Renowned pathologist selected as Anatomic Pathology Division director

UAB Pathology adds new Anatomic Pathology Division Director in Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D., an expert in genitourinary pathology.

Written by: Christina Crowe

Media contact: Adam Pope

christine magi galluzzi streamCristina Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally recognized pathologist and researcher, has been named director of the Division of Anatomic Pathology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Department of Pathology.

Magi-Galluzzi comes to UAB from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, where she was professor. She officially joined UAB on Oct. 1.

“Dr. Magi-Galluzzi is renowned in her field, bringing expertise in genitourinary pathology,” said George Netto, M.D., chair of the Department of Pathology. “Her addition to our team will provide renewed leadership for the Division of Anatomic Pathology and enhance our sub-specialized clinical expertise in surgical pathology. Her research focus on prostate, bladder and kidney cancers will further establish our department as a major player in the field of GU pathology.”

Magi-Galluzzi takes over the role of division director for interim director Vishnu Reddy, M.D. Her clinical expertise is the pathological diagnosis of genitourinary diseases, including prostate, bladder, testicular, adrenal and kidney malignancies. Her research interest focuses on prostate carcinogenesis and in the discovery and validation of tumor markers and genomic tests of value in furthering the goals of successful treatment and understanding of the pathogenesis of genitourinary diseases.

“I am delighted to join the UAB School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology and excited about leading a team on collaborative projects,” Magi-Galluzzi said. “I consider myself a pathologist first, and a teacher and researcher second, and my main goal is to provide excellent clinical service to patients.” 

In September she was named to The Pathologist magazine’s 2018 Power List of “100 of the best, brightest and most powerful advocates of pathology.”

“As a clinician, I always strive to have a positive impact on the patients’ present,” she said. “As a teacher and researcher, making a difference in the patients’ future care is also critical to my success and the success of my team.”