Pathology At The Speed Of Thought

Course Faculty

Practical Neuropathology for Today’s Practice

Practical Neuropathology for Today’s Practice

May 22 - 24, 2019

Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 18 SAM Credit Hours

Richard A. Prayson

Richard A. Prayson, MD, MEd
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Course Director

Dr. Prayson completed his pathology residency training at the Cleveland Clinic after which he joined the staff in the Department of Anatomic Pathology at the Clinic. He is currently Professor of Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Section Head of Neuropathology. His research interests are in neuropathology and education and he has written over 350 papers, over 100 book chapters and review articles, and authored or co-authored 14 books. He is on the editorial board of several pathology journals. As an expression of his interest in education, Dr. Prayson earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Cleveland State University. Additionally, he serves as Director of Student Affairs at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, where he also oversees the school’s physician advisory group. He has presented on a variety of topics at national meetings in both the neuropathology and education arenas.

Mark L. Cohen

Mark L. Cohen, MD
University Hospitals of Cleveland, National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center

After graduating from Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences and Medical School, Dr. Cohen became board-certified in Anatomic, Clinical, and Neuropathology at University Hospitals of Cleveland, where he is now Professor of Pathology and Neurology as well as Co-Director of the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center.

Bette K. Kleinschmidt-DeMasters

Bette K. Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, MD
University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

Bette DeMasters is a tenured Professor in the Departments of Pathology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. She received her M.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, her AP/CP pathology training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and her neuropathology training under the late John J. Kepes at the University of Kansas and Dr. Michael Norenberg, then at UCHSC. She has served as past president of the AANP, as Program Committee chair for AANP, and is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Award. She has been a member of the Residency In-Service Training Exam committee (RITE) for the American Academy of Neurology, the faculty at Pathobiology of Cancer/Edward A. Smuckler Memorial Workshop of the AACR, and the American Board of Pathology. Over the years, she has given several short courses for the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and been a member of numerous USCAP Diagnostic Neuropathology Evening Specialty Conferences.

She has been the reference neuropathologist for one of the largest multiple sclerosis brain banks in North America since 1999. Dr. DeMasters' diverse research interests include central nervous systems infections, brain tumors, radiation-induced secondary brain tumors, pituitary adenomas, and iatrogenic drug and radiation-induced disorders. She is the recipient of local and national teaching awards and is currently is on the editorial boards of 4 journals: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Brain Pathology, and Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology. She is married and the mother of 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

Anthony T. Yachnis

Anthony T. Yachnis, MD
University of Florida College of Medicine

Dr. Yachnis completed his pathology residency at the University of Pennsylvania followed by a surgical pathology fellowship with Dr. Virginia LiVolsi at the University of Pennsylvania. He then received specialized training in pediatric neuropathology with Dr. Lucy Rorke at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In 1994, Dr. Yachnis joined the faculty at the University of Florida College of Medicine where he serves as Chief of Neuropathology and Program Director of the anatomic and clinical pathology residency training programs and neuropathology fellowship. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, numerous book chapters, and two books. He has given numerous invited national and local presentations and has won national and local awards for research and teaching, including the Horatio T. Enterline Award in surgical pathology and the Moore and Rubinstein Awards for the American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP).

Dr. Yachnis is past President of the AANP serving in this capacity from 2013-2014. He was senior associate editor for Laboratory Investigation, from 2003 - 2008 and is still active on its Editorial Board. He also served on the on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology from 1998 - 2003 and was an Associate Editor for Histopathology between 2013 and 2017. He served on the education committees of the USCAP and the AANP and was a member of the neuropathology committee of the CAP. He directs the neuropathology core of the 1Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and is a member of the Test Development and Assessment Committee of the American Board of Pathology.