Michelle Johnson Approved as Pathologists' Assistant Program Director

Congratulations to Michelle Johnson, MHS, PA (ASCP) CM, who officially was approved by NAACLS as Duke’s new Pathologists’ Assistant Program Director. Michelle has served as the program’s Associate Director since she arrived at Duke in July 2021.  She is a graduate of Duke’s Pathologists’ Assistant Program (’99) and started her career as a staff PA in Duke’s Surgical Pathology Laboratory.  After leaving Duke, she worked in community practices in Utah and Virginia, and also served as the supervisor of the Surgical Pathology Laboratories in the adult and children’s hospitals at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Michelle replaces Rex Bentley, MD, as Program Director, who has served in this role since 2009.  Bentley will transition to a faculty liaison position with the program.