Joseph Parisi, M.D., and Bobbi Pritt, M.D., have both received the 2018 Distinguished Educator Award. The award honors Mayo Clinic staff members who have made substantial and continued contributions to Mayo’s educational mission. In addition, they have established innovations in education, created new ways of teaching or applied innovative techniques, and received outstanding recognition from students and peers.
About Dr. Parisi
Dr. Parisi is an emeritus neuropathologist in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and holds the academic rank of Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.
Dr. Parisi joined Mayo Clinic in 1990 after serving as Chair of Neuropathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C., where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. While at Mayo Clinic, he served as the Director of the Peripheral Nerve Laboratory and the Neuromuscular Laboratory. Dr. Parisi established and directed the two-year Neuropathology Fellowship and the four-year Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology Residency.
Dr. Parisi recently retired in October.
About Dr. Pritt
Dr. Pritt is a Consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology with a joint appointment in Infectious Diseases. She also holds the holds the academic rank of Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.
Dr. Pritt joined Mayo Clinic in 2007. She is Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory and Co-Director of Mayo’s Vector-Borne Diseases Laboratory Services within the Division of Clinical Microbiology.
In addition, Dr. Pritt serves as the Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Director of the Medical Microbiology Fellowship, Director of the Clinical Microbiology rotation for all residents and fellows, and Medical Director of the Medical Laboratory Science Program within the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.