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Thomas J. Athanassiades, MD

Associate Professor MS2 Discipline Director

Department of Pathology

Office location: Room 4-137, BSB

Tel: (718)270- 1289 •   Fax: (718) 270-3313



Teaching and Other Administrative Responsibilities

Discipline (previously Course) Director, Department of Pathology Second Year Medical Student Teaching Program

Lecturer, Pathology

Preceptor, Histopathology laboratory sessions, Pathology

Co-organizer, Pathology resident didactic teaching program in Anatomical Pathology

Department Quality Assurance Officer, Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Committee, Anatomical Pathology,    University Hospital of Brooklyn

Departmental CME Program Director, Anatomical Pathology Conference


Meritorious Awards for Excellence in Teaching:

1974, 1986 Yearbook Dedications for Outstanding Teacher

1988 Alpha Omega Alpha Award for Excellence in Teaching with Honorary membership into AOA

1992 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award of the Preclinical Faculty

1993 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

1995  Honorary Alumnus of the Alumni Association of the College of Medicine Award (Teaching Award)

1996  Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award of the Second Year Class

1998  Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award of the  Second Year Class


Education and Training

1953 B.S., City College of New York, Cum Laude.

1960 M.D., Tulane School of Medicine

7/60 – 6/61 Internship, General Rotating, St. Vincent’s Hospital, NY, NY

7/61 – 12/63 Resident, Anatomic Pathology and Chief Resident (7/62 – 12/62), Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY

1/64 – 12/64 Research Fellow and Associate in Electron Microscopy, Department of Pathology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

1/65 – 6/66 Resident, Clinical Pathology, Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY


Laboratory Members / Personnel

Denise Leggard, Senior Staff Assistant (