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Elizabeth Kurian, M.D.

  • Pathology


Elizabeth M. Kurian, M.D., received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, followed by a combined anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Kurian gained expertise in cytopathology through the fellowship program at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Before coming to UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Kurian spent three years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. While there, she completed the institution’s first Junior Faculty Development Program and served as an Associate Course Director for Cancer Concepts, an introductory first-year medical school course.

Her translational research interests include using automation for cytologic evaluation, and applications of immunohistochemistry or molecular testing using cytology or small biopsies for diagnosis or prognostic utility. She is an editorial member of the American Society of Cytopathology's ASC Bulletin, as well as a reviewer for Diagnostic Cytopathology and CytoJournal.

Dr. Kurian's primary clinical focus is cytopathology with expertise in immediate rapid interpretation and performance of fine needle aspiration, plus general surgical pathology with an interest in thyroid pathology.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - UT Health Science Center McGovern Medical School (2000-2004)
  • Fellowship - UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (2008-2009), Cytopathology
  • Residency - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2004-2008), Pathology
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