Brian C. Hoffman, MSPA
Certified Pathologists’ Assistant (ASCP)
Before becoming a Pathologists’ Assistant, I’ve worked in clinical pathology covering laboratory testing in chemistry, hematology, blood bank, microbiology, and coagulation. I enjoyed the behind-the-scenes process in uncovering a patient’s disease and decided to further my education in the field of pathology.
A Pathologists’ Assistant is an intensely trained allied health professional who performs the technical duties within Anatomical Pathology normally performed by the Pathologist. I am trained to perform surgical pathology gross dissections, full autopsy gross dissections and I work collaboration with Pathologists to formulate the gross findings and provisional diagnoses.
Fox Chase provides me with the opportunity unique and complex cases. Though I do not have direct patient contact, I feel privileged to work in a well-known cancer institution and assist in the process of making the patient’s diagnosis.
MS in Pathologist Assistant studies from Drexel University College of Medicine
BS in Medical Technology from West Virginia University College of Medicine
American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants (AAPA)
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)