Andrea Abati, M.D. '76

Andrea Abati, M.D. '76

Due to the excellent and insightful direction of the late Sister Jane Baden, my guidance counselor at Kearney, I attended the 6 year BS/MD program at The City College of New York, The Sophie Davis School for Biomedical Education.  After graduating from SUNY Buffalo Medical School, I chose a career in pathology - the behind the scenes laboratory that yields the "test results". My residency training was at NYU Medical Center in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology and my post-residency fellowship was at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

When my training was complete, I went back to NYU as an attending pathologist working predominantly in cellular pathology.  After several years there and a short time in Dallas,TX at Baylor University Medical Center, I returned to the East coast and began working at the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute. During my 17 years at NIH, I became the Chief of Cytopathology Section and served on numerous editorial advisory boards, as well as co-authoring over 100 peer reviewed publications and a text book of cytopathology.

After a successful academic career in cytopathology, I was motivated to completely change careers and learn something new.  I did a fellowship in skin pathology (dermatopathology) at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center.  I have been a dermatopathologist for 7 years and am still fascinated by the field.

My husband, Steve and two sons, Hank and Tony, are the best things in my life.  I am very grateful for the education I received at Kearney. I was taught to believe that anything was possible with hard work and a goal in mind and never felt limited because I was a woman.