Maritza Romero-Gutierrez, MD, FACP, a Pathologist with Virginia Pathology and Autopsy Services

Get to know Pathologist Dr. Maritza Romero-Gutierrez, who serves patients in Locust Grove, Virginia.

Dr. Romero-Gutierrez, a highly-trained pathologist, is the Director of Virginia Pathology and Autopsy Services in Locust Grove, Virginia.

The staff of dedicated medical professionals at Virginia Pathology and Autopsy Services include board-certified anatomic/clinical pathologists. Dr. Romero-Gutierrez and Dr. Ralph DeSimone have decades of experience in general surgical pathology, oncologic pathology and autopsy pathology, and are driven-by and committed to providing compassionate and quality services.

An independent autopsy provides cause and manner of death, and answers any remaining questions. Virginia Pathology and Autopsy Services provides caring physicians who clearly and compassionately communicate with the survivors. This alone can provide relief and comfort. Autopsy findings provide the answers needed to clarify unsettling questions. Informed decisions can then be made and family members find themselves more able to look to the future.

Whatever unresolved question a family has about their loss, Virginia Pathology and Autopsy Services has the expertise and commitment to help them find the answers they seek and the closure they need.

Back in 1988, Dr. Romero-Gutierrez graduated with her medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Costa Rica. She then performed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at SUNY Upstate Medical University in 1996, and her fellowship in selective pathology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in 1998.

A Fellow of the College of American Pathologists (FACP), she is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology (ABPath). The mission of the ABPath is to promote the health of the public and advance the practice and science of pathology by establishing voluntary certification standards and assessing the qualifications of those seeking to practice the specialty of pathology.

Pathology is a branch of medical science that involves the study and diagnosis of disease through the examination of surgically removed organs, tissues, bodily fluids, and in some cases, the whole body. Pathologists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and management of diseases by laboratory methods.

On a more personal note, Dr. Romero-Gutierrez speaks English and Spanish.

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