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


Denisse Leza Rincon, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Priscilla Powell, MD
Baylor Scott & White Health

Katie King, MD
Baylor University Medical Center

Michelle Lin, MD
Houston Methodist

Ameer Hamza, MD
MD Anderson

Nfn Aakash, MD
UT Health Science Center at Houston

Fatemeh Ghazanfari, MD
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

Abdul Abid
UT Medical Branch

Neda Wick
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Lisa Marinelli
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC)