Interactive Microscopy: May 17-20, 2018

Faculty

May 17, 2018 to May 20, 2018
USCAP Interactive Center, Palm Springs, CA

Interactive Microscopy: May 17-20, 2018
Steven D Billings

Steven D Billings, M.D.
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Course Director

Dr. Steven Billings completed his pathology residency at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in soft tissue pathology with Dr. Sharon Weiss at Emory University and a dermatopathology fellowship with Dr. Antoinette Hood at Indiana University. Upon completion of his post-graduate studies, he joined the faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he practiced for several years. In 2007 he joined the faculty at the Cleveland Clinic where he serves as a Professor of Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and as co-director of the dermatopathology section. He also staffs the soft tissue pathology service.

His research interests are in dermatopathology and soft tissue pathology, with a special emphasis on cutaneous soft tissue tumors. He has authored over 100 articles, numerous book chapters as well as a book on inflammatory diseases of the skin. He is on the editorial board of several journals and a peer reviewer for many more. He has a strong interest in education and gives numerous invited lectures and CME courses. He inaugurated interactive microscopy for USCAP and serves on the Academy’s Board of Directors.

Aleodor (Doru) Andea

Aleodor (Doru) Andea, M.D., MBA
University of Michigan

Dr. Andea is a Professor of Pathology and Dermatology and Director of the Dermatopathology Fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Andea's areas of expertise are Dermatopathology and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Andea received his M.D. from "Victor Babes" University of Medicine, Timisoara, Romania and completed an Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. This was followed by fellowships in Dermatopathology at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC and Oncologic Pathology and Molecular Pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. After completing his training, Dr. Andea joined the faculty of the Department of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where he served as Director of the Dermatopathology Fellowship program, Medical Director of the In-situ Hybridization Laboratory and as Dermatopathology Section Head. In 2009 he received the “Leonard H. Robinson” Award for Excellence in Resident Education in Anatomic Pathology. At UAB Dr. Andea developed a research interest in the molecular biology of melanocytic neoplasms and precision molecular diagnostic tests for histologically ambiguous melanocytic tumors. While at UAB, Dr. Andea earned a Master of Business Administration degree from UAB School of Business.

At the University of Michigan, Dr. Andea has established and is leading the Molecular Dermatopathology Research Laboratory which functions as a dermatopathology core facility for skin cancer research and the Dermatopathology Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory providing clinical testing for melanocytic tumors. Dr. Andea has a particular interest in developing and improving ancillary molecular tests to help classify and predict prognosis in histologically ambiguous melanocytic tumors.

As a side hobby, he enjoys playing with digital pathology tools and is interested in exploring the potential for implementation of virtual pathology into clinical work. He was invited to deliver numerous national and international presentations on a variety of dermatopathology topics, with a focus on molecular diagnostic tools for melanocytic tumors and digital pathology. Dr. Andea is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications, over 100 abstracts and one book chapter, mainly in the field of dermatopathology. Outside of pathology he enjoys skiing and swimming.

Jaime Eduardo Calonje

Jaime Eduardo Calonje, M.D., DipRCPath
St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, St. Thomas Hospital

Dr. Calonje completed his training in Clinical Pathology at the University of el Valle, Cali, Colombia. Following this he completed Fellowships in Dermatopathology in St. Louis, Missouri under Dr. Daniel Santa Cruz and at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, London, United Kingdom under Professor E. Wilson-Jones and Dr. Neil Smith. He pursued a Fellowship in Soft Tissue Tumors under Dr. Christopher Fletcher in London, United Kingdom. After completing his post-graduate training, he was appointed Consultant Dermatopathologist at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, St. Thomas Hospital, United Kingdom in 1996 and he has remained in this post and became lead in Dermatopathology at this Institution in the year 2005.

Dr Calonje’s main interests are in dermatopathology and soft tissue pathology and he has authored/co-authored many chapters in major dermatology/dermatopathology textbooks. He has been involved in more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and has been co-editor and now main editor of McKee’s book “Pathology of the Skin with Clinical Correlations” since the third edition. He is on the editorial board of a number of journals and is the CME editor of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology and co-editor for Dermatopathology in the British Journal of Dermatology. He was President of the British Society of Dermatopathology from 2011 until 2014 and is now the chair of the dermatopathology working group of The European Society of Pathology.

Philip E. LeBoit

Philip E. LeBoit, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco

Dr. LeBoit is Professor of Pathology and Dermatopathology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Division Chief of Dermatopathology, and Co-Director of the UCSF Dermatopathology Service. After training in Anatomic Pathology at UCSF and in Dermatopathology at both New York University (under the late Bernard Ackerman, M.D.) and at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (with N. Scott McNutt, M.D.), he joined the faculty at UCSF in 1985, and founded the UCSF Dermatopathology Service in 1987, with the goal of bringing academic expertise to a larger patient base than that of traditional university-based dermatopathology sections.

His investigative work includes the delineation of granulomatous slack skin as a lymphoma, the first comprehensive descriptions of bacillary angiomatosis and bacillary peliosis hepatis, the development of the concept of palisaded neutrophilic and granulomatous dermatitis, the application of first morphometric and then molecular studies to melanocytic neoplasms and the initial description of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.

He has written over 160 peer-reviewed publications, over 25 book chapters, and co-edited the dermatology textbook, Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. He was responsible for a major project for the World Health Organization, i.e., editing the WHO "blue book" Skin Tumors. He co-authored with Dr. Guido Massi the textbook, Histologic Diagnosis of Nevi and Melanoma, published in 2004, with a second edition published in 2014. He has given over 400 invited lectures in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Dr. LeBoit served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Dermatopathology from 1997-2006, and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. His service to the International Society of Dermatopathology includes membership on the executive committee and terms as Secretary-Treasurer and President. He received the Ackerman Award from the International Society of Dermatopathology, and the Founders’ Award, the Walter Nickel Award and the Herman Pinkus Award from the American Society of Dermatopathology.

Rajiv M. Patel

Rajiv M. Patel, M.D.
University of Michigan

Dr. Patel is Associate Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at the University of Michigan. He received his M.D. degree from Flinders University School of Medicine in Adelaide, Australia and completed his residency training in pathology at Cleveland Clinic, where he served as Anatomic Pathology Chief Resident. Dr. Patel completed fellowships in surgical pathology and soft tissue pathology, the latter under the direction of Dr. Sharon Weiss, at Emory University and dermatopathology under the direction of Dr. Wilma Bergfeld at Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in anatomic pathology and dermatopathology and is the Director of the Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship at the University of Michigan and Associate-Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI) Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration (SARC) Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) Biospecimen Core. Dr. Patel is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology and an Editorial Board Member for The American Journal of Dermatopathology and Pathology Journal of the Royal Australasian College of Pathologists. He has authored or coauthored over 70-peer-reviewed publications and has lectured and directed courses on soft tissue pathology and dermatopathology for the American Society of Dermatopathology, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the American Academy of Dermatology and the International Society of Dermatopathology. He serves on numerous committees including those of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the College of American Pathologist and the American Society of Dermatopathology. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Dermatopathology, serves on the Executive Committee of the International Society of Dermatopathology and is a responsible contributing author for the upcoming 4th edition of the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Skin.

Beth S. Ruben

Beth S. Ruben, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Ruben is Professor of Dermatology and Pathology at the University of California, San Francisco, and now chief of dermatopathology at Palo Alto Medical Foundation as of October 2015. During her 11 years on full time faculty at UCSF she practiced in one of the largest academic dermatopathology practices in the United States, with over 100,000 accessions reported annually, including a significant consultation practice. She also served as Director of the Dermatopathology Fellowship Program. She is a frequently invited speaker at national and international dermatology and dermatopathology meetings. Her special interests in both presentations and publications include nail pathology, inpatient (hospital) dermatopathology, drug eruptions, and pathology of melanocytic neoplasms, including those in the nail unit. She is a founding member of the International Melanonychia Study group, and Past President of the Council for Nail Disorders. She is on the editorial board of the new journal Skin Appendage Disorders, and the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. She is the author of several chapters on nail disease in dermatopathology textbooks, as well as in the nail disease textbooks (Scher and Daniel and Baran, et. al).

Dr. Ruben graduated from UCSD Revelle College in Biochemistry/Cell Biology, and then Stanford University School of Medicine, and completed a medical and surgical internship at California Pacific Medical Center, and Dermatology Residency at UC Davis. She then undertook Dermatopathology Fellowship training at UCSF. She is a member of many specialty societies. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatopathology and International Society of Dermatopathology. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors and is currently on the Program Committee of the American Society of Dermatopathology, and on the executive committee of the International Society of Dermatopathology. She has served on the Dermatopathology Test Development Committee for the American Board of Pathology. She is also past-president of the San Francisco and Sacramento Valley Dermatologic Societies.

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