DR. TERESA LOTODO
Dr. Tesesa Lotodo has a master’s degree in General Pathology from the University of Nairobi (2013) with an interest and experience in the diagnosis of hematological disorders, both benign and malignant. She is currently taking a Ph.D. in Immunology from Moi Univerity, Kenya. Her areas of training at the master’s level included surgical pathology, hematology, transfusion medicine, immunology, microbiology, parasitology, and clinical chemistry. Since the completion of her residency, she has been involved in the diagnosis of hematological disorders on peripheral blood films, bone marrow aspirates, and trephine biopsies. She also does fine-needle aspirates – especially in suspected lymphoma cases – and reporting of lymph node biopsies. She also has an interest in flow cytometry for the characterization of hematological disorders especially acute Leukemia and other lymphoid neoplasms. After completing her master’s, she spent six weeks at the hematopathology laboratory at Indiana University and learned about flow cytometry for the diagnosis of hematological disorders using blood, aspirates, and lymph nodes besides general hematopathology.
Dr. Lotodo has participated in recruiting research participants for Aids Malignancy Consortium (AMC 068) study and presented in several conferences on HIV-associated malignancies. In one particular study where the main aim was diagnosis and staging of a suspected Burkitt’s lymphoma patient within a week, she was involved in reading the touch print cytology specimens from a biopsy and interpretation of flow cytometry within 72 hours.
In April 2015, she also had an opportunity to visit the Cytogenetics lab at Indiana University for 2 weeks to learn about Fluorescent in situ Hybridization (FISH) for the diagnosis of Burkitt’s lymphoma. This was through the collaboration of the pediatric oncology program in Kenya and Indiana University. As a result, through a grant by Indiana University, a FISH platform was set up at AMPATH reference labs. In the past 2 years, they have been able to validate the platform for c-my and T(8;14) for the diagnosis of Burkitt lymphoma, and currently, they are doing validations for BCR ABL fusion gene for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. She hopes to get an opportunity to train on molecular aspects of hematopathology through a fellowship training
In the AMPATH Multiple Myeloma program, She is the Principal Investigator. The program is funded by Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF) for the next 3 years (2021-2023) tasked with overseeing that all goals and objectives are achieved and reported back to BMSF at least twice a year. She is also involved in diagnostic work up of patients with plasma cell dyscrasias through bone marrow aspirates and biopsies.
As a lecturer, She is involved in teaching and assessing students at both undergraduate and graduate levels in hematology and blood transfusion. She is also involved in supervising undergraduate projects and dissertation thesis at graduate levels. She participates in the development of undergraduate and graduate courses. She initiates, promotes, and participates in research projects through applications for research grants. She provides professional service and participates in community service delivery through linkages and collaborations. She has also been a facilitator in the yearly trainings on pediatric oncology and other lymphoma programs held every January for several years now. She has also worked closely with the PEARL programme at Webuye to train technologists on laboratory diagnosis of hematological disorders. She has also participated and presented in conferences within Kenya and beyond
Her administrative duty as a current Head of Thematic Section of Hematology and Blood Transfusion in the Department of Pathology is to ensure coordination and effective delivery of the curriculum at the University through teaching and research. She has also been involved in protocol development for Flow Cytometry and FISH labs.
Positions and Honors
2003‐2004 Internship, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kenya
2004‐2008 Medical Officer, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kenya
2009-2013 Resident, Department of Pathology, University of Nairobi
2009-2014 Tutorial Fellow, Department of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, Moi University
2015 (April) to date Lecturer, Department of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, Moi University
2018 to 2020 Head of Department of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, Moi University
2006-date Registered with Kenya Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Council
2015 to date Member of Kenya association of clinical pathologists (KACP)
2016 to date Member of Kenya medical association
2017 to date Member of African Blood Transfusion Service (AfBTS)
2018 to date Member of British Society of Hematology
2020 to date Member of International Society of pediatric Oncology
Complete List of Published Work in My Bibliography: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1l3wh-lXlomk9/bibliography/public/
|INSTITUTION AND LOCATION||DEGREE
|FIELD OF STUDY|
|Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya||Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB)||12/2002||Medicine|
|University of Nairobi, Kenya||Masters in Medicine in Human Pathology||12/2013||Pathology|
|Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN||11/2013||Flow Cytometry|
|Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN||04/2018||FISH (Fluorescence-in situ Hybridization)|
|Moi University, Kenya||09/2019-to date, continuing||PhD, Immunology|