Dr. Cheryl Moore
Highly Experienced Pathologist and Cytopathologist
About Dr. Cheryl Moore
A pathologist and cytopathologist with more than two decades of medical experience, Cheryl Moore, MD, currently works for the Inspira Health Center in Woodbury, New Jersey. Educated at Barnard College and the Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Cheryl Moore took part in the Armed Services Health Professionals Scholarship Program at Georgetown University School of Medicine and went on to train at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Institute of Surgical Research (US Army Burn Unit) while on active duty. After four years as a general medical officer, Dr. Cheryl Moore was honorably discharged and subsequently completed a residency and fellowship at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York, earning certification in Anatomic and Clinical pathology and Cytopathology in 1999 and 2000, respectively.
From there, Dr. Moore spent two years with Central Regional Pathology Associates at multiple hospitals and pathology laboratories in Minnesota before assuming duties as the Medical director of York Hospital Laboratories in Maine. Since then, she has worked for various hospitals in Maine and New Hampshire, most recently at Maine General Hospital in Augusta. Now part of the team at Inspira, she is also enrolled in the Master of Jurisprudence in Health law program at Loyola University Chicago.
American Society for Clinical Pathology Pushes for Higher Standards
Based in New Hampshire, Cheryl C. Moore, MD, practices pathology and cytopathology at the Frisbie Memorial Hospital Laboratory. Also a laboratory director with Pain Solutions PLLC, Dr. Moore completed her master of jurisprudence in health law in 2016. As part of her commitment to professional development, Cheryl Moore, MD, maintains membership with the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
For nearly a century, the ASCP has worked to support pathologists and laboratory professionals across the globe. The ASCP is working to overturn a recent decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In the spring of 2016, the CMS regulatory body announced that an undergraduate degree in nursing would be viewed as the equivalent of a similar degree in biological science for the purpose of laboratory qualifications.
This means that an individual who holds a degree in nursing could be qualified to direct highly complex laboratories, a task the ASCP believes should be reserved for people with more specialized training. Opponents of the decision hold that nursing degrees include only a quarter of the advanced science curriculum that other fields consist of, making it an unsatisfactory substitute for a degree in the biological sciences.