Young Pathologists' Section (YPS)

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.

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 forty-five (45) years of age or less.



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

Whitney McCarthy, MD (Chair Elect)
Clinical Pathology Associates
Austin, TX

Elizabeth Jacobi, MD (Secretary)
Houston Methodist
Houston, TX


The Young Pathologist Section Liaisons provide active support to the YPS program and the Texas Society of Pathologists. CLICK HERE  for a list of YPS Liaisons and to learn more about the program. 

The YPS Liaison Program is currently taking new applications for 2020-21. Click here to review requirements and submit your application. Deadline for applying is July 1, 2020.