Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences
Dr. Marisa Jacob-Leonce is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences, at Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, where she previously graduated from in 2011.
After, graduating from Spartan Health Sciences University, she completed Anatomic and Clinical pathology residency training in 2015, and Surgical Pathology fellowship training in 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Jacob-Leonce, then went on to pursue subspecialty training in Forensic Pathology at the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office, where she also served as the Deputy Medical Examiner for: Hennepin, Dakota and Scott counties, in Minnesota from July 2016 to June 2017.
Dr. Jacob-Leonce then returned to St. Lucia in July 2017, where she has performed private consultancy work to include: An Assessment of the National Blood Bank Service in St. Lucia, for the Ministry of Health and Wellness and served as a consultant Forensic Pathologist for the Ministry of Justice from June 2018 to April 2019. She is currently a founding director of JL Consulting Inc and volunteers part-time at the St. Jude Hospital Pathology Department.
Dr. Jacob’s work has been presented at various pathology conferences and published in the Academic Forensic Pathology journal. She is an active member of medical associations in St. Lucia and Internationally. Her areas of interest include medical education at all levels, death scene investigation and laboratory management.