Pathology At The Speed Of Thought

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Liver Pathology: Translating a World of Colors into Clinically Relevant Pathology Reports

Liver Pathology: Translating a World of Colors into Clinically Relevant Pathology Reports

January 24 - 26, 2019

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

Sanjay Kakar

Sanjay Kakar, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Course Director

Sanjay Kakar, MD, is Professor of Pathology, Chief of the GI-liver pathology service, and GI-liver pathology fellowship director at University of California San Francisco. After completing medical school training in India, he attended University of Illinois in Chicago for pathology residency followed by GI-liver and molecular pathology fellowships at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. He is the president of the Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society and past president of United States Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, has served on the CAP Surgical Pathology Committee and is currently a member of the CAP Cancer Committee and AJCC staging panel for colorectal and hepatobiliary cancers. His principal research interests are focused on hepatocellular adenoma, hepatocellular carcinoma and appendiceal/colorectal cancer.

Dhanpat Jain

Dhanpat Jain, M.D.
Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Dhanpat Jain graduated from Mysore Medical College, Mysore, India and received his M.B.B.S degree in 1986. He subsequently received his M.D. Pathology degree from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India in 1991. He moved to United States in 1995 and completed his Anatomic Pathology residency and Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology at Yale University school of Medicine, and subsequently continued as a faculty at the same institution. Currently he is a Professor of Pathology and Internal Medicine (section of Digestive Diseases) at Yale School of Medicine. He is also the director of the fellowship program and division of gastrointestinal pathology at Yale.

Dr. Jain has published over 100 peer reviewed articles, many book chapters, books and reviews, all of which are largely in the field of gastrointestinal and liver pathology. Notably, he is the co-editor of the two volume textbook on GI pathology along with Dr. Robert Riddell. He has delivered many lectures and participated in many courses at National and International level. He is on the editorial board of several high impact journals in the field of gastrointestinal and liver disorders. His areas of expertise include motility disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, liver fibrosis, metabolic liver diseases, liver neoplasms and gastrointestinal lymphomas for which he gets cases in consultation from across the globe. Dr. Jain is an accomplished teacher and has received many awards. He has continuously been nominated for “Best doctors in America” and “Marquis’s who is who” since many years.

Laura W. Lamps

Laura W. Lamps, M.D.
University of Michigan

Dr. Lamps is the Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Gastrointestinal Pathology and Patient Safety Officer at the University of Michigan. Dr. Lamps, originally from Auburn, Alabama, received her B.S. degree from Davidson College, followed by her M.D. 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 the position of Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs until January of 2017. Dr. Lamps is a renowned academic pathologist and educator, and a leader in the fields of gastrointestinal, hepatic, and infectious disease pathology. She has received multiple teaching awards, including the UAMS Department of Pathology Teaching Award, the UAMS Dean’s Resident Teaching Award, and the UAMS Dean’s Educational Incentive Award. She was recognized at graduation seven times by the UAMS fourth year medical students for her contributions to education. 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 recently published new 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 Committee. 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 two rescue corgis, Henry and Alys. 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.

Michael Torbenson

Michael Torbenson, M.D.
Mayo Clinic

Dr. Torbenson is a Professor of Pathology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota where he specializes in GI and liver Pathology. He has authored over 200 papers, numerous book chapters, and four recent books on liver pathology, including a book on liver biopsy interpretation, a book on general liver pathology interpretation, and two books on liver tumors. Dr. Torbenson grew up in Minnesota, but trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for both residency and for a fellowship in liver and transplant pathology, followed by a GI pathology fellowship at Johns Hopkins. He stayed on as faculty at Johns Hopkins until 2013, when he returned to Minnesota and joined Mayo Clinic Rochester.