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Audrey Sato, DO

Assistant Professor


 WORK EXPERIENCE
Hematopathologist and Anatomic Pathologist                                                                                    July 2019 – Present
VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System
Practice hematopathology and general surgical pathology.  Educate pathology
residents from the University of Colorado.  Section chief of
coagulation/special coagulation and flow cytometric analysis.
 
Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist                                                                                                    July 2014 – December 2017
Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, CO
Practiced general surgical pathology with a high volume of breast, GI, and
skin pathology.  Assisted clinicians in understanding and navigating clinical
laboratory testing. 
                                                                                                                                                       
Medical Director for Point of Care Testing for Mountain Post Medical Home                        March 2017 – December 2017
      Primary Care Medical Home, Fort Carson, CO
Maintained appropriate oversight of point of care testing at an off-site
primary care clinic.
 
Chief of Clinical Pathology, Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, CO                    July 2014 – September 2017
Oversaw blood bank, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and
phlebotomy/front desk operations.  Participated in validation of new
analyzers and tests.  Maintained CAP accreditation.                                                              
 EDUCATION
University of New Mexico/TriCore Reference Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM                       July 2018- June 2019
Hematopathology Fellowship
 
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD                                                      July 2010 – June 2014
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency                                                             
 
University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of                                          July 2006 – May 2010
Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, TX
Doctor of Osteopathy                                                                                          
 
Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX                                                                                          August 2002 – May 2006
Bachelor of Science in Biology                                                                              
Magna Cum Laude
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
       Hematopathology Block Small Group Lectures                                                                          November – December 2018
      University of New Mexico School of Medicine
 
      Instructor of Pathology Small Groups                                                                                             Academic Year 2012
      Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Lecturer                                                                                                                                                 Academic Years 2011-2013
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Clinical Laboratory Officer Course
LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
U.S. Army Delegate for the House of Delegates                                                                     September 2016 – December 2017
College of American Pathologist                                                                                                         
 
Physician Representative for the Patient Safety Committee                                                          July 2016 – December 2017
Evans Army Community Hospital
 
TeamSTEPPS Coach                                                                                                                     October 2017 – December 2017
Evans Army Community Hospital
PUBLICATIONS/abstracts
"Evaluating The Use of Age-Adjusted D-Dimer Cutoffs In a Health Donor Population "                        May 2019
International Society for Laboratory Hematology Annual Meeting
 
"Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Leptomeninges"                                                                                 March 2015
American Society for Clinical Pathology Case Report                                                                  
"Simultaneous Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma and Ductal Carcinoma In Situ"                                           October 2013
Poster Presentation at the College of American Pathologist Annual Meeting                           
"Suprapubic Apocrine Carcinoma with Focal Extramammary Paget's Disease"                                      October 2013
Poster Presentation at the American Society of Dermatopathologist Annual Meeting            
“Verruciform Xanthoma Is A Reactive Process: An Illustrative Case”                                                      March 2012
Poster Presentation at the International Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting        
Multiple Pulmonary Metastases From An Intraductal Papillary                                                        September 2011
Mucinous Neoplasm Of The Pancreas”
Poster Presentation at the College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting                         
SPECIALTY TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS
TeamSTEPPS                                                                                                                                                     October 2016
“Evidence-based set of teamwork tools, aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals.”
Lean Six Sigma                                                                                                                                    October 2016
Yellow Belt Training
professional society MEMBERSHIPS
     The College of American Pathologists
VOLUNTEERING
Money Mentor                                                                                                                                January 2018-June 2018
Partners in Housing
Assisted participants in budgeting and planning for future monetary needs as they
transitioned to independence from the program.  2-4 hours per month.
 
External Laboratory Inspector                                                                                                     February 2016, September 2017
The College of American Pathologists
 
ACTIVE MEDICAL LICENSES:  Colorado and Texas