2018 Diagnostic Cytopathology

Faculty

January 13, 2018 to January 15, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites, Charleston, SC

2018 Diagnostic Cytopathology
Ivan A. Chebib

Ivan A. Chebib, M.D., FRCPC
Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Dr. Chebib is Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He specializes in Cytopathology and Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology. His research interests include the application of cytopathology to soft tissue sarcomas and the use of ancillary techniques for soft tissue tumor diagnosis and prognosis. Dr. Chebib has presented on the role and abilities of FNA for soft tissue tumors at national meetings, including the American Society of Cytopathology annual meeting, and Harvard-sponsored continuing medical education courses, including Current Concepts in Surgical Pathology and Advances in Cytopathology annual courses.

William Faquin

William Faquin, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Faquin is the Director of Head and Neck Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, MA. He is a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, and is recognized for his dedication to teaching and contributions to the field of head and neck pathology and cytology. He has authored over 250 peer-reviewed publications, and has co-authored books on head and neck cytohistology, salivary gland cytopathology, and thyroid cytopathology. Dr. Faquin is currently the co-chair of the College of American Pathologists Evidence-Based Guidelines Committee developing national guidelines for the testing of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas for high-risk HPV. He is also co-chair of the Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology sponsored by the ASC and IAC.

Yaël K. Heher

Yaël K. Heher, M.D., MPH, FRCPC
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School

Dr. Yaël K. Heher is an anatomic pathologist and serves as the Director of Quality and Patient Safety(AP/CP) in the Department of Pathology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Heher received her medical training at McGill University and completed her residency in anatomic pathology at the Montreal General Hospital, both in Montreal, Canada. She was the Robert T. McCluskey fellow in medical renal pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a graduate of the inaugural class of the Harvard Medical School fellowship in Quality and Patient Safety, a program designed to train a cadre of physician-scholars prepared to lead operational improvement efforts within the Harvard system and across the nation. She received her Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health with a thesis aimed at health systems improvement.

Heher's main administrative focus and particular interest is in the role of quality assurance, quality improvement, and patient safety in the pathology laboratory, including specific skills for adverse event management, effective change and leadership. Her clinical focus is on medical non-tumor renal pathology, including glomerulonephritides, tubulointerstitial and vascular disease of the kidney, diabetes and transplant renal pathology.

David B. Kaminsky

David B. Kaminsky, M.D., FIAC
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Dr. David B. Kaminsky assumed responsibilities of the Executive Vice President of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology on July 1, 2014. Prior to his affiliation with USCAP, Dr. Kaminsky was a community-based pathologist in Palm Springs, California, with an academic perspective focused on education and patient-centered care. He served as Chairman of the 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.

During his tenure at the 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 (ASC), and subsequently, Africa Calls, a distance learning endeavor that brings continuing medical education to 22 sites in Africa, initially funded by the Annenberg Center and now by 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 on numerous lectures and workshops to promote acceptance of aspiration biopsy as a cost-conservative, minimally invasive 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 active Board member of the California Society of Pathologists.

He has lectured throughout the world on fine needle aspiration biopsy, and is the 2015 recipient of the Yolanda Oertel Interventional Cytopathologist of the Year Award of the Papanicolaou Society and the 2016 recipient of the Maurice Goldblatt Cytology Award of the International Academy of Cytology.

His varied interests outside medicine include documentary film making (Academy Award Nomination for the film, short documentary category; Emmy Nomination for Executive Producer, feature documentary; Special Jury Prize for short documentary, Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films), organization 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 distinguished Cavaliere della Repubblica medal by the Italian government for his work in medicine and the arts, particularly Italian cinema, and a Congressional Award for Medicine by the US government

Sara E. Monaco

Sara E. Monaco, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Dr. Monaco is an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) specializing in non-gynecological cytopathology.  She is currently the Cytopathology Fellowship Program Director at UPMC, and is also the director of the Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Biopsy Services at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and UPMC-Shadyside Hospital.  Her research interests include fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy diagnoses, cytology-histology correlations, pediatric cytopathology, and the application of ancillary studies and molecular diagnostics in cytopathology.  Dr. Monaco has presented several educational courses at national and international meetings, including the United Stated and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), American Society of Cytopathology (ASC), American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), and International Academy of Cytology (IAC).  On a personal note, Dr. Monaco resides in Pittsburgh with her husband and three children.

Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri

Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Roy-Chowdhuri is an assistant professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) in Houston, TX, specializing in cytopathology and molecular pathology. She is currently the director of Molecular Cytopathology at MDACC. Her interests include pulmonary cytopathology, fine-needle aspiration (FNA) diagnoses, molecular diagnostics in solid tumors, and the application of ancillary studies and molecular diagnostics in cytopathology. Dr. Roy-Chowdhuri has presented several educational courses at national meetings, including the United Stated and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), American Society of Cytopathology (ASC), and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) as well as international meetings, including the International Congress of Cytology (ICC) and the International Academy of Pathology (IAP). She serves on the editorial board of the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Cancer Cytopathology. Dr. Roy-Chowdhuri is currently a committee member in several national societies including ASC, ASCP, Pulmonary Pathology Society (PPS), and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Cytopathology section, the chair for the PPS Digital Content Committee, and a co-chair for a national taskforce committee creating guidelines for the collection and handling of thoracic specimens for molecular testing.

Edward Stelow

Edward Stelow, M.D.
University of Virginia Health System

Dr. Stelow is professor of pathology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia where he practices both cytopathology and surgical pathology.  He is an expert in pancreatobilliary pathology and head and neck pathology and has authored and lectured extensively on both topics.  He currently directs the cytopathology fellowship program. He grew up in Wisconsin and studied in Chicago and Milwaukee before training in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Minnesota where he also completed fellowships in general surgical pathology and cytopathology.

Meetings

home-circle-inset-1
view more