Dr. Lisa M. Bauman Appointed Chair of Pathology and Clinical Science Education

Juliana Arenas Velasquez
Juliana Arenas Velasquez

MACON/SAVANNAH/COLUMBUS – Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) Dean Jean R. Sumner, M.D., recently announced the appointment of Dr. Lisa M. Bauman, M.D., as chair of pathology and clinical sciences education.

Dr. Bauman joined MUSM in March 2020 as professor of pathology after serving as clinical professor of pathology at City University of New York School of Medicine in New York City from 2016-2020.

As a highly experienced general surgical pathologist, Dr. Bauman’s prior positions include executive laboratory medical director and pathology department chair at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

She also founded and directed a gastrointestinal pathology laboratory for the largest private gastroenterology practice in Indiana.

While at City University of New York, she created original fundamentals and organ systems pathology content for a new integrated undergraduate medical school curriculum.

She received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed residency and fellowship training at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and Indiana University Medical Center.

She is a diplomat of the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical pathology with an added qualification in cytopathology.

Dr. Bauman developed subspecialty expertise in gastrointestinal surgical pathology as a visiting clinician in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Bauman’s 20 peer-reviewed research publications focus on endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided fine needle aspiration cytology in cancer diagnosis and tumor staging of cancer patients. Her recent scholarship explores innovative ways to present clinically relevant pathology content to enhance laboratory medicine visibility. Her work equips students to integrate their understanding of pathology and laboratory data into successful clinical practice with the added benefit of increased learner engagement.

Her professional society memberships include the Association of Pathology Chairs, Group for Research in Pathology Education, International Association of Medical Science Educators and Georgia Association of Pathology.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Bauman join MUSM and lead the Department of Pathology and Clinical Sciences Education,” said Dr. Sumner. “She is an outstanding educator that brings her many talents to a strong department of Pathology.”

About Mercer University School of Medicine (Macon, Savannah and Columbus)

Mercer University’s School of Medicine was established in 1982 to educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. Today, a majority of graduates practice in the state of Georgia, and Mercer leads the nation in those who are practicing in rural or medically underserved areas. Mercer medical students benefit from a problem-based medical education program that provides early patient care experiences. Such an academic environment fosters the early development of clinical problem-solving and instills in each student an awareness of the place of the basic medical sciences in medical practice. The School opened a full four-year campus in Savannah in 2008 at Memorial University Medical Center. In 2012, the School began offering clinical education for third- and fourth-year medical students in Columbus. Following their second year, students participate in core clinical clerkships at the School’s primary teaching hospitals: Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon; Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah; and Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. The School also offers master’s degrees in family therapy, preclinical sciences and biomedical sciences and a Ph.D. in rural health sciences.

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