Moffitt Cancer Center
Evita B. Henderson-Jackson, MD is a board certified pathologist in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology who works with a wonderful team of highly trained expert pathologists and clinicians at Moffitt Cancer Center, the only NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center based in the state of Florida. She is an Associate member in the department of Anatomic Pathology with expertise in bone/soft tissue pathology and cytopathology. She received her Doctor of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She completed her pathology residency training at the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine in 2010. Subsequently, she completed a surgical oncologic pathology fellowship and cytopathology fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center. Besides her clinical duties, Dr. Henderson-Jackson is passionate about medical education. She is the Residency Program Director for the University Of South Florida’s AP/CP Pathology Residency Program. She is involved in education of students, residents, fellows and clinicians.
As a clinical academician, Dr. Henderson-Jackson strives to provide the highest quality care for patients and the best education for students and trainees. Although many patients may never meet their pathologist, it is immensely important for her to provide the patients’ clinical team with the right “diagnosis” in order for them to provide the right “treatment”. Diagnosis is “key” to providing patients with the correct personalized care they deserve. Furthermore, Dr. Henderson-Jackson strongly believes that part of being a good doctor is being a good teacher. She is committed to life-long learning and sharing her knowledge with others to support a new generation of pathologists that will provide communities with quality care.
Over the past several years, Dr. Henderson-Jackson has had the opportunity to mentor college students, medical students, residents and fellows. These mentees have received local and national awards, as well as, furthering their careers in science and medicine. As the pathology residency program director, she is deeply involved in continuous improvement of her program’s curriculum to graduate the best and diverse pathologists in the region. She works with graduate medical education at the university and national levels.
Lastly, she collaborates with pathologists and clinicians, locally and nationally, in a variety of research areas to further scientific knowledge. She has published over 35 peer-reviewed articles and 5 book chapters. Amongst her clinical, teaching and research efforts, Dr. Henderson-Jackson is also an advocate for inclusive and equitable healthcare. She works with her colleagues and institutional leaders to improve patient access to cancer care. Those seeking cancer care are welcome to Moffitt Cancer Center. Additionally, those seeking more information about pathology or would like to speak with a pathologist you are welcome to reach out.