite the extraordinary challenges brought about by the CoVid-19 pandemic and resulting quarantine, students, residents, fellows and faculty persevered and successfully achieved academic, medical and research goals. As the 2019-2020 academic year reaches its conclusion the Department of Pathology is proud to recognize the milestones achieved by faculty, fellows, residents and students.Read More...
FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND STUDENT ANNUAL AWARDS
The annual faculty and residents’ awards were presented at a ceremony at the end of the Academic year.
Tulane receives $1 million gift to expand COVID-19 testing - June 8, 2020
Tulane University has received a $1 million gift from Elana Amsterdam and her husband Rob Katz to significantly expand its molecular pathology lab to increase COVID-19 testing capacity within the region.
On April 1st, Molecular Pathology Laboratory (MPL) at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of Tulane University School of Medicine launched clinical testing for the COVID-19 virus. This test is based on the protocol developed by the CDC and has obtained emergency use authorization by the FDA.
Drs. Yin and Tian are recognized along with Dr. Robert F. Garry Jr. for their swift, innovative and decisive actions setting up COVID-19 testing at Tulane University School of Medicine.
As you all know, Dr. Bryon Crawford, after having been part of the Tulane family for more than two decades, will be leaving here by the end of this April to take the position of Chair of the Department of Pathology, LSU School of Medicine at Shreveport. Read More...
Dr. Crawford, who had served as Interim Chair of this Department for two times, is one of our well respected academic leaders in pathology and laboratory medicine field. At Tulane, he has also served as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs; Director of the HCA-TMC Laboratories and Department’s Histology Laboratory, Vice Chair of the Department, Director of Anatomic Pathology, Co-Director of the Pathology Residency Program, Director of the PA program, and Course Director of Mechanisms of Disease for undergraduate medical education. He has left many positions to be filled in.
Dr. Crawford joined our Department in 1998 after a successful career in the private sector. His contributions to our Department are numerous, substantial and remarkable. In addition to the responsibilities associated with a variety of leadership positions mentioned above, he has devoted much of his efforts in medical education and quality improvement in clinical services. Dr. Crawford is the recipient of many regional and national teaching awards, including the prestigious national Michele Raible Distinguished Teaching Award bestowed by the Association of Pathology Chairs. He is a member of numerous national and international medical education committees and aided in the development of non-traditional teaching methods. As a sign of clinical excellence, Dr. Crawford has published numerous articles on GU pathology; GI pathology and bone pathology. As the team leader Dr. Crawford has led many CAP inspections for both the TMC laboratories and many other laboratories across the nation. Most recently he was the driving force for the successful implementation of Covid-19 testing at TMC.
Please join me in extending our complete gratitude for the remarkable accomplishments, leadership and service Dr. Crawford has given to our Department for many years. We wish Dr. Crawford a fond farewell and our sincere wishes for every success in his new position as Chair of Pathology, LSU-Shreveport.
Xiao-Ming Yin, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Pathology
“He has antibodies floating in his blood and his plasma in these antibodies are believed to be very important when it comes to either preventing or fighting off the infection,” said Dr. Tim Peterson with The Blood Center.
The Molecular Pathology Laboratory at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine is offering clinical testing for COVID-19.
Medical staff say they can now get test results in a matter of hours rather than having to wait days to know if someone is infected.
Joining the Pathology Department for the next academic year 2020-2021 will be two new fellows and three new residents.