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Seth Risner, PA


Pediatric soft tissue gross pathology, bone gross pathology, pediatric autopsy, ovarian


Seth Risner is a pathologists' assistant in the pathology division at Dayton Children's. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and is board certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. A pathologists’ assistant is a highly trained, certified allied healthcare professional who is qualified by academic and practical training to provide various services in anatomic pathology. As a pathologists’ assistant, Seth is academically and practically trained to provide accurate and timely processing of a variety of laboratory specimens, including comprehensive macroscopic examination and evaluation of all surgical pathological specimens. 

education and training

  • education: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science College of Health Professions, Pathologists' Assistant (MS)
  • residency: Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio and Cook County Medical Examiner Office, Chicago, Illinois
  • board certification: American Society for Clinical Pathology

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I found anatomic pathology very interesting early in my career. Investigating unexpected disease and unknown findings are fascinating. Especially, when you are part of the team in assisting with the diagnosis and treatment.

I like working with kids because...

I cannot imagine what parents go through when their child is diagnosed with a life changing catastrophic disease. The pressure and stress that the parents go though. Wondering what to do next and their child will be well again. Being a parent, it is heartbreaking and stressful on what to do. I am thankful that I have the privilege to be part of a team that can help and relieve the stress off of parents. So, they can be reassured that their child is getting the best treatment. So, the parents can focus on being mom and dad.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

Amazing environment!

Dayton Children's is special because...

Everyone has one goal - "always going above and beyond for our kids"

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