Pathology and Cytology of the Lung, Pleura, Mediastinum and Heart/Lung Transplantation
February 7 - 9, 2019
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 20 SAM Credit Hours
Henry D. Tazelaar, M.D.
Andrew Churg, M.D.
University of British Columbia / Vancouver General Hospital
Dr. Churg is a Professor of Pathology at the University of British Columbia and a pathologist at Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, BC. He is the author of more than 400 publications dealing with all aspects of thoracic pathology, including the 4th series Fascicle: Tumors of the Serosal Membranes, and Atlas of Interstitial Lung Disease Pathology. His areas of special interest are the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma, the separation of benign from malignant mesothelial proliferations, and the diagnosis and classification of interstitial lung disease.
Anja C. Roden, M.D.
Dr. Roden is a consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN. She holds the academic rank of Associate Professor of Pathology. Her areas of expertise include thoracic pathology, pulmonary and cardiac transplant pathology and surgical pathology. Dr. Roden also serves as the Medical Director of the Immunostains Laboratory of the department, the Vice Chair of scheduling, the chair the Lung and Heart Transplant Pathology Working Group and the Pulmonary Pathology Fellowship Director.
Dr. Roden studied medicine at the Humboldt University of Berlin and at the Technical University of Dresden in Germany. After a residency in General Surgery and research training in cancer immunology, Dr. Roden completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She is a recipient of the “Dr. Hobart K.B. Allebach – Fellowship in Pathology – Outstanding Resident” award. She completed her fellowship in Surgical Pathology at the Mayo Clinic Rochester. Dr. Roden concluded her training with a Mayo scholarship in Pulmonary Pathology. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.
Dr. Roden focuses her research on thymic epithelial neoplasms, mediastinal malignancies and cancer biomarkers. She reviewed and established an institutional thymic epithelial tumor database that contains over 600 thymic epithelial tumors. In 2009 she joined the International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group and serves as Vice President since 2014. Dr. Roden is also a member of the virtual thymoma panel of pathology laboratories of the Netherlands. She has multiple publications on prognostic factors, histologic classification, staging, cell kinetic parameters, subtypes and treatment changes of thymic epithelial tumors amongst others. For her work she was the recipient of the President’s Pulmonary Pathology Society Innovation Award in March, 2017.
Dr. Roden is very interested in teaching and has given multiple lectures and slide seminars on thoracic pathology at regional, national and international conferences. She is also the co-editor of a recently published book on “Mediastinal Lesions: Diagnostic Pearls for Interpretation of Small Biopsies and Cytology”.
Maxwell L Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Dr. Smith received his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2004, completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the same institution in 2008, and became board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology that same year. He went on to complete a fellowship in medical renal and genitourinary pathology at the University of Colorado in 2009.
Dr. Smith joined the faculty in the Department of Pathology at University of Colorado Denver as an Instructor in 2008. While on staff, he was responsible for general surgical pathology and all renal, heart, and liver transplant pathology. In 2009 he became the Director of Liver and Transplant Pathology at the University of Colorado Hospital and was promoted to Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Departments of Pathology and Medicine.
In 2011, he joined Mayo Clinic Arizona as a Senior Associate Consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. He was promoted to Associate Professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in 2016 and serves as the chairman of the Anatomic Pathology Quality Improvement Committee. In 2012 he joined the pulmonary pathology-working group. In 2013 he was promoted to Consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. Dr. Smith has lectured nationally and internationally on lean-based quality improvement methods and diagnostic issues in hepatic, renal, and pulmonary pathology. He has authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications and multiple book chapters in these areas.
Maureen F Zakowski, M.D.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center / Weil Cornell School of Medicine
Dr. Zakowski received her medical degree in 1984 and completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. Following that she did a fellowship in Oncologic Surgical Pathology and an additional fellowship in Cytopathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City. She is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology.
Dr. Zakowski joined the faculty in the Department of Pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and rose to the level of full attending and full professor at the Weil Cornell School of Medicine; she is the first woman in pathology to achieve that status having risen up from junior level. While on staff, she was responsible for general surgical pathology and cytopathology and ran the cytopathology fellowship training program and later all the pathology fellowship programs for over a decade. When the department became subspecialized, she headed the Thoracic Pathology Team.
In 2016, she joined the faculty at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City (Thoracic pathology and Cytopathology) and is a Professor of Pathology at the Icahn School of Medicine there. Dr. Zakowski has lectured nationally and internationally on all subjects related to pathology, but especially thoracic cytology and molecular pathology. She serves on many pathology journal editorial boards and has authored or co-authored 150 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in these areas as well as several live and on line workshops.