FSP Member Spotlight
Welcome to this edition of the FSP member spotlight. Every month we will highlight a different FSP member who is doing exciting things in the field of pathology. FSP aims to recognize all membership types highlighting our members’ diverse experiences and perspectives. This month we are pleased to feature Stefanie Grewe, MD. Dr. Grewe is a third year AP/CP resident at the University of South Florida and currently serves on the FSP Resident and Fellow Committee.
Stefanie Grewe, MD
3rd Year Resident,
University of South Florida
What is your current role?
I am currently a third year AP/CP resident at the University of South Florida.
What is the best part of your occupation?
The best part of Pathology is being able to be an essential part in treating patients. I enjoy working together in teams to provide optimal care to all of our patients who rely on us during times of need. Pathologists are an integral part of patient management and it is a honor to serve our community.
How did you become interested in pathology?
My interest in the pathology of the human body was stimulated during my employment experience as a Mohs surgery assistant. I was intrigued by the artistic and scientific picture that was present in the histological examination for residual carcinoma and atypia. My appreciation for the patterns parallels my interest in art, making Pathology the best fit for my career.
How did you become involved with the FSP?
I became involved with the FSP at the recommendation of a co-resident who previously had served on the FSP Resident and Fellow Committee. He spoke highly of the great opportunities afforded to him in serving in this role and recommended I become more involved in this great organization. I am grateful to have this amazing opportunity to work with Pathologists across the state and encourage involvement among my resident colleagues.
Explain how you benefit from being a member of FSP.
There are countless benefits from being a member of the FSP. Most notably to me is the connection with different Florida colleagues from all different backgrounds. Residents are afforded the ability to participate in the FSP mentorship program which pairs residents with mentors in the subspecialty of their choice. Being able to work with Pathologists in different practice settings is an invaluable asset that the FSP affords residents in their professional development.
What would you like to see occur in the field of pathology (i.e., scientific advances, greater awareness of the field, etc.) during your career?
During my career I would like to see greater medical student interest in the field of Pathology. Medical students are the future of our field and I would love to see an expansion of people matching into our field with innovative ideas and passion for education.
What are your hobbies outside of the office?
My hobbies outside the office include riding my Peloton, going to Disney, and spending time with my family and friends.
What is something surprising that most people do not know about you?
I have always had a passion for promoting the adoption of rescue animals. In fact, my own light and joy is a rescue cat named Precious. He inspires me to live a happy and healthy life.
Is there anything I did not ask that you would like me to mention in the article?
I look forward to continuing my education at the Medical University of South Carolina as a Forensic Pathology Fellow.