Eric Himmelfarb, MD

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Dr. Himmelfarb is joining Mission Pathology Consultants in March, 2020 after 8 years of practice in Asheville, NC. His practice in Asheville focused on support of a high-volume hospital and outpatient gastrointestinal pathology service as well as general surgical pathology work at a major tertiary care hospital.

In addition, he served as medical director of the coagulation testing laboratory at the tertiary care hospital and of the laboratory at a small affiliate hospital that was part of the local health system.

Dr. Himmelfarb regularly presented pathology at the health system’s gastrointestinal, neuro-oncology, gynecologic oncology and general oncology tumor boards. In addition, he is interested in health care management and has participated in anatomic pathology IT projects as a clinical liaison.

Throughout his career, Dr. Himmelfarb has striven to deliver high-quality, accurate and timely diagnostic support to clinical teams to help them provide the best possible care for their patients. Dr. Himmelfarb is a native of the Nashville, TN area but has lived on both coasts during his undergraduate schooling and fellowship training. He is excited to return to California after a long absence and feels that Santa Barbara offers a delightful mix of small town charm, sophisticated urban experiences and beautiful outdoor scenery. In his free time, he enjoys reading (especially history), travel, and indulging in the culinary temptations of his new home.

Education and Background

Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2010-2011) Surgical Pathology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2009-2010) Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2005-2009) Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2001-2005)

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