A persuasive writer, dynamic editor and audience advocate for companies ranging in services from health care to financial, and from real estate to appraisal. Ability to work cooperatively with employees as diverse as CEOs, physicians, nurses, salespeople and engineers. Extensive experience as a manager with responsibility for determining budgets.

Critical Values, October 2012

Oct. 5, 2012

CV-October2012 Sara Patterson served as the Editor for this issue of Critical Values focused on Fused Diagnostics, which encompasses genomics, personalized medicine, and informatics for patients. For the feature article, Sara interviewed Dr. Wayne Grody of the University of California at Los Angeles, and Dr. John Tomaszewski of the University of Buffalo who are both conducting ground-breaking work in genomics and informatics in the area of diagnosing diseases.


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Critical Values, October 2012 Issue


Critical Values, July 2012

Jul. 30, 2012

CV-July2012 Serving as the Editor of Critical Values, Sara Patterson focused the issue on the important topic of economics in the medical laboratory. Different authors discuss various aspects of managing laboratories in the age of slimmer budgets and the necessity of reducing healthcare costs for patients.






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Critical Values, July 2012 Issue

Critical Values, April 2012

Apr. 12, 2012

Economics has entered the healthcare arena. Pathologists have a professional responsibility to advise clinicians of which tests for patients are necessary and which are not through appropriate test utilization. The American Society for Clinical Pathology as joined the Choosing Wisely campaign with several major national organizations to help healthcare practitioners, patients, and other stakeholders develop sustainable solutions to stop the overuse or misuse of medical tests and procedures that provide little or no benefit. Sara S. Patterson wrote the profile about Roger L. Bertholf, PhD, who is a clinical scientist devoted to solving the puzzles of diseases. Dr. Bertholf is the new Editor-in-Chief of LabMedicine, ASCP™s journal for medical laboratory professionals. As the Managing Editor, she edited all the articles and wrote the stories for ASCP News.

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Critical Values, April 2012 Issue


Critical Values, January 2012

Jan. 12, 2012

As Managing Editor of Critical Values, Sara S. Patterson edited the articles in this fascinating issue about how pathologists and laboratory professionals have to accelerate their adaptation to change to take advantage of the evolving healthcare environment. Jobs are plentiful in the medical laboratory profession, but students and those considering a second career have to learn about them. Dynamic changes in pathology residency training are transforming the future of the pathology profession.

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Critical Values, January 2012 Issue


Critical Values, October 2011

Oct. 11, 2011

Sara S. Patterson wrote the profile of Mark H. Stoler, MD, FASCP, a cytopathologist who is dedicated to improving the human condition. For 30 years, Dr. Stoler has successfully sought to understand why cervical cancer occurs and how to improve its early detection, diagnosis, and treatment. His work stands out for his unflagging persistence to ongoing research in cervical cancer. Additionally, Sara wrote about American Society for Clinical Pathology members’ successful advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., and all the stories for ASCP News. She serves as the Managing Editor for news magazine.

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Critical Values, October 2011 Issue


Critical Values, July 2011

Jul. 11, 2011

For the July issue of Critical Values focused on leadership, Sara Patterson wrote an in-depth feature of C. Bruce Alexander, MD, FASCP, who spearheads the pathology residency program at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and who is currently the President-Elect for the American Society for Clinical Pathology. She interviewed author Carl Schoonover about his book, Portraits of the Mind: Visually the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century, which takes complicated scientific discoveries about the brain and makes them understandable for lay readers. Pathologists, physicians, and patients are learning more about personalized treatments for melanoma, the deadly skin cancer, by sharing information online and collaborating, Ms. Patterson reports. In this issue of the magazine, she served as managing editor and used InDesign copy editing software to work collaboratively with the design team and streamlined production.

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Critical Values, July 2011 Issue


Critical Values, April 2011

Apr. 14, 2011

Promoted to Managing Editor of Critical Values, Sara Patterson wrote a profile of pathologist Kathryn Rizzo, MD, FASCP, who determined in eighth grade that she would become a doctor and then followed those steps to become a doctor, as well as edited and summarized an interview of artist Laura Ferguson who creates an inside-out anatomy of the human body in her artwork. To fit with the April issue’s focus on “Data Deluge,” she interviewed several laboratory professional members of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) who earned the ASCP Board of Certification qualification in laboratory informatics about how it improved their career opportunities and fit into the data revolution for health care.

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Critical Values, April 2011 Issue


Critical Values, January 2011

Jan. 30, 2011

Sara Patterson wrote stories about the measurable contributions of American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) volunteers to global health care, especially helping AIDS patients as a valued partner for the past five years of the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC). She also wrote an in-depth profile of John R. Ball, MD, JD, departing Executive Vice President of ASCP and a story about the advantages of earning an international ASCP certification. Ms. Patterson also served as the Assistant Editor for this issue of Critical Values.

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Critical Values, January 2011 Issue