USCAP Honors

The Harvey Goldman Master Teacher Award
YearAwardee
2018John R. Goldblum
2017Steven H. Swerdlow
2016Linda Ferrell
2015Victor E. Reuter
2014Christopher D.M. Fletcher
2013Sharon K. Weiss
2012Virginia LiVolsi
2011Henry Appelman
2011Donald A. Antonioli

The Harvey Goldman Master Teacher Award was established in 2011 as a tribute to honor a dedicated, longstanding educator and mentor, Dr. Harvey Goldman. This award recognizes Dr. Goldman’s seminal contributions to the USCAP’s postgraduate educational and mentoring activities. The first awardees, Drs. Donald Antonioli and Henry Appleman were acknowledged in 2011 at the 100th Annual Centennial Meeting of USCAP in San Antonio, Texas.

The award is supported by a dedicated fund ($50,000) from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA (Dr. Jeffrey Saffitz, Chair) and by a USCAP fund ($50,000) designated by the Board of Directors. This core fund ($100,000) shall remain untouched, and the interest will generate income to support the plaque and monetary award. The Academy shall administer the endowment, manage the investment of the funds, implement appropriate fund-raising activities and communicate with members of the Award Committee. The associated administrative costs for maintaining the endowment and selecting the award recipients will be the responsibility of the Academy. This will be an annual award presented at the awards program of the USCAP Annual Meeting.

Most-Recent Awardee

John R. Goldblum, M.D.

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 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 sub-specialization. Dr. Goldblum is co-author (with Dr. Sharon Weiss) of Enzinger and Weiss’s Soft Tissue Tumors, 4th, 5th and 6th editions, 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 and co-editor of the 11th edition of Rosai and Ackerman’s Textbook of Surgical Pathology. He is Series Editor of Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology (Elsevier), now in its third edition, and served as senior editor for Surgical Pathology Clinics (Elsevier). Dr. Goldblum has authored more than 360 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) and recently as President of USCAP in 2015-16.

With respect to USCAP, Dr. Goldblum has been Co-Director of 6 GI or soft tissue workshops over a span of 20 years; faculty for 8 consecutive years of Diagnostic Pathology Update (including 4 years each of teaching GI and soft tissue-the longest running consecutive teaching at that course); Moderator of the inaugural Evening Speciaty Conference for Housestaff; Moderator or presenter at Evening Specialty conferences (various topics); first course director of Practical Pathology Seminars (which continued for many years); faculty for 2 consecutive Long Courses in GI and soft tissue pathology (back-to-back years); and participant in several (including the very first) interactive microscopy course in Palm Springs.

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. He considers his most important achievement successfully raising four children, Drew, Ryan, Janavi and Raedan (ages 17-25) with his wonderful wife of 27 years, Asmita. And he’s seen Bruce Springsteen in concert 74 times!

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