The F.K. Mostofi Award The F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service Award was established in 1976 as a tribute to the long and distinguished service to the Academy given by Dr. Mostofi. The Award may be presented annually to a member of the Academy who has emulated Dr. Mostofi with outstanding service to USCAP and to the International Academy of Pathology.
The awardee is selected by the Board of Directors.
Steven D. Billings, MD
Cleveland Clinic, Lerner College of Medicine
2021 F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Billings completed his pathology residency at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Following residency, he completed fellowships in soft tissue pathology with Dr. Sharon Weiss at Emory University and dermatopathology 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 of Case Western Reserve University School 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 180 articles, 81 book chapters, and co-authored/edited 7 books.
He has a strong interest in education and gives numerous invited lectures and CME courses. He is on the editorial board of several journals, a peer reviewer for many more, and served on the Consensus Committee for the WHO Classification of Skin Tumours.
For USCAP, he has given numerous lectures, served on the Education Committee, the Board of Directors, and is currently on the Executive Committee as Treasurer. He was also instrumental in developing Interactive Microscopy at the Annual Meeting as well as the Palm Springs Interactive Center in his role as the first Chair of Interactive Microscopy for the Academy.