Committees

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.

Wendy L. Frankel

Wendy L. Frankel, MD

President

The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center

Dr. Frankel is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pathology, at The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center and is Director of the GI/Liver Pathology Fellowship. She 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. She 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.

Dr. Frankel currently serves as President of USCAP, is Past-President of the Rodger C. Haggitt GI Pathology Society, and a founding member of the Pancreatobiliary Society. She has been a member of the USCAP Education Committee, Board of Directors and served as Treasurer.  She has been an abstract reviewer, platform session moderator, taught in 4 Short Courses, 2 Long Courses, Practical Pathology Seminars, Interactive Microscopy, several Evening Specialty and Society Sessions, and is a past-moderator and presenter at Diagnostic Pathology. 

She is the GI Pathology Cadre leader for Alliance for Clinical Trials and Oncology.  Her research is centered on colorectal cancer genetics with focus on Lynch Syndrome. She has published greater than 220 papers, multiple chapters and given numerous national and international lectures.  She has been involved in multiple grants, serves as editor for 4 journals, has garnered many teaching awards, and recently received the OSU College of Medicine Mazzaferri-Ellison Society of Master Clinical Award.

Joel K. Greenson

Joel K. Greenson, MD

President-Elect

University of Michigan

Dr. Greenson received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. He did his residency training in pathology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and completed a 2-year fellowship in gastrointestinal pathology at Johns Hopkins under the mentorship of John Yardley, M.D. After working as an assistant professor of pathology for 3 years at the Ohio State University, Dr. Greenson returned to the University of Michigan where he is currently a professor of pathology and the director of GI and hepatic pathology. Dr. Greenson is a past president of the Gastrointestinal Pathology Society and has been on the education committee of both the USCAP and the ASCP.  He has also been a member of council. Dr. Greenson is one of the editors of Sternberg’s Diagnostic Surgical Pathology and he has co-authored and edited two textbooks on Gastrointestinal pathology (Diagnostic Pathology Gastrointestinal – Amirsys, Morson and Dawson’s Gastrointestinal Pathology-Wiley-Blackwell). He serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Histopathology and Human pathology and has authored over 160 peer-reviewed publications.

Julia A. Bridge

Julia A. Bridge, MD

Vice-President

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Dr. Julia Bridge is Professor and recipient of the Amelia F. and Austin L. Vickery, Jr. Chair in Pathology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Bridge earned her M.D. from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed her pathology residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center followed by clinical cytogenetic and molecular fellowships at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Southwest Biomedical Research Institute in Scottsdale Arizona. She is Past-President of the International Society for Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology. She serves or has served on editorial boards for pathology, orthopedic, and genetic journals, in consulting or advisory board positions for cancer networks and industry (including as key investigator for landmark FDA approvals for two novel gene-based tests), the national Children’s Oncology Group Soft Tissue Sarcoma (past Director of the Cytogenetic Reference laboratory) and Ewing sarcoma committees, and Secretarial Appointee to the national Department of Veterans Affairs Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee. Dr. Bridge has been involved in the USCAP in several capacities through teaching [short courses, long course, evening and companion courses as well as directing molecular special course, 14 years], moderating sessions, and committee/leadership appointments (Education Committee, USCAP Council, among others). She has published greater than 300 papers, chapters, review articles, digital and web-based materials, and is co-author or co-editor of several books (e.g. AFIP Atlas of Tumor Pathology; 4th Series, Fascicle 2: Tumors of the Bones and Joints and 4th edition of the WHO Classification of Tumours of Soft Tissue and Bone) and directs a research laboratory focused on molecular profiling of solid tumors and molecular test development. She is now the Vice President of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.

Christopher D. M. Fletcher

Christopher D. M. Fletcher, MD, FRCPath

Past-President

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 United Kingdom. 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 the Past-President 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.

John Sinard

John Sinard, MD, PhD

Secretary

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. He is serving a second term. 

John A. Hart

John A. Hart, MD

Treasurer

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 an active 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. He is a member of the USCAP Board of Directors, and as an officer on the Executive Committee serves as its Treasurer.

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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