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Roxanne Florence, MD

Florence RoxanneDepartment of Pathology

Departmental/Divisional Leadership Roles

  • Medical Director, Cytopathology, Baystate Medical Center
  • Program Director, Cytopathology Fellowship, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate

Academic Appointment

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Tufts University School of Medicine

Education and Training

  • Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
    • Fellowship, Cytopathology (1998-1999)
    • Residency, Anatomic/Clinical Pathology (1994-1998)
  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
    Internship, Internal Medicine (1992-1993)
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
    M.D. (1988-1992)
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    B.S., Cellular/Molecular Biology (1984-1988)

Scholarly Foci (Limit 5)

  • Cytopathology
  • Rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) of small biopsies and fine needle aspirations
  • Cytopathology and Anatomic Pathology resident and fellow education
  • Breast and gynecologic (women’s health) surgical pathology
  • Thyroid cancer and lung cancer surgical pathology

Scholarly Activity

View a list of Dr. Florence's publications in the Scholarly Commons repository.

Professional Societies and Leadership Roles (Limit 5)

  • American Society of Cytopathology
    • Member (1996-present)
    • Cytopathology Program Directors Committee
      • Member (2016-present)
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
    • Member (1998-present)
  • College of American Pathologists
    • Member (1999-present)
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
    • Member (2009-present)
  • New England Society of Pathologists
    • Member (2000-present)

Significant Honors and Awards

  • President’s Excellence Award, Value Category, “Rapid On-Site Evaluation (ROSE) by Cytopathologists of Image-Guided Biopsies in the Radiology Department Increases Specimen Adequacy," Baystate Health (2017)
  • Teacher of the Year, Department of Pathology, Baystate Medical Center (2011)
  • Dedicated Cytology Teacher Award, Department of Pathology, Baystate Medical Center (2005)
  • Fellow, College of American Pathologists (1999)

Contact Information

Department of Pathology
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
413-794-4501
roxanne.florence@baystatehealth.org