Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dr. Rivera-Zengotita joins Dr. Yachnis at the University of Florida

I just got word from the good Dr. Tony Yachnis that there has recently been a big development in Gainesville, Florida. Here's the latest from Dr. Yachnis:

Maria Rivera-Zengotita, MD
Dr. Marie Rivera-Zengotita has joined the Neuropathology Section at the University of Florida College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Pathology.  She graduated from Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico and completed her residency training in anatomic pathology at the University of Puerto Rico.  Dr. Marie Rivera-Zengotita went on to complete a neuropathology fellowship at the Methodist Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  There, she trained in tumor neuropathology at MD Anderson Cancer Center with Dr. Greg Fuller and did general neuropathology with Dr. Susan Z. Powell, who is the current program director and Vice Chair of Education at the Methodist Hospital and, also of note, was the first graduate of the Neuropathology Fellowship Program at the University of Florida! 
Dr Rivera-Zengotita brings considerable expertise in neuromuscular and ophthalmic pathology in addition to providing outstanding skill in surgical and autopsy neuropathology in support of clinical, research, and teaching missions of the University of Florida College of Medicine.  According to Dr. Tony Yachnis (neuropathology program director at UF):  "Marie is just what the doctor ordered!"

Best of luck to Dr. Rivera-Zengotita in her new venture! I should also note that this only strengthens the neuropathology fellowship program at the University of Florida, which has a position available starting July 1, 2012. Contact Dr. Yachnis at yachnis@pathology.ufl.edu for more information on that position.