Breast Pathology: Consulting Staff

Faculty

Suzanne Dintzis, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Board Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Pathology

Clinical and Research Background

Dr. Dintzis’ clinical areas of interest include breast and GYN pathology. She is currently involved in breast cancer research and well as research exploring the interfaces between quality of care, transparency, and communication. She is also helping to develop new online tools to improve pathology education.


Rochelle L. Garcia, MD

Professor

Board Certifications

Board Certified in Cytopathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Clinical and Research Background

Dr. Garcia views herself as a strong diagnostic general pathologist with expertise in gynecologic and breast pathology. She is devoted to teaching in these areas and particularly devoted to teaching residents and medical students how to practice thoughtful, patient centered and cost effective diagnostic pathology and how to communicate via written and verbal reports effectively with clinicians and patients. One of her strongest goals is educating about and clarifying notions about general concepts such as neoplasm, intraepithelial neoplasm and what is “cancer”. She is involved in multiple collaborative research efforts with gynecologic oncologists and is particularly interested in furthering our knowledge and understanding about ovarian and fallopian tube neoplasm.

A relatively recent interest is in international pathology, including volunteer efforts in Kenya and mentoring residents with interest in providing pathology services to underserved areas.


Mark Kilgore, MD

Assistant Professor | Service Leader of Breast Pathology | Associate Residency Director | Co-director Post-sophomore Fellowship

Board Certifications

Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Clinical and Research Background

Dr. Kilgore received his undergraduate training (BS, molecular and cellular biology) at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA and medical school training (MD) at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. His post-graduate medical school training was at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA (Anatomic (AP) and Clinical (CP) Pathology) where he also completed subspecialty training in breast and gynecological pathology. Most recently he has been appointed junior faculty in the Department of Pathology where his research interests are focused mainly on the pathology of breast and gynecological neoplasms.


Mara Rendi, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Board Certifications

Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology; Anatomic Pathology

Clinical and Research Background

My areas of research and clinical expertise include breast and gynecologic pathology as well as medical education. I am currently involved in both breast and ovarian cancer research as well as the development of new online tools to improve medical student pathology education.