Erin M. Doolittle, MSPA
ASCP board certified for Pathologists’ Assistant
I have always found the anatomy and the inner workings of the human body fascinating. Family legend tells of a young Erin requesting a human skeleton from Santa Claus one year. Even without the arrival of my very own skeleton, my interest in science and medicine grew, and I explored various opportunities in science and medicine. I have previously worked as a clinical microbiology lab aide, a basic science researcher studying V. cholerae, an audiology technician administering balance and hearing tests, and as a diener completing eviscerations for autopsies.
The culmination of my training, however, has been my decision to pursue a career as a Pathologists’ Assistant. This career provides the perfect blend of hands-on work and behind-the-scenes patient care, and I enjoy being part of the team that provides a diagnosis for doctors and their patients. In addition, I am constantly exposed to a wide variety of intriguing specimens, each presenting its own unique story and challenge.
The assortment and complexity of the specimens at Fox Chase Cancer Center drew me here after obtaining my ASCP certification in May 2012. Fox Chase’s reputation as a premier place for cancer research and treatment also contributed to my desire to work at FCCC. I hope to help promote the distinguished reputation of FCCC by maintaining an excellent standard of patient care, and remembering that behind every specimen is a patient with a name, a family, and a life.
MS, Pathologists’ Assistant, Drexel University, Phila., PA. 2012
MS, Cell and Molecular Biology. The University of Pennsylvania, Phila., PA. 2009
BS, Biology, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA. 2007
American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants (AAPA)
American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)