Casey Bitting, D.O.



  • Pathology Interests: Forensics
  • Research Interests: Forensic topics, especially issues pertaining to the prevention of domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women
  • Interests Outside of Pathology: Yoga, Gardening, and Spinning/Biking

Why I enjoy the pathology program at UNM

UNM offers strong training in both clinical pathology (CP) and anatomical pathology (AP). Tricore Reference Laboratories, about a mile from University Hospital, offers a wide range of CP exposure. The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator, less than a mile from University Hospital, is a secure, state-of-the-art facility with the capacity to perform multiple simultaneous autopsies. University Hospital sees a wide range of anatomical pathology from “run-of-the-mill” PAP smears to rare sarcoma excisions. The AP faculty have a wide range of specialties and interests, and are highly dedicated to quality resident education. The blood bank at University Hospital also provides excellent training in transfusion medicine. Overall, the program is family friendly, and co-residents enjoy functioning as a team.

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Education Information

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, NM

Medical School:
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Parker, CO

Undergraduate Education:
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA

Selected Publications:

  • Anne J. Lenaerts, Casey Bitting, et al. "Evaluation of a 2-Pyridone, KRQ-10018, against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, In Vitro and In Vivo." Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 52.4 (2008): 1513-1515.


  • Utilizing MD-CT for Evaluation of Concrete-Encased Human Remains. National Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 2011, Robert Kurtzman, D.O., FCAP, Supervising Physician, Community Hospital (Department of Pathology), Grand Junction, CO