(Philadelphia, PA) - Dr. Bruce Pawel has been appointed an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Pawel earned his medical degree in 1984 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). In 1985 he completed an internship in internal medicine at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. From 1985-89 Dr. Pawel completed a residency in pathology at UMDNJ, and from 1989-90 he served as Chief Resident in Pathology at UMDNJ. From 1990-91 he completed a fellowship in pediatric pathology at Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH.

From 1995 to 1998, Dr. Pawel served as Instructor in Pathology at Allegheny Hospital. He is also currently an Assistant Neuropathologist at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Pawel's research interests focus on the pathology of pediatric solid tumors and treating tumors with anti-angiogenic agents. He is also involved in collaborative studies on myogenic lesions.

Dr. Pawel has co-authored original research studies and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals, and holds memberships in professional associations including the Children's Oncology Group, the Society for Pediatric Pathology, and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

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