Mark Brissette, MD
Visiting Professor of Clinical Practice, Pathology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine (1983)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of California–San Diego (CA) (1979)
Internship:
  • Loma Linda University Program (1984)
Residencies:
  • Madigan Army Medical Center Program, Anatomic and Clinical (1990)
  • Letterman Army Medical Center (San Francisco), Internal Medicine (1986)
Fellowships:
  • National Capital Consortium (Bethesda) Program, Hematology (1992)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pathology

Professional Titles

  • Visiting Professor of Clinical Practice
  • Hematopathologist

Teaching

  • Visiting Professor of Clinical Practice (2021)
    School of Medicine, Pathology
    Teaching general pathology and hematopathology. Outcomes based medical student and resident education.

Publications

  • Shyu I, Johnson KA, Gratzinger D, Brissette MD, Childs JM, Dixon LR, George MR, McCloskey CB, Prieto VG, Rojiani AM, Timmons CF, Hoffman RD. Positive Job Search Experience for New Pathologists Seeking First Employment Between 2017 and 2019. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2021 Sep 1;145(9):1117-1122. PubMed PMID: 33417677
  • Shyu I, Johnson KA, Gratzinger D, Brissette, MD, et al. Positive Job Search Experience for New Pathologists Seeking First Employment Between 2017-2019. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2021;145:1117-1122. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2020-0455-CP.
  • Timmons CF, Black-Schaffer WS, Naritoku WY, Powell SZ, Johnson KA, Brissette MD, Childs JM, Conran RM, Dixon LR, George MR, Gratzinger D, McCloskey CB, Prieto VG, Roberts CA, Rojiani AM, Shyu I, Hoffman RD. Entry of Graduates of US Pathology Residency Programs Into the Workforce: Cohort Data Between 2008 and 2016 Remain Positive and Stable. Acad Pathol. 2020 Jan-Dec;7:2374289520901833. PubMed PMID: 32083168
  • Shyu I, Johnson KA, George MR, Gratzinger D, Brissette MD, Childs JM, Conran RM, Dixon LR, McCloskey CB, Prieto VG, Roberts CA, Rojiani AM, Timmons CF Jr, Hoffman RD. Gender Parity in Gainful Employment and Other Gender Trends in the Job Market for Recent Pathology Graduates. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2020 Apr;144(4):435-442. PubMed PMID: 31816267
  • George MR, Johnson KA, Gratzinger DA, Brissette MD, McCloskey CB, Conran RM, Dixon LR, Roberts CA, Rojiani AM, Shyu I, Timmons CF Jr, Hoffman RD. Will I Need to Move to Get My First Job?: Geographic Relocation and Other Trends in the Pathology Job Market. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2020 Apr;144(4):427-434. PubMed PMID: 31596620
  • Brissette MD, Cohen D, Post MD. Teaching Professionalism. In: Domen RE, Conran RM, Hoffman RD, et al, ed. Professionalism in pathology and laboratory medicine. Illinois: College of American Pathologists, 2020:11-18.
  • Borch WR, Aguilera NS, Brissette MD, O'Malley DP, Auerbach A. Practical Applications in Immunohistochemistry: An Immunophenotypic Approach to the Spleen. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2019 Sep;143(9):1093-1105. PubMed PMID: 30917045
  • Conran RM, Powell SZ, Domen RE, McCloskey CB, Brissette MD, Cohen DA, Dixon LR, George MR, Gratzinger DA, Post MD, Roberts CA, Rojiani AM, Timmons CF Jr, Johnson K, Hoffman RD. Development of Professionalism in Graduate Medical Education: A Case-Based Educational Approach From the College of American Pathologists' Graduate Medical Education Committee. Acad Pathol. 2018 Jan-Dec;5:2374289518773493. PubMed PMID: 30014035
  • Gratzinger D, Johnson KA, Brissette MD, Cohen D, Rojiani AM, Conran RM, Hoffman RD, Post MD, McCloskey CB, Roberts CA, Domen RE, Talbert ML, Powell SZ. The Recent Pathology Residency Graduate Job Search Experience: A Synthesis of 5 Years of College of American Pathologists Job Market Surveys. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2018 Apr;142(4):490-495. PubMed PMID: 29210592
  • Brissette MD, Johnson KA, Raciti PM, McCloskey CB, Gratzinger DA, Conran RM, Domen RE, Hoffman RD, Post MD, Roberts CA, Rojiani AM, Powell SZ. Perceptions of Unprofessional Attitudes and Behaviors: Implications for Faculty Role Modeling and Teaching Professionalism During Pathology Residency. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2017 Oct;141(10):1394-1401. PubMed PMID: 28686498
  • McCloskey CB, Domen RE, Conran RM, Hoffman RD, Post MD, Brissette MD, Gratzinger DA, Raciti PM, Cohen DA, Roberts CA, Rojiani AM, Kong CS, Peterson JEG, Johnson K, Plath S, Powell SZ. Entrustable Professional Activities for Pathology: Recommendations From the College of American Pathologists Graduate Medical Education Committee. Acad Pathol. 2017 Jan-Dec;4:2374289517714283. PubMed PMID: 28725792
  • Domen RE, Johnson K, Conran RM, Hoffman RD, Post MD, Steinberg JJ, Brissette MD, Gratzinger DA, McCloskey CB, Raciti PM, Roberts CA, Rojiani AM, Powell SZ. Professionalism in Pathology: A Case-Based Approach as a Potential Educational Tool. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2017 Feb;141(2):215-219. PubMed PMID: 27763788
  • Post MD, Johnson K, Brissette MD, Conran RM, Domen RE, Hoffman RD, McCloskey CB, Raciti PM, Roberts CA, Rojiani AM, Tucker JA, Powell SZ. Employer Expectations for Newly Trained Pathologists: Report of a Survey From the Graduate Medical Education Committee of the College of American Pathologists. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2017 Feb;141(2):193-202. PubMed PMID: 26430810
  • Domen RE, Talbert ML, Johnson K, Post MD, Brissette MD, Conran RM, Hoffman RD, McCloskey CB, Raciti PM, Roberts CA, Rojiani AM, Tucker JA, Powell SZ. Assessment and Management of Professionalism Issues in Pathology Residency Training: Results From Surveys and a Workshop by the Graduate Medical Education Committee of the College of American Pathologists. Acad Pathol. 2015 Jul-Sep;2(3):2374289515592887. PubMed PMID: 28725747
  • Naritoku WY, Alexander CB, Bennett BD, Black-Schaffer WS, Brissette MD, Grimes MM, Hoffman RD, Hunt JL, Iezzoni JC, Johnson R, Kozel J, Mendoza RM, Post MD, Powell SZ, Procop GW, Steinberg JJ, Thorsen LM, Nestler SP. The pathology milestones and the next accreditation system. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014 Mar;138(3):307-15. PubMed PMID: 24576024
  • Buda-Okreglak EM, Walden MJ, Brissette MD. Perineural CNS invasion in primary cutaneous follicular center lymphoma. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Oct 10;25(29):4684-6. PubMed PMID: 17925565
  • Vos JA, Simurdak JH, Davis BJ, Myers JB, Brissette MD. Vortex disaggregation for flow cytometry allows direct histologic correlation: a novel approach for small biopsies and inaspirable bone marrows. Cytometry B Clin Cytom. 2003 Mar;52(1):20-31. PubMed PMID: 12599178
  • Brissette MD, Cotelingam JD. Acute Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes. In: Schumacher H, ed. Handbook of Hematologic Pathology. New York: Marcel Dekker, 2000:193-221.
  • Makuch RS, Bender GN, Brissette MD, Tsuchida AM. Fluoroscopic-guided in vivo gastric mapping for assessment of gastric carcinoma. Invest Radiol. 1997 Aug;32(8):496-9. PubMed PMID: 9258738
  • Aguilera NS, Howard LN, Brissette MD, Abbondanzo SL. Hodgkin's disease and an extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma in the small intestine: an unusual composite lymphoma. Mod Pathol. 1996 Oct;9(10):1020-6. PubMed PMID: 8902841
  • Brissette MD, Duval-Arnould BJ, Gordon BG, Cotelingam JD. Acute megakaryoblastic leukemia following transient myeloproliferative disorder in a patient without Down syndrome. Am J Hematol. 1994 Dec;47(4):316-9. PubMed PMID: 7977305
  • Dorsay TA, Ho VB, Rovira MJ, Armstrong MA, Brissette MD. Primary cardiac lymphoma: CT and MR findings. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1993 Nov-Dec;17(6):978-81. PubMed PMID: 8227590
  • Brissette M, Dhru RD. Hodgkin's Disease presenting as spontaneous splenic rupture. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1992;116:1077-1079. PMID: 1417448
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Professional Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Member
  • College of American Pathologists, Member
  • US/Canadian Academy of Pathology, Member
  • Society for Hematopathology, Member
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology, Member

Practice Locations

UCH - Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Anatomic and Clinical, Board Certification (1990)
  • Hematology, Board Certification (1992)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Blood / Lymphatic System
  • Blood / Lymphatic System - Blood Disorders
Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the best consultations for my direct care clinical colleagues to help provide the best care for our patients.

Personal Interests
I enjoy working out, the outdoors, photography, reading, and traveling.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine (1983)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of California–San Diego (CA) (1979)
Internships:
  • Loma Linda University Program (1984)
Residency Programs:
  • Madigan Army Medical Center Program, Anatomic and Clinical (1990)
  • Letterman Army Medical Center (San Francisco), Internal Medicine (1986)
Fellowships:
  • National Capital Consortium (Bethesda) Program, Hematology (1992)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pathology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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