Special Course: February 2-3, 2018


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

Special Course: February 2-3, 2018
Carol F. Farver

Carol F. Farver, M.D.
Cleveland Clinic

Co-Course Director

Dr. Farver is a lung pathologist, the Director of Pulmonary Pathology in the Department of Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic and Professor of Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She is the past President of the Cleveland Clinic Medical Staff and served on the Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors. She received her M.D. degree from Yale University School of Medicine and did her subsequent residency and fellowship/research training in pulmonary pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health. She joined the Cleveland Clinic in 1995. Her current research is predominantly in the area of lung transplantation and inflammatory lung diseases. She has authored over 130 scientific publications and 30 chapters, primarily in these areas. She is co-editor of two major textbooks in the field of pulmonary pathology: Dail and Hammar’s Pulmonary Pathology, and Pulmonary Pathology in a series entitled "Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology." She received the 1st Annual Distinguished Achievement Award in Graduate Medical Education from the Association of Pathology Chairs, the Cleveland Clinic's Leadership Development Award and has been included in the "Best Doctors in America" list since 2009.

In 2003, Dr. Farver received her M.S. in Organizational Development from The Weatherhead School of Case Western Reserve University. Since that time, she has been involved in efforts to bring those ideas to medicine and currently serves as the Medical Director of the Samson Global Leadership Academy of the Cleveland Clinic.

Laura W. Lamps

Laura W. Lamps, M.D.
University of Michigan Hospital

Co-Course Director

Dr. Lamps is the Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Gastrointestinal Pathology at the University of Michigan. She was formerly Professor of Pathology and Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Lamps, originally from Auburn, Alabama, received her B.S. degree from Davidson College, followed by her M.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1992. She also completed her residency and surgical pathology fellowship training at Vanderbilt. She joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 1998, where she most recently held the position of Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs. In February of 2017, Dr. Lamps joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Department of Pathology as the Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Gastrointestinal Pathology, and Patient Safety Officer for the University of Michigan Hospital.

Dr. Lamps is a renowned academic pathologist and educator, and a leader in the fields of gastrointestinal, hepatic, and infectious disease pathology. She has received multiple teaching awards, including the UAMS Department of Pathology Teaching Award, the UAMS Dean’s Resident Teaching Award, and the UAMS Dean’s Educational Incentive Award. She was recognized at graduation seven times by the UAMS fourth year medical students for her contributions to education. She has been invited as a visiting professor or course faculty at over 60 institutions throughout the country and the world. She has authored numerous papers and abstracts, particularly in her primary area of interest, the study of infectious diseases of the liver and GI tract. She is the co-author or author of several major pathology textbooks including Surgical Pathology of the Gastrointestinal System: Bacterial, Fungal, Viral, and Parasitic Infections; Diagnostic Pathology: Normal Histology; and Diagnostic Pathology: GI Endoscopic Correlation. She has also contributed numerous book chapters to texts including Odze and Goldblum’s Surgical Pathology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract, and Pancreas, which is regarded as the most widely used GI textbook in the world. She is also one of four editors of the upcoming new edition of Rosai and Ackerman’s Surgical Pathology.

Dr. Lamps has served USCAP in many capacities. She has been a member of the Vogel Award Committee, the Ramzi Cotran Young Investigator Award Committee, and was co-chair of the Residency Advisory Committee. She was a member of the USCAP Council (now Board) from 2009-2012, and most recently served as the chair of the Education Committee. During her tenure as chair of the Education Committee, she worked on several important initiatives including an overhaul of the evaluation system and creation of a procedure manual that documents all of the policies and procedures of the committee. She is the 2017 recipient of the President’s Award.

Dr. Lamps has recently moved to Ann Arbor with her husband, Paul Ward, and their two rescue corgis, Henry and Alys. She is active in animal welfare efforts, and served on the board and as the past President of the Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals. She is an avid knitter, cook, and substitute yoga instructor.

Steven D Billings

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

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.

Andrea S. Cedfeldt

Andrea S. Cedfeldt, M.D.
Oregon Health and Science University

Dr. Cedfeldt is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon and a staff physician at the Portland VA Medical Center where she attends on the inpatient teaching service and in primary care clinic. She serves as Vice-Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Medicine, and leads the wellness curriculum for the internal medicine residency program. Dr. Cedfeldt received her M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School and did her subsequent residency training in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University where she served as Chief Resident. Her research/scholarly interests focus on resident wellness, faculty and resident development as clinical teachers, and curriculum development including the topics of personal workstyles and effective teamwork. She has published on these topics in Academic Medicine, Medical Education and the Journal of Graduate Medical Education.

Yael K. Heher

Yael K. Heher, M.D., MPH, FRCPC
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School

Dr. Yael K. Heher is an anatomic pathologist and the Director of Quality and Safety (AP/CP) in the Department of Pathology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Heher received her medical training at McGill University and completed her residency in anatomic pathology at the Montreal General Hospital, both in Montreal, Canada. She was a Robert T. McCluskey fellow in medical renal pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a graduate of the inaugural class of the Harvard Medical School fellowship in Quality and Patient Safety, a program designed to train a cadre of physician-scholars prepared to lead operational improvement efforts within the Harvard system and across the nation. She received her Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health with a thesis aimed at health systems improvement.

Dr. Heher's main operational and academic focus is in the role quality improvement and patient safety in pathology, including adverse event review and management, performance assessment, transparency, effective change, and leadership. In addition, she has a special interest in the role of the pathologist as a communicator including error disclosure and optimization of communication with patients and clinicians.

George D. Lundberg

George D. Lundberg, M.D.

Dr. Lundberg is the Chief Medical Officer and Editor-In-Chief of CollabRx, a Rennova Health Company in San Francisco. He is also President and Chair of the Board of Directors of The Lundberg Institute, a Consulting Professor at Stanford University, and Editor-at-Large for Medscape from WebMD. Dr. Lundberg has more than 35 years combined experience as Editor-in-Chief of JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association), the 10 AMA specialty journals, AM News, Medscape, The Medscape Journal, e-Medicine from Web MD, MedPage Today from Everyday Health, and Cureus. A frequent lecturer and video columnist, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Industry Standard dubbed Dr. Lundberg "Online Healthcare's Medicine Man" in 2000. Prior to CollabRx, Dr. Lundberg served as the President of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, Professor of Pathology and Associate Director of Laboratories at the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center for 10 years, and for 5 years was a Professor and Chair of Pathology at the University of California, Davis. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, leaving as a lieutenant colonel after 11 years. Dr. Lundberg completed a clinical internship in Hawaii and a pathology residency in San Antonio. Called a medical Internet "pioneer" in 1995, Dr. Lundberg holds earned and honorary degrees from North Park College, Baylor University, the University of Alabama (Birmingham and Tuscaloosa), the State University of New York, Syracuse, Thomas Jefferson University and the Medical College of Ohio. Dr. Lundberg has worked in tropical medicine in Central America and Forensic Medicine in New York, Sweden, and England. His major professional interests are toxicology, violence, communication, physician behavior, patient safety, and health system reform.

During his 60 year post-MD professional career, Dr. Lundberg has split his time in ¼ academia, ¼ government service, ¼ not for profit associations, and ¼ for profit entrepreneurialism.

Peter J. Rea

Peter J. Rea, Ph.D.
Baldwin Wallace University / Parker Hannifin

Dr. Rea is Vice President of Integrity and Ethics at Parker Hannifin Corporation. With annual sales of $13 billion, Parker Hannifin is the global leader in motion and control technologies. In 2012, Peter joined Parker in a newly established position with the purpose of preserving Parker's reputation and protecting its financial strength. The mission is to help individuals and teams perform at a high level despite pressure and uncertainty, guided by virtue-based organizational leadership and values. The business impact of this approach has been to increase engagement, enhanced teamwork and leadership development throughout the organization.

Previously, Peter was Professor of Business at the School of Business at Baldwin Wallace University, Cleveland, Ohio, Director of Baldwin-Wallace's Center for Innovation and Growth and the founding Burton D. Morgan Chair for Entrepreneurial Studies. The Center provided a practical forum for students, business leaders and business owners to create economic and social value through innovation guided by integrity.

Dr. Rea holds a B.S. from Ohio University, a M.A. from Bowling Green State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Akron. He has completed postdoctoral studies in international marketing and business, and marketing strategy at the University of South Carolina, Memphis University, Carnegie Mellon University and Duke University. He is co-author of three books including Exception to the Rule: The Surprising Science of Character-based Culture and Performance with Alan Kolp, Ph.D. and James Stoller, M.D. (publication date: September 2017), Integrity is a Growth Market and Leading with Integrity with Alan Kolp, Ph.D. and Strategic Planning: A Practical Guide with Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

James K. Stoller

James K. Stoller, M.D., M.S.
Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Stoller is Chairman of the Education Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He holds the Jean Wall Bennett Professorship of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and the Samson Global Leadership Academy Endowed Chair. He also is a pulmonary/critical care physician in Cleveland Clinic’s Respiratory Institute.

In 1979, Dr. Stoller earned a medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and later completed an internship and residency at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. He then completed several fellowships in pulmonary medicine, clinical epidemiology and respiratory intensive care at Yale, the Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital before joining Cleveland Clinic in 1986.

Throughout his career at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Stoller has served as Vice Chairman of the Division of Medicine, Associate Chief of Staff, and Executive Director of Leadership Development.

His clinical research has focused on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, especially alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and on strategies of care delivery, especially respiratory therapy. He has authored or edited more than 15 books, over 300 peer-reviewed reports and more than 100 abstracts, and serves as a reviewer and contributor to a number of national and international publications.

Over the years, Dr. Stoller has been invited to speak extensively and has been honored with numerous awards, including being named the 27th Egan Lecturer by the American Association for Respiratory Care and receiving the Forrest M. Bird Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award from the American Respiratory Care Foundation. He has delivered endowed lectureships at Pennsylvania State University and Ohio University, and was acclaimed as the Best Morning Report Teaching Attending by Cleveland Clinic’s Division of Medicine.

In 2001, Dr. Stoller earned a Master of Science in organizational development and analysis from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). His organizational development activities have included co-directing the "Leading in Healthcare" course for Cleveland Clinic faculty, and his research focuses on the impact and outcomes of leadership development training in healthcare.

He currently serves as a professor of organizational behavior at CWRU's Weatherhead School of Management.

Dr. Stoller is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians and American Association for Respiratory Care.


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