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.