Margaret Axelrod, MD, PhD
Maggie was raised in New Jersey. She attended Georgetown University for her undergraduate studies. She completed her MD and PhD degrees as part of the Vanderbilt University Medical Scientist Training Program. During her PhD, she studied one of the deadliest side effects of anti-cancer immunotherapy, immune checkpoint inhibitor associated myocarditis. As part of the PSTP, she plans to continue doing research in tumor immunology. Outside of work, she enjoys biking, reading, rock climbing and hiking.
Xin Duan, MBBS, PhD
Xin, originally from Guangzhou, China, is a PGY1 resident in the Pathology department. Guangzhou, known for its delectable Cantonese cuisine and vibrant blend of overseas and local cultures, is where Xin completed his medical degree at Sun Yat-sen University School of Medicine. After completing his residency in sugery, Xin moved to the United States to pursue his PhD and postdoctoral training in orthopedic surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. Xin’s research focuses on bone and soft tissue diseases, specifically the inflammation and autophagy pathways in cartilage injury and the interventions to prevent chondrocyte damage using a nanoparticle-based in-vivo drug delivery system. During his research year, Xin worked closely with many pathologists at Washington University in St. Louis and developed a passion for pathology, leading him to pursue pathology residency training at the same institution. Outside of work, Xin enjoys spending time outdoors hiking or jogging, as well as weightlifting, playing board games and RPGs with friends.
El Harith Elsiddig, MD
Harith was born in Philadelphia, PA, but spent most of his formative years in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he considered a pre-medical track, but instead majored in accountancy. Harith worked as an auditor and then as a consultant at one of the “big four” accounting firms. It was during these years that he realized the urge for medicine never dissipated. He enrolled in a post-bacc program at Dominican University, stayed in Chicago for medical school at Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine, and graduated in May 2023. During Medical school, he was awarded a research grant by the Illinois Society for the prevention of Blindness for work with the Departments of Pathology and Ophthalmology. It was during this period that he realized his passion for pathology and research. Harith is currently an AP/CP resident with wide interests. During his free time, he enjoys basketball, soccer, learning video animation, and exploring St. Louis with his wife and daughter.
Margaret Fink, MD
Margaret was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her BS in neuroscience at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She then worked at the NIH for two years in a clinical research group investigating the genetics behind very rare pediatric neuromuscular disorders, where she had her first experience in pathology looking at muscle biopsy slides. She came back home to Chicago to attend medical school at Northwestern University. In her free time she enjoys riding her Peloton bike, doing jigsaw puzzles, listening to podcasts (specifically the podcast Spilled Milk), and has a goal to walk every possible path in Forest Park.
Ahmad Hedayat, MD
Born in Kabul, Ahmad completed his MD degree at Akdeniz University, Faculty of Medicine in Antalya, Turkey. Following medical school, he embarked on a postdoctoral research fellowship, delving into the intricate realms of atherosclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease at Mayo Clinic, Yale University, and recently Rush University Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Currently, Ahmad is an AP/NP resident with a keen interest in Alzheimer’s Disease and brain tumors. Outside of work, he finds joy in exploring new places with his wife and son, indulging in soccer and biking, and expressing his creativity through graphic designing.
Rohan Kodgule, MD
Rohan was born and raised around western India’s majestic and beautiful Sahyadri mountain range. He completed his medical education at KIMS Karad and pursued his anatomical and clinical pathology residency at INHS Asvini Mumbai. Curious to learn more about cancer genetics, he worked at the Tata Memorial Center, focusing on hematologic malignancies. Subsequently, he embarked on postdoctoral research at UMICH and later at WashU. His primary interest lies in understanding the functional genome of hematological malignancies. Outside of work, Rohan finds joy in spending time with his family, following cricket and tennis (especially when Djokovic is playing), savoring spicy food, watching action movies, and listening to desi music. Whatever free time he has after attending to his daughter, he happily spends doing whatever his wife wants him to do.
Carly Maucione, MD
Carly was born and raised in central New Jersey, where she also attended undergraduate school at Rutgers University. After getting her degree in biological sciences, she went on to attend medical school at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She sought out clinical experiences in blood bank and transfusion medicine as well as hematopathology, which solidified her choice to pursue a career in clinical pathology. She enjoys anything outside, especially the beach. If it involves antiquing, art, or plants, she’s interested! She is hoping to add some more national parks to her list in the near future.
Ruth Melka, MD
Ruth was raised in Georgia and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from Duke University. She attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. She is excited to explore her interests in pathology as an AP/CP resident. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching tv/movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Grace Perkins, DO
Grace moved to St. Louis from Greenfield, Indiana. She grew up there in the country with 4 siblings and tried out many sports growing up. She attended Indiana University- Bloomington and received a B.S. in Microbiology. She then attended Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis and received her D.O. in 2023. Throughout her undergraduate career and medical school she participated in microbiology research, with a focus in emerging biotechnology and new identification methods for pathogens. She has a 5 year old Pitbull named Echo, who has won the owner-appointed award ‘Most Handsome Dog’ many times (by a landslide). When she is not playing with Echo, she can be found reading mystery books, exercising, and tending houseplants.
Ana Villanueva, MD
Ana was born and raised in Comerío, Puerto Rico. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico. She then attended medical school at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. After finishing medical school, she joined a Research Lab at Washington University in St. Louis and worked with a multidisciplinary team of pathologists, scientists, cardiologists, and radiologists to study the immune signatures in mouse and human cardiac sarcoidosis. After living in St. Louis for some time, she is happy to stay in Missouri and join the AP/CP program at WashU. Outside of work Ana enjoys outdoor activities, kayaking, gardening, traveling, sudoku puzzles, and spending time with family and friends.
Katherine Williams, MD
Katherine was raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and attended Salem College for her undergraduate studies in biochemistry and cell and molecular biology. After college she spent two years working in the molecular infectious disease laboratory at the LabCorp center for esoteric testing where she performed qualitative and quantitative analysis of HIV, HCV, and HBV. While there her love of laboratory medicine grew and she chose to pursue medical education with the intention of pursuing pathology. She went on to attend the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill where she sought out experience in a variety of areas within pathology. In her free time she enjoys oil painting, reading, doing puzzles, hiking, and spending time with her many animals.
Franklin Woode, MD
Franklin is from Barnhart, Missouri, a small town about 25 miles south of Saint Louis. He graduated from Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey with a BA in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology before returning to Missouri to work as a STEM specialty tutor at Harris-Stowe State University in Saint Louis and attend medical school at the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine. It was there that he discovered his interest in pathology, leading him to complete a Post-Sophomore Fellowship in the department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences. He is very excited for the opportunity to explore his interest in pathology with some of the most respected figures in the field as an AP/CP resident at Washington University, as well as the opportunity to reacquaint himself with Saint Louis, which he visited often throughout his childhood. Although he is keeping an open mind regarding what area of pathology he would like to pursue, he is certain he would like teaching and medical education to play a prominent role in his future career. Outside of medicine, he likes to spend his time lifting weights, biking, walking his dogs, cooking, exploring Saint Louis, and learning to play the guitar.
Tomilola Agboola, MD
Tomilola was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. She earned her medical degree at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. During her medical training, she attained honors in Anatomic Pathology and Medical Microbiology and was a recipient of multiple academic scholarships. She also received the best poster presentation award for her research centered on cardiovascular disease risk factors. The intrigue of the diagnostic challenges of patient care led her to volunteer at the Anatomic Pathology department during her internship at General Hospital, Lagos, and this cemented her interest in becoming a Pathologist. She is delighted to be a part of the team at Washington University, St. Louis, and is keen on exploring the diverse world of Pathology. Tomi enjoys reading, running, cycling, and sometimes exploring her artistic interests through drawing and handcrafting.
Justin Burk, DO
Justin grew up in Poland, Ohio. He completed his BS in neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh. He went on to complete the post-baccalaureate program at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and subsequently earned his DO from LECOM. Justin enjoyed being a peer tutor and an author for the Truelearn question bank during his time in medical school. He is currently a first-year AP/CP resident and is excited to learn everything that WashU has to offer. In his free time, Justin enjoys reading, NHL hockey, video games, skiing, golfing (poorly), and exploring the city.
Kyle Goodman, MD, PhD
Kyle was born in upstate New York but raised in Cary, North Carolina. He attended North Carolina State University for his undergraduate studies and earned degrees in chemical engineering and psychology through the interdisciplinary Benjamin Franklin Scholars Program. He then spent a year at the NIH in a post-baccalaureate research fellowship prior to joining the MSTP at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He conducted his dissertation research with Dr. David Hendrixson on bacterial signal transduction pathways in Campylobacter jejuni that modulate host colonization. Kyle is an incoming AP/CP resident and excited to explore his diverse interests in pathology. Outside of work, he enjoys playing hockey, ice skating, bowling, weightlifting, and drinking coffee.
Zita Hubler, MD, PhD
Zita was raised in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). In college, Zita worked on several projects spanning image segmentation, biophysics, and CRISPR-based molecular modification at UIUC, Northwestern University, and Stowers Institute for Medical Research. Next, she joined the Case Western Reserve University Medical Scientist Training Program, where she obtained her MD and Ph.D. degrees. Her graduate work involved the development of small-molecule-based remyelinating therapies that resulted in two patents and numerous awards. After discovering her passion for Clinical Pathology, she published work that characterized an adaptable workflow for SARS-CoV-2 variant genotyping. As a Clinical Pathology resident in the Physician Scientist Training Program, she plans to focus on Molecular Genetic Pathology and develop therapies for genetic diseases. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, running, trying new restaurants, and cooking.
Maloree Khan, DO
Maloree grew up in the Midwest and completed her undergraduate training at University of Missouri Columbia where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. She completed medical school at Kansas City University where received her D.O. degree. Throughout college and medical school she stayed involved with research projects ranging in topics from cardiovascular physiology to immunotherapy. In her free time she enjoys reading, poetry, running, and spending time with loved ones.
Jiannan Li, MD, PhD
Jiannan was born and raised in Heilongjiang, China, which is famous for its winter wonderland. She completed her medical school in Sichuan University and pursued a PhD in autoimmune kidney disease in Peking University, China. Her thesis focuses on the disease mechanism and epidemiology of anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) disease. She came to the U.S. for her postdoctoral research training at the Cleveland Clinic, she utilized her research skills to unravel potential medications for Crohn’s disease intestinal fibrosis, and her research was funded by Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. In the meantime, she worked closely with GI pathologists at the Cleveland Clinic, and fell in love with pathology, thus deciding to pursue the pathology residency training at Washington University in St. Louis. She is an incoming AP/CP resident and most interested in GI/liver pathology. Outside work, she enjoys yoga, swimming, handcrafting, planting flowers and cooking.
Clay Marolt, DO
Clay was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology at Truman State University and his master’s degree in Biomedical Science at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, MO. He attended medical school at Kansas City University in Kansas City, MO, where he also completed a post-sophomore teaching and research fellowship in Clinical Anatomy. He is currently an AP/CP resident with current interests in Liver/GI and Pediatric pathology. In his free time he enjoys hiking & camping, cooking, exploring National Parks with his partner, Megan, and spoiling his dog, Ginger.
Jackson Rowe, MD
Jackson was raised in Aurora, Colorado. He graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in Integrative Physiology and completed his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is currently a first year AP/CP pathology resident who is interested in hematopathology. Outside of medicine he likes to spend his time watching anime, reading, and running.
Christopher Snyder, MD, PhD
Christopher was born and raised in Houston, Texas, before initially moving to St. Louis for his undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis. He completed a double major in biomedical engineering and applied Mathematics and received a minor in electrical engineering. He cultivated a passion for both mathematics and medicine and began a MD/PhD at the University of Texas where, in addition to his medical curricula, he studied machine learning, image processing and focused on deep learning interpretability and generalizability for his doctoral thesis. Now returning to Washington University in St. Louis after having completed his MD/PhD, he hopes to use clinical pathology residency training as a unifying umbrella with which to bridge and apply his training thus far– ideally in the pursuit of academic research. His casual interests include space, generally, planetary science and astrophysics especially, as well as history–classical and 20th century. Recreationally, he loves chess, tennis, breadmaking and snowboarding.
Lauren Stark, DO
Lauren spent her pre-residency life in and around Kansas City, Missouri. She completed her undergraduate degree at William Jewell College, where she earned a B.A. in Biology. She spent a year substitute teaching in Kansas City public schools before being accepted to Kansas City University for medical school. She did a post-sophomore pathology fellowship at the University of Missouri during her medical training. Lauren is a first-year AP/CP resident. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, working out, hanging out with her two cats, and exploring local coffee shops and breweries.
Madison Tichenor, DO
Madison is a Missouri native. She was born and raised in Springfield and attended Drury University where she earned her BS in Biology. She went on to receive her medical degree from Kansas City University. She became interested in pathology very early on in her life. After an incredible shadowing experience with a pathologist in high school, she was hooked ever since. That same physician became her mentor during medical school, and she is inspired to be just like him one day. Madi is a first-year AP/CP resident that is interested in many subspecialties but is specifically intrigued by dermatopathology and breast pathology and wishes to pursue a fellowship in one of these areas. In her free time, she can be found playing RPGs, partaking in Harry Potter marathons, exploring the food scene or spending time with her family and friends.
Homayemem Weli, MD, PhD
Homayemem (Homa) was born and raised in the coastal city of Port Harcourt known as the “garden city” in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. She completed her medical school training from the University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences followed by a Master of Science degree in Cell and tissue engineering from University of Keele United Kingdom. Her interest in laboratory medicine and cell therapies led to her subsequent pursuit of a PhD in Cell and tissue engineering at the same university, studying the role of advanced glycation end products, ageing and biomechanical changes within the pelvic tissue in pregnancy and urogenital prolapse. Following completion of these, she joined her family in the United States. She continued to carry out research at the Washington University in St Louis, where she studies the impact of point of care glycated hemoglobin testing implementation on pregnancy care and outcomes. She looks forward to joining the pathology community here at the Washington University in St Louis for residency training. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her kids and husband, singing, and listening to music, pencil drawing and doing simple outdoor sports.
Udita Chapagain, MD
Udita was born and raised in the beautiful Kathmandu valley in Nepal. She completed her medical school training from Kathmandu University followed by 3-years of combined anatomic and clinical pathology residency training at the Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. Following her residency, she served a brief stint as an attending Pathologist at a government hospital in her hometown. Her interests in gynecologic onco-pathology led her to pursue a non-accredited fellowship at the Asan Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea. Realizing there was much more to the domains of pathology than what she had seen and learned thus far, drove her to pursue further education and training here in the United States. Prior to starting her residency, she continued to pursue her academic interests by engaging in research to study the phenotype of multidrug-resistant and extremely drug-resistant gram-negative bacteria at the SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL. She is delighted to be a part of the pathology family here at the Washington University in St. Louis and excited to learn all that Wash U has to offer. Besides medicine, she loves meditating and singing.
Brenndan Crumley, MD
Brenndan came back to St. Louis after going to college at Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN, then to grad school and medical school in Philadelphia. Both sides of his family are from around St. Louis, and most of his immediate and extended family still live in the area. “It’s great to be back!” Brenndan said.
On the professional side, Brenndan’s interests include neuropathology (mainly tumor pathology and neurodegeneration), pathology education, and digital pathology with a light dusting of autopsy and forensics. Brenndan is going to be the 2024-2026 Neuropathology Fellow here at WashU/BJH once he finishes residency, and he is serving as the Senior Autopsy Resident Educator for 2023-2024.
When Brenndan is not at work, he spends his free time reading, catching up on my podcast backlog, playing video games, reminding myself that he needs to get back into an exercise routine, and spending time with both his cats (Binx & Jinx) and with his partner.
Patricia Hernandez, MD
Patricia (Patty) Hernandez was born and raised in Campinas, Brazil. She earned her MD from Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas. During medical school, Patty worked on a study conducted by Pathology and Computer Sciences Departments using texture analysis obtained from digitized microscopic keloid and hypertrophic scar images, which granted her a scholarship. After graduation, she pursued surgical and endoscopy training. In December of 2016, she moved to the United States and worked on several projects at Mayo Clinic as a research trainee. Thereafter, she started a research assistant position at Institute for Systems Biology, Hadlock Lab. She collaborated on multidisciplinary projects with data scientists and software engineers about machine learning approach and interpretability risk models for clinical decisions support focusing on COVID-19 and C. difficile. For this, she utilized clinical and laboratory data gathered from 19 million electronic medical records, in SQL and Python interfaces. Currently, she is a chief clinical pathology resident with the goal of pursuing an academic career. Outside work, Patty runs on average 20 km at Forest Park on weekends. She attended several races, including half-marathons.
Melissa Limia, MD
Melissa Limia was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Florida and later earned her medical degree from USF’s Morsani College of Medicine. During medical school, she enjoyed teaching pre-clinical students as part of USF’s Doctoring curriculum and hopes to continue teaching further on in her career. Currently, she is an AP/CP resident and most interested in gastrointestinal/hepatobiliary pathology. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, kayaking, and pretending that doing paint-by-numbers counts as having artistic talent.
David Sadegh, MD
David was born and raised in New Jersey, where he became fascinated with pathology through a high school internship at Hackensack University Medical Center. He graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Human Biology, Health, and Society. After college, he assisted in orthopedic research at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He then worked as a public health advisor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, supporting New York City’s health department as a tuberculosis case manager. David went on to study at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Currently, he is an AP/CP resident interested in expanding pathology’s role in public health. Outside of work, David enjoys exploring St. Louis, running, hiking, and archery in Forest Park.
Nicolas Spies, MD
Nick spent his early childhood here in St. Louis before moving to San Antonio, TX. An avid Cardinals and Blues fan, he returned for undergraduate and medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. He joined the Obi and Malachi Griffith labs at the McDonnell Genome Institute where he helped develop analysis pipelines for managing next-generation sequencing data. His primary focus was in cancer genomics, where he became keenly interested in applying machine learning models to predict prognosis and treatment response. He hopes to pursue an academic career in informatics and clinical genomics with a continued focus on machine learning. When he is not at work, you can find him watching sports, playing poker, or working on his trivia game.
Callie Torres, DO
Callie Torres was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri. She attended medical school at Kansas City University in Joplin, Missouri. Callie is participating in the Air Force’s Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP) and looks forward to working as an active duty pathologist following the completion of residency. In her free time Callie likes to play volleyball, hike, read, cook, and garden.
Francesca Vacca, MD
Francesca was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri. She completed her undergraduate degree in biological engineering at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri where she also researched cardiac and skeletal muscle hypertrophy in congenital disease. She completed her medical doctorate at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Missouri, where she also completed a post-sophomore fellowship in pathology. Currently, she is an AP/CP resident interested in pediatric pathology. Outside of work she enjoys watercolor painting, fly-fishing, playing guitar, spelunking, and traveling.
Lisa Wallace, DO
Lisa was born and raised in Sharon, Massachusetts. She completed her undergraduate degree in Neurobiology and Physiology at the University of Maryland. Lisa first became interested in pathology while working in specimen processing and training as a phlebotomist. She then pursued an accelerated master’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology at Tulane University and after graduation worked in the blood bank at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. Lisa went on to earn her medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is currently a CP resident with an interest in forensics and transfusion medicine. In her free time, Lisa likes to run in the park, buy plants and home decor, and explore local breweries.
Safee Ahmed, MD
Safee Ahmed was born in Karachi, Pakistan and raised in Islamabad. He attended medical school at Isra University in Hyderabad, Pakistan. During medical school, he worked as a clinical research intern in various projects at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh. During his time in the Neurosurgery Department at the University of Pittsburg, he became interested in the pathogenesis of trigeminal neuralgia secondary to vertebrobasilar ectasia and served as a co-author on a paper published in the Journal of Neurosurgery. Before embarking on AP/CP training, he worked as a lead trial coordinator for many clinical trials at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. As an AP/CP resident, he is excited to pursue his interest in breast pathology and cytopathology in a private practice setting. In his free time, he enjoys grilling, camping, and exploring new places with his lovely wife and three kids.
Guilherme Gomide Almeida, MD
Guilherme was born and raised in Juiz de Fora, Brazil, Guilherme was born and raised in Juiz de Fora, Brazil, where he earned his medical degree from Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora. During medical school, he worked as a histology tutor, which was the starting point of his journey toward pathology. After his second year in medical training, he was selected for a one-year scholarship program sponsored by the Brazilian federal government called Science Without Borders. During this period, he studied human physiology and did research in castrate-resistant prostate cancer at Newcastle University, United Kingdom. To expand his knowledge and gain experience in pathology, he also went to the University of Kansas for an elective and the University of Minnesota for an observership. Currently, he is a fourth-year AP/CP resident and will be doing his surgical pathology fellowship at WashU in the following year. He is also interested in genitourinary and medical renal pathology. Outside of work, he enjoys playing video games, singing, playing the guitar, meditating, reading about stoic philosophy, and spending time with friends, family, and his fiancée.
Pooja Khonde, MD
Pooja Khonde was born and raised in India. She attended medical school at Grant Medical College, Mumbai. She then chose to pursue a residency in pathology and earned an MD degree, graduating top of her class, from Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai. She has been awarded as the diplomat of the National Board of India. An opportunity to learn from the best paved her way to Washington University, where she is now an AP/CP resident. During her time at WashU, she developed an interest in GI/liver pathology and is bracing herself to pursue a fellowship in the same at Mass General Brigham, Harvard University. Pooja loves singing, listening to music and exploring Forest Park with her adorable one and a-little-over-half-year-old.
Patrick Morse, MD
Patrick Morse was born in Kansas City, Missouri and was raised between Harrisonville, Missouri, and Starkville, Mississippi. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he earned his B.S. in Biochemistry and his M.D. His first exposure to pathology was working as a lab technician at Boone Hospital, and his interest continued to develop during medical training by conducting research on infantile abusive head trauma through the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Boone County. He would later receive the W.B. “Pete” Stewart Pathology Memorial Award. He is grateful to remain in Missouri and contribute to its health and patient care by pursuing a residency in AP/CP. When he is not exploring his diverse interests in pathology, he is making poor choices on TV shows and books, enjoying the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and corralling his dog and cat. He will be staying for cytopathology fellowship (2024 to 2025).