Dr. Yaolin Zhou

Pathology
Thorsby, AL
10 years experience female

About

Bio

I am a board certified anatomic and clinical pathologist with sub-specialty training in molecular genetic pathology. Pathology comes from the Greek word pathos (disease). Pathology is the study of disease. For those who are not familiar with pathology, we basically have two branches: Anatomic Pathology (AP) and Clinical Pathology (CP). Anatomic includes surgical pathology (includes frozen sections or intraoperative consultations), autopsy (forensics), cytology (includes pap smears and fine needle aspirations), etc. I think of Anatomic Pathology as, you get a chunk of tissue. Now diagnose it! Clinical pathology is also known as "Laboratory Medicine." It includes chemistry, blood banking or transfusion medicine, molecular pathology, microbiology, etc. When you go to a doctor, and he or she orders a bunch of tests (e.g., urinalysis, blood draws), they will likely go to a clinical pathology laboratory. Pathologists interpret the lab results in their clinical context. My sub-specialty is molecular genetics, which involves understanding, performing tests for, and interpreting the genetic material (DNA) that makes us who we are as human beings and causes diseases such as cancers and hereditary conditions.

Specialties
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Pathology

Languages spoken

English, Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaolin Zhou
10 years experience Pathology
Pregnancy test: I noticed that you have a history of irregular periods. Your physician will likely order a pregnancy test regardless. Provide your physician informati ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaolin Zhou
10 years experience Pathology
I'm very sorry: I'm very sorry because likely either you or an individual you care about is affected by this cancer. No physician has a crystal ball, but tumor type, ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaolin Zhou
10 years experience Pathology
Maybe: Breast cancer is a common cancer, so it is not uncommon for relatives of a family to have multiple breast cancers. Cause for concern would be breast c ... Read More
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Thank you. My she has the following anti gen (JkA and Kell)and yes she was pregnant and had a miscarriage thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, MN
Graduated 2011MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HOSPITAL
Completed 2015
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