Dr. Barbara Susnik Joins Sylvester and Department of Pathology

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Barbara Susnik, M.D., Ph.D., has joined Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine as director of the Breast Pathology Fellowship Program and director of Breast Pathology Service.

Barbara Susnik, M.D., Ph.D.

“Dr. Susnik joins our growing subspecialty pathology service and brings a tremendous knowledge of the latest breast pathology diagnostics. Our patients and trainees will greatly benefit from her skills, and our faculty are excited to have her join us,” said Merce Jorda, M.D., chair of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

Dr. Susnik is originally from Slovenia, where she received her M.D. degree from the University of Ljubljana Medical School. She pursued her pathology training at New England Medical Center/Tufts University where she completed the residency program in anatomic pathology. Then she continued with fellowships in oncologic surgical pathology and breast pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, after which she became board certified in anatomic pathology.

After her internship, Dr. Susnik completed a Ph.D. program at University of British Columbia with a focus on image cytometry application in quantitative analysis in breast pathology. She served as the director of breast pathology at the Medical College in Milwaukee and then joined the faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine as a pathologist with specialty in breast pathology and served as the director of the Breast Pathology Fellowship Program.

Most recently, she practiced breast pathology as a partner at Hospital Pathology Associates, a large pathology group in Minnesota. She has published more than 30 articles in academic journals in breast pathology with focus on lobular neoplasia.

“I was delighted to finally meet the wonderful, accomplished faculty and staff,” Dr. Susnik said. “I am so excited to be part of the department and to be a part of the breast team. I am also very enthusiastic about resident and fellow education and research efforts. Thank you all for the warm welcome!”