Phillip C. Usera M.D., FCAP: Biography/Education

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine

Education

  • The Medical School for International Health. M.D., Medicine: 2009
  • University of Washington School of Medicine: Molecular Pharmacology: 2004
  • Oregon State University: H.B.S., Exercise Physiology, Honors Studies, Chemistry: 2002

Biography

Dr Phillip C. Usera is an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and completed his residency training at the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson AZ. He then extended his training there as a Fellow in Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology. He earned his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University, and conducted biomedical research in the fields of clinical and molecular pharmacology at Vanderbilt University and The University of Washington. Dr Usera graduated from The Medical School for International Health, a collaborative program between Ben Gurion University and Columbia University Medical Center. His specialized training involved cross-cultural medicine, practicing medicine in resource-scarce environments and disaster relief, including sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and South Central Asia. He has training in advanced epidemiology, general surgical and clinical pathology, and special expertise in Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology.

Dr Usera takes an active interest in laboratory management by following trends in resource utilization, promoting fiscally responsible medicine, and accountability. He is strongly committed to collaborating with clinicians and building strong interdisciplinary relationships, as well as working with healthcare administrators and those in public policy, all in the interest of providing the highest quality of diagnostic expertise and access to cutting edge technology for patients.

Dr Usera plays a large role in medical education at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine teaching general Pathology and specifically GI/Hepatobiliary Pathology to medical students, residents, and clinicians alike.


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