La'Tonzia L. Adams, M.D., M.S., FASCP, FCAP, CLT

La'Tonzia L. Adams, M.D., M.S., FASCP, FCAP, CLT

VA Portland Health Care System

La'Tonzia L. Adams, M.D., M.S., FASCP, FCAP, CLT prides herself as being one of those pathologists who has decided to step from behind the microscope and out of the laboratory. It has been her goal to bring awareness and understanding of what the laboratory’s actual role is through interdepartmental talks/in-services, serving on facility-wide committees, and using clinical consultations as educational opportunities. In addition, she believes that there needs to be more exposure to clinical laboratory sciences. Adams speaks at various elementary schools, high schools, and colleges in the community on the field of pathology and clinical laboratory sciences. In her spare time, Adams enjoys playing the piano and bringing advocacy and awareness to Lipedema and other subcutaneous adipose tissue diseases.