Executive Committee

Acts for the Board and may exercise the authority, powers and rights of the Board in the interim between regular and special Board meetings, except for amendment of Bylaws, filling of vacancies in any office, regulation of compensation of any officer, or hiring/firing the EVP.

N. Volkan Adsay

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.

Christopher D. M. Fletcher

Christopher D. M. Fletcher, MD, FRCPath


Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dr. Fletcher graduated from St. Thomas’s Hospital Medical School in London and obtained postgraduate qualifications from the Royal College of Pathologists (MRCPath - 1988) and the University of London (M.D. - 1991) in the U.K.  Dr. Fletcher has published extensively on the pathology of soft tissue tumors and is probably best known for his work challenging the diagnostic entities of malignant fibrous histiocytoma and hemangiopericytoma.  He has also described for the first time a variety of lesions, including, among others, deep benign fibrous histiocytoma, angiomyofibroblastoma, retiform hemangioendothelioma, spindle cell liposarcoma, myoepithelial lesions of soft tissue, cellular angiofibroma and soft tissue angiofibroma.  He has worked extensively on cytogenetic/morphologic correlations in soft tissue tumors.  He is Chairman of the WHO Working Group on the classification of soft tissue tumours, having been senior editor of  both the 2002 and most recent 2013 classifications.  He has nearly 600 publications, including more than 400 original papers on soft tissue neoplasms, and several books, among which are the two-volume Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumors, now in its 4th edition. He has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, is on the editorial board of 17 international journals and was President of the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology from 2003-2006.  He is currently Vice-Present of USCAP and is former President of the International Society of Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology and the Arthur Purdy Stout Society,  Dr. Fletcher is currently Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair, Anatomic Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts and Chief of Onco-Pathology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.  He serves as Vice-President of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.

Wendy L. Frankel

Wendy L. Frankel, MD


The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center

Dr. Wendy Frankel is Distinguished Professor of Pathology, Chair and Director of Anatomic Pathology at The Ohio State University, Wexler Medical Center.  She is also the Director of the Division of Gastrointestinal (GI) Pathology and the GI/Liver Pathology Fellowship at OSU.  Dr. Frankel earned her M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  She spent five years as a resident and research fellow in the Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.   Dr. Frankel then went on to complete a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology in the Department of Pathology, University of California, San Diego followed by a Surgical Pathology Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.  She is Past-President of the Rodger C. Haggitt GI Pathology Society and serves on the USCAP Executive Committee as Treasurer.  Her research is centered on colorectal cancer genetics with focus on the Lynch Syndrome.

John R. Goldblum

John R. Goldblum, MD


The Cleveland Clinic

Dr. John R Goldblum was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He earned his Bachelor of Science and Medical degrees at the University of Michigan where he completed his anatomic pathology residency (Chief Resident) and fellowship training under the mentorship of Dr. Sharon Weiss.  He moved to the Cleveland Clinic in in 1993 where he practices gastrointestinal and soft tissue pathology.  He became Chairman of the Department of Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic in 2002.  That department is one of the busiest of its kind in the country with approximately 190,000 surgical and 120,000 cytologic cases, 65 staff members and complete subspecialization.  Dr. Goldblum is co-author (with Dr. Sharon Weiss) of Enzinger and Weiss’s Soft Tissue Tumors, 4th, 5th and 6th editions, and co-editor (with Dr. Robert Odze) of the textbook, Odze and Goldblum’s Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas, 1st, 2nd, 3rd editions.  He is Series Editor of Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology (Elsevier), now in second edition, and for Surgical Pathology Clinics (Elsevier), with release of 15 books and many more planned on all topics in surgical pathology.  Dr. Goldblum has authored more than 330 peer-reviewed articles, mostly on GI and soft tissue pathology.  He has directed or participated in many short courses in GI and soft tissue pathology for ASCP, CAP and USCAP and has served as Short Course Coordinator for USCAP, Chair of the USCAP Education Committee (longest tenure as member and Chair of the EC in the history of USCAP).  He is on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology and Human Pathology.  Dr. Goldblum is currently President of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.

On a personal note, Dr. Goldblum has an interesting family: Cousin Jeff Goldblum (actor), Aaron Krickstein (formerly ranked number 6 in world in tennis) and uncle to Morgan Pressel, youngest person ever to win an LPGA major and currently ranked in top 10 in world in women’s golf on LPGA.  He considers his most important achievement successfully raising four children, Drew, Ryan, Janavi and Raedan (ages 15-23) with his wonderful wife of 25 years, Asmita.   And he’s seen Bruce Springsteen in concert 70 times!

John Sinard

John Sinard, MD, PhD


Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. John Sinard did his undergraduate training in Biochemical Sciences at Harvard, and then obtained M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Subsequently, he did an Anatomic Pathology residency at the Yale New Haven Medical Center, and then joined the faculty at Yale where he has earned the rank of Professor.  His first book, Outlines in Pathology, has been used by residents for many years to prepare for the American Board of Pathology examination.  His second book, Practical Pathology Informatics, was the first informatics book devoted to anatomic pathology. 

During his time at Yale, John directed the Autopsy Service for 16 years and the Residency Training program for 6 years.  He is currently the Vice Chair and Director of Anatomic Pathology, and still directs the ophthalmic pathology service.  He founded and directs the Pathology Informatics program at Yale, which is well- known for developing custom software for clinical use.  He serves on the Medical Records and Clinical Information Committees and the Medical Directors’ Leadership Council for Yale-New Haven Hospital.

For the USCAP, John has been a short course instructor for seven years and served on the Education Committee for seven years and the Innovative Educational Products Committee for five years.  In 2006 he became the founding CEO of the eAcademy, the on-line education arm of the USCAP, for which he designed and helped implement the Anatomic Pathology Electronic Case Series (APECS) program.  He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2012, and became the Secretary for the Academy in 2014. 

David John Grignon

David John Grignon, MD


Indiana University School of Medicine

Dr. David Grignon is Centennial Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Programs in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Indiana University. Prior to joining the faculty at Indiana University in 2007, Dr. Grignon had served as the Chairman of the Department of Pathology at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI (1999-2007). He obtained his MD degree and completed training in Anatomic Pathology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada followed by a 2 year Fellowship in Surgical Pathology and Genitourinary Pathology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

Dr. Grignon is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in the area of Urologic Pathology. He has published over 380 research/review articles and 36 book chapters. He is an author or editor of 5 books including the 4th Series AFIP fascicle on Tumors of the Kidney, Bladder, and Related Urinary Structures, and the recently released text, Urological Pathology. A major focus of Dr. Grignon’s career has been education and he has presented over 300 invited lectures and courses nationally and in more than 30 other countries. He has directed numerous courses for all the major organizations in pathology and currently directs the annual 4 day special course in Urologic Pathology sponsored by the ASCP. Dr. Grignon is a founding member of the International Society of Urologic Pathology and has served in various capacities for many organizations including the USCAP, ASCP, CAP, IAP, ISUP, WHO, Arthur Purdy Stout Society and the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group. He is a member of the editorial board of several journals including Modern Pathology.

Dr. Grignon has been an active member of the USCAP since 1982. Since presenting his first abstract at the USCAP in 1983, he has participated in over 250 abstract presentations at the annual meeting. He has presented 5 different short courses on various subjects in Urologic Pathology and in 2008 Co-Directed the Long Course on Tumors of the Kidney and Urinary Bladder. He has been a faculty member on other USCAP educational programs including Diagnostic Pathology and Practical Seminars in Pathology. Dr. Grignon has served as an abstract reviewer on several occasions (1992-1995, 2000-2004, 2012-2014) and has co-chaired many platform sessions as well as presenting at Evening Specialty Conferences.

David B. Kaminsky

David B. Kaminsky, MD

Executive Vice-President

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

David B. Kaminsky, M.D., is USCAP’s Executive Vice President since July 1, 2014.  He was a community-based pathologist in Palm Springs, California, with an academic perspective focused on education and patient-centered care. He was Chairman, Department of Pathology, at Eisenhower Medical Center for 28 years and then established a private practice laboratory dedicated to surgical pathology and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy, working primarily as a solo practitioner. During his tenure at Eisenhower Medical Center, he served on the Board of Directors of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences where he conceived and launched the teleconference series for the American Society of Cytopathology and subsequently, Africa Calls, a distance learning endeavor that brings continuing medical education to 21 sites in Africa, initially funded by Annenberg Center and now by the ASCP. As a pioneer in fine needle aspiration biopsy he published Aspiration Biopsy for the Community Hospital in 1981 and collaborated with Dr. William J. Frable in numerous Lectures and workshops to promote acceptance of aspiration biopsy as a diagnostic technique. Dr. Kaminsky served as President of the American Society of Cytopathology and received the Papanicolaou Award and the President’s Award. He was the inaugural President of the ASC Foundation. He is past-President and a current Board Member of the California Society of Pathologists. He has lectured throughout the world on fine needle aspiration biopsy. His interests outside medicine include documentary film making (Academy Award Nomination for film, short documentary category; Emmy Nomination for Executive Producer, feature documentary), organizations of film festivals, Italian cinema and cinematography (Palm Springs International Film Festival, Bangkok International Film Festival, American Film Institute, Palm Springs Art Museum). He was awarded the Cavaliere della Repubblica Award (knighting) by the Italian government for his work in medicine and Italian cinema. His goals include collaborative education, organizational excellence, and strengthening pathology as a leader in contemporary medicine.


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