Memorial Sloan Kettering pathologist Patricia Adem

Patricia V. Adem, MD


My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Laboratory Medicine

About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Department of Laboratory Medicine
Get To Know Me

The primary reason I became a pathologist was because I wanted to work to improve the lives of people with cancer, and I remain true to this motivation to this day. I am board-certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology and hold subspecialty certification in medical microbiology. My practice area is laboratory medicine, which involves assessments of blood or other bodily fluids to provide meaningful information to caregivers.

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Since laboratory medicine is a clinical discipline that touches all patients, developing new tests and finding new ways to improve quality can be especially impactful. My efforts in laboratory medicine have enabled me to develop and lead quality assurance and service expansion projects, where I have enjoyed ample opportunity to leverage skills in communication, creativity, management, and efficiency.

My career goals are to continue to advance care for patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering, as well as all people with cancer, by advancing the field of laboratory medicine. I plan to achieve this by continuing in my teaching efforts and other scholarly activities while also increasing my engagement with national organizations. I also expect to grow and develop my skills in laboratory medicine leadership by service excellence, participating in studies, and pursing performance improvement projects.

My Role at MSK

A pathologist is a doctor who uses a microscope to make a diagnosis from cell and tissue samples. They analyze the samples to learn the cause and effects of a health condition.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Laboratory Medicine
Education & Honors


  • MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School


  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - University of Chicago Medical Center

Awards and Honors

  • Certificate of Clinical Excellence, Department of Pathology, New York Medical College School of Medicine (2018)


  • Infectious Disease - Pathology Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Board Certifications

  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Diplomate (American Board of Medical Microbiology)

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Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

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Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

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Patricia V. Adem discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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