Interactive Microscopy: October 24 - 25, 2018


October 24, 2018 to October 25, 2018
USCAP Interactive Center, Palm Springs, CA

Interactive Microscopy: October 24 - 25, 2018
Joseph J. Maleszewski

Joseph J. Maleszewski, M.D.
Mayo Clinic

Course Director

Dr. Maleszewski was born and raised in New Baltimore, MI. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree and Medical Doctorate at Michigan State University, before completing his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Maleszewski then moved back to the Midwest to complete fellowships in Cardiovascular Pathology under the tutelage of Dr. William D. Edwards and Molecular Genetic Pathology at Mayo Clinic. He found his home in Rochester, MN and has remained at Mayo Clinic since completing his training.

At Mayo Clinic, Dr. Maleszewski is Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology and Professor of Medicine. He is the Vice Chair for Education in Anatomic Pathology and serves as the Program Director for the Cardiovascular Pathology Fellowship. He holds joint clinical appointments in the departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Clinical Genomics. Dr. Maleszewski lectures both nationally and internationally in the fields of cardiovascular and thoracic pathology. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 66 book chapters. He has also co-edited two major texts, including the AFIP Fascicle on Tumors of the Heart and Great Vessels and Practical Thoracic Pathology: Diseases of the Lung, Heart, and Thymus. He also served on the writing committee for the latest WHO Classification on Tumours of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart.

Dr. Maleszewski’s academic interests include both acquired and congenital forms of heart disease. His primary research focus includes neoplastic heart disease as well as the genetics and proteomics of cardiomyopathies, aortopathies, and general thoracic disease. Dr. Maleszewski has taught and directed several USCAP short courses over the years and also serves on the USCAP’s Finance Committee. He is also the programming committee chair for the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology.

On a personal note, Dr. Maleszewski enjoys fly fishing and playing the piano. He travels extensively with his wife and two children (six and five years). They have, together, visited and hiked more than half of the U.S. National Parks, with the goal of completing all 59 before the kids graduate high school!

Marie-Christine Aubry

Marie-Christine Aubry, M.D.
Mayo Clinic

Dr. Aubry has been a consultant at Mayo Clinic since 2000 and is currently professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs for the division of Anatomic Pathology. She specializes in pulmonary and cardiovascular pathology with a research focus on lung cancer. She is a recognized teacher and mentor and has been a program director for multiple educational programs, including a pulmonary pathology fellowship. She serves as co-director of the Lung Cancer Biomarker Discovery Program for the Center of Individualized Medicine at Mayo Clinic. Dr Aubry joined USCAP in 1995 as a first year resident and since then has been an active member. She has had the opportunity to present her research, to be a short course faculty member, a faculty in the Pulmonary Long Course in 2011, to serve as moderator and abstract reviewer, to serve on the Education Committee from 2007 to 2011 and on the Board of Directors from 2013-2016.

Jennifer M. Boland

Jennifer M. Boland, M.D.
Mayo Clinic

Dr. Boland is currently an Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She received undergraduate degrees in Microbiology and Biology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where she graduated with highest honors. She pursued a medical degree at Washington University in Saint Louis, graduating as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She then completed her anatomic and clinical pathology residency training at Mayo Clinic, followed by a surgical pathology fellowship, where she served as chief resident and chief fellow, respectively. She completed the pulmonary pathology fellowship program as a Mayo Clinic Scholar, and completed specialty interest training in soft tissue and bone pathology during this time as well. She joined the staff of Mayo Clinic Rochester in 2012. Dr. Boland’s current sign-out responsibilities include general surgical pathology and specialty sign-out in pulmonary and bone and soft tissue pathology. Areas of research interest include sarcomas and mesenchymal neoplasms of the lung and thorax, as well as lung cancer and pediatric pulmonary pathology, and she has thus far published over 45 peer-reviewed articles and 10 book chapters in these areas. She has also given many educational and research-based talks on these topics at the regional, national, and international level. Dr. Boland enjoys teaching medical students, residents and fellows, and received the Mayo Clinic Fellows’ Association Teacher of the Year Award in Anatomic Pathology in 2015. Most of her spare time is spent with her husband and 3 young sons (ages 7, 5 and 2), but she also enjoys running, cooking, hiking, and travel.

Paul J. Kurtin

Paul J. Kurtin, M.D.
Mayo Clinic

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dr. Kurtin received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University and in 1979 was awarded an M.D. degree from The Medical College of Wisconsin. Following a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Kurtin completed fellowships in surgical pathology and hematopathology at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. A three year experience in private practice at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, was followed by a staff appointment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in 1988. At Mayo Clinic Dr. Kurtin has been active in clinical practice in all areas of hematopathology with a focus on lymphoma diagnosis and proteomics of amyloidosis. He has been actively engaged in medical student, resident and hematopathology fellow education and is a recipient of the Mayo Clinic Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame award. He has given numerous regional, national and international presentations and co-authored over 180 peer reviewed publications. He is a former Mayo Clinic, Rochester Hematopathology Division Chair and is currently a Consultant in the Hematopathology Division, a Distinguished Mayo Clinic Clinician, and Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Anja C. Roden

Anja C. Roden, M.D.
Mayo Clinic

Dr. Roden is a consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN. She holds the academic rank of Associate Professor of Pathology. Her areas of expertise include thoracic pathology, pulmonary and cardiac transplant pathology and surgical pathology. Dr. Roden also serves as the Medical Director of the Immunostains Laboratory of the department, the Vice Chair of scheduling, the chair the Lung and Heart Transplant Pathology Working Group and the Pulmonary Pathology Fellowship Director.

Dr. Roden studied medicine at the Humboldt University of Berlin and at the Technical University of Dresden in Germany. After a residency in General Surgery and research training in cancer immunology, Dr. Roden completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She is a recipient of the “Dr. Hobart K.B. Allebach – Fellowship in Pathology – Outstanding Resident” award. She completed her fellowship in Surgical Pathology at the Mayo Clinic Rochester. Dr. Roden concluded her training with a Mayo scholarship in Pulmonary Pathology. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.

Dr. Roden focuses her research on thymic epithelial neoplasms, mediastinal malignancies and cancer biomarkers. She reviewed and established an institutional thymic epithelial tumor database that contains over 600 thymic epithelial tumors. In 2009 she joined the International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group and serves as Vice President since 2014. Dr. Roden is also a member of the virtual thymoma panel of pathology laboratories of the Netherlands. She has multiple publications on prognostic factors, histologic classification, staging, cell kinetic parameters, subtypes and treatment changes of thymic epithelial tumors amongst others. For her work she was the recipient of the President’s Pulmonary Pathology Society Innovation Award in March, 2017.

Dr. Roden is very interested in teaching and has given multiple lectures and slide seminars on thoracic pathology at regional, national and international conferences. She is also the co-editor of a recently published book on “Mediastinal Lesions: Diagnostic Pearls for Interpretation of Small Biopsies and Cytology”.


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