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Deborah Gelbspan, MD

Medical Director Labratory Services, Pathology

Western Regional Medical Center

"It's wonderful to have all the clinicians and radiologists right here to answer my questions or address my concerns. It's a collegial atmosphere, with the common goal of providing the best patient care."

- Deborah Gelbspan, MD
Deborah Gelbspan, MD

Medical Degree

  • University of Vermont College of Medicine

Internship / Residency

  • University of Arizona Health Sciences Center

Fellowship(s)

  • University of Arizona Health Sciences Center

Certification(s)

  • Diplomate, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - American Board of Pathology

Practicing Since: 2002

For Dr. Deborah Gelbspan, being a pathologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), offers the unique opportunity to work directly with patients. “I love being able to interact with patients as I am able to do here,” says Dr. Gelbspan. And as a two-time breast cancer survivor, she knows how important it is to treat the patient, not the disease. “A whole-person approach taken at CTCA serves all patients optimally,” she says.

After obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, Dr. Gelbspan completed pre-med requirements at the University of California, Berkeley, and then attended Columbia University Graduate School of Business, in New York, where she obtained a Masters in Business Administration. She worked for several years as an engineer and corporate financial analyst before returning to school to study medicine. She obtained her Medical Degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1995, and then completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. Her fellowship in hematopathology was completed at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center from 2001 to 2002.

Dr. Gelbspan is board certified in combined anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology.

At CTCA, Dr. Gelbspan works with medical oncologists, surgeons, and radiologists. She confirms and/or renders all diagnoses before treatment plans are formulated and implemented. As part of the clinical team caring for patients, Dr. Gelbspan sees the value in having all members under one roof. “It’s wonderful to have all the clinicians and radiologists right here to answer my questions or address my concerns,” she says, “it’s a collegial atmosphere, with the common goal of providing the best patient care.”

When Dr. Gelbspan is not at CTCA, she enjoys music, history, and reading. She has traveled extensively through the South Pacific, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

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