Thomas Williams, M.D., professor of Pathology in the UNM School of Medicine Department of Pathology and director of HLA and Molecular Diagnostics at Tricore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque, has been appointed chair of the UNM School of Medicine Department of Pathology at the UNM Health Sciences Center.

"I’m pleased to announce Dr. Williams’ appointment as chair," said Paul Roth, M.D., dean of the UNM School of Medicine. "This appointment is a reflection of his many years of dedicated service here, as well as his tremendous contribution to our academic and clinical missions. I also want to commend our departing Chair of Pathology and dear friend, Dr. Mary Lipscomb, for her many years of unwavering devotion to the UNM School of Medicine for her service, and to Dr. Brian Hjelle, who has been serving as interim chair."

Williams has been part of the faculty within the department of Pathology since 1991. He has served a number of leadership roles through the years including vice chair, Undergraduate Medical Education, and was executive vice chair of Pathology from 2003- 2006. He has been the recipient of many research and teaching awards including the Dean's Award of Distinction in 1998 and the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in 2001.

He received his M.D. from UNM and completed a pathology residency at the University of Pennsylvania where he also served as chief resident in the Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. His post graduate training also includes an Immunobiology Training Fellowship, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.


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