Board of Directors

Manages the business and affairs of USCAP, except as otherwise required by the District of Columbia Nonprofit Corporation Act, the Articles of Incorporation or the Bylaws.  The Board represents the governance of USCAP.

Julia C. Iezzoni

Julia C. Iezzoni, MD

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Dr. Julia C. Iezzoni is a Professor of Pathology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.  She received her medical degree and residency training in pathology at Washington University School of Medicine.  Dr. Iezzoni then served as a surgical pathology fellow at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, a “Rosai fellow” in surgical pathology at Yale – New Haven Hospital, and a molecular surgical pathology fellow at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  Dr. Iezzoni’s clinical expertise is surgical pathology, with subspecialty expertise in hepatopathology and, more recently, medical renal pathology.  She has published widely on liver disease and has presented multiple national courses and lectures in the field of hepatopathology.  In addition, Dr. Iezzoni is the recipient of numerous institutional and university-wide teaching awards for her activities in medical education.

At the national level, Dr. Iezzoni has served in a variety of organizations devoted to pathology education and training.  She has been an active member of USCAP for many years and has served on multiple committees within the Academy, as well as participated as evening specialty conference and short course faculty (listed below).  Also, she was chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Pathology Review Committee (2012-2015).  In addition, Dr. Iezzoni was a member of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Teleconference and Webcast Committee (2011-2014).  

Dr. Iezzoni’s priority in her educational and national committee activities is to identify, distill, and delineate from the continually evolving field of medical knowledge and research the pathology principles and standards that direct excellence in patient care.  As an USCAP Board member, Dr. Iezzoni applies this approach to promoting the Academy’s mission of providing practicing pathologists and pathology trainees with readily accessible, high quality, clinically relevant, and up-to-date continuing medical education in anatomic pathology.

USCAP activities:  Liver pathology proffered papers session - moderator (2004, 2006); Liver and pancreas pathology category - abstract reviewer (2004, 2005); Education Committee - member (2006 - 2010); Membership Committee - member (2010 – 2011), chair (2012 – 2015); Surgical pathology evening specialty conference – faculty (2000); Short course - “Advances in Liver Pathology:  Update and application to liver biopsy interpretation in clinical practice.” – faculty (2002 - 2004); Liver pathology evening specialty conference – faculty (2007); Board of Directors – member (2014-2016).

Audrey J. Lazenby

Audrey J. Lazenby, MD

University of Nebraska Medical Center

After receiving her M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Audrey J. Lazenby did a residency in anatomic pathology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Thereafter she completed fellowships in surgical pathology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and gastrointestinal pathology at Johns Hopkins. Subsequently, she was on the faculty at Johns Hopkins for six years and then the University of Alabama School of Medicine for 12 years. Currently, she is on the faculty at the University of Nebraska School of Medicine where she has been a professor of pathology and microbiology and director of anatomic pathology since 2007. Gastrointestinal (GI) pathology has been the focus of her clinical interest, research and educational efforts. On the national level in GI pathology, she has served the Roger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society as training committee chair, secretary- treasurer and president. 

Suzanne Z. Powell

Suzanne Z. Powell, MD

Houston Methodist Hospital System

Dr. Suzanne Powell is a graduate of West Virginia University and completed her pathology residency at the University of Florida, Jacksonville and a Neuropathology Fellowship at the University of Florida, Gainesville.  Dr. Powell has been a faculty member in the departments of Pathology at the University of Florida, Jacksonville, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, and is currently a professor of Pathology at Houston Methodist Hospital and Weill Medical College of Cornell University.  Dr. Powell has served as the AP/CP Program Director at Baylor College of Medicine and Houston Methodist Hospital for more than 10 years.  She has been an active member of the USCAP since entering residency and has been a sustaining member since 1997 and served on the Abstract Review Subcommittee 2011-2014, Resident Advisory Subcommittee 2010-2014 and as an Ambassador 2002-2015.  Dr. Powell has also co-chaired the House Staff Specialty Conference for the USCAP Annual Meeting and served multiple times as a speaker for the Neuropathology Evening Specialty Conference for USCAP.  She was elected to the USCAP’s Board of Directors in 2015.

Dr. Powell served on the Residency Review Committee for Pathology of the ACGME, and was the Chair of that Committee and Chair of the subcommittees for Molecular Genetic Pathology and a Vice-Chair for Dermatopathology.  Dr. Powell served as the Chair of the Hospital-Based Specialties section of the Council of Review Committees (CRC) and in that capacity served on the ACGME Board Committee for Requirements.  Dr. Powell is also a past chair of the Program Directors of Pathology (PRODS) section of the Association of Pathology Chairs, and Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee of the College of American Pathologists and President-Elect of the American Association of Neuropathologists.

Sanja Dacic

Sanja Dacic, MD, PhD

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Dr. Sanja Dacic is a thoracic surgical pathologist, Director of the FISH and Developmental Laboratory and Professor of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Her primary research interests relate to molecular profiling of lung carcinoma and mesotheliomas and detection of biomarkers that have a potential to be used clinically for diagnosis, prognostication and treatment of lung carcinoma and mesothelioma. She joined the USCAP as a pathologist-in-training in 1998 and since then she has regularly presented her research either as posters or platform presentations at the USCAP annual meetings. She was a co-director of three short courses in thoracic pathology that were presented at the USCAP Annual Meetings (2006-2009; 2010-2012 and 2013-2015) and she was an invited speaker at the Pulmonary Pathology Society Companion Meeting in 2010. She has been a member of the USCAP Education Committee from 2011-2015 and a member of the Unique Live Course Offerings Subcommittee from 2013-2015. She is a moderator for the Pulmonary Pathology Specialty Conference since 2014 and will serve until 2016.  Dr. Dacic was elected to the Board of Directors of USCAP in 2015.  She is also a member of the pathology committee for the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and a member of the International Mesothelioma Panel. She serves as a Deputy Chief Editor of the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Daniel A. Arber

Daniel A. Arber, MD

Stanford University Medical Center

Dr. Arber attended Texas A&M University and the University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School in San Antonio, Texas.  After a rotating internship in Monroe, Louisiana, he did a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Scott & White Clinic in Temple, Texas.  He was then a fellow in Hematopathology at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California with training from Henry Rappaport, Lawrence Weiss, Hector Battifora, Russell Brynes and others.  Dr. Arber was the Director of Hematopathology and Molecular Pathology at City of Hope prior to joining Stanford University as a Professor of Pathology in 2002.  At Stanford, he is currently Ronald F. Dorfman Professor of Hematopathology, interim Vice Chair of Clinical Pathology, Medical Director Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Services, Director of Laboratory Quality and Associate Director of Molecular Pathology at Stanford University.  Dr. Arber was previously Vice Chair of Clinical Services at Stanford.

Dr. Arber’s research interest is in the diagnosis, classification and molecular genetic changes of hematologic and splenic neoplasms.  He is a co-editor of the textbooks Hematopathology (with Elaine Jaffe, Nancy Harris, James Vardiman and Elias Campo) and two editions of Wintrobe’s Clinical Hematology and co-author of the textbooks Illustrated Pathology of the Bone Marrow (with Attilio Orazi) and Atlas of Peripheral Blood:  The primary diagnostic tool (with Tracy George and Irma Pereira).  His publications also include over 250 original articles and book chapters in the area of hematopathology and diagnostics.  He was a contributor to the 2008 WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues and is the lead for the acute myeloid leukemia chapters in the upcoming revision.  He is currently the President Elect of the Society for Hematopathology and is co-chairing a combined College of American Pathologists/American Society of Hematology guideline project for the diagnostic evaluation in acute leukemia specimens.  He was elected to the Board of Directors of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology in 2015.

Marisa R. Nucci

Marisa R. Nucci, MD

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Marisa Nucci is an Associate Professor in the Division of Women’s and Perinatal Pathology in the Department of Pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, USA. She also serves as a Consultant Pathologist for the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center where she is an Associate Member of the Gynecologic Cancer and Sarcoma Programs.

Dr. Nucci was born in Newark, NJ. She did her undergraduate training at Haverford College and medical training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and completed an AP residency as well as the Women’s and Perinatal Pathology Fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has been on staff at the Brigham and Women's Hospital since 1996.

She is past president of the New England Society of Pathologists and serves on the editorial boards of The International Journal of Gynecologic Pathology, Human Pathology, and Advances in Anatomic Pathology. She is a member of the Education Committee of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (2011-2017) and serves as Chair of the Subcommittee for Unique Live Course Offerings (2012-2017). She has co-directed five short courses at the USCAP (1999-2009; 2011-2014) and the Long Course on Practical Topics in Uterine Pathology (2015). She has also served on the abstract review board for the USCAP (2000-2007). She is also the Chair of the Membership Committee for the Arthur Purdy Stout Society and is a member of the Surgical Pathology Committee of the College of American Pathology. She is the co-editor of three widely read major gynecologic pathology textbooks: Diagnostic Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology edited by Drs. Crum, Nucci and Lee; Gynecologic Pathology: A Volume in the Series Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology edited by Drs. Nucci and Oliva; and Diagnostic Pathology Gynecological edited by Drs. Nucci and Oliva.

Laura C. Collins

Laura C. Collins, MD

Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Laura Collins is the Associate Director of Anatomic Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and an Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School in Boston. She has previously served as the Program Director of both the Residency and Selective Pathology Fellowship Training Programs at BIDMC.  Dr. Collins earned her medical degree from the Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in London, UK. She completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Cytology Fellowship at BIDMC. She is Chair of the USCAP Residents’ Advisory Subcommittee and serves on the USCAP Education Committee. Dr. Collins’ research, teaching and clinical activities are focused on diseases of the breast.

John A. Hart

John A. Hart, MD

University of Chicago

Dr. John A. Hart did his pathology residency at U.C.L.A. Medical Center, followed by a Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology fellowship at the same institution. In 1991 he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Department of Pathology as an assistant professor, and rose to the rank of full professor in 2004.  In 1998 he started a fellowship program in Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology and has served as the director of the program since that time.  The fellowship has graduated more than a dozen GI pathologists who are now working in academic pathology departments throughout the United States and Canada. Dr. Hart has published more than 180 articles in the fields of gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology and has also authored numerous book chapters. He has lectured throughout the United States and in Europe, South America and Asia. He has been the director of a liver pathology course for the past 13 years and has participated in numerous additional educational courses in GI and hepatic pathology.

Dr. Hart has attended the USCAP annual meeting for the past 25 years.  He has been an abstract reviewer, platform session moderator, companion society and evening specialty session speaker and moderator, and is currently a member of the education committees of the USCAP and of the Rodger Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society. He has also participated in the USCAP Diagnostic Pathology Update and Practical Pathology Seminar courses.


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