N. Volkan Adsay, MD
Emory University School of Medicine, Emory University Hospital
Dr. Volkan Adsay is Professor of Pathology, Vice Chair, and Director of Anatomic Pathology at Emory University. He completed his Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology residency in New York and a two-year fellowship in Oncologic Pathology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. After 11 years as faculty at Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Center, he joined Emory University. Dr. Adsay is an internationally-recognized pathologist in the field of gastrointestinal and pancreatobiliary cancers. He has published over 220 peer-reviewed articles, authored several chapters in the most prestigious textbooks of Diagnostic Pathology (Sternberg’s Diagnostic Surgical Pathology; Odze and Goldblum’s Surgical Pathology of GI tract Liver, Biliary tract and Pancreas) Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery (Blumgart’s Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas) and Oncology (Kelsen’s Gastrointestinal tract Oncology), mostly focusing on cancers of pancreas, gallbladder and ampulla. He was a member of the Pancreas Review Group of National Cancer Institute, and co-author in multiple chapters in the World Health Organization’s “classification of tumors” series. Among his contributions, he was instrumental in the pathologic characterization of various tumor types of the pancreas and biliary tract, and was also the member of an international group that put forth the definition and criteria for the early cancerous lesions of these organs and prognostication of the tumors of these sites. He serves as President for the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) and as committee member in several national and international academic medical societies. He has given over 100 lectures at national and international platforms. He sits in the editorial board of 8 medical journals including American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Virchows Archives, Modern Pathology, and Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He is also the recipient of multiple teaching awards from medical students and residents as well as one of the recipients of the AACR Team Science Award in 2013 as a member of the Hopkins Team.