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Tufts Medical Center names Dr. Barbarajean Magnani Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


BOSTON -- Tufts Medical Center  has named  Barbarajean Magnani PhD, MD, FCAP, to serve as Chair and Pathologist-in-Chief of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and Associate Chair of Pathology at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Magnani has served as Chief of Clinical Pathology at Tufts Medical Center since January 2008, and in January of 2009 she assumed the role of Chief of Clinical Operations and Vice Chair for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Her focus within the department has been on quality improvement and clinical excellence.  She has also been innovative in reorganizing the pathology and laboratory medicine residency program which has become a model for other institutions.

Dr. Magnani was previously at Boston Medical Center where she served as Chief of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine before joining Tufts Medical Center in 2008. Dr. Magnani received her Master’s and PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Clinical Pathology at what was then Tufts- New England Medical Center.

Dr. Magnani is internationally recognized for her expertise in the field of laboratory medicine specifically in clinical chemistry and toxicology.  She has presented numerous workshops and seminars in the field and has received two Outstanding Speaker Awards from the Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC). She has served as the member-at-large of the TDM and Toxicology Division of the AACC as well as an editor of Clinical and Forensic Toxicology News.  She is also the author of the Lily Robinson mysteries which present a novel way of learning toxicology and is a regular feature of the Journal of Clinical Chemistry.  Dr. Magnani also works closely with the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the leading organization for board-certified pathologists.  She was the previous CAP Chair of the Toxicology Resource Committee (TRC), the Chair of the Chemistry Cluster and is currently a member of the Counsel on Scientific Affairs. The TRC is launching a new clinical toxicology book for pathologists which Dr. Magnani is one of the senior editors.  She is also currently the member leader for the Module 2 (roles and value propositions for pathologists) for the CAP’s Transformation, Case for Change.

“When it came time for us to name a new Chair for our Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Dr. Magnani was the obvious choice” said Ellen Zane, President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center. “Throughout her career she has demonstrated the talent and vision needed to lead this department into the future.”


About Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children

Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional, not-for-profit, 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for Children. Conveniently located in downtown Boston, the Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children's hospital of Tufts Medical Center and the principal pediatric teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. Tufts Medical Center is affiliated with the New England Quality Care Alliance, a network of more than 1,800 physicians throughout Eastern Massachusetts. For more information, please visit

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