Clinical and Research Background
Dr. Soong’s clinical areas of interest are in gynecologic pathology and breast pathology, and her main research interests are in understanding the development of cancer precursors in the gynecologic tract and breast, molecular characterization of variants of breast and gynecologic cancers, as well as the translation of pathologic findings for women’s cancer detection and prevention.
Her current research focuses on the following areas:
- Pathogenesis and origin of pelvic high-grade serous carcinoma in relation to risk factors in local microenvironment and host exposures.
- Molecular-pathologic-epidemiologic associations present in the development of ovarian, cervical, and breast cancers.
- Intratumoral heterogeneity in relation to neoplastic progression in gynecologic and breast cancers.
Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology
Academic and Medical Appointments
Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2018-present
Education and Training
Fellowship, Surgical Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 2017-2018
Fellowship, Women’s and Perinatal Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 2016-2017
Residency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 2012-2016
PhD, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, 2015
MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2011
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, 2009
BS, Molecular Environmental Biology and Nutritional Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 2003
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