Pathology At The Speed Of Thought

Course Faculty

A Practical Approach to Problematic Breast Lesions

A Practical Approach to Problematic Breast Lesions

January 16 - 18, 2018

Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 12 SAM Credit Hours

Laura C. Collins

Laura C. Collins, M.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School

Course Director

Dr. Laura Collins is the Director of Anatomic Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School in Boston. She has previously served as the Program Director of both the Residency and Selective Pathology Fellowship Training Programs at BIDMC. Dr. Collins earned her medical degree from the Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in London, UK. She completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Cytology Fellowship at BIDMC. Dr. Collins' research, teaching and clinical activities are focused on diseases of the breast. She is a member of the USCAP Board of Directors and current President of the Arthur Purdy Stout Society.

Edi Brogi

Edi Brogi, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Brogi is an Attending Pathologist and the Director of Breast Pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  She is a graduate of the University of Florence Medical School in Florence, Italy.  She trained in Anatomic Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA followed by two additional years as Chief Resident/Graduate Assistant with sign-out privileges and Cytopathology fellow at the same institution.  In July, 2000, Dr. Brogi joined the staff at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, N.Y. and has been practicing there since.

Dr. Brogi’s professional and research activities focus exclusively on the diagnosis, treatment and study of breast diseases, particularly breast carcinoma, and she is recognized as an expert in the field nationally and internationally.  She has published nearly 200 original articles, review articles and book chapters, predominantly focused on breast diseases.  She is an expert member of the Editorial Board of the World Health Organization Blue Book on the Classification of Breast Tumors (5th Edition).  She is also Associate Editor of Rosen’s Breast Pathology textbook (4th edition, 2014) and Rosen’s Diagnosis of Breast Pathology by Needle Core textbook (4th edition, 2017).  She currently serves on the editorial boards of two journals.

Dr. Brogi was a member of the USCAP Education Committee from 2012-2016.  She was an officer of the International Society of Breast Pathology (2012-2016) and President of the ISBP (2017-2019).

Stuart J. Schnitt

Stuart J. Schnitt, MD
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center;
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Schnitt is the Chief of Breast Oncologic Pathology for the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, Associate Director of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Breast Oncology Program, co-leader of the Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center Breast Program, Senior Pathologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and an internationally recognized expert in breast pathology.

He did his internship and residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston followed by a fellowship in surgical pathology, also at Beth Israel Hospital. He was a faculty member in the Beth Israel Hospital/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Pathology from 1984-2017, including 11 years as Director of Anatomic Pathology and subsequently Vice Chair for Anatomic Pathology.  He has published over 350 original articles, review articles, editorials, commentaries, and book chapters, primarily in the area of breast diseases. He has authored a popular breast pathology textbook entitled “Biopsy Interpretation of the Breast”, now its third edition. The first two editions of this book were also published in Chinese. In addition, he is one of the editors of the 4th Edition of the “World Health Organization Classification of Tumours of the Breast”, published in 2012 and is serving as an editor of the upcoming 5th Edition of the “World Health Organization Classification of Tumours of the Breast”.

Dr. Schnitt is a Past President of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (2010-2011). Other notable honors include the Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists Annual Prize (1999), the Albany Medical College Distinguished Alumnus Award (2014), the Lynn Sage Distinguished Lecturer (2014), the Maude Abbot Lecture at the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting (2016), the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service Award (2018) and United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Harvey Goldman Master Teacher Award (2019) and the International Society of Breast Pathology’s (ISBP) Breast Cancer Research Foundation Award (2019).  He is particularly proud to have been involved in the training of 37 breast pathology fellows since 1995. He has lectured extensively around the world. His research interests and contributions to our understanding of benign breast diseases and breast cancer have been broad, having largely focused on risk factors for local recurrence in patients with invasive breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ treated with breast conserving therapy, benign breast disease and breast cancer risk, and stromal-epithelial interactions in breast tumor progression.

Hannah Y. Wen

Hannah Y. Wen, M.D., Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Hannah Y. Wen is an assistant attending pathologist, and director of breast pathology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, with clinical practice focused exclusively on the diagnosis of breast lesions. She received her MD degree from Peking University Health Science Center and PhD in Cancer Biology from MD Anderson Cancer Center. She completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at New York University Langone Medical Center, and Surgical Pathology and Breast Pathology fellowships at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Wen has authored 60 peer-reviewed publications, 3 book chapters, and has lectured at various nationally and international conferences. Her current research is focused on the genetic alterations of triple negative breast carcinoma and immunotherapy for patients with triple negative breast cancer.