The Power List 2016
“Sara is engaging and leading the way for social media to help educate on and promote pathology, as well as creating new opportunities for academic discourse.” The latter refers to her role in co-founding #pathJC, the popular Twitter-based pathology journal club – but that’s not all. A cytopathology and surgical pathology specialist at Duke Health, she has also lectured to patients on the role of pathology, presented at national meetings about medical education, and served on several boards and committees at the local and national level to raise the profile of pathologists.
“Don’t believe the stereotypes that pathologists don’t care for patients,” Sara says. “We ‘see’ many patients a day, if not in clinic, then under our microscopes. It’s a critical and heavy responsibility. Communication skills, too, are key – having the world’s most sophisticated diagnosis is meaningless if we can’t convey that information to our colleagues to help direct patient care.”