Dr. Katja Gwin is an Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. After graduating from medical school at Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule, Aachen, Germany, Dr. Gwin began her residency in Anatomic Pathology at the University in Frankfurt, Germany, but decided to continue her training in the United States. She then attended Yale University where she completed her residency in Anatomic Pathology and fellowships in Breast and Gynecologic Pathology. Dr. Gwin was an attending physician at the University of Chicago for five years, subspecializing in Breast and Gynecologic Pathology, before she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in August 2013.
Dr. Gwin has written more than fifty original research articles, reviews and book chapters. She has also created an educational twitter account @OBGYNPATH that is dedicated to Obstetrical and Gynecologic pathology, and provides classic, interesting or unusual cases as quizzes with subsequent explanations. Dr. Gwin's specific interest includes endometrial and ovarian carcinomas, disorders of sex development, trophoblastic disease, and sex cord-stromal tumors.
Dr. Gwin is very active in the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and was in 2018 appointed to serve as Chair of the ASCP CheckPath Anatomic Pathology committee. ASCP CheckPath is a cased-based laboratory assessment educational activity offering print and online versions on a quarterly basis. 5-7 clinical case vignettes are presented each quarter, along with laboratory data, glass slides, virtual slides, and/or digital images. ASCP CheckPath offers CME credit and meets requirements for MOC Part II and Part IV. The target audience are pathologists.
Outside of work, Dr. Gwin has been an avid equestrian since her childhood and likes to spend time with her horses.