Carl McGary

Emeritus Faculty

Research Summary

My current clinical interests are general surgical pathology with subspecialty interest in breast, gynecologic, and Head and Neck Pathology. FNA cytopathology and GYN cytology are also areas of expertise. I have performed FNA's (several hundred in my career) mostly of head and neck lesions. I have presented pathology monthly at the head and neck tumor board for Midwest Otolaryngology and MHOPA at the Maplewood MHOPA office. I recently supervised the HealthEast cytology lab and Histology lab as medical director, and oversaw immunohistochemistry in that role.My training in gynecologic pathology was during residency with Richard J. Zaino, M.D. who helped foster my interest in this area. I was involved in the gynecologic oncology tumor board at The University of Rochester, and had been the University of Rochester pathology representative to the Gynecologic Oncology Group pathology committee. I have also presented a workshop for head and neck fine needle aspiration cytopathology for the Upper New York State Society for Cytopathology in September 1998, and I had been providing pathology review and instruction for the otolaryngology residents at Strong Memorial Hospital. Currently at St. Joe's I review most all of the ER/PR/Her-2 stains, all the MMR stains, and see a good spectrum of general surgical pathology and cytopathology material.


MD, Pennsylvania State University, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch
Major: Doctor of Philosophy
BS, Summa cum laude, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Major: Biology

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Fellow in Anatomic Pathology (Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology), Fellowship
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Resident Physician in Anatomic Pathology, Residency
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Postdoctoral Research, Fellowship
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Licensures and Certifications

Wisconsin Medical License,
Licensure/Certification Number: 49142-020
Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology
Minnesota Medical License,
Licensure/Certification Number: 44011

Honors and Recognition

Year 1 and 2 Educational Innovative Award, The University of Minnesota Medical School
Minnesota Monthly Top Doctor for Women
Eric A. Schenk Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Listed In American Men and Women of Science
Buswell Research Fellowship, University of Rochester
Rose and Harry Walk Research Award, UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Slippery Rock University Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Man Award
Outstanding Senior Biology Major at Slippery Rock University, Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Biologists
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Professional Memberships

American Association for Cancer Research
College of American Pathologists
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
American Society for Clinical Pathology



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