Pacific Rim Pathology

Cynthia Behling M.D. , Ph.D.



M.D., Emory University School of Medicine 

Atlanta, Georgia



Pathology Resident, UCSD Medical Center

San Diego, California



Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Cynthia Behling M.D. , Ph.D


Dr. Cynthia Behling joined Pacific Rim Pathology in 2005 after previously serving as an Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in 1989 and completed her pathology residency at UCSD from 1990 to 1994. Dr. Behling has been board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology since 1994.

At Pacific Rim, Dr. Behling serves as the director of the Research department overseeing multiple clinical trials and studies. Her specialties of expertise include hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal pathology. Her professional interests include histologic endpoints for clinical trials, research into fatty liver disease, and pathology education.

Dr. Behling serves as a pathology committee lead for the Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network (NIDDIK) and is a board member of the Sharp Institutional Review