img_8320.jpgApril 14 is the 10th annual Pathologists’ Assistant (PA) Day, a day of appreciation led by the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants. PAs are often responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the anatomic pathology service and play a critical role in the delivery of healthcare services in both surgical pathology and autopsy.

Today we are celebrating our five hardworking PAs, Matt Lurken, Joe Begany, Audrey Alexander Garcia, Christine Pasion, Taylor Dubose-Harris, and our PA students, Lauren Wheelock and Sidney Bushman with a celebratory luncheon alongside UAB Pathology trainees.

"I want to express gratitude on behalf of myself, the division and the department for all our PAs do every day," says Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D., C. Bruce Alexander Endowed Professor and Division Director, Anatomic Pathology. "PAs play a vital role for the residents and the patients and we all appreciate and thank them very much."

"From the resident perspective, we couldn't do what we do without the PAs," says Brooke Bartow, M.D., PGY2. "Thank you all so much."

Please join us in recognizing and thanking our UAB Pathology PAs and PA students for their hard work and dedication to the field of pathology and to UAB.

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