Maria F. Gonzalez, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, Associate Director of Pathology Residency Program Pathology
Work Phone: 312-413-3998
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Biographical Info

I am a cytopathologist and surgical pathologist with a special interest in cytology, head and neck pathology, and gastrointestinal pathology. Currently, I am part of the interdisciplinary colorectal cancer team that is working towards obtaining accreditation from the National accreditation program for rectal cancer. Another of my interests is the education of the residents and fellows. I have developed several educational projects with successful results. I participate in the education of the cytopathology fellow and the residents. Some of my roles in the department of pathology include service on departmental committees, implementation of the quality assurance program in surgical pathology, participation in the weekly multidisciplinary colorectal cancer tumor board and molecular tumor board, teaching, research, and collaboration with the residency program.
Clinical and Research Interests:
Clinical FocusCytopathology
Surgical Pathology
Head and Neck Pathology
Gastrointestinal pathologyResearch Focus

Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytopathology
Colorectal adenocarcinoma and other Gastrointestinal Tumors
Pancreatobiliary Tumors
Racial disparities in carcinoma
HPV-mediated carcinomas
Head and Neck Tumors

Educational Focus

Innovative teaching in Pathology
Strategies and teaching styles in anatomic pathology
Integrated histologic and cytologic approach to the diagnosis of lesions and tumors
Integrated system-based learning
Case-based learning in pathology

Universidad Libre, Cali MD, Colombia 1996
PostGraduate Training:
ResidencyPathology residency program, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX (2009-2011)
Pathology residency program, Baystate Medical Center/ Tufts University School of Medicine-Western campus. Springfield, MA (2011-2013)Fellowship

07/2013-06/2014 Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Hartford Hospital. Hartford, CT.
07/2014-06/2015 Cytopathology fellowship at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Board Certifications:
Anatomic Pathology
Awards and Honors:
The highest historical score in Medical school until 2007, Universidad Libre, Cali, Colombia01/1991–08/1996 Five consecutive years of Medical scholarships granted by The Universidad Libre in Cali, Colombia in recognition for the academic achievements.The Best Professor 2003 and 2004, Colegio Odontologico Colombiano, Cali, Colombia.

Award for Outstanding Performance on the Cytopathology Service, 2012-2013. Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology Residency Program.

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