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February 13, 2019

Arkana Physician Spotlight: Dr. Messias

Dr. Nidia Messias joined Arkana Labs in 2010. Previously, Dr. Messias was Assistant Professor in Surgical and Renal Pathology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA where she also served as medical director of the electron microscopy laboratory. Dr. Messias completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Maryland Medical Center and was chief resident during her tenure. She received fellowship training in renal pathology at Johns Hopkins University. At Arkana, Dr. Messias oversees the fellowship program in renal pathology, directs the visiting scholars program, is on the Consensus in Diagnostics Committee, and authors the Digging Deeper series on the Arkana blog. She is also frequently a member of Ad Hoc teams tackling various concerns. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, keeping up with current events, and is an avid reader with diverse interests.

Dr. Messias is such an asset at Arkana. As she shows in her Digging Deeper series, she has an exquisite eye for detail and can often find the smallest of pathologic features hiding in otherwise normal appearing tissue making her a frequent internal consultant. She also has a warm, kind personality and is quick to share her joy with everyone she meets. And, her strong sense of intuition is invaluable when complex problems with no clear answer need to be solved. We feel blessed to get to work with Dr. Messias every day at Arkana and enjoy sharing in her prodigious shine.