Department of Pathology Alumni Newsletter, Issue 3

Message From The Vice Chair: Dr. Grace E Kim, Professor of Pathology

What is the best attribute of our Department? My response has always been: the dedicated staff, residents, fellows and faculty who actively engage and drive change. I want to briefly update you about all the “moves” and “improvement” efforts in the Department.

With UCSF Health expansion to the Mission Bay campus, we are tremendously grateful for the persuasive arguments our previous Chair, Dr. Abul Abbas, and Vice Chair of Clinical Services, Dr. Linda Ferrell, presented that enabled us to have a wonderful space for the Department in the Ron Conway Family Gateway Building. The Gross Room at Mission Bay brought tears of joy to Dr. Ferrell’s eyes knowing the hard-working team of Gross Room staff and trainees would have suitable space. Having staff and specimens across three sites is a challenge that Medical Director Dr. Soo-Jin Cho and Supervisor Bob Grefka have taken on. Our team composed of Dr. Elham Khanafshar, Director of Cytopathology, Jill Grochowski, Cytology Supervisor, and Susie Nguyen, Interim Director of Clinical Operations, have been attentively creating a cohesive area for our Cytopathologists, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Biopsy Clinic and Cytology Lab in the Baker Precision Medicine Cancer Medicine Building. We are excited Cytopathology is an integral clinical team who will be serving our patients at this location on September 9, 2019. You can follow them on Twitter @UCSFcytopath. Not to be left behind, already there has been a flurry of activity to determine our footprint in the New Parnassus campus hospital that will open 2030.....