The 2007 Mostofi Award recognizes the many diverse and outstanding services of Dr. Victor E. Reuter
to the Academy
Dr. Victor Reuter was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and attended the University of Puerto Rico,
obtaining his BS in Biology. He received his MD from the University National Pedro Henriquez Urena,
Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic. After a flexible internship in Danbury Hospital (Danbury
Connecticut) he served as a Resident in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Thomas Jefferson University
Hospital/Philadelphia. In 1983 1984 Victor served as a Clinical Fellow (American Cancer Society
Fellow in Anatomic Pathology) at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), NYC, NY. He was
selected as Chief Fellow in the Department of Pathology there to serve the following year. He has
stayed at that great institution ever since!
He has risen through the ranks in the Department of Pathology at Memorial Hospital becoming Attending
Pathologist and Member in the late 1990's. Dr. Reuter has served in a great many prominent positions
at MSKCC including Chairman of the Pathology Tissue Research Utilization Committee, President of the
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Alumni Society, Director of the Immunohistochemistry Research
Core Laboratory and Genitourinary Pathology Research Laboratory, and President of the MSKCC Medical
Staff from 2001-2003. In 2000 he became Acting Chief of the Surgical Pathology Service at MSKCC and
now serves as Vice Chairman of the Department of Pathology (since 2006). In a period of six years
(1993-1998) Dr. Reuter received three Pathology Fellows Education Awards.
Dr. Reuter is an internationally renowned and respected anatomic pathologist, with extraordinary
subspecialty expertise in the entirety of genitourinary pathology. He serves or has served on 9
Editorial Boards including Modern Pathology, The American Journal of Surgical
Pathology, Journal of Urologic Pathology, Urologic Oncology, Molecular Urology, Annals of Diagnostic
Pathology and Advances in Anatomic Pathology. Dr. Reuter has
almost 300 peer-reviewed journal publications in the last 23 years. Dr. Reuter is a very
sought-after expert and lecturer in the field of GU Pathology, participating in over 60
regional/national/international meetings in the last 10 years, and almost 70 Invited
Lectures/Lectureships throughout the world in the last 10 years. He served on the Scientific Advisory
Board of the AFIP. He presently serves as Co-Director of the NIH/NCI sponsored SPORE in Prostate
Cancer Pathology Core and NIH/NCI sponsored Cancer Center Support Grant.
Dr. Reuter has given much time, talent and expertise to the USCAP, in many ways. He has presented a
large number of scientific abstracts over the years, and has served as Moderator of the Proffered
Scientific Abstract Sessions on several occasions. He has served as Companion Meeting Faculty and as
a member of the evening USCAP Specialty Conference Panels on multiple occasions, and as a faculty
member for our summer Diagnostic Pathology Review/Update Course (on two separate "runs": 1994-1996;
2006-present). He has served on the Education Committee (1996-1998) and then as its Chairman
(1999-2003). He was elected by membership and served as a Councilor of the Academy from 2003-2007.
He presently serves as Vice President of the USCAP (2007-present) and for the past 3 years as Chair of
the Academy Bylaws Revision Committee, which last year brought into existence new, modern and
appropriate Bylaws for the USCAP. Dr. Reuter has a extraordinary capacity for work, an amazing
analytical ability to "cut through to the chase" and talents to bring disparate opinions together and
state objectives in a concise and expert fashion. His decisive demeanor and ability to seek consensus
on difficult issues makes him an outstanding leader. He is a serious promoter and mentor of young
pathologists-in-training, fostering young careers. He gladly goes "above and beyond", going the
extra-mile to serve the needs of the educational leadership needs Academy and its membership. He has
never said "No" to the Academy.
Dr. Reuter is a family man. He is married to Maria del Mar (an incredible individual) and both are
quite devoted to their two daughters, Glorimar and Maria Victoria. His hobbies include distance
bicycling and, like some other expert pathologists of the past and present, he is a connoisseur of
fine wines and wine tasting, a passionate wine collector.
Dr. Reuter has contributed much to the USCAP and our profession in many ways. Although the
prestigious F.K. Mostofi Award is presented to a member of the USCAP who has rendered outstanding
service to the International Academy of Pathology and its US-Canadian Division, it is doubly fitting
for Dr. Reuter, a "GU Pathologist" to receive this award. Dr. Mostofi would be doubly proud!