Henry D. Appelman, MD
University of Michigan
Dr. Appelman, the M.R. Abell Professor of Surgical Pathology at the University of Michigan, is probably the oldest full-time employed GI pathologist in the world. He has been specializing in GI pathology since 1966. He has authored or co-authored over 200 papers and chapters on the gut, and he edited or co-authored six books. He has presented over 300 lectures and seminars throughout the world. He is known for his teaching excellence, enthusiasm and sense of humor, in recognition of which, he received major teaching awards from the American Society for Clinical Pathology, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, a Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education from the Medical School of the University of Michigan, and two teacher of the year awards from the pathology residents in his department for which he is extra proud. He also received the Distinguished Pathologist Award from USCAP and the Harvey Goldman Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gastrointestinal Pathology Society. He has been a member of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Dysplasia Morphology Study Group, the Visiting Pathologist Panel of the Crohn’s Colitis Foundation of America, and the Lung and Esophagus Site Task Force of the AJCC. He is a past-president of both the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and the OESO, an international multidisciplinary esophageal organization. He has a fabulous wife, 5 children and 6 grandchildren which clearly make all the above biographic information unimportant.