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Dr. Merce Jorda is currently serving as the Chair (Interim) for the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Chief of Pathology at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

She is a board certified Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist and Cytopathologist, who has worked over 20 years in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine serving as a senior academic, consultative pathologist, and as medical director of several UHealth facilities mainly focused on cancer care, with direct impact in the healthcare management.

Dr. Jordà, obtained her medical degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona School of Medicine in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. She completed her European residency training in Anatomic Pathology and her Ph.D. in Pathology at the University of Seville School Of Medicine, in Seville, Spain. She later joined the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as a research fellow in Molecular Pathology. She completed her USA residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. Her education included fellowship training in Cytopathology. She is Chief of the Genitourinary Pathology Service since 2009 and Chief of Cytopathology since 2015. In 2012, Dr. Jordà, obtained her Master of Business Administration, specializing in Health Sector Management and Policy from the University of Miami. She previously served as Vice Chair of Anatomic Pathology since 2014.

Dr. Jordà areas of research interest include Genitourinary and Breast diseases and Cytopathology. She is serving as the Co-Principal investigator in multiple awarded grants, she is a member of several major editorial boards and cancer journals and she is author and co-author of 130 articles and 6 book chapters.

“It is an honor to work with such an amazing group of faculty and staff that are very dedicated to the Mission of our Medical School. Our mission is to deliver excellence in patient care, train our next generation of pathologists, and promote research. The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine has a diverse group of faculty, representing all disciplines of Pathology. We always strive for excellence in patient care, education and research.” – Mercè Jorda