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Monmouth Medical Center Welcomes Hematopathologist Abraham Loo, M.D.

12/18/2015

Monmouth Medical Center recently welcomed a physician with expertise in hematopathology, a field of study dedicated to the analysis of leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood disorders. Abraham Loo, M.D. is a Monmouth Medical Center pathologist who recently completed a one year fellowship in hematopathology, and is board certified in the field. Dr. Loo has the knowledge and technical skills essential for the laboratory diagnosis of anemias, leukemias, lymphomas, bleeding disorders, and blood clotting disorders. A hematopathologist is a clinical scientist and doctor who analyzes blood, bone marrow, and lymph node samples to identify disease using sophisticated equipment to view, separate, and test blood components. Based on the results from laboratory testing, the hematopathologist serves a vital role in patient care by providing accurate and timely diagnoses to fellow physicians.

“With flow cytometry, a patient can be accurately diagnosed with leukemia or lymphoma and appropriately subclassified. Additional studies have to be performed, but a patient can be accurately diagnosed with potentially life threatening diseases and tapped into hematology-oncology within hours. It really is a marvel of modern medicine,” Dr. Loo said.

Dr. Loo completed his fellowship at University of Rochester in June 2015. Prior to fellowship training, he was active duty in the United States Army from 2006 to 2014 as a resident and a staff pathologist. He completed a pathology residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, and was the Chief of Clinical Pathology at Evans Army Community Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dr. Loo earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, a professional medical organization that recognizes and advocates for excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine. Dr. Loo graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and mathematics. During his time in college, Dr. Loo was an Army Reservist, who was mobilized to active duty in 2003. A native New Yorker, he is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School, which was founded in 1904 and has served as a magnet school for the development of talent in science, mathematics and technology.

At Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Loo joins a Department of Pathology that includes a staff of highly trained pathologists and more than 80 technologists and technicians working in the hospital’s fully computerized clinical laboratory. Monmouth is a leader in clinical laboratory analysis and stands at the forefront of disease diagnosis — its lab provides hundreds of different diagnostic tests, from a standard blood count or urinalysis to the most cutting-edge, complex testing like flow cytometry.

Dr. Loo resides in Red Bank.

About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest teaching hospitals and has been an affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org/monmouth.

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