Sara Szabo, MD,PhD

Assistant Professor

Office Locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226


Dr. Szabo has several areas of clinic-pathologic and collaborative research interests. Patient-centered clinicopathologic correlation in a mainstay of her practice, in collaboration with multidisciplinary clinical teams and practice centers such as Tumor Board for oncology, Birthmark and Vascular Anomalies Center and Clinic, pediatric surgery, pulmonology, liver transplant team and other specialties.  She is engaged in Quality Assurance and Patient Safety in Diagnostics and hospital-wide. For several years, she’s aimed at seamless integration of teaching pediatric pathology into post-graduate physician educational programs in pathology and pediatric subspecialties (in resident, fellow and continuous medical education).  She studies placental pathology as associated with poor fetal outcome, in search for markers and aiding causative investigations, in local and national multidisciplinary research and clinical teams, including support of the Children’s Hospital Fetal Concerns Center and neonatology.

Pediatric Pathology, Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology
Areas of Interest
  • Pathology
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Vascular anomalies
  • Pathology of the placenta in correlations with poor fetal and neonatal outcomes

Education & Awards

  • 2005, Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX), Post Doctoral Fellow
  • 1989, Pecs University Medical School, MD
  • 1998, Tulane University School of Medicine, PhD
  • 2003, Louisiana State Univ (New Orleans, LA)
  • 1990, Pecs University Medical School
  • 2002, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • 2004, Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)
  • 2013 M Magazine Top Doctor

Research & Publications

  • National Children’s Study (NCS) Project 18, Placental Studies. (Grant awarded to the University of Wisconsin System, subcontracted to the Medical College of Wisconsin, 2011-2012)
  • Placental and fetal pathology, support of Fetal Concerns Center, Neonatology (CHW)
  • Vascular anomalies, support of Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center (CHW)
  • Pediatric disease and developmental disorders pathology, support of multi-disciplinary clinical programs, including tumor board (CHW)