The following is a brief outline of my professional activities after I became a Pathologist.
I am currently a board certified Pathologist in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (2007) with american board of pathology AP/CP recertification (2017). I have been working in the area of Pathology for 28 years. I finished a 3 year AP residency in Colombia in 1992. After graduation, I worked as Anatomic Pathologist for 8 years at the General Hospital, an academic Hospital in Medellin, Colombia. I was in charge of tumor board, teaching conferences, coordinator of the Pathology rotation for Surgery and OB-Gyn residents and also adjunct professor of the Faculty of Medicine of CES and Pontificia Bolivariana University.
In 2000, I moved to USA. I started a 5 year AP/CP Pathology residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and graduated June 2005. My fourth year of residency was a fellowship in Cytopathology.
I have been working as a Pathologist for 12 years in private practice in Florida. In my hospital, I cover a population of retired people with great variety of oncologic cases. My duties in the hospital are both Surgical and Clinical Pathology. I am a member of the Surgery Committee, Medical Care Committee and frequently represent the Pathology Department at the Executive Committee.
My professional interest significantly favors general Surgical Pathology, Cytopath, Gyn Path and I also have a special learning interest in the area of Hematopath. We have a lot of lymphomas and leukemias in our community and I have performed hundreds of bone marrow biopsies in my 11 years of practice. I send the flow cytometry and molecular studies to a reference lab but I always try to learn from the hematopathologist interpretation of those tests. I worked with Telepathology for the interpretation of my immunostains and I also use image computer assisted technology for the interpretation of breast prognostic markers and MSI.
In 2008, I voluntarily trained to become a team leader inspector for the college of American Pathologist and subsequently inspected as team leader three Florida Hospitals for the CAP accreditation.
In 2009, I created this website and for 8 years I have been publishing interesting cases and a lot of pathology information. By keeping my website up to date I have found an excellent tool and discipline that helps me to be current in Pathology. I also feel very fortunate because this website is really a hobby helping me to fulfill three things that I really love: Pathology, informatics and teaching. I really hope that my effort may be useful for pathology education and motivating for pathologists visiting my site. To make this page available to more people, I am also going to publish occasionally articles in my native Spanish, for pathologist that do not read in English language.
In 2017 I created a facebook and a Twiter pages to share AP and CP information and cases with other collegues. The name of my Twiter page is @Andresangel3. My facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/andresemilio.angel
I also created in 2015 a Flickr gallery of interesting cases. You can visit my pictures in the page https://www.flickr.com/photos/100565488@N03/