2014 Diagnostic Pathology Update

Faculty

July 20, 2014 to July 25, 2014
Caribe Hilton, San Juan, PR, USA

2014 Diagnostic Pathology Update
Wendy Frankel, MD

Wendy Frankel, MD

Course Director

Wendy Frankel, MD is Kurtz Chair and Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Chair of the Department of Pathology.  She is also the Director of the GI/Liver Pathology Fellowship at OSU.  Dr. Frankel earned her MD 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.

Henry Tazelaar, MD

Henry Tazelaar, MD

Course Director

Additional info at: Mayo Clinic

James Cook, MD, PhD

James Cook, MD, PhD

James R. Cook, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.  He serves as Section Head of Molecular Pathology, Medical Director of the Manual Hematology Laboratory and co-Director of the Cell Culture Core Facility for the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute.

Dr. Cook's clinical interests focus on diagnostic hematopathology and molecular diagnostics.

His research interests include diagnostic and prognostic markers in non-Hodgkin lymphoma and plasma cell disorders, and molecular diagnosis of leukemia and lymphoma.  He is a member of the Lymphoma Translational Medicine Committee for the Southwest Oncology Group, and he regularly serves as faculty for post-graduate educational courses at national meetings.

Christopher Fletcher, MD, FRCPath

Christopher Fletcher, MD, FRCPath

Dr. Christopher 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.  He received his training in pathology at St. Thomas’s Hospital/United Medical & Dental Schools in London, U.K.  Dr. Fletcher’s main areas of interest include the clinicopathologic and molecular genetic analyses of soft tissue tumors.  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 almost 400 original papers on soft tissue neoplasms, and several books, among which are the two-volume Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumors, the 4th edition of which was published in Spring of 2013, and the 3rd series  AFIP Fascicle on Soft Tissue Tumors. He has been the recipient of numerous awards (including most recently the Harvey Goldman Distinguished Teacher & Mentor award of the USCAP), is on the editorial board of 17 international journals and was President of the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology for two terms from 2003-2006.  More recently he has been President of the International Society of Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology and  the President of the Arthur Purdy Stout Society,  Before moving to the United States in 1995, Dr. Fletcher was the Director of the Soft Tissue Tumour Unit at St. Thomas’s Hospital in London and Professor of Surgical Pathology in the University of London; he 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.

Additional info at: Brigham & Women’s Hospital

David Grignon, MD, FRCPath

David Grignon, MD, FRCPath

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 Director of Anatomic Pathology at Harper-University Hospital (1996-1999) and 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 350 research/review articles and 27 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, a monograph on Gleason Grading of Prostate Cancer and the just 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 internationally. 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. He has served or serves on multiple committees of national organizations including the USCAP, ASCP, Arthur Purdy Stout Society, and the CAP.

Additional info at: Indiana University School of Medicine

Elizabeth Montgomery, MD

Elizabeth Montgomery, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Montgomery is from Johns Hopkins University where she is Professor of Pathology, Oncology, and Orthopedic Surgery.  Her training was at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She is an author on numerous articles, chapters, and books concerning both gastrointestinal and soft tissue pathology.

Additional info at: Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Marisa Nucci, MD

Marisa Nucci, MD

Dr. Nucci is an Associate Professor in the Division of Women’s and Perinatal Pathology in the Department of Pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She also serves as a Consultant Pathologist for the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center where she is an Associate Member of the Gynecologic Cancer and Sarcoma Programs. She did her medical training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and completed an AP residency as well as the Women’s and Perinatal Pathology Fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is past president of the New England Society of Pathologists and serves on the editorial boards of The International Journal of Gynecologic Pathology and Advances in Anatomic Pathology. She is also an editor of three major gynecologic pathology textbooks: Diagnostic Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology, Gynecologic Pathology, andDiagnostic Pathology: Gynecological.

Additional info at:  Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Sandra Shin, MD

Sandra Shin, MD

Dr. Sandra Shin currently serves as Chief of Breast Pathology in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. She also oversees one of the largest dedicated breast pathology consultation services in the U.S. as well as directs the breast pathology fellowship program. Dr. Shin has published extensively on the topic of breast disease as well as taught several courses focused on diagnostic breast pathology. Aside from clinical service work, Dr. Shin conducts translational research and serves as the residency program director at Weill Cornell.

Additional info at: Weill Cornell Medical College

Ilan Weinreb, MD, FRCP(C)

Ilan Weinreb, MD, FRCP(C)

Dr. Ilan Weinreb is an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Toronto. He received his M.D. at the University of Toronto in 2001. After a brief career in a general surgery residency, he “saw the light” and switched to the anatomical pathology residency at the University of Toronto and graduated in 2006. He pursued a fellowship in head and neck pathology under the mentorship of Dr. Bayardo Perez-Ordonez and also spent time with Dr. Jennifer Hunt at the Cleveland Clinic. He started his head and neck pathology position in 2007 at the University Health Network in Toronto where he now practices head and neck pathology exclusively in a fully subspecialized department.

Dr. Weinreb is currently the director of the head and neck pathology fellowship program at the University of Toronto. In addition to teaching, Dr. Weinreb has research interests in head and neck pathology, especially with respect to the salivary gland. He has a particular interest in the morphologic nuances of these difficult tumors as well as their putative precursor lesions. He has also been interested in the molecular aspects of the salivary gland in recent years and has been involved in the discovery of several translocation-associated salivary carcinomas. He hopes to help generate a meaningful molecular classification of these tumors that compliments the morphologic diagnosis of difficult salivary gland lesions. He currently resides in Toronto with his wife Alexis and their two year old twins Leah and Jordan. He can be contacted at ilan.weinreb@uhn.ca

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