Title: Pathologist, Laboratory Director
Location: Holland, Michigan, United States
Edward Fody, Pathologist and Laboratory Director, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pathology.
Early on, Dr. Fody had an interest in science especially concerning cancer. When he was in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin, some of the chemical compounds they were working on had applications to cancer therapy and he thought it would interesting to follow that up as a physician. In addition, it was a good way to help people and get involved in science. While partially retired since 2013, he continues to work as a part-time pathologist at Holland Hospital. Prior to his retirement, he served as the Chief of Pathology at the Western Michigan Pathology Associates at the hospital from 2004 to 2013. He served as the Chief Pathologist of the Erlanger Medical Center from 1997 to 2004 and of the Bethesda Hospital from 1987 to 1996. Earlier in his career, Dr. Fody contributed his experience and skills as an associate professor at the University of Arkansas, with the VA Hospital in Little Rock, and as an assistant professor at the University of Texas.
Dr. Fody prepared for his career in pathology with his academic pursuits. He first earned a Bachelor of Science from Duke University in 1969 and continued at the University of Wisconsin to receive a Master of Science in 1971. In 1975, he received an MD from Vanderbilt University. He carried on with a residency in pathology at Vanderbilt University Hospital and then with a fellowship in chemistry at the University of Texas Medical School. In his career, he has been the editor and author of Clinical Chemistry, which is currently in the 8th edition.
In his career, Dr. Fody has many achievements to be proud of, but there are three similar experiences, which involve building new laboratories and turning pathology departments around, that stand out to him. The three institutions are the VA Hospital in Little Rock Arkansas, Bethesda Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, and Holland Hospital. In every case, these institutions had very poor laboratory facilities and were not getting the job done. Under his direction, he built new laboratories and made some personnel changes to get the job done. These laboratories are still functioning and still providing patient care and doing good things for patients.
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