Irma Elizabeth Palazzo, M.D. Named Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on April 08, 2015

Irma Elizabeth Palazzo, M.D. Named Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for Crozer-Keystone Health System

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Irma Elizabeth Palazzo, M.D. Named Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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Irma Elizabeth Palazzo, M.D. has joined Crozer-Keystone Health System as chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Dr. Palazzo earned her medical degree at the University of Cordoba, Argentina. She completed her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Temple University Hospital and Hematopathology at Temple University Hospital and University College of London, UK. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in tumor immunopathology at Fox Chase Cancer Center and has authored numerous papers in the field of tumor pathology and hematopathology.

Dr. Palazzo has participated as a co-investigator in several RO1 NIH funded grants in cancer research and tumor immunology. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Hematopathology by the American Board of Pathology.

She came to Crozer-Keystone Health System from the Temple University Heath System where she served as chair of Pathology at Jeanes Hospital for 10 years and chief of the Hematopathology Program for the Jeanes Fox Chase Cancer Center Campus.

“I am excited to join the Crozer-Keystone Health System. There is a great opportunity to continue building a strong laboratory. There is significant talent across the system in the clinical laboratory and in the anatomic laboratory with pathologists who have strong backgrounds,” says Palazzo. “Our vision, which I share with the pathologists and senior administration, across the system, is to continue working together into transforming the laboratory into a highly reliable, efficient and cost effective operational model allowing expansion in areas which are advancing rapidly in the field of pathology specially but not limited to tumor pathology.”

“Dr. Palazzo brings enormous clinical expertise to Crozer-Keystone Health System. She also has experience integrating pathology and laboratory medicine services across a multi-site health system,” says Thomas Bader, M.D., chief medical officer at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

The structure of the laboratory is in the process of being revised and numerous initiatives are underway to upgrade the facilities, instrumentation and to decrease outsourcing of testing.

Dr. Palazzo can be reached at 610-447-2275 or 610-447-2237.

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