The President’s Award was established so that each year the President and the Executive Committee would have the opportunity to recognize an individual for outstanding service to the Academy and the field of pathology. The award is conferred at the sole discretion of the President without requirement for it to be given annually. It is presented at  the awards ceremony during the Annual Meeting. The awardee is introduced by the President and receives a commemorative trophy.

Wendy L. Frankel, MD

2020 President’s Award

Dr. Wendy Frankel is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pathology at The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center and is Director of the GI/Liver Pathology Fellowship. She earned her MD from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She spent five years as a resident and research fellow in the Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She then went on to complete a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology in the Department of Pathology, University of California, San Diego followed by a Surgical Pathology Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Frankel currently serves as immediate Past-President of USCAP, is Past-President of the Rodger C. Haggitt GI Pathology Society, and a founding member of the Pancreatobiliary Society. She has been a member of the USCAP Education Committee, Board of Directors and served as Treasurer. She has been an abstract reviewer, platform session moderator, taught in 4 Short Courses, 2 Long Courses, Practical Pathology Seminars, Interactive Microscopy, several Evening Specialty and Society Sessions, and is a past-moderator and presenter at Diagnostic Pathology.

She is the GI Pathology Cadre leader for Alliance for Clinical Trials and Oncology. Her research is centered on colorectal cancer genetics with focus on Lynch Syndrome. She has published greater than 220 papers, multiple chapters and given numerous national and international lectures. She has been involved in multiple grants, serves as editor for 4 journals, has garnered many teaching awards, and recently received the OSU College of Medicine Mazzaferri-Ellison Society of Master Clinical Award.

Previous Award Recipients

2019 Christopher D.M. Fletcher
2018 USCAP Foundation
2017 Laura W. Lamps
2016 Celeste N. Powers
2015 E. Blair Holladay
2014 Richard L. Kempson

 

2013 Jean Silva
2012 Robin Cooke
2011 Fred G. Silva
2010 Jeffrey L. Myers
2009 Jo Ann Q. Johnson
2008 Jack Perry Strong
2007 James P. Crimmins
2006 USCAP Staff
2005 Andrew G. Huvos
2004 David F. Hardwick
2003 Kamal G. Ishak
2002 Ruth Kirschstein
2002 Alan Rabson
2001 Ramzi Cotran