Mentorship Program

FSP Mentorship Program

The FSP Mentorship Program is designed to connect FSP Resident and Fellow members with experienced pathologists that are members of the FSP. The program provides mentees an opportunity to interact with pathology experts from diverse backgrounds, practice settings, and geographic regions, as well as the opportunity to gain valuable guidance and career advice to help during the transition from training to practice.

Mentees are matched with Mentors based on the information gathered through the application process. Mentees can also select up to three mentor candidates from the list of FSP Mentors.

The mentorship relationship is expected to last the duration of the Mentee’s training.

Goals of the Mentorship Program

  • Provide long lasting professional relationships that last beyond the program
  • Provide opportunities for personal, professional and leadership development
  • Provide opportunities for residents and fellows to grow within the FSP and to serve in FSP leadership roles

Expectations of the Mentorship Program

  • Establish the preferred communication channel and frequency in which you will communicate
  • Commit to regular check-ins through preferred communication channel
  • Stay engaged during the length of the mentorship relationship
  • Meet in person one time a year at the FSP Conference in February during the Mentor Networking Event

Apply for the Mentorship Program:


If you are a resident or fellow that is interested in being mentored, please submit the application by clicking on the link below. Once your application is received you will be paired with a mentor in the program. You will receive an email with more information regarding your mentor once you have been paired. Please note: you must be logged into your membership account to apply.


Mentee Application


If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please submit the application by clicking on the link below. Once your application is received it will be reviewed for approval and you will be notified. Approved Mentors will become part of a pool of mentors and will be paired with one or more mentees as they apply to the program. Please note: you must be logged into your membership account to apply.


Mentor Application 


Meet the FSP Mentors:

Diane D Davey MD
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida and Orlando VAMC

Cytopathology and hematopathology

Jasreman Dhillon MD
Tampa, FL
Moffitt Cancer Center

GU pathology, Cytopathology, Works in academic medicine

Evita Henderson Jackson MD, BS
Tampa, FL
Moffitt Cancer Center

Surgical pathologist (subspecialty bone/soft tissue)/cytopathologist. Works in academic medicine.

Rebecca Lynn Johnson MD, FCAP, MASCP
Tampa, FL
American Board of Pathology-CEO Emeritus


Stephen Nelson MD, M.A.
Highland City, FL
Chairman, Florida's Medical Examiners Commission

Forensic Pathology. Board certification in Anatomic Pathology, Forensic Pathology, and Neuropathology

Adrian Palmer MD, MBA
Miami, FL
Mercy Hospital

Hematopathologist, Currently serving as Medical Director, Clinical Affairs for Neogenomics Laboratories

Vatsal Patel MD
Tallahassee, FL
KWB Pathology Associates

Currently working in a community hospital and can provide perspective on life after training.

Robert Poppiti MD, FCAP
Miami Beach, FL
Mount Sinai Med.Ctr./F.I.U.H.W. College of Medicine

Oversees CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program for southern Florida and Ambassador to USCAP. Has been a mentor for over 35 years at Mt. Sinai.

Nicole D Riddle MD
Tampa, FL
Ruffolo, Hooper, & Assoc and USF Health

Soft tissue and bone. Has worked in academics in rural communities and academics via a private group.

Jason Savell MD
Apollo Beach, FL
St. Josephs Hospital

Fellowship trained ENT/Head and neck surgical pathology. Started at Moffit and moved into the private sector 5 years ago.

Robert Seifert MD
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Hematopathology, molecular genomics, coagulation, surgical pathology, pathology informatics, lab quality improvement. Has served in leadership roles as section medical director for histology and hematopathology; hematopathology fellowship program director; and hematopathology unit director.

Publication Date: 
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 9:30am