Caitlin S. Latimer M.D., Ph.D.

Caitlin S. Latimer M.D., Ph.D.
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Language

  • English

Specialty

  • Pathology

Bio

Dr. Latimer is a UW acting instructor and clinical specialist in neuropathology, which includes the clinical practice of neurosurgical, neuromuscular, ophthalmic, and autopsy subspecialties, with a particular interest in neurodegenerative disease.

Dr. Latimer is committed to research efforts focused on the role of the synapse in neurodegenerative disease with the goal of understanding the changes that occur at the earliest stages of disease and how these changes differ in individuals without neurodegenerative disease. Dr. Latimer additionally works with neuroimaging experts through the Integrated Brain Imaging Center to bridge the gap between neuroradiology and neuropathology and enhance targeted sampling through the use of neuroimaging data and techniques.

Dr. Latimer's clinical interests include neurooncology, neuromuscular disease, neurodegenerative disease, and cerebrovascular disease. Her research interests include brain aging and age-related neurodegenerative processes in the brain and spinal cord with a particular emphasis on Alzheimer's disease and the mechanisms underlying resistance and resilience to neurodegenerative disease.

Patient Care Philosophy

I work with a variety of clinicians, including neurosurgeons, neurologists, ophthalmologists, oncologists, and primary care physicians and I strive to provide them with accurate and timely information to help them make informed healthcare and management decisions with their patients.

I aim to provide reports that synthesize the neuropathological data in such a way that can be interpreted by the treating clinicians and easily translated to their patients. I also believe in performing all tests necessary for diagnostic accuracy and standard of care practices while at the same time practicing accountable care and limiting unnecessary studies.

Education

Institution Credential Year
University of Kentucky College of Medicine Other Education 2011
UW - Dept. of Pathology Residency 2015
UW - Dept. of Neuropathology Fellowship 2017
University of Kentucky College of Medicine Medical Education 2013