Young Pathologists' Section

In 1996, the Texas Society of Pathologists initiated an effort to involve young pathologists in the activities and governance of the Society. In 1997, the House of Delegates approved the formation of a Young Pathologists’ Section.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Young Pathologists' Section is to:

  • Facilitate the growth and development of young pathologists in the state of Texas.
  • Provide a forum through which young pathologists can influence the profession.
  • Refine the skills necessary to provide the highest quality of patient care in the practice of pathology.


The Young Pathologists' Section is composed of:

  • All current Junior members of the Texas Society of Pathologists.
  • All current Active members who have become eligible for certification by the American Board of Pathology within the past ten (10) years and/or who are less than forty-five (45) years of age.


Teresa Duran, MD (Chair-Elect)
Clinical Pathology Associates
San Antonio, Texas

Riyam Zreik, MD (Chair-Elect)
Baylor Scott & White Health
Temple, Texas

Suntrea Hammer, MD (Secretary)
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Ruby Chang, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Jessica Tomsula, MD
Houston Methodist

Andrea Agualimpia Garcia, MD
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

Grant Williams, MD
San Antonio Uniformed Services
Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC)

Erin Garrett, MD
Baylor Scott & White Health

Yumi Kojima, DO
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Adam Booth, MD
UT Medical Branch

Katie King, MD
Baylor University Medical Center

Vanya Jaitly, MD
UT Health Science Center at Houston

Katie Doonan, DO
UT Southwestern Medical Center