Residency Alumni

What Our Alumni Have To Say About Their Experiences in Duke Pathology

Patricia D. Pittman MD MBA
Oncologic Pathologist, Caris Life Sciences

My AP/CP residency and NP fellowship training at Duke were exceptional and more than prepared me for my post-training career. The surgical pathology work-flow and case-load are optimal for all levels of learners, and  includes a variety of routine and complex specimens. As a resident and fellow I was privileged to an ample amount of autonomy to prepare cases, critically think, and come to sign-out ready to discuss with my attendings. Similarly, CP rotations were extremely hands-on, as the CP faculty worked diligently to include trainees in all aspects of the laboratory on-goings, including active cases, managerial issues and ever-changing protocols. The overall environment of the Duke Pathology department was supportive, unbiased and without incentive. The faculty and staff of the department truly led by example and worked tirelessly to help each trainee achieve their own academic and professional goals. The department offers numerous opportunities for trainees to be involved in activities throughout the Duke healthcare system, including leadership roles and inter-department research projects. I will be forever grateful for my training at Duke and for the opportunity to meet and work with some of the best minds in the business!

Giles Jake Maule, MD PhD
Pathologist and Associate Medical Director, Foundation Medicine  

I am currently a pathologist and associate medical director at Foundation Medicine in Morrisville, NC, and was a pathology resident at Duke from 2017 to 2021. As a Duke resident, I saw a wide range of surgical pathology specimens, often on busy services with high case volumes, and quickly learned how to be organized and efficient. This experience prepared me well for my current position, where I receive a diverse array of tumor specimens each day from around the world for comprehensive genomic profiling and PD-L1 testing. Duke provided great training and an open learning environment in a fun atmosphere, and I think it is one of the best places in the country to be a pathology resident.

Colby Cantu, MD
St. Vincent’s Pathology Associates, Jacksonville, FL

My transition to fellowship has been painless due to my high level of preparation from residency.

Rachel Jug, MB BCh BAO
 Staff Anatomical Pathologist & Transfusion Medical Director, William Osler Health System, Toronto, Canada

The high volume subspecialty training I received as a resident at Duke prepared me well for my current fellowship in Cytopathology. Additionally, the research and leadership opportunities I have taken part in throughout my training have been academically enriching and helped me form invaluable connections along the way. I am grateful to my faculty mentors at Duke for their dedication to teaching me and my co-residents and for involving us in exciting opportunities beyond our clinical training.

Gustaaf de Ridder, MD PhD
System Director for Transfusion Medicine, Geisinger Health System

Residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Duke was an excellent springboard to an AP fellowship in Cardiothoracic Pathology at Duke and a CP fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at UNC. The quality of instruction and exposure to surgical and cytology cases at Duke is unsurpassed anywhere in the nation. My training in CP, and in particular Transfusion, was very flexible and allowed me to pursue research interests while also preparing me well for the AP/CP board exams. Overall, the Duke Path laboratory management  training was also very strong, and I have extended that training into fellowship. I will benefit greatly from my Duke training as I grow into my new role as Transfusion Medicine director at Geisinger. A huge thanks to all of my faculty mentors at Duke!

Sherry Tang, MD
Staff Pathologist, Kaiser Permanente, Riverside, CA

I completed my AP/CP pathology residency at Duke between 2013-2017. Next, I went on to UNC to complete a cytopathology fellowship and a surgical pathology fellow at MD Anderson. My co-fellows come from diverse backgrounds and training programs, including Cleveland Clinic, Baylor, Yale, University of Colorado. I have realized that just as I have much to learn from them, I have much to contribute to case discussions as well. The reason for that can be traced back to the training I have received at Duke. A combination of the generous teaching provided by faculty, volume and breadth of cases, and hands on experience managing a busy frozen section lab has been invaluable to my success. At Kaiser Permanente I will be signing out a wide variety of general surgical pathology, including Dermpath, GI, GU, GYN, among others, as well as taking CP call. If it were not for the foundation of knowledge I gained during residency as well as support of my mentors at Duke, I would not be where I am today.

John M. Carney, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center

During my training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Duke I was fortunate to work with supportive and enthusiastic faculty who showed genuine interest in my education and development as a pathologist. Faculty were always collegial and as a member of the team, encouraged me to develop my diagnostic skills, independent thinking, and academic perspective. My time at Duke as a resident and fellow provided an opportunity to build a strong foundation in diagnostic pathology, create a niche for my academic interests, and gave me the tools to have a successful transition from trainee to practicing pathologist.  

Kim Ingersoll, MD
Pathologist at Doctors Anatomic Pathology Services in Jonesboro, Arkansas

Throughout my AP/CP residency and my Hematopathology fellowship at Duke, I saw a high volume and wide variety of cases, worked with top-notch attendings with outstanding teaching skills, and learned alongside passionate and motivated residents.  The case load and breadth of cases prepared me for the wide variety of cases that I see as a community pathologist.  Additionally, the graduated responsibilities built into Duke's training programs eased my transition between trainee and attending.  I am grateful for the outstanding training I received at Duke and it prepared me well to sign out a wide variety of cases and to practice clinical pathology in a community practice setting.

Congratulations to Our Graduates on Their Fellowships



2023 Monica Abdelmalak, MDSurgical Pathology, Duke University
Derald Charles, MD:  New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Evelyna Kliassov, MDSurgical Pathology, Duke University
David McKenzie, MD: Cytopathology, University of Iowa
Gina Sotolongo, MD:  Hematopathology, Duke University
Karolina Woroniecka, MD, PhD: Private Practice


Alexandra Tally Balaban, MD: Surgical Pathology, Houston Methodist; Cytopathology, Duke University
Haley Davis, MD:  Cytopathology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Richard Davis, MD: Cytopathology
and Pathology Informatics, Duke University
Taylor Forns, MD: Faculty, Durham Veterans Administration Hospital
Natasha Iranzad, MD:  Hematopathology, Duke University
Caroline Mullins Underwood, MD: Dermatopathology, Duke University



Mitchell Arbogast, MD: Gastrointestinal Pathology, Duke University
Marcel Castor, MD:  Anatomic and Autopsy Pathology, Duke University
Giles “Jake” Maule, MD, PhD: Industry, Foundation Medicine
Jenna McCracken, MD, PhD: Hematopathology, Duke University
Rhonda Mittenzwei, MD:  Neuropathology and Forensics Pathology, University of Washington
Vanessa Smith, MD: Neuropathology, Duke University


Jill Browning, MD: Surgical Pathology and Dermatopathology, Duke University
Bruce Leckey, Jr., DO:  Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology, University of Pittsburgh; Dermatopathology, Mayo Clinic
Michael Schild DOGastrointestinal Pathology and Cytopathology, Duke University
Siddhartha Sen, MD, PhD: Molecular Pathology, Baylor University


Colby Cantu, MD - Cytopathology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Surgical Pathology, UCLA
Lauren Havrilla, DO - Forensic Pathology, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of North Carolina
Karissa Heck, MD - Surgical Pathology, Duke University
Rachel Jug, MB, BCh BAO - Cytopathology, Duke University; Transfusion Medicine, Canadian Blood Services
Catherine Luedke, MD - Hematopathology, Duke University; Surgical Pathology, Duke University
Patricia Pittman, MD, MBA - Neuropathology, Duke University


Claire Detweiler, MD - Surgical Pathology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Grant Harrison, MD - Cytopathology, University of Virginia; Surgical Pathology, Mayo Clinic
Kimberly Ingersoll, MDHematopathology, Duke University
Elizabeth McKinnon, MD - Forensic Pathology, Montgomery County Coroner's Office, Dayton, OH


Rebecca Alvarez, MD - Surgical Pathology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Cytopathology, University of Washington
John Carney, MD - Thoracic Pathology, Duke University
Gustaaf de Ridder, MD PhD - Surgical Pathology, Duke University; Transfusion Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Jonathan Galeotti, MD - Hematopathology and Molecular Pathology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
William Harrison, MD - Neuropathology, Duke University
Xin Liu, MD - Hematopathology, Duke University;  Surgical Pathology, Duke University
Sherry Tang, MD - Surgical Pathology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Sara Abbott, MD - Surgical Pathology, Duke University; Breast Pathology MD Anderson
Miglena Komforti, DO -  Surgical Pathology, Northwell Health
Steven Kramer, MD - Hematopathology, Thomas Jefferson University; Surgical Pathology, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Alyssa Kraynie, MD - Cytopathology and Surgical Pathology, Duke University


Lauren Allen, MD  - Surgical Pathology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Matthew Mastrodomenico, MD - Hematopathology and Surgical Pathology, Medical Univ. South Carolina
Craig Poster, MD  - Surgical Pathology, Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, NV
Andrew Rand, MD  - Surgical Pathology, Medical Univ. South Carolina; Dermatopathology, Tufts Medical Center
Bethany Vallangeon, MD -  Hematopathology, Duke University
John Van Arnam, MD - Surgical Pathology, Mayo Clinic


Andrew Buck, MD - Cytopathology, Duke University
Lisa Cichon, MD - Hematopathology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Sarah Larson Jelliffe, DO - Surgical Pathology,  Lakenheath Air Force Base, England
Amanda Layne, MD - Cytopathology and GI pathology, Duke University; Surgical Pathology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Yang Shi, MD - Hematopathology, Cleveland Clinic


Sara Jiang, MD - Cytopathology, Duke University
Gregory W. Osmond, MD - Dermatopathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Paulie Papavassiliou, MD - Hematopathology, Duke University
Deepti Reddi, MD - Hematopathology, City of Hope National Medical Center


M. Quinn Wickham, MD – Surgical Pathology, University of California, San Francisco
Kelly West, MD – Dermatopathology, Duke University
Christopher Alley, MD – Cytopathology, Duke University
Wen-Chi Foo, MD – Cytopathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Evan Kulbacki, MD Hematopathology, Duke University


Elizabeth Boswell, MD – Surgical Pathology, Duke University
Allison Hall, MD, PhD – Surgical Pathology, Duke University
Daniel Kenan, MD, PhD – Renal Pathology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Trisha Shattuck, MD, PhD – Cytopathology, Duke University
Maggie Stoecker, MD - Hematopathology, Duke University
Rebeca Varley, MD - Surgical Pathology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Blake Hutchinson, MD – Hematopathology, Duke University
John Papalas, MD – Dermatopathology, Duke University
Elizabeth Pavlisko, MD – Surgical Pathology, Duke University
Jennifer Crow, MD – Hematopathology, Duke University


John Childs, MD – Active Duty, Staff Pathologist, San Diego Naval Hospital
Jennifer Crow, MD – Hematopathology, Duke University
Krystal Johnson, MD – Gastrointestinal & Hepatic Pathology, Duke University
Frank Schneider, MD - Cytopathology, Duke University; Pulmonary Pathology, Mayo Clinic
Kenneth Youens, MD – Cytopathology, Duke University


Maria Gallego Attis, MD – Cytopathology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Michael Huening, MD - Cytopathology, Duke University
Jill Warrington, MD, PhD – Assistant Professor, University of Vermont


Natalie Grunkemeier, MD – Surgical Pathology, Oregon Health & Science
Jennifer Naber, MD - Hematopathology, Duke University
Gregory Ray, MD – Hematopathology, Georgetown University
Deborah Sevilla, MD – Hematopathology, New York Presbyterian
Laura Stewart, MD - Cytopathology, University of Tennessee
Michael Waugh, MD - Cytopathology, Duke University


Ryan Mott, MD – Neuropathology, Duke University
John Turner, MD – Dermatopathology, Duke University


Evelyn Lockhart, MD -  Transfusion Medicine, Puget Sound Blood Bank Center
Shannon McCall, MD - Gastrointestinal & Hepatic Pathology, Duke University
Dimitri Trembath, MD - Neuropathology, Duke University
Dina Trobbiani, MD - Forensics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Tram Pham, MD - Dermatopathology, Duke University