ASCP 40 Under Forty – Dr. Krishnan

Dr. Chandra Krishnan has been honored by the ASCP as one of the 40 Under Forty Honorees as a leader making an impact in pathology and laboratory medicine.  These leaders were chosen out of a field of highly accomplished and talented national and international applicants.

Dr. Krishnan is the Director of Service of CPA’s Pediatric Pathology Division and serves as the Medical Director at Dell Children’s Medical Center Hospital Laboratory in Austin, Texas.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Krishnan on this honor.


Dr. Brett Keeling joins CPA

Dr. Brett Keeling attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate and medical degrees.  She completed her residency in Dermatology at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, where served as chief resident in her final year of training.  Following residency, she completed a Dermatopathology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. She now joins CPA as a Dermatopathologist and will be also be teaching and seeing patients in association with the Dell Medical School Dermatology program.


Whitney McCarthy, M.D. joins CPA

Dr. Whitney McCarthy graduated summa cum laude with her B.S. in Biology from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. McCarthy went on to receive her Medical Degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas where she stayed to complete her Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.

Dr. McCarthy then completed the Stuart C. Lauchlan Fellowship in Gynecologic Pathology, Breast Pathology and Gynecologic Cytopathology completing it at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She completed her fellowship in Cytopathology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas in the spring of 2018.

Megan Kressin, M.D. joins CPA

Dr. Megan Kressin completed her Master of Arts in Teaching in May 1998 and later, in 2000, decided to attend the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for her Medical training. She completed her Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology as well as her Fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Following her Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Fellowship, she completed a Hematopathology Fellowship at Vanderbilt University.

After completing her training, she served as Director of Anatomic Pathology at the Nashville VA hospital as well as Assistant Professor for Vanderbilt University until moving to Austin in 2012. Since arriving in Austin Dr. Kressin has provided Pathology services to the Austin area and most recently, she was the Chief of Pathology at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center.

Julia Choi, M.D. joins CPA

Dr. Julia Choi earned an Engineering degree from Duke University, Durham, NC, before attending Medical School at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Choi then completed an Internal Medicine Internship at Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA. After internship, Dr. Choi completed a two-year clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health studying cutaneous lymphoma.

Dr. Choi then completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, where she also served as Chief Resident. Following residency, Dr. Choi completed a Dermatopathology fellowship at Propath/UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, followed by a fellowship in Hematopathology at Baylor Scott and White Hospital, Temple, Texas. Dr. Choi is Board Certified in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, Dermatopathology, and Hematopathology.  Dr. Choi has been the recipient of numerous academic honors and awards.