Sui Zee, MD, vice chair for Anatomic Pathology and director of Surgical Pathology at the Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine, was featured in Q&A about diversity in healthcare that was released by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. The piece is part of a series that honors Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Laboratory.
In the Q&A, she discusses her personal experiences and how recognizing and reducing often-invisible barriers can help minimize healthcare disparities.
“Diversity among all levels of healthcare professionals not only strengthens the cultural competency of the providers with each other, but also provides better experience and understanding of those who have been underserved due to ethnic and racial disparities,” she states.
About Sui Zee
Dr. Zee is a general surgical pathologist and cytopathologist with a subspecialty interest in gastrointestinal and pancreas pathology. She has published peer-reviewed articles on pancreatic endocrine tumors and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms. Dr. Zee earned an AB in Biology at Barnard College, Columbia University in 1987 and an MD at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1991. She did her residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Washington in Seattle and then in anatomic and clinical pathology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine before becoming a fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.