Sandra L. Aponte MD MBA FCAP FASCP

Dr. Aponte completed her medical doctor degree at the Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico. Dr Aponte did the combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residencies at the Mount Sinai Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York (NY) City. She was the Chief Resident during the Anatomic Pathology Residency. During residency she did several research projects with the novel Cytyc Thin Prep processor and published a paper that among others was used by Blue Cross Blue Shield to set payment at that time for Thin Prep gynecologic pap smears.

She is triple Board Certified by the American Board of Pathology in: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology and in Cytopathology. She completed a mini fellowship with Dr Jonathan Epstein in the Uropathology field. She is a fellow of the College of American pathology, and a fellow of the Association of Clinical Pathologists. Dr Aponte has a Master’s in Business Administration with concentration in the Health Care field from the New York Institute of Technology (May 2007).

Dr Aponte has received several awards, in 1988 the American Medical Women’s Association Janet M. Glasgow Achievement Award, in 1991 Certificate of Merit from the World Who’s Who of Women, in 2013 she appeared in the Leading Physicians of the World Edition. Other awards due to gyn research include a Certificate of Achievement for participation and distinguished achievement in Medical Research and Scholarly Activity presented by the Department of Medicine, an Honorable Mention for DNA ploidy measurements of cervical dysplasias and cervical carcinomas in the presence of HPV Resident’s Research Paper Competition Academy of Medicine of Richmond SIUH, , an Honorable Mention for Papnet Analysis of reportedly negative cervical cytology smears from women infected with the HIV from the Richmond Academy of Medicine, a Second Place Certificate of Achievement Medical Research and Scholarly Activity from the Department of Medicine, SIUH Annual Resident’s Research Competition , a 1997 Second Prize Resident Research Paper Competition Nuclease resistant DNA: A potential Biomarker for SIL’s and carcinoma by the Academy of Medicine of Richmond.

She was Keynote Speaker at First Saturday in October Organization, Latinas fighting breast cancer in 1993 and received a Third Prize at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York Alumni Association Essay Contest in 1999. She also participated in radio shows for the College of American Pathologists. Dr. Aponte is proficient at preparing Physician’s own laboratories(POL) for CLIA and CAP inspections.

Dr. Aponte enjoys in her spare time ballroom dancing, going to the gym and rescuing animals and traveling.

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