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Full Time Mom Running Two Hospital Labs: Deborah Gordon, Medical Director of Pathology

Running two hospital labs and raising two kids

Deborah Gordon is the Medical Director of Pathology at Heywood and Athol Hospital in Massachusetts. She graduated from college not planning on attending medical school, but as opportunities opened up, she eventually earned her MD and became the head of two hospital laboratories. As a mother of two children, Deborah had to learn how to balance her professional and personal life. 

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In this interview, we chat about Deborah’s journey to becoming the medical director of pathology at two hospitals and the pressures that she had to go through in her life, as well as her advice on how to balance having children and working full-time.


Quote of the Day

Never give in, never give up. Winston Churchill

3 Lessons from Interview

  1. Her journey and training to become a pathologist

  2. What skills you need as the head of pathology for two hospitals

  3. Balancing family life and work life

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Getting to Know Deborah Gordon

What is a helpful resource for you?

College of American Pathologists is a great resource for pathologists.

Who is a helpful person that helped you on your journey?

Dr. Vivian W. Pinn was a great teacher and mentor for Deborah. She was the one that encouraged her to go into pathology while Deborah was still in school.

What is your purpose on this planet?

Deborah’s purpose on this planet is to provide quality laboratory medicine and teaching others how to do so as well.

How to connect with Deborah?

Deborah’s Linkedin 

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