Get to Know Yaeli Bierman, MD March Member Spotlight


Yaeli Bierman, MD
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, Florida

What is your current role?
I am a Head and Neck Pathology Fellow at the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital.

 What is the best part of your occupation? 
The best part of being a Head and Neck fellow is having the opportunity to deepen my knowledge in this specific pathology field by being exposed to an immense variety of interesting cases, while feeling that I am making a significant contribution to patient care and medical knowledge.

How did you become interested in pathology?
At the age of eight (8), my mother gifted me a microscope, sparking a profound fascination with observing things in their most authentic form. It felt like I had the power to unveil the true nature of the objects under its lens.

How did you become involved with the FSP?  
I learned about FSP through my mentors at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, who suggested it as an excellent source for valuable educational and professional advancement opportunities.
Explain how you benefit from being a member of FSP.  
It inspires me to engage in various research projects with the goal of presenting them at FSP conferences. Additionally, I view it as a valuable resource for networking opportunities.

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? 
I aspire to witness substantial progress in the field of molecular pathology, with the ultimate goal of optimizing both diagnosis and patient care outcomes. Furthermore, I anticipate an elevated awareness of the field, resulting in greater recognition and appreciation for the crucial role pathology holds in healthcare.

What are your hobbies outside of the office? 
Outside the office, I enjoy immersing myself into cooking traditional Venezuelan and Jewish dishes, along with incorporating daily workouts to add balance my routine. 

What is something surprising that most people do not know about you?
I love discovering shapes when looking through the microscope and am especially excited when I come across a heart-like figure. I'm anticipating the possibility of initiating an art project once I accumulate a sufficient number of images.

Is there anything I did not ask that you would like to mention in the article? 
I did a Pathology residency in Venezuela, and now I am applying for a Pathology Residency here in the United States.