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Gynecologic pathology is the medical pathology subspecialty dealing with the study and diagnosis of diseases involving the female genital tract. A gynecologic pathologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and study of diseases that affect the female reproductive system, including the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, and vagina. They analyze tissue samples obtained through biopsies or surgeries to determine the presence and nature of abnormalities or diseases, such as cancer, infection, or inflammation. Gynecologic pathologists work closely with gynecologists, oncologists, and other healthcare professionals to develop effective treatment plans for patients.

Gynecologic pathologists in the United States must complete a medical degree (MD or DO), followed by a residency in pathology. This four-year residency involves rotations in various pathology subfields. After residency, there is a one- to two-year fellowship in gynecologic pathology. Gynecologic pathologists must obtain Board Certification through the American Board of Pathology.

How a gynecologic pathologist can serve as an expert witness

Since pathologists primarily work in diagnosis, most cases of medical malpractice involving gynecologic pathology are diagnostic errors. A gynecologic pathologist may misdiagnose a patient's tissue sample or fail to diagnose a disease or condition altogether. For instance, they may fail to identify cancerous cells in a biopsy, leading to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cervical or uterine cancer. They may also mishandle or contaminate schedules or fail to communicate test results to other physicians or patients properly. A Board-Certified gynecologic pathologist can explain the standards of care and offer a professional opinion on whether those standards were followed.

In addition, a gynecologic pathologist can be a helpful expert witness in cases involving injuries and diseases that affect the female reproductive organs. They can provide an expert opinion on the cause, nature, and extent of the patient's injuries or condition, as well as the long-term prognosis and cost of medical care.

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Rieback Medical-Legal Consultants has access to experienced, Board-Certified gynecologic pathologists who are prepared to testify in depositions and at trial. If you need a gynecologic pathologist to consult on a legal matter, contact us today for a free case summary review.

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