Pathology At The Speed Of Thought

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Modern Surgical Pathology Through the Expert Eyes of APSS-USCAP

Modern Surgical Pathology Through the Expert Eyes of APSS-USCAP

October 26 - 29, 2018

Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 32 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 32 SAM Credit Hours

Laura C. Collins

Laura C. Collins, MD
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 has served on USCAP’s Board of Directors and is the immediate Past-President of the Arthur Purdy Stout Society.

Justin Bishop

Justin Bishop, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Bishop received his medical degree from Texas Tech University then completed his anatomic and clinical pathology residency training at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Bishop stayed at Johns Hopkins as surgical pathology faculty until 2017 when he joined the faculty of UT Southwestern Medical Center where he serves as Chief of Anatomic Pathology. Dr. Bishop has given numerous lectures and courses nationally and internationally, including a current USCAP short course on sinonasal tract pathology. Dr. Bishop has published extensively in the field of head and neck/endocrine pathology, with >200 articles, including papers describing novel tumor types like HPV-related multiphenotypic sinonasal carcinoma, SMARCB1-deficient sinonasal carcinoma, and microsecretory adenocarcinoma. Dr. Bishop has also co-authored 6 books and numerous book chapters including several entries in the latest World Health Organization Classification of Head and Neck Tumors. He is currently co-authoring the upcoming American Registry of Pathology (formerly Armed Forces Institute of Pathology) fascicle on salivary gland tumors. Dr. Bishop is an associate editor for Histopathology and JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and serves on several additional editorial boards.

Jason L. Hornick

Jason L. Hornick, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Jason Hornick received a B.A. from Amherst College (Amherst, MA) and an M.D./Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA). He trained as a resident in Anatomic Pathology and pursued subspecialty fellowships in soft tissue pathology and gastrointestinal pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA), where he is now the Director of Surgical Pathology and Immunohistochemistry. He is a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and a consultant at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Dr. Hornick is Chair of the USCAP (United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology) Education Committee, past Chair of the USCAP Abstract Review Board and Assignment Committee, and past Chair of the Immunohistochemistry Committee for the CAP (College of American Pathologists). He was a member of the consensus and editorial working group for the 4th edition of the WHO (World Health Organization) Classification of Tumors of Soft Tissue and Bone and currently serves as an expert member of the editorial board for the 5th edition. Dr. Hornick has also contributed to the WHO Classifications of Tumors of the Digestive System, Skin Tumors, Tumors of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs, and Tumors of the Breast. He was a member of the Soft Tissue Sarcoma Expert Panel for the AJCC (American Joint Committee on Cancer) and a member of the Sarcoma Analysis Working Group for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). He also serves on the Test Development and Advisory Committee for Anatomic Pathology for the American Board of Pathology.

Dr. Hornick serves on 12 editorial boards, including Modern Pathology and the American Journal of Surgical Pathology. He is a Regional Editor for Histopathology, an Associate Editor for Advances in Anatomic Pathology, the Consulting Editor for Surgical Pathology Clinics, and on the Executive Advisory Board of Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Hornick is the Associate Editor for the American Registry of Pathology (formerly AFIP) Atlases. Dr. Hornick has published around 400 original papers, review articles, and book chapters and edited the textbook Practical Soft Tissue Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach, the 2nd edition of which was recently published. He is an Associate Editor for Sternberg’s Diagnostic Surgical Pathology.

Dr. Hornick received the 2012 Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists Annual Prize and the 2014 Jack Yardley Investigator Award from the Gastrointestinal Pathology Society.  He teaches courses on the diagnosis of soft tissue tumors, gastrointestinal pathology, and diagnostic immunohistochemistry.

Cristina Magi-Galluzzi

Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Magi-Galluzzi is the Division Director of Anatomic Pathology and Professor of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her MD at the University of Ancona, School of Medicine, Italy and her PhD in Oncologic Human Pathology at the University of Verona, Italy. She completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago (1997-1999) and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston (1999-2001), followed by a fellowship in Urologic Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (2001-2003). She was on staff at the Cleveland Clinic from 2003 to 2018 and Director of Genitourinary pathology from 2004 to 2018.

Her clinical expertise is the pathological diagnosis of genitourinary diseases, including prostate, bladder, testicular, adrenal and kidney malignancies. Her research interest focuses on prostate carcinogenesis and in the discovery and validation of tumor markers and genomic tests of value in furthering the goals of successful treatment and understanding of the pathogenesis of genitourinary disease. She is the author of numerous (~200) peer-reviewed publications, invited reviews and book chapters, as well as the editor of two books on genitourinary pathology. She has presented and lectured extensively at national and international meetings and has conducted national and international courses, workshops and slide seminars in urological pathology.

Dr. Magi-Galluzzi is a member of the USCAP Board of Directors and a board member-at-large of the Arthur Purdy Stout Society (APSS).

Marisa R. Nucci

Marisa R. Nucci, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Nucci is a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair and Director of the Division Women's and Perinatal Pathology, and Associate Director of the Pathology Residency Training Program in the Department of Pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, USA. She also serves as a Consultant Pathologist for the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center where she is an Associate Member of the Gynecologic Cancer and Sarcoma Programs.

Dr. Nucci was born in Newark, NJ. She did her undergraduate training at Haverford College and medical training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and completed an AP residency as well as the Women’s and Perinatal Pathology Fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has been on staff at the Brigham and Women's Hospital since 1996.

She is past president of the New England Society of Pathologists and serves on the editorial boards of The International Journal of Gynecologic Pathology, Human Pathology, and Advances in Anatomic Pathology. She is an active member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, where she served on the Education Committee (2011-2017), was Chair of the Subcommittee for Unique Live Course Offerings (2012-2017) and is a member of the Board of Directors (2016-). She is also President-elect of the Arthur Purdy Stout Society. She is the co-editor of three widely read major gynecologic pathology textbooks: Diagnostic Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology edited by Drs. Crum, Nucci and Lee; Gynecologic Pathology. A Volume in the Series Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology edited by Drs. Nucci and Oliva; and Diagnostic Pathology Gynecological edited by Drs. Nucci and Oliva.

Rajiv M. Patel

Rajiv M. Patel, MD
University of Michigan

Dr. Patel is Associate Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at the University of Michigan. He received his M.D. degree from Flinders University School of Medicine in Adelaide, Australia and completed his residency training in pathology at Cleveland Clinic, where he served as Anatomic Pathology Chief Resident. Dr. Patel completed fellowships in surgical pathology and soft tissue pathology, the latter under the direction of Dr. Sharon Weiss, at Emory University and dermatopathology under the direction of Dr. Wilma Bergfeld at Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in anatomic pathology and dermatopathology and is the Director of the Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship at the University of Michigan and Associate-Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI) Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration (SARC) Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) Biospecimen Core. Dr. Patel is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology and an Editorial Board Member for The American Journal of Dermatopathology and Pathology Journal of the Royal Australasian College of Pathologists. He has authored or coauthored over 70-peer-reviewed publications and has lectured and directed courses on soft tissue pathology and dermatopathology for the American Society of Dermatopathology, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the American Academy of Dermatology and the International Society of Dermatopathology. He serves on numerous committees including those of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the College of American Pathologist and the American Society of Dermatopathology. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Dermatopathology, serves on the Executive Committee of the International Society of Dermatopathology and is a responsible contributing author for the upcoming 4th edition of the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Skin.

Paul A. VanderLaan

Paul A. VanderLaan, MD, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School

Dr. VanderLaan earned a BA from Hope College and both an MD and a PhD from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his Anatomic Pathology residency training followed by subspecialty fellowship training in Cytopathology and Thoracic Pathology all at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is currently the Director of Cytopathology and the Director of Thoracic Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, and is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. VanderLaan’s research and clinical activities concentrate on neoplastic and non-neoplastic pulmonary pathology, cytopathology, and autopsy pathology. He serves on the editorial review boards of Cancer Cytopathology and the Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, and has published over 75 original research papers, review articles, and book chapters. He enjoys teaching medical students, residents, and fellows, and is the recipient of multiple BIDMC Department of Pathology resident teaching awards.

Rhonda K. Yantiss

Rhonda K. Yantiss, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Yantiss received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and graduated from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in anatomic pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by fellowship training in gastrointestinal and liver pathology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  She is currently a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College where she is the director of the gastrointestinal and liver pathology service.  Dr. Yantiss has chaired the Nominations and Education Committees of the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society and served as President of that society.  She is Chair of the Abstract Review Board and Assignment Committee, a former member of the Education Committee and prior member of the Ramzi Cotran Young Investigator Award Committee of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.  Dr. Yantiss lectures widely in the United States and abroad and is the Course Director of the Tutorial on Pathology of the GI Tract, Pancreas, and Liver. She has received several teaching and professional awards, including the Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Pathology Annual Prize. Dr. Yantiss has published more than 150 articles, books, and book chapters related to gastrointestinal pathology.  She serves as an ad hoc reviewer for fifteen journals and member of the editorial boards of the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Modern Pathology, American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology, and The American Journal of Surgical Pathology; she is also an Associate Editor of Archives of Pathology and Laboratory​.