Dr. Wasserman is a Pathologist at the Ottawa Hospital and Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa. He specializes in head and neck pathology.
He received both his BSc and PhD in Physiology from the University of Toronto and his medical degree from the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Wasserman completed his residency in Anatomical Pathology at the University of Ottawa where he served as the program’s Chief Resident. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in Head and Neck Pathology at the
University of Toronto under the mentorship of Dr. Ilan Weinreb.
Most patients now have access to their medical record by way of online patient portals. As a result, pathology reports which were traditionally targeted for other physicians are now also being read by patients. This new reality will present both challenges and opportunities for pathologists.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
• Identify limitations of the traditional pathology report and how these limitations negatively impact patient engagement and patient safety.
• Describe strategies that have been employed to help patients read and understand their pathology report.
• Identify opportunities to improve communication with patients and clinicians through a modernized pathology report.