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Kristen Tupay

Autopsy Morgue Attendant; Autopsy Technician I, Pathology

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Kristen Tupay


Kris arrived at Yale Pathology in September 2019 as a temporary autopsy technician and learned CoPath, Epic, and the innerworkings of the Autopsy & Morgue service. Through her time here, she has exemplified empathy, respect, and ability to function well under pressure in a variety of strange and unpredictable situations within the department. She became a permanent employee in February 2022. Her voice is often the one you hear first when you call the autopsy service. Kris earned her Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Science (MLT) from Manchester Community College, where she started in the fast-paced blood bank at Hartford Hospital, working as a Medical Technologist until 2001. She then joined what’s now Middlesex Health in laboratory customer service, maintaining outpatient lab orders for various doctor’s offices and helping distribute urgent, STAT, and critical results. Here, she developed her valued combination of technical skills and advocacy for patients and customers. She began her AP experience in 2014 when Middlesex hired her as the Anatomic Pathology Technical Assistant. In this role, she prepared surgical specimens for examination by the PA and pathologists, as well as assisting with autopsies.

Education & Training

  • AS
    Manchester Community College, Medical Laboratory Science (2001)

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