“Be daring, be different, be impractical…

…be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” -Cecil Beaton

Current Sitting President

Laura W. Lamps, MD

Laura W. Lamps, MD

University of Michigan

Dr. Lamps is the Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor and Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology at the University of Michigan, where she has been on the faculty since 2017. Dr. Lamps, originally from Auburn, Alabama, received her BS degree from Davidson College, followed by her MD 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 held a number of positions including Director of Surgical Pathology, Director of Anatomic Pathology, Director of Clinical Laboratories, and Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs. Dr. Lamps is a renowned academic pathologist and educator, and a leader in the fields of gastrointestinal, hepatic, and infectious disease pathology. 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 most recent 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 SubCommittee. 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 recipient of the 2017 President’s Award and the 2019 F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Lamps lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband, Paul Ward, and their corgi, June. 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.    

Past Presidents

2020-21 Julia A. Bridge
2019-20 Joel K. Greenson
2018-19 Wendy L. Frankel
2017-18 Christopher D.M. Fletcher
2016-17 N. Volkan Adsay
2015-16 John R. Goldblum
2014-15 Celeste N. Powers
2013-14 Jeffrey L. Myers
2012-13 Linda D. Ferrell
2011-12 Gregory N. Fuller
2010-11 Stuart J. Schnitt
2009-10 Richard J. Zarbo
2008-09 Victor R. Reuter
2007-08 Christopher P. Crum
2006-07 Henry D. Appelman
2005-06 Sylvia L. Asa
2004-05 Ricardo V. Lloyd

Past Presidents

2003-04 Virginia A. LiVolsi
2002-03 Louis P. Dehner
2001-02 Ronald DeLellis
2000-01 Deborah Powell
1999-00 Harvey Goldman
1998-99 Elaine S. Jaffe
1997-98 Sharon Weiss
1996-97 Richard Kempson
1995-96 William Gardner
1994-95 Hector Battifora
1993-94 Ramzi S. Cotran
1992-93 Peter A. Ward
1991-92 Costan W. Berard
1990-91 David F. Hardwick
1989-90 Cecilia Fenoglio-Preiser
1988-89 Ronald S. Weinstein
1987-88 Robert Leader
1986-87 John Yardley
1985-86 Robert McCluskey
1984-85 David M. Robertson
1983-84 F. Stephen Vogel
1982-83 Bernard M. Wagner
1981-82 Leland D. Stoddard
1980-81 Kenneth M. Earle
1979-80 William Hartmann
1978-79 Jack P. Strong
1977-78 Benjamin F. Trump
1976-77 Jack M. Layton
1975-76 Murray R. Abell
1974-75 Richard E. Palmer
1973-74 Nathan Kaufman
1972-73 F.K. Mostofi
1971-72 William Christopherson
1970-71 T.C. Jones
1969-70 Edward A. Gall
1968-69 Joshua L. Edwards
1967-68 Robert H. More
1966-67 A. James French
1965-66 Henry D. Moon
1964-65 David E. Smith
1963-64 J. Lowell Orbison
1962-63 John B. Hazard
1961-62 Benjamin Castleman
1960-61 F.W. Wiglesworth
1959-60 Robert E. Stowell
1958-59 Chapman H. Binford
1957-58 William O. Russell, Jr.
1956-57 Edward B. Smith
1955-56 Jesse E. Edwards
1954-55 Harold Stewart
1953-54 Averill A. Liebow
1952-53 James B. McNaught
1951-52 Granville A. Bennett
1950-51 G. Lyman Duff
1949-50 James E. Ash
1948-49 Everett L. Bishop
1947-48 Ralph D. Lillie
1942-47 Samuel R. Haythorn
1941-42 William H. Feldman
1940-41 Tracy B. Mallory
1941-42 William H. Feldman
1940-41 Tracy B. Mallory
1939-40 James E. Ash
1938-39 Carl V. Weller
1936-38 V. H. Cornell
1934-36 William Boyd
1933-34 Victor Jacobsen
1932-33 George R. Callender
1929-32 H. E. Robertson
1924-29 James F. Coupal
1922-24 F. B. Mallory
1921-22 James Ewing
1920-21W. M. L. Coplin
1918-19 O. Klotz
1916-18 A. S. Warthin
1914-16 Karl Aschoff
1912-13 R. M. Pearce
1910-11 A. S. Warthin
1908-09 W. G. MacCallum
1907 James Carroll