Interactive Microscopy: December 17-18, 2016

Faculty

December 17, 2016 to December 18, 2016
USCAP Interactive Center, Palm Springs, CA

Interactive Microscopy: December 17-18, 2016
Bruce M. Wenig, M.D.

Bruce M. Wenig, M.D.

Course Director

Dr. Bruce Wenig is a Senior Member in the Department of Anatomic Pathology at Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Wenig also serves as the Section Head of Anatomic Pathology External Network Consultation Services and the Section Head of Moffitt's Head and Neck–Endocrine Pathology Program. Dr. Wenig received his MD from Sackler School of Medicine/New York State Division at the Tel Aviv University in Israel. He completed an Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency in the Department of Pathology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Wenig completed a Fellowship in Surgical Pathology in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, and a Fellowship in Otolaryngic Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC. Following his Fellowship, Dr. Wenig was a Staff Pathologist (1987-1998) for the Department of Otolaryngic-Endocrine Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, and also served as Chief, Division of Otolaryngic Pathology, Department of Endocrine and Otorhinolaryngic Head and Neck Pathology, Washington, DC. From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Wenig was the Vice Chairman for Anatomic Pathology and Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. From 2001 to 2003, he was Vice Chairman for Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke's – Roosevelt Hospitals, New York, NY, and Associate Director, Continuum Cancer Center of New York. Prior to joining Moffitt, he was the Chairman, Department of Diagnostic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, New York; Vice Chairman of Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai Health System, NY; and Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, NY. Dr. Wenig's main clinical interests are in diseases of the head and neck and of endocrine organs including oncologic and non-neoplastic diseases. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals as well as authoring/editing several textbooks and numerous book chapters on head-and-neck and endocrine pathology. The third edition of his singly authored book, The Atlas of Head and Neck Pathology, was published in 2016. His research is primarily clinically focused, utilizing classic morphology in conjunction with immunohistochemical and molecular biologic techniques in the evaluation of a wide spectrum of diseases of the head and neck and of the endocrine organs.

Rebecca Chernock, M.D.

Rebecca Chernock, M.D.

Dr. Chernock attended University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, followed by a Selective Surgical Pathology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She has been practicing head and neck pathology at Washington University School of Medicine since 2009. Currently, she is the Director of the Head and Neck Pathology fellowship program there and the Treasurer of the North American Society of Head and Neck Pathology (NASHNP). Dr. Chernock has authored several peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on head and neck and endocrinepathology. She has lectured at United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) and European Society of Pathology (ESP) meetings and is serving as a member of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Human Papillomavirus Head and Neck Guidelines Panel and the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting for Larynx, Hypopharynx and Tracheal Cancers.

Elham Khanafshar, M.D.

Elham Khanafshar, M.D.

Dr. Khanafshar is the director of the Cytopathology Fellowship Program at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She received her M.D. from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran. Following her M.D., she attended the University of Southern California (USC) and received a Master of Science degree in molecular and experimental pathology before proceeding to her residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Subsequent to her residency, Dr. Khanafshar received fellowship training in Surgical Pathology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and a second fellowship in Cytopathology at USC. She joined UCSF as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology in 2005. She is now an Associate Professor of Pathology at UCSF Medical School.

Dr. Khanafshar is dedicated to teaching and contributing to the field of cytopathology and endocrine pathology, with special focus in thyroid pathology. She has authored a number of peer-reviewed publications and co-authored a book chapter on thyroid cytopathology. In 2015, she served as a member of the Endocrine Pathology Society working group for re-examination of the encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Dr. Khanafshar's other research interest has focused on ways to improve FNA biopsy to obtain better samples for ancillary studies on small samples. Dr. Khanafshar has been an active contributor to the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC), and has taught in FNA workshops at the ASC annual meeting since 2011.

Ilan Weinreb, M.D.

Ilan Weinreb, M.D.

Dr. Weinreb graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine in 2001 and after a short stint in General Surgery residency made a switch to Pathology where he graduated in 2006. After a head and neck fellowship in Toronto he began his academic position in 2007 at the University Health Network. He works in an exclusive head and neck subspecialty service and is the director of the Head and Neck Pathology fellowship program. Dr. Weinreb has presented at numerous national and international meetings as an invited speaker and in short courses in the College of American Pathologists, Canadian Association of Pathologists and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists (USCAP). He has been involved in numerous committees including USCAP and has served on the education committee. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts, multiple book chapters and is involved in the WHO classification of head and neck tumors. His research is focused on head and neck mucosal disease, sinonasal neoplasms, and in particular, salivary gland pathology. In the salivary gland he has discovered numerous tumor-specific translocations and mutations and has a specific interest in salivary gland tumor classification.

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