January 25, 2018 to January 27, 2018
USCAP Interactive Center, Palm Springs, CA
John A. Hart, M.D.
University of Chicago
Dr. John A. Hart did his pathology residency at U.C.L.A. Medical Center, followed by a Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology fellowship at the same institution. In 1991 he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Department of Pathology as an assistant professor, and rose to the rank of full professor in 2004. In 1998 he started a fellowship program in Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology and has served as the director of the program since that time. The fellowship has graduated more than a dozen GI pathologists who are now working in academic pathology departments throughout the United States and Canada. Dr. Hart has published more than 180 articles in the fields of gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology and has also authored numerous book chapters. He has lectured throughout the United States and in Europe, South America and Asia. He has been the director of a liver pathology course for the past 13 years and has participated in numerous additional educational courses in GI and hepatic pathology.
Dr. Hart has attended the USCAP annual meeting for the past 25 years. He has been an abstract reviewer, platform session moderator, companion society and evening specialty session speaker and moderator, and is currently a member of the education of the Rodger Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society. He has also participated in the USCAP Diagnostic Pathology Update and Practical Pathology Seminar courses. He is a member of the USCAP Board of Directors and serves as Treasurer on the Executive Committee.
Rish K. Pai, M.D., Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Dr. Rish Pai received his B.A. from Pomona College in Claremont, CA and earned his M.D., Ph.D. (Immunology) from Case Western University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. He completed his anatomic pathology residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center (as chief resident), followed by a gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology fellowship at the same institution. Dr. Pai is currently Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and serves as Consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine/Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Pai has lectured nationally and internationally on many aspects of gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology and has directed multiple GI CME courses including multiple USCAP short courses. He is currently Vice President of the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society and a member of the Education Committees of the USCAP and of the Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society. Dr. Pai is a regular reviewer for numerous pathology and gastroenterology journals and serves on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology. Dr. Pai has published over 85 articles and written multiple book chapters in the fields of gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology.
Rhonda K. Yantiss, M.D.
Weill Cornell Medicine
Dr. Yantiss received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and graduated from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in anatomic pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by fellowship training in gastrointestinal and liver pathology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is currently a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College where she is the director of the gastrointestinal and liver pathology service. Dr. Yantiss has chaired the Nominations and Education Committees of the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society and served as President of that society. She is Chair of the Abstract Review Board and Assignment Committee, a former member of the Education Committee and prior member of the Ramzi Cotran Young Investigator Award Committee of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. Dr. Yantiss lectures widely in the United States and abroad and is the Course Director of the Tutorial on Pathology of the GI Tract, Pancreas, and Liver. She has received several teaching and professional awards, including the Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Pathology Annual Prize. Dr. Yantiss has published more than 150 articles, books, and book chapters related to gastrointestinal pathology. She serves as an ad hoc reviewer for fifteen journals and member of the editorial boards of the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Modern Pathology, American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology, and The American Journal of Surgical Pathology; she is also an Associate Editor of Archives of Pathology and Laboratory.
Lisa Yerian, M.D.
Dr. Lisa Yerian is Vice Chair of Staff Affairs, Medical Director of Continuous Improvement and a Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathologist at the Cleveland Clinic. She received a BS from the University of Notre Dame in 1996 and a medical degree from the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine in 2000. Dr. Yerian completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology and a fellowship in gastrointestinal and liver pathology at the University of Chicago. She joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2004, where she has served as Director of Hepatobiliary Pathology and Section Head of Surgical Pathology. She also holds a joint appointment in the Transplantation Center. Early in her career Dr. Yerian began to realize her passion for engaging others in relentless, continuous efforts to improve the care we deliver for our patients and for our caregivers, and in 2010 she accepted the newly-created role of Medical Director of Continuous Improvement. Dr. Yerian now leads a team of continuous improvement professionals engaged in building a culture of continuous improvement across the Cleveland Clinic Health System. Under her leadership the Cleveland Clinic Continuous Improvement team developed, tested and refined the Cleveland Clinic Improvement Model (CCIM, www.clevelandclinic.org/improve), a model now used at the Cleveland Clinic and other organizations to pursue a culture of continuous improvement. In 2012 Dr. Yerian was elected to the Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors and in 2016 she was appointed Vice Chair of Staff Affairs.
Dr. Yerian has authored over 50 book chapters and over 70 manuscripts, and is the co-editor of multiple textbooks. She is an active member of the Healthcare Value Network Advisory Board and speaks both nationally and internationally on gastrointestinal and liver pathology, and on the pursuit of continuous improvement in healthcare.