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Jackie Makapugay, MD

Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology

Dr. Makapugay co-founded Poplar Healthcare in 1995, which is now PathAI Diagnostics. She has been instrumental in leading the company’s growth while maintaining superior quality and service levels. Originally from the Philippines, Dr. Makapugay earned her medical degree from Far Eastern University in Manila. She then completed a five-year residency in anatomical and clinical pathology at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Following her residency, Dr. Makapugay completed a year-long fellowship in gastrointestinal and liver pathology at Baptist Memorial Hospital and the University of Tennessee under the direction of Dr. Patrick J. Dean. During her fellowship, Dr. Makapugay authored a landmark article on diverticular disease-associated chronic colitis.