Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Dr. Marta Couce joins neuropathology staff at Case Western

Dr. Marta E. Couce

Marta E. Couce, MD, PhD, will be joining the staff of University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University  next week. She will teaming up to handle surgical neuropathology with the illustrious Dr. Mark Cohen, who has been on staff at Case since 1993.

Dr. Couce attended Medical School in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. She pursued her graduate school training at the same University in the Department of Pathology.  After research stints at East Carolina University and the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Couce did her training in Anatomic Pathology at Yale New Haven Hospital, followed by two fellowships - in Surgical Pathology and Neuropathology - at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She worked as a staff Neuropathologist at UPMC, in Pittsburgh, leaving in 2004 to join the Department of  Anatomic Pathology at Son Espases University Hospital in Mallorca, Spain, where she became Chair of Anatomic Pathology, a position that she held until her departure in August, 2013.

Her main research interests are metabolic neuropathology and brain tumors. She has held grants, both in the US and  Spain, to study the effects of diabetes and obesity in the brain and for the last 8 years has been involved in the study of oxidative stress and territorial differences in gliomas.

She is be joined in the bustling metropolis of Cleveland by her husband, an endocrinologist at Cleveland Clinic, and her two teenaged children.

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