Dr. Maia graduated from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, in 1991. She completed her residency in anatomic pathology and fellowship in surgical pathology at Stanford University Hospital and did additional fellowship training in hematopathology at University of North Carolina Hospitals. Upon completion of her training, she became the assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, with clinical duties in both surgical and hematologic pathology. There, she was awarded The Phillip M. Blatt Award for Outstanding Teaching in Clinical Pathology. While at UNC, she also served as associate director of hematopathology and assistant director of molecular pathology. She is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic pathology and hematopathology. She has been a member of Kingsley Lane Pathology Associates since August 2000. Her professional interests include hematopathology, and gynecologic and breast pathology.