Dr. Victor E. Reuter was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico and attended the University of Puerto Rico, obtaining his BS in Biology. He received his MD from the University National Pedro Henriquez Ureña, Santo 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 where he was selected Chief fellow in the Department of Pathology for the following year. He has remained at that great institution and risen through its ranks to become Attending Pathologist and Member in the late 1990s.
Dr. Reuter has served in many positions at MSKCC including Director of the Immunohistochemistry Research Core Laboratory and Genitourinary Pathology Research Laboratory, and President of the MSKCC Medical Staff from 2001-2003. He presently holds the position of Vice Chairman of the Department of Pathology (since 2005). He is the Leader of the Genitourinary Pathology Team as well as Director of the Genitourinary Pathology Subspecialty Fellowship that has existed uninterrupted at his institution since 1991. Dr. Reuter has received multiple Pathology Fellows Education Awards at his institution as well as others. He is a Professor of Pathology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
Dr. Reuter is an internationally renowned and respected anatomic pathologist, with subspecialty expertise in genitourinary pathology. His contributions to the literature span the entire spectrum of urologic tumors. He serves or has served on many Editorial Boards including Modern Pathology, The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Journal of Urologic Pathology, Urologic Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Molecular Pathology, Annals of Diagnostic Pathology and Advances in Anatomic Pathology. Dr. Reuter has over 460 peer-reviewed journal publications and has authored over 24 book chapters. Dr. Reuter is a very sought-after expert and lecturer in the field of GU Pathology, participating in over 80 regional/national/ international meetings in the last 12 years, and more than 75 Invited Lectures/Lectureships throughout the world. He served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the AFIP. He presently serves as Co-Director of the Pathology Core of the NIH/NCI sponsored SPORE in Prostate Cancer at MSKCC. He is Chairman of the Oversight Committee of the Pathology Research Core of his institution’s NIH/NCI sponsored Cancer Center Support Grant. He is Co-Chair of the NCI Kidney Cancer Clinical Trials Task Force. His Institution has served as a major contributor to the NIH sponsored Cancer Genome Atlas and Dr. Reuter serves on the data analysis group for bladder, prostate and kidney carcinoma. In 2012 he received the Koss Medal from the International Society of Urological Pathology for “eminent services in the advancement of urological pathology”. He is presently co-editor of the forthcoming World Health Organization Classification of Tumours of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs.
Dr. Reuter has served the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology in many capacities. From 1998 to 2003, Dr. Reuter was President of the Education Committee. He subsequently served on Council and the Executive Committee. Dr. Reuter was President of USCAP from 2008 to 2009. In 2007 he was the recipient of the F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service award. He is presently Vice President for North America of the International Academy of Pathology.