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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 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 while acting as an Assistant Professor for Texas A&M University in the departments of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology. 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.

Thomas Neuhauser, M.D. joins CPA

Dr. Thomas Neuhauser had a career in the United States Air Force as a Major graduating from the Uniformed Services University Medical School in 1992. After finishing a transitional internship at Wilford Hall Medical Center in Texas, he completed his residency in Clinical and Anatomic Pathology. During the following two years he completed a Hematopathology Fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute in Pathology, and over these two and subsequent years authored multiple studies in the area of Hematopathology. After completing his military commitment with the Air Force as staff at Wilford Hall, Dr. Neuhauser joined Summit Pathology as a founding member in Loveland Colorado, and also served as a staff member with Ameripath in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Neuhauser has also has served as Treasurer and President of the San Antonio Society of Pathology, and spent three months as an observer in the Department of Gastrointestinal Pathology at Johns Hopkins as well as co-authoring a book on Physical Examination.

Andrea Jones M.D. joins CPA

Dr. Andrea Jones completed her Medical School at the National University of Colombia, in Bogota, Colombia where she also did a few years of training in Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Jones then moved to Minnesota to study at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, completing her Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency program followed by her Cytopathology Fellowship. Dr. Jones completed her Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in 2017. Dr. Jones is Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology.

Amy Coffey, M.D. joins CPA

Dr. Amy Coffey completed her undergraduate Biochemistry degree from Texas A & M University, Summa Cum Laude. She stayed in Texas to complete her Medical Degree from University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Upon completion, Dr. Coffey attended New York Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia University Medical Center for her Anatomic Pathology Residency, returning to Texas for her fellowship in Pediatric Pathology from Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Coffey remained there to complete a second fellowship in Hematopathology. Dr. Coffey is Board Certified in Anatomic and Pediatric Pathology and is Board Certified in Hematopathology.

Zachary Sussman, M.D. joins CPA

Dr. Sussman completed his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas and his undergraduate training in biology, graduating Cum Laude from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Sussman did a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, followed by an Anatomic Pathology Fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Dr. Sussman was a post-graduate observer under the direction of Dr. Volkan Adsay at Emory University participating in specialty tissue sign outs. Dr. Sussman is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with additional training in Breast Pathology.

Additionally, Dr Sussman was a Visiting Clinician at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale under the direction of Dr. Kevin Leslie, Pulmonary Pathology. Prior to joining Dr. Clinical Pathology Associates, Dr. Sussman was at Aurora Laboratory where he served as the Medical Director of Laboratory and Chief of Pathology at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, Austin, TX. Prior to that, Dr. Sussman was a pathologist and Medical Director in Roswell and La Cruces, NM.

Emma Diaz de Leon, M.D. joins CPA

Dr. Diaz de Leon is a Board Certified Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist trained at Loyola University in Chicago. She did her surgical pathology Fellowship at UTMB in Galveston and more recently completed her subspecialty training in Gastrointestinal and Liver pathology at UT Southwestern in Dallas. Dr. Diaz de Leon has eighteen years of experience and has served as Inspector of the College of American Pathologist for fifteen years. She has also served as Medical Director for several hospitals in Texas as well as private laboratories. She completed her Medical school in San Luis Potosi, Mexico and completed her last year of training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

ASCP 40 Under Forty

Dr. Jennifer Rushton has been honored by the ASCP as one of the 40 Under Forty Honorees as one of the future leaders of pathology and laboratory medicine for her innovative and inspiring achievements in the early stages of her career. These leaders were chosen out of a field of highly accomplished and talented global applicants.

Dr. Rushton serves as the Chief of Pathology Services for the Baptist Health System in San Antonio, Medical Director for the Baptist Medical Center Hospital and is actively involved in leadership roles on many system wide committees and professional organizations.

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

 

2017 St. David’s Toast of the Town

CPA is proud to announce that we will be partnering with St. David’s for their 2017 Toast of the Town fundraiser.

Presented by the St. David’s Foundation Community Fund, Toast of the Town is a series of unique events hosted in private homes and interesting venues throughout central Texas each spring to raise money and awareness for the St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship Fund.  In 2016, Toast of the Town was a huge success, raising almost $1.5 million for the St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship.

St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship changes the lives of students in Central Texas pursuing health care professions by covering up to $7,500 per year of college-related expenses such as tuition, fees, books and medical supplies. In 2016, the Scholarship Fund awarded 54 scholarships to students with funds raised during Toast of the Town. For more information please visit their site at http://toastaustin.org/.

2017 EASB LIVE

CPA is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the 2017 Gala, Live from Camp Mabry, by the Elizabeth Ann Seton Board.

On April 29th, 2017 The Elizabeth Ann Seton Board will host EASB LIVE! from Camp Mabry celebrating its 26th year of creating a healthier community! This year’s gala will benefit building and equipment needs for the Marialice Shivers Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and mother/baby services at Seton Medical Center Austin. Chaired by Brittany Bailey and Jamie Chandlee the event will be held at Camp Mabry and include live, silent and online auctions and much more.

The Elizabeth Ann Seton Board is dedicated to improving the lives of Central Texas communities by supporting the work and vision of the Daughters of Charity healthcare ministries through fundraising, education and community advocacy with The Seton Fund. For more information please visit their website at http://www.setonfund.org/easb-live-2017?page=easb-live.