Pathology Experts

Rita Hollaway

UT Southwestern Medical Center
United States Minor Outlying Islands


Rita Hollaway, Ph.D., ABMM has worked for more than 30 years in the field of clinical microbiology. She serves as a director and clinical consultant of the clinical microbiology laboratories at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital and Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Hollaway is a microbiology lecturer to medical students, pathology residents, clinical microbiology fellows, and infectious diseases fellows. Dr. Hollaway's interests outside of microbiology include her family, tennis, reading, and hiking.

Research Interest

Development and/or evaluation of diagnostic methods in clinical microbiology, particularly molecular assays.


  • Diagnostic Algorithm for the Diagnosis of Pediatric Parasitic Gastroenteritis. Beal SG, Couturier MR, Gander RM, Doern CD J. Clin. Lab. Anal. 2014 Dec

  • Cardiobacterium valvarum, an Emerging New HACEK Organism, as the Causative Agent of Infective Endocarditis: Case Report and Review of the Literature Tobias Pusch, M.D.a, b, Mark A. Fisher, Ph.D.c, Rita M. Gander, Ph.D Clinical Microbiology Newsletter 2015 37 16 127-132

  • Acinetobacter infections and outcomes at an academic medical center: a disease of long-term care. Townsend J, Park AN, Gander R, Orr K, Arocha D, Zhang S, Greenberg DE Open Forum Infect Dis 2015 Jan 2 1 ofv023

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