Interactive Microscopy: June 2-3, 2018


June 2, 2018 to June 3, 2018
USCAP Interactive Center, Palm Springs, CA

Interactive Microscopy: June 2-3, 2018
Justin Bishop

Justin Bishop, M.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Course Director

Dr. Bishop received his medical degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, then completed his anatomic and clinical pathology residency training at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Bishop trained in head and neck/endocrine pathology with Dr. William Westra and stayed as surgical pathology faculty, rising to the rank of Associate Professor, until 2017 when he joined the faculty of UT Southwestern Medical Center as the Director of Head and Neck Pathology. Dr. Bishop has given numerous lectures and courses nationally and internationally, including a current USCAP short course on human papillomavirus-related head and neck carcinomas. Dr. Bishop has published extensively in the field of head and neck/endocrine pathology, with >170 articles, including papers describing novel sinonasal tumor types like HPV-related multiphenotypic sinonasal carcinoma and SMARCB1-deficient sinonasal carcinoma. Dr. Bishop has also co-authored 5 books (most recently, the 3rd edition of Head and Neck Pathology in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology series), and numerous book chapters including several entries in the latest World Health Organization Classification of Head and Neck Tumors. He is currently co-authoring the upcoming American Registry of Pathology (formerly Armed Forces Institute of Pathology) fascicle on salivary gland tumors. Dr. Bishop is an associate editor for Histopathology and JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and serves on the editorial boards of American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Oral Oncology, and Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology.

Justine A. Barletta

Justine A. Barletta, M.D.
Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Barletta is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and a Staff Pathologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital where she serves as Chief of the Endocrine Pathology Service. She has a special interest in the risk stratification of thyroid tumors. She contributed to the Endocrine Pathology Society working group effort that culminated in the introduction of the noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) terminology and has subsequently evaluated the impact of NIFTP on thyroid cytology and molecular testing. She enjoys teaching and has lectured locally and nationally on a range of topics in Endocrine Pathology. Outside of work, she loves to play with her toddler son.

Raja R. Seethala

Raja R. Seethala, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Seethala is a Head and Neck/Endocrine Pathologist at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he has been faculty for 10 years. He is currently the director of the Head and Neck/Endocrine Pathology section and the Head and Neck/Endocrine Pathology fellowship. He has directed and participated in several national courses. While Dr. Seethala is interested in all head and neck and endocrine pathology, his focus has been salivary glands, particularly the correlation of clinicopathologic and molecular features in both common and rare entities.

He lives in a 100 year old Victorian house in Squirrel Hill with his wife and furry feline children. He is a casual video gamer and anime watcher, and exercises regularly.

Roderick H.W. Simpson

Roderick H.W. Simpson, Bsc, MB ChB, MMed (Anat Path), FRCPath
University of Calgary

Dr. Simpson attended the Universities of St. Andrews and Dundee, Scotland. After receiving his medical degree, he trained as a histopathologist at Guy’s Hospital, London and at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He spent 3 years as a senior lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and then took up a post as consultant in Histopathology at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Devon, England. He remained there until 2013 when appointed as Professor of Pathology at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He dates his interest in head and neck pathology to attending a series of lectures in Johannesburg by John Batsakis of MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. In Exeter, he developed a consultation practice in head and neck pathology and published several papers on salivary gland tumours, usually in collaboration with pathologists from the Czech Republic and Finland. He has given multiple courses at the British Division of the IAP and the European School of Pathology in Turin, Italy and several other European countries, and has been an invited speaker at European and international IAP congresses, as well as in places as varied as Transylvania, St. Petersburg (Russia), Pakistan, India, Tanzania, Rwanda, Peru and New York. He has been chairman of the European Society of Pathology Working Group on Head and Neck Pathology, having previously served as secretary of the European Society of Pathology and on the councils of the British Division of the IAP and Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland. His outside interests include wildlife photography, especially in Africa.


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