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Karen Fritchie, M.D., and Dong Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Receive 2018 Teacher of Year Awards

Karen Fritchie, M.D., and Dong Chen, M.D., Ph.D., were recently selected as recipients of the 2018 Pathology Teacher of the Year Award from the Mayo Fellows’ Association.

On Thursday, April 19, the awards were presented at the 48th Annual Awards Celebration of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Fellows’ Association, and the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education.

About Dr. Karen Fritchie

Karen Fritchie, M.D.

Dr. Fritchie is a Consultant in the Division of Anatomic Pathology and a Surgical Pathology Fellowship Director. She serves as Co-Chair of the Oncology Laboratory Disease-Oriented Group, and is a member of the Bone and Soft Tissue and Surgical Pathology Fellowship Competency Committees. Dr. Fritchie holds the academic rank of Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Dr. Fritchie is certified from the American Board of Pathology and has received numerous awards and honors for her contributions to the field of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.

Dr. Fritchie earned her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She completed her anatomic and clinical pathology residency and fellowship at University of North Carolina Hospitals, followed by a Bone/Soft Tissue fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.

About Dr. Dong Chen

Dong Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Chen serves as Chair for the Division of Hematopathology. He is a Consultant in the division and holds the academic rank of Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. Dr. Chen is Co-Director of the Special Coagulation Laboratory and serves as Chair of the Coagulation Resource Committee within the College of American Pathologists.

Dr. Chen’s research interests include congenital and acquired von Willebrand diseases, hereditary platelet disorders, and mast cell diseases. He has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters and more than 100 abstracts, and he holds several patents. In 2016, Dr. Chen received a Doctor of the Year Award from the Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome Network in New York.

Dr. Chen earned his medical degree from Beijing Medical University in China, a master’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Peking Union Medical College, and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Kentucky. He completed his anatomic and clinical pathology residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

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