2017 Practical Pathology Seminars


October 20, 2017 to October 22, 2017
USCAP Interactive Center, Palm Springs, California

2017 Practical Pathology Seminars
Justine A. Barletta

Justine A. Barletta, MD
Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Barletta is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and a Staff Pathologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital where she serves as Chief of the Endocrine Pathology Service. She has a special interest in the risk stratification of thyroid tumors. She contributed to the Endocrine Pathology Society working group effort that culminated in the introduction of the noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) terminology and has subsequently evaluated the impact of NIFTP on thyroid cytology and molecular testing. She enjoys teaching and has lectured locally and nationally on a range of topics in Endocrine Pathology. Outside of work, she loves to play with her toddler son.

Yunn-Yi Chen

Yunn-Yi Chen, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Chen is a Professor of Pathology at the University of California, San Francisco, and Director of Immunohistochemistry Laboratory, Department of Pathology at the UCSF Medical Center. After completing medical school training in Taiwan and Ph.D. in Immunology from Tufts University, she attended Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for pathology residency followed by surgical pathology fellowship at UCSF. She has contributed many articles and book chapters in breast pathology. In addition to teaching residents, fellows and continuing education courses, Dr. Chen directs her research interests in the areas of the diagnostic challenge and molecular changes in early breast cancer, and the pathology and biomarkers of breast cancers in the neoadjuvant settings. She has served on the Breast Cancer Subcommittee of the College of American Pathologists since 2006.

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.

Timothy W. Jacobs

Timothy W. Jacobs, MD
Virginia Mason Medical Center

Dr. Jacobs was born and grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. He attended the University of Cape Town Medical School where he graduated M.B, Ch.B. with Distinction and Honors. After graduating, Dr. Jacobs completed an internship at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, in General Surgery, Internal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. This was followed by a Senior House Officer position in Emergency Medicine, also at Groote Schuur Hospital.

After emigrating to the U.S.A., Dr. Jacobs undertook research in Endocrinology and Bone Mineral Metabolism at Albert Einstein Medical Center/Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Thereafter, he trained as a resident in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, where he was also Chief Resident. Also at Beth Israel Deaconess, he completed fellowships in Breast Pathology (under mentorship of Drs. Stuart Schnitt and James Connolly) and Cytopathology (under mentorship of Dr. Helen Wang). Dr. Jacobs was an attending pathologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. During that time, he also served as an associate pathologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on the Breast Pathology Service.

Dr. Jacobs is presently a staff pathologist and member at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA where he has enjoyed working for the last 15 years. He is also director of the Immunohistochemistry and Histology laboratory at Virginia Mason. In addition to Breast Pathology, Dr. Jacobs signs out general surgical pathology cases and cytology.

Dr. Jacobs has served as Secretary of the International Society of Breast Pathologists, and is currently on the editorial boards of the Breast Journal and Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (where he is a section editor in Breast Pathology). He has authored several peer-reviewed papers, reviews and book chapters. He has extensively lectured and given courses in breast pathology, including presenting three short courses at USCAP. Most recently, Dr. Jacobs was awarded the College of American Pathologists Excellence in Teaching Award for 2017.

In his spare time, Dr. Jacobs enjoys photography, travel, music and spending time with his family.

Jeffrey F. Krane

Jeffrey F. Krane, MD, PhD
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA); June 2019

Dr. Jeffrey Krane is joining the UCLA Department of Pathology in June 2019 after 26 years at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, MA. Since completing his training at BWH in Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology in 1997, Dr. Krane has been a staff cytopathologist, most recently serving as Associate Director of Cytology and the Chief of Head and Neck Pathology as well as Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Krane has broad interests in neoplasia of the head and neck region. Particular areas of research interest are in salivary gland and thyroid cytopathology and HPV-associated malignancy of the head and neck region. Dr. Krane has served on the Executive Board of the American Society of Cytopathology and is currently an Associate Editor of Cancer Cytopathology. He has co-authored/contributed to several books including The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology and The Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology.  Dr. Krane values a pragmatic teaching approach to solving diagnostic challenges in both cytology and surgical pathology.  In his free time, he looks forward to exploring southern California with his wife, adult children and the family Corgi while cheering on Boston’s professional sports teams from across the continent.

Cristina Magi-Galluzzi

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

Dr. Magi-Galluzzi graduated from University of Ancona, School of Medicine, Italy and received her Ph.D. 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 and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, and a Kidney-Urologic Pathology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In 2003, Dr. Magi-Galluzzi joined the Department of Anatomic Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic as staff pathologist. She is currently Director of Genitourinary Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic and Professor of Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Her clinical expertise is the pathological diagnosis of genitourinary diseases, including prostate, bladder, testis and kidney malignancies. Her research interest focuses on prostate carcinogenesis and in the discovery and validation of tumor markers of value in furthering the goals of successful treatment and understanding of the pathogenesis of genitourinary disease. She is the author of numerous articles (more than 160 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.

Adeboye O. Osunkoya

Adeboye O. Osunkoya, MD
Emory University

Dr. Osunkoya is a Professor of Pathology and Urology at Emory University School of Medicine, where he directs the Urologic Pathology service and the Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program. He serves in leadership roles in national and international organizations and is currently an elected member of the Board of Directors of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), Director of Urologic Pathology at the USCAP Interactive Center, and Chair of the Excellence in Urological Pathology Resident/Fellow Research Award Committee of the International Society of Urological Pathology. He previously served as Chair of the Stephen Vogel Award Committee of the USCAP (2014-2016), member of the Education Committee of the USCAP (2012-2016), USCAP Ambassador, member of the Stowell-Orbison Award Committee of the USCAP and Abstract Review Committee of the USCAP. He serves on the Editorial Board of well-known Journals including Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Section Editor: Urologic Pathology), Human Pathology, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology and Pathology. Dr. Osunkoya has presented several lectures and conferences in the United States and abroad, including USCAP, European Congress of Pathology, International Academy of Pathology and Asia Pacific International Academy of Pathology meetings. In addition, he was the Director of the Diagnostic Challenges in Prostate Pathology USCAP Short Course (2015-2017) and Director of the Interactive Microscopy Courses on Prostate Pathology in 2015 (Boston and Saint Louis), 2016 (Seattle and Palm Springs), and 2017 (San Antonio). He was an invited speaker at the 2017 USCAP Long Course. Dr. Osunkoya has been involved in several major research grants over the years, and has published over 120 manuscripts, over 20 book chapters, and has won numerous awards including the very prestigious Benjamin Castleman Award (2010) and the highly coveted Arthur Purdy Stout Prize (2015).


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