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“I support the right test, at the right time, for the right patient stewardship laboratory practice to improve patient safety.”​

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A fascination with the science behind how the human body works led Sophie Arbefeville, M.D., to a career in pathology. ​​

“Medicine is very intellectually challenging and allows me to develop valuable skills," she said. “It also undeniably serves a very noble purpose of helping people in need by doing good."

As a medical microbiology pathologist, Dr. Arbefeville supports the diagnosis of various infections using cultures or molecular testing.

Pathology provides an avenue for Dr. Arbefeville to fulfill a variety of passions in improving patient care.

“I am passionate about antimicrobial stewardship as it promotes the appropriate use of antimicrobials, improves patient outcomes, reduces microbial resistance, and decreases the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms," she said. “I am also passionate about infectious molecular testing, as molecular diagnostic tests have been associated with improved patient outcomes, antimicrobial stewardship, infection control, and reduced health care costs."

Dr. Arbefeville earned her medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies, and completed a year residency in Family Practice at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Bayton, Texas, as well as a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in Stony Brook, New York. She completed three fellowships at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, in Iowa City, Iowa.

In her free time, Dr. Arbefeville enjoys spending time with her cat, Noisette.​

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  • Medical School
    St. George's University - School of Medicine St. George's, , Grenada, M.D. 2002

    State University of New York - Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY, United States, Pathology - Anatomic & Clinical 2008

    University of Iowa - Carver College of Medicine Iowa City, IA, United States Medical Microbiology 2009

    University of Iowa - Carver College of Medicine Iowa City, IA, United States Molecular Genetic Pathology 2011

  • Professional Societies
    American Medical Association American Society for Clinical Pathology American Society for Microbiology Association for Molecular Pathology College of American Pathologists Infectious Diseases Society of America

    Board Certifications
    Medical Microbiology: 2009 Molecular Genetic Pathology: 2011 Pathology - Anatomic & Clinical: 2008

    State Licenses
    Florida Minnesota Wisconsin

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