Residency and Fellowship Programs

Pathology Residency Program

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Sharon Fox, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology



Autopsy Pathology, Digital Pathology, Surgical Pathology



2003, A.B. with Highest Honors, Princeton University

2008, M.D. with Honors, Harvard Medical School

2012, Ph.D., Medical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-2014, Anatomic Pathology Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA  

2014-2015, Anatomic Pathology Residency, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

2015-2016, Anatomic Pathology/Digital Pathology R25 Research Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital and LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans



2009-Distinction for Excellence in Teaching Life Sciences, Harvard University

2010-MT Graduate Student Teaching Award

2013-Pathology Visions Meeting Award, Digital Pathology Association

2013-Best Research Poster, Digital Pathology Association

2014-Best Poster, Harvard Medical School Pathology Retreat

2014-Best Education Poster, Digital Pathology Association



Sharon Fox, MD, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, and an anatomic pathologist at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System. Her research interests include digital pathology, autopsy pathology, and the interaction between healthcare providers and image data. 


Selected Publications 

Fox SE, Akmatbekov A, Harbert JL, Li G, Brown JQ, Vander Heide RS. Pulmonary and cardiac pathology in African American patients with COVID-19: an autopsy series from New Orleans. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 8(7): 681-686. (2020). 

 Frequently cited pre-print: Fox SE, Akmatbekov A, Harbert JL, Li G, Brown   JQ, Vander Heide RS. Pulmonary and Cardiac Pathology in Covid-19: The First Autopsy Series from New Orleans.  doi: 


Fox SE, Li G, Akmatbekov A, Harbert JL, Lameira FS, Brown JQ, Vander Heide RS. Unexpected Features of Cardiac Pathology in Covid-19 Infection. Circulation,142:1123-1125 (2020). 


Fox SE, Lameira FS, Rinker EB, Vander Heide RS. Cardiac Endotheliitis and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome after Covid-19. Annals of Internal Medicine, ePub ahead of print, July 29, 2020. 


Li Z, Hu B, Li G, Fox S, Jalal S, Turek J, Brown JQ, and Nolte D. Tissue Dynamics Spectroscopic Imaging: Functional Imaging of Heterogeneous Cancer Tissue. Journal of Biomedical Optics,25(9), 096006 (2020), doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.25.9.096006. 


Sura, GH. Jackson, NR, Yodzis, S, Fox SE. Heterotopic Ossification of the Mesentery: A Rare Post-Operative Complication. American Journal of Surgical Pathology: Reviews and Reports (accepted for publication 9/23/2020). 


Fox SE, Faulkner-Jones, BE. Fox, S.E., & Faulkner-Jones, B.E. Eye-Tracking in the Study of Visual Expertise : Methodology and Approaches in Medicine. Frontline Learning Research, 5(3): 29-40. (2017).


Perrone GS, Leisk GG, Lo TJ, Moreau JE, Golden EB, Partlow BP, FoxSE, Ibrahim AS, Lin SJ, Kaplan DL. The Use of Silk-Based Devices for Fracture Fixation. Nature Communications, 5: 3385. (2014)  doi:10.1038/ncomms4385, PMID: 24594992