Before joining UAMS in September, Hunt was an associate professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School and associate chief of pathology and chief of anatomic and molecular pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Hunt is recognized nationally and internationally for her clinical subspecialty expertise in head and neck, endocrine, and molecular anatomic pathology. She is the author of more than 110 publications in head and neck, endocrine and molecular pathology and in quality assurance and laboratory operations.
She is certified in anatomic pathology by the American Board of Pathology, and in molecular genetic pathology by the American Board of Medical Genetics. Among many national leadership positions, Hunt recently was elected president-elect of the Association for Molecular Pathology.
“We are very excited to have Dr. Hunt lead our Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services,” said College of Medicine Dean Debra H. Fiser, M.D. “She brings extensive leadership experience and distinguished clinical and academic skills to our institution.”
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services assists physicians, hospitals, industry, community health agencies, home health agencies, government agencies and researchers throughout the state.
Hunt graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. in chemistry and French from Bryn Mawr College. She earned a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Hunt completed her residency in anatomic pathology and a fellowship in molecular genetic pathology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
She was an assistant professor in pathology and laboratory medicine and otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Penn. She went on to serve as an associate professor in pathology and laboratory medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University before taking the same position at Harvard Medical School in Boston.