Pathology Residency Program
Message from the Directors
Welcome to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) Pathology Residency Program on our main campus, co-located with our University Medical Center of El Paso Level 1 trauma center, El Paso Children’s Hospital, Medical Examiner’s Office, and TTUHSC El Paso schools (medical, dental, nursing, and graduate schools).
Our robust faculty not only includes combined AP and CP board-certified pathologists, but also includes those with boards and/or specialization in combinations of all pathology specialties (see list in FAQ section).
The program is designed so that pathology residents will become proficient in performing procedures and writing diagnostic reports for cytology analysis, bone marrow aspirations, fine-needle aspirations, autopsy services, and areas in clinical pathology. Furthermore, there are numerous research and publication opportunities through our high-volumes of AP and CP case work as well as through specific research interests within our department and institution.
While a main program goal is to prepare residents for success in any clinical and/or academic pathology setting, we are also dedicated to preparing residents for successes in follow-on fellowship training.
With almost 1 million residents, El Paso has been named four times as an All-America City winner and consistently named as one of the Top 10 safest cities in America.
Because we are located near the borders of Juárez, Mexico, and Las Cruces, New Mexico, our metropolis population of 2.5 million affords a valuable and broad clinical exposure, as well as a rich culture.
Please consider our program and pathology family among the strongest for your combined AP and CP residency training.
Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Director, Anatomic Pathology
Program Director, TTUHSC El Paso Pathology Residency Program
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic and Liver Pathology
Dr. Mohamad Nawar Hakim is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. He graduated from Damascus University Faculty of Medicine in Damascus, Syria, where he grew up. After graduation, he immigrated to the United States where he pursued a combined anatomic and clinical pathology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He is also fellowship trained in surgical pathology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has extensive experience in the diversified field of pathology. He is experienced in private practice as well as the academic field of pathology. He joined TTUHSC El Paso in 2005. He held several leadership positions, to include director of the Hematology Laboratory, director of the Flow Cytometry Laboratory and vice chair for pathology. Currently he is the vice chair for anatomic pathology and the director of the anatomic pathology section. He is also the pathology residency program director.
Dr. Hakim enjoys teaching the practice of surgical pathology, interacting with residents and medical students as well as clinical colleagues. He likes working up challenging cases and discussing the findings of those cases.
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director, Clinical Pathology
Associate Program Director, TTUHSC El Paso Pathology Residency Program
Clinical Pathology, Chemistry, Toxicology, and Molecular Diagnostic
Dr. Jude Abadie grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana where he graduated from LSU Health Science Center, department of pathology. He is fellowship-trained and board certified in clinical chemistry, clinical toxicology, and clinical molecular genetics. Dr. Abadie served 21 years in the U.S. Army in pathology and lab medicine duty assignments including Madigan Army Medical Center in WA, Walter Reed Army Medical Center in DC, Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, and Brook Army Medical Center in TX. He has held a life-long passion for teaching and working in the field of laboratory medicine. At TTUHSC El Paso and University Medical Center of El Paso, Dr. Abadie’s main focus in clinical pathology is on clinical laboratory testing, clinical consultant, director for our outlying clinics, and providing medical education to medical students, fellows, and residents.