Student Spotlight

Zoya Sandhu, OMS I

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Undergraduate Studies: Biology
  • Clubs and Activities: Member of Medical Students Advocating for Underprivileged Populations (MSAUP) and Women in Medicine Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I chose RVU because of the amazing board scores. I feel like I will be completely prepared for whichever...
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Faculty Spotlight

Cheryl McCormick, PhD

Associate Dean for Integrated Curriculum
Professor of Physiology

  • Hometown: Reidsville, NC
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Salem College. Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Medical College of Virginia.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmacology/Physiology and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Chemistry from Wake Forest University.

What classes do you teach? I teach Renal I and II, and IHL I. Why did you choose to...
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Profile

Peter Tsivis, MD, MBA

Associate Professor of Pathology
Department of Specialty Medicine

ptsivis@rvu.edu • (435) 222-1303
RVUCOM-SU • C-232

 

 

Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses | Publications and Presentations | Research Interests | Biographical Information


Education


  • Master of Business Administration 
    University of Massachusetts
    Amherst, MA
    2007
  • Residency
    Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
    University of Vermont
    Burlington, VT
    1984
  • Internship
    General Surgery
    University of Miami Affiliated Hospitals Program/Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Miami, FL
    1980
  • Doctor of Medicine
    State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
    Brooklyn, NY
    1979
  • Bachelor of Science
    Life Sciences
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Cambridge, MA
    1974

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Professional Experience


  • 2018 – Present: Associate Professor of Pathology
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2017 – 2018: Associate Professor of Pathology
    Saba University School of Medicine
  • 2017 – 2017: Interim Dean of Student Affairs
    Saint James School of Medicine – St. Vincent Campus
  • 2016 – 2017: Dean of Basic Sciences
    Saint James School of Medicine – St. Vincent Campus
  • 2016 – 2017: Associate Professor of Pathology
    Saint James School of Medicine – St. Vincent Campus
  • 2015 – 2016: Associate Professor of Pathology
    Saint James School of Medicine – Anguilla Campus
  • 2010 – 2014: Medical Director of Pathology
    Urology Health Team
  • 2010 – 2014: Medical Director
    Consolidated Pathology
  • 2007 – 2010: Medical Director
    Physicians RightPath
  • 2000 – 2007: Medical Director of Pathology
    Coral Springs Medical Center
  • 1991 – 2007: Medical Director
    North Broward Hospital District
  • 1993 – 2000: Vice Chief of Pathology
    Broward General Medical Center
  • 1991 – 1993: Associate Pathologist
    Broward General Medical Center
  • 1990 – 1991: Associate Pathologist
    Largo Medical Center Hospital
  • 1984 – 1990: Attending Pathologist
    Montgomery Hospital

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Certifications and Licenses


  • Board Certification (Re-certification 2014)
    Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • Licensure
    • Indiana (2008)
    • Florida (1989)
    • Pennsylvania (1984)
    • New York (1982)
    • Vermont (1980)

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Publications and Presentations


Publications

Presentations

  • “The Feasibility and Potential Diagnostic Utility of an Immunohistochemical Triple Stain Antibody Cocktail for Urothelial Biopsy Specimens”
    Biocare Medical Educational Seminar USCAP
    2009

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Biographical Information


Dr. Tsivis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences from MIT and a Doctor of Medicine degree from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. Following an internship in General Surgery at the University of Miami, he completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Vermont.

For most of his career, Dr. Tsivis was a General Pathologist in clinical practice, both as a hospital-based Pathologist and Laboratory Medical Director in South Florida, and as an independent Laboratory Pathologist and Medical Director in Tampa. In 2015, Dr. Tsivis began a career teaching medical school pathology in the Caribbean, most recently at Saba University School of Medicine. He returned to the United States to pursue teaching pathology at the Southern Utah campus of Rocky Vista University.

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