Deirdre Amaro, MD
ASCP Resident Council

Deirdre Amaro, MD, graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2003 from Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa., and in the top third of her class in 2009 from Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson Medical College (JMC), Philadelphia. After college, she spent two years performing nanotechnology research for the University of Pennsylvania Physics Department. While at JMC, Dr. Amaro promoted diversity and health care for underrepresented minorities through her activities with the Jefferson Boricua Latino Health Organization (as both President and Treasurer) and as student coordinator for the Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs (2006–2009). She co-founded The Nutmeg Society—JMC’s pathology student interest group.

Currently, Dr. Amaro is a pathology resident at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), scheduled to complete training in June 2013. She enjoys representing and advocating for the Pathology Department through participation in different hospital committees, such as the Graduate Medical Education Committee, Resident Physician Council, and Infectious Disease Committee. Additionally, Dr. Amaro serves as a College of American Pathologists Residents’ Forum delegate and an ASCP Resident Representative. She was instrumental in reviving the UCSD pathology student interest group.

After residency, Dr. Amaro plans to pursue subspecialty training in either hematopathology or forensic pathology.