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Patricia V. Adem, MD
Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist
Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Department of Laboratory Medicine
MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - University of Chicago Medical Center
Infectious Disease - Pathology Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Diplomate (American Board of Medical Microbiology)
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.
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.
Awards and Honors
Certificate of Clinical Excellence, Department of Pathology, New York Medical College School of Medicine (2018)
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