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
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