David B. Kaminsky, M.D., FIAC
Executive Vice President
David B. Kaminsky, M.D., FIAC, has been USCAP’s Executive Vice President since July 1, 2014. He was a community-based pathologist in Palm Springs, California, with an academic perspective focused on education and patient-centered care. He was Chairman, Department of Pathology, at Eisenhower Medical Center for 28 years and then established a private practice laboratory dedicated to surgical pathology and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy, working primarily as a solo practitioner. During his tenure at Eisenhower Medical Center, he served on the Board of Directors of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences where he conceived and launched the teleconference series for the American Society of Cytopathology and subsequently, Africa Calls, a distance learning endeavor that brings continuing medical education to 21 sites in Africa, initially funded by Annenberg Center and now by the ASCP. As a pioneer in fine needle aspiration biopsy he published Aspiration Biopsy for the Community Hospital in 1981 and collaborated with Dr. William J. Frable in numerous lectures and workshops to promote acceptance of aspiration biopsy as a diagnostic technique. Dr. Kaminsky served as President of the American Society of Cytopathology and received the Papanicolaou Award and the President’s Award. He was the inaugural President of the ASC Foundation. He is Past-President and a current Board Member of the California Society of Pathologists. He has lectured throughout the world on fine needle aspiration biopsy. His interests outside medicine include documentary film-making (Academy Award Nomination for film, short documentary category; Emmy Nomination for Executive Producer, feature documentary), organizations of film festivals, Italian cinema and cinematography (Palm Springs International Film Festival, Bangkok International Film Festival, American Film Institute, Palm Springs Art Museum). He was awarded the Cavaliere della Repubblica Award (knighting) by the Italian government for his work in medicine and Italian cinema. His goals include collaborative education, organizational excellence, and strengthening pathology as a leader in contemporary medicine.