New Residents in the Department of Pathology

August 20, 2015 - Department of Pathology

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Samuel Michal Anderson, M.D.

M.D. Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
B.S. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Samuel Michal Anderson completed medical school at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. His undergraduate degree is in Microbiology from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. In 2009, Michal received the Distinguished Faculty Scholarship (full tuition merit award). Michal worked with Dr. William G. Hawkins at Washington University SOM as a Research Assistant in 2012. He designed and executed experiments testing the in vitro efficacy of novel, targeted compounds in multiple human and murine pancreatic cancer lines. Michal’s hobbies and interests include musical performance and conducting (currently studying Native American style flute), Spanish language and culture, geopolitical history, aviation and flight simulation, reading, fencing, basketball, and epidemiology and infectious diseases in historical context.

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Stefan Brettfeld, D.O.

D.O. Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan
B.S. University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan

Stefan completed his degree in osteopathic medicine at Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, MI. His undergraduate degree is in Chemistry from University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, MI where he graduated Magna cum Laude. During his time at Detroit Mercy, he redesigned and updated the Detroit Mercy Chemistry Club website. Curation typically occurred on a weekly basis. The club is nationally recognized by the American Chemical Society. The web page can still be found at chemclub.org.udmercy.edu. Stefan also was a Physical Chemistry Lab Teaching Assistant in 2010 where he supervised and assisted undergraduate students to plan and execute physical chemistry experiments. Stefan’s hobbies and interests include power-lifting, soccer and tennis. During his undergraduate years, Stefan was an Assistant Tennis Instructor.

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Brittany Coffman, M.D.

M.D. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
B.S. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Dr. Brittany Coffman was a UNM Pathology Post-Sophomore Fellows in 2012-2013. Dr. Coffman is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Brittany is a native of Albuquerque. She attended the University of New Mexico where she earned her undergraduate degrees in both Biology and Nutrition/Dietetics. She has distinguished herself again with high academic achievement, being nominated to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society as a junior and senior. She earned her undergraduate degrees in both Biology and Nutrition/Dietetics at the University of New Mexico, where she distinguished herself with high academic achievement, being nominated to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society as a junior and senior. Brittany has research collaborations from her time as an EMT which led to several peer-reviewed publications. She also collaborated with Dr. Nancy Joste on a case report in surgical pathology. Brittany’s hobbies include spending time with friends and family, cooking, reading, and working on home improvement projects.

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Nasim Pourtabatabaei, M.D.

M.D. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran

Nasim Pourtabatabaei received her medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran. Nasim joins us from the University of California in Los Angeles where she worked as a Visiting Scholar focusing on research on pituitary adenoma, craniopharyngioma, and glioblastoma multiform in Latino populations. Previously, Nasim was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California in San Diego where she was involved in a comprehensive study on the impact of tankyrase gene on energy metabolism in mice. A native of Tehran, Nasim’s academic achievements include being ranked number 33 among over 500,000 applicants for the National University Exam in Iran. Nasim’s hobbies and interests include badminton, swimming, indoor soccer, calligraphy, acrylic painting, travel, music and movies. She is a permanent member of the indoor soccer team at Tehran University of Medical Sciences.