Faculty Educator of the Month: March 2012

Roberto N. Miranda

Roberto N. Miranda, M.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Hematopathology, has been named the March 2012 Faculty Educator of the Month.

Dr. MirandaIn his role as a hematopathologist, Dr. Miranda is an experienced teacher of hematopathology fellows and visiting pathologists and residents. The Department of Hematopathology at MD Anderson has the largest hematopathology fellowship program in the nation, with six fellows. Dr. Miranda devotes a large percentage of his time to the teaching of diagnostic hematopathology. He is also a mentor, assisting fellows with research projects that lead to publications in peer-reviewed journals and poster and platform presentations at the national pathology meetings of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and American Society of Clinical Pathology.

Dr. Miranda received his M.D. degree from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, in 1983. His extensive postgraduate training began with a residency in Pathology at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (1984-1988). This was followed by a fellowship in Tumor Pathology at Institute Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas in Lima (1988-1989), where he also was a Staff Pathologist from 1990 to 1991.

Dr. Miranda emigrated to the United States in 1991 and completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Brown University (1991-1995). While at Brown, he was an Assistant Instructor in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Chief Resident, and a Consulting Pathologist for the Joint Oncology Group/Tumor Board Session from 1994 to 1995. He then completed a fellowship in Hematopathology at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine (1995-1998).

In 1998, Dr. Miranda joined the faculty at Truman Medical Center and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). As an Assistant Professor of Pathology and subsequently as Associate Professor, Dr. Miranda was the Medical Director of the Hematology Laboratory at Truman Medical Center, taught in the Pathology Residency and Hematology/Oncology fellowship training programs, and served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Anatomy. In these roles, Dr. Miranda trained medical students, residents, and hematology/oncology fellows and taught a course on general and organ pathology in the school of medicine. In addition, he directly supervised 10 trainees per year, consisting of four medical students, four graduate students, and two fellows. Two of the medical students he mentored received the Sarah Morrison Student Research Award, a stipend for research at UMKC.

Dr. Miranda arrived at MD Anderson in 2007 when he was named to his current position of Associate Professor. In addition to his roles as a diagnostic hematopathologist and teacher, Dr. Miranda is also Director of the Hematopathology Satellite Tissue Bank.

Over his career, he Dr. Miranda has authored more than 50 articles published in peer-reviewed journals, 24 book chapters, and several abstracts in national and international meetings. He is also a peer reviewer for a number of journals, and he has been asked to speak at numerous international and national meetings.

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