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Rachel E. Factor, M.D., M.H.S.

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Specialties

  • Pathology, Anatomical

Languages

  • English

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Specialties

  • Pathology, Anatomical

Bio

Rachel E. Factor, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a practicing clinical pathologist with a focus in breast diseases. She is a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator and participates in HCI's breast treatment planning conferences and the Breast Disease Oriented Team (BDOT). Factor is certified by the American Board of Pathology.

Factor's research interests include the biology and prevention of breast cancer. She also collaborates with basic scientists, clinicians, and epidemiologists to develop clinical decision-making tools for preventing recurrence and extending survival. As an anatomic and cell pathologist, Factor has experience evaluating tissue histology and the morphology of individual cells.

Factor completed her medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY, followed by residency and fellowships at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pathology - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Anatomic Pathology
Board Certification American Board of Pathology (Sub: Anatomic Path)
American Board of Pathology (Sub: Cytopathology)
Cancer Center Programs Cell Response & Regulation

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pathology - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Anatomic Pathology
Board Certification American Board of Pathology (Sub: Anatomic Path)
American Board of Pathology (Sub: Cytopathology)
Cancer Center Programs Cell Response & Regulation

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-2507 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Department of Pathology
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Dr. Factor is a staff pathologist and a medical director in the Cytology Laboratory at ARUP and an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. She is an investigator in the Huntsman Cancer Institute and member of the Cell Response and Regulation program. Dr. Factor received her master of health science from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and her MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. She completed an internship in internal medicine at NYU Medical Center and a residency in anatomic pathology followed by fellowships in surgical pathology and cytopathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Dr. Factor is board certified in anatomic pathology and cytopathology, and is a member of the College of American Pathology, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Her research interests include topics in breast cancer pathology and cytopathology.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Brigham and Women's Hospital
Cytopathology
Fellow
Fellowship Brigham and Women's Hospital
Surgical Pathology
Fellow
Residency Brigham and Women's Hospital
Surgical Pathology
Resident
Internship New York University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Graduate Training Johns Hopkins University
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
M.H.S.
Undergraduate Princeton University
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
B.A.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Schmidt RL, Factor RE, Witt BL, Hall BJ, Wilson AR, Layfield LJ (2012). Fine-needle Aspiration Cytology versus Core-Needle Biopsy for Major Salivary Gland Lesions (Protocol). Cochrane Database Syst Rev, (2), Art #: CD009610.
  2. Winkler N, Factor RE, Morell G (2012). Invasive Carcinoma with acinic cell-like features of the breast. Breast J.
  3. Schmidt RL, Factor RE, Witt BL, Layfield LJ (May 2012). Quality Appraisal of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies in Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology: A Survey of Risk of Bias and Comparability. Arch Pathol Lab Med.
  4. Witt BL, Factor RE, Jarboe EA, Layfield LJ (2011). Negative Loop Electrosurgical Cone Biopsy Following a Biopsy Diagnosis of High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion: Frequency and Clinical Significance. Arch Pathol Lab Med.

Review

  1. Chow KH, Factor RE, Ullman KS (2012). The nuclear envelope environment and its cancer connections. [Review]. Nat Rev Cancer, 12(3), 196-209.
  2. Schmidt RL, Factor RE (May 2012). Understanding Sources of Bias in Diagnostic Accuracy Studies. [Review]. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

Abstract

  1. Layfield LJ, Factor RE, Jarboe EA (2012). Clinician compliance with laboratory regulations requiring submission of relevant clinical data: A one year retrospective analysis [Abstract]. Modern Pathology, 25(Supp 2).
  2. Factor RE, Chadwick BC, Witt BL, Layfield LJ (2012). FNA is a highly accurate procedure for detecting axillary lymph node metastases in breast cancer patients [Abstract]. Modern Pathology, 25(Supp 2), 357.
  3. Schmidt RL, Factor RE, Affolter KE, Cook JB, Hall BJ, Narra KK, Witt BL, Wilson AR and Layfield LJ (2012). Variability in Methods Specification for Diagnostic Test Accuracy Studies in Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology: A Survey of Reporting Practice [Abstract]. Am J Clin Pathol, 137(1), 132-41.

Poster

  1. Sweeney C, Bernard PS, Factor R, Shakespear K, Kwan M, Habel L, Stijleman I, Davis C, Ebbert M, Kushi LH, Caan BJ (2012). Molecular subtypes from PAM50 in a brest cancer cohort: differences by patient characteristics, reproducibility. Poster session presented at AACR, Chicago.

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