Our Pathologists’ Assistants

Pathologists’ Assistants are highly-trained, nationally certified professionals who provide critical services in the practice of pathology and diagnostic medicine. Learn more at the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants.

David Masessa

Pathologists’ Assistant

David Masessa is a Nationally Certified Pathologists’ Assistant. He began working in Pathology at the Sacramento County Coroners Office in 1987 and relocated to Oregon in 1998.

In his off time he enjoys racing his bicycles and traveling.

Education and Training
Undergraduate 1991

California State University, Sacramento

Graduate School 1994

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut

Amanda Gallatin

Pathologists’ Assistant

Amanda Gallatin is a Nationally Certified Pathologists’ Assistant. She became interested in anatomy as an undergraduate and pursued a career in pathology allowing her a hands-on approach.

In her leisure she enjoys exploring the Oregon outdoors, swimming and reading.

Education and Training
Undergraduate 2006

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Graduate School 2008

Rosalind Franklin University Medicine and Science, Illinois

Erika Notte

Pathologists’ Assistant

Erika Notte is a Nationally Certified Pathologists’ Assistant. She became interested in pathology while working as a Radiologic Technologist in Vermont. Her interests include breast and genitourinary pathology as well as assisting with fine needle aspirations.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, weight lifting, and hiking with her two dogs, Rigi and Odin.

Education and Training
Undergraduate 2009

University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut

Graduate 2014

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut

Barbara Carter

Pathologists’ Assistant

Barbara Carter is a Nationally Certified Pathologists’ Assistant. She began working as a Histologist in Illinois and was offered an opportunity to gross biopsies and the rest is history.

In her leisure time she enjoys yoga, hiking, kayaking, riding her motorcycle and snowshoeing.

Education and Training
Undergraduate 2001

Mount Ida College, Newton Centre, Massachusetts