Five names. Diverse Visions. Three positions.
The USCAP Nominating Committee and Board of Directors request Regular and Trainee Members to
select future Academy leaders for a three-year term on the governing Board, April 1, 2020-March 31, 2023.
Please review the biographies of the candidates and vote for three by December 16, 2019.
Results will be announced at the Business Meeting on Saturday, February, 29 2020.
Edi Brogi, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Edi Brogi is an Attending Pathologist and the Director of Breast Pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She is also Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City. Dr. Brogi is a graduate of the University of Florence Medical School, in Florence, Italy and holds a Ph.D. degree by the Italian Ministry of Research. She trained in Anatomic Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she also served as Chief Resident/ Graduate Assistant and completed a Cytopathology fellowship. In July 2000 she joined the staff of the Department of Pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and has been practicing there since.
Dr. Brogi’s professional and research activities focus on the diagnosis, study and treatment of breast diseases. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed and review articles on breast diseases and their clinical implications. Her expertise in breast pathology is recognized worldwide and she is invited to lecture on related topics nationally and internationally.
Dr. Brogi was an Officer of the International Society of Breast Pathology (ISBP) (2012-16) and the ISBP President in 2017-19. She is an Associate Editor of Rosen’s Breast Pathology textbook, 4th ed. (2014) and upcoming 5th ed., and Rosen’s Breast Pathology – Diagnosis by needle core biopsy textbook, 4th ed. (2017). She is an expert board member of the WHO Book on the Classification of Breast Tumors (5th ed.)
Throughout her career Dr. Brogi has been actively involved in education and teaching. She has trained over 40 breast pathology fellows and mentored junior breast pathologists. She is a Mentor of the USCAP Mentorship Academy since its inception (2017-present).
Dr. Brogi joined the USCAP in 1994 and has been an active supporter since. She was a member of the USCAP Education Committee (2012-16) and has taught USCAP short courses and interactive microscopy sessions. She is Co-Director of the Long Course in Breast Pathology scheduled at the USCAP annual meeting in March 2020.
Ashley Cimino-Mathews, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Cimino-Mathews received her Bachelor of Science from Emory University, where she studied breast cancer tumor vaccine development, followed by her Medical Degree from Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she subspecialized in surgical and breast pathology. She is currently an Associate Professor of Pathology and Oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Director of the Breast Pathology Program, and Director of the Breast Pathology Consultation Service. Dr. Cimino-Mathews served as a member of the USCAP Education Committee and course director of the USCAP special course, Tumor Immunology: Implications for Diagnostic Pathology and Therapeutics. She is also an active educator and teaching award recipient, with yearly teaching at several levels within the Department of Pathology and School of Medicine, and she was named one of the, “Top 40 Under Forty,” by the American Society of Clinical Pathology in 2017. Dr. Cimino-Mathews has published over 80 articles in the fields of surgical pathology, diagnostic breast pathology, and the tumor immune microenvironment; co-authored two books on diagnostic pathology; and authored multiple book chapters related to breast pathology. She is an ad hoc reviewer for over ten journals and is on the editorial board of Modern Pathology, where she serves as an Associate Editor for Breast Pathology.
Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA
The Ohio State University-Wexner Medical Center
Dr. Parwani is a Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University. He also serves as the Vice Chair of Anatomical Pathology and Director of Division of Pathology Informatics and Digital Pathology. Dr. Parwani completed his residency and fellowship training in Urological Pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Parwani is a world leader in digital pathology, artificial intelligence and pathology informatics and has led the way in the implementation of these technologies in several key clinical areas including the implementation of these technologies at the first hospital in the United States. Dr. Parwani also has expertise in the area of Anatomical Pathology Informatics including designing quality assurance tools, bio banking informatics, clinical and research data integration, applications of whole slide imaging, digital imaging, telepathology, image analysis, artificial intelligence and lab automation. He has expertise in prostate and bladder cancer and has trained several fellows in urological pathology. Dr. Parwani has authored over 300 peer-reviewed articles in major scientific journals and several books and book chapters. He is on the editorial board of several informatics and surgical pathology journals and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Diagnostic Pathology and as co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pathology Informatics.
Dr. Parwani has served on many national and international professional societies including USCAP, Digital Pathology Association, ISUP, GUPS, Association of Pathology Informatics and Digital Pathology Committee of the CAP. He also serves as part of the test committee for the American Board of Pathology. He is passionate about teaching and has trained several medical students, urology and pathology residents and fellows over the last 20 years in the areas of surgical pathology, pathology informatics and urological pathology. He has won numerous teaching awards and service awards during his career. For USCAP, Dr. Parwani has been a long-time attendee, served several years on Abstract Review Committee, volunteered multiple times as a platform moderator, served on the Education Committee and the Informatics Subcommittee.
John D. Reith, MD
Dr. Reith is currently a Staff Pathologist at the Cleveland Clinic specializing in bone pathology. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Immunohistochemistry Laboratory and is the Director of the Bone and Soft Tissue fellowship. He completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic, followed by fellowships in Surgical Pathology (with emphasis on soft tissue pathology) at the University of Michigan and Orthopedic Pathology with Dr. Howard Dorfman at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Following fellowship, he assumed faculty positions at the University of Miami (1997-1998) and the University of Florida (1998-2017), where he rose to the rank of Professor. He served as the Residency Director, the Director of Surgical Pathology, and the Director of Anatomic Pathology while at the University of Florida.
Dr. Reith has continuously supported the educational mission of USCAP through presentations at the evening bone and soft tissue specialty conference and companion society meetings. He has been a short course faculty member for the past four years and is the director of an upcoming course entitled “Non-neoplastic Bone and Soft Tissue Lesions and Neoplastic Mimickers: What We All See Every Day”. From 2014 to 2017, he served on USCAP’s Education Committee and CME Subcommittee. He has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international pathology and orthopedics meetings. He has regularly lectured in CME courses, including the ASCP’s “Comprehensive Review of Lesions of Soft Tissue and Bone”. He is on the editorial board of several journals and serves as a peer reviewer for both pathology and orthopedic surgery journals. His academic interests are in both bone and soft tissue pathology, and he has co-authored more than 80 manuscripts and 70 abstracts. He has authored several book chapters, including those in Dorfman and Czerniak’s Bone Tumors and the 11th edition of Rosai and Ackerman’s Surgical Pathology.
Kiril Trpkov, MD, FRCPC
University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine
Dr. Trpkov is a Professor of Pathology at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is a Genitourinary Pathology Group Leader at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine. He is also a consultant for the Southern Alberta Urology Institute and the Tom Baker Cancer Center in Calgary, Canada. He obtained his MD degree, graduate and postgraduate training in Anatomic Pathology at the University Kiril and Metodi, Skopje, Macedonia (former Yugoslavia) and the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is certified with the American Board of Pathology.
Dr. Trpkov has established the Anatomical Pathology Laboratory at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary, Alberta as one of the largest uropathology centers in North America. He is passionate about pathology education and has given lectures, courses and slide seminars in uropathology on all continents. He was actively involved with USCAP in various roles: abstract reviewer, session moderator, long and short course faculty, evening conference panelist, companion society meeting faculty and moderator, and member of the USCAP Education committee. He was also a Course Director and a faculty for the USCAP Interactive Microscopy Courses at the USCAP Interactive Center in Palm Springs. He is currently a member of the USCAP Stout Award Committee, USCAP Ambassador, mentor in the USCAP Mentoring Academy, and a board member of the USCAP Canada Foundation. He has also served in the International Academy of Pathology (IAP) as a convener of the uropathology programs for the IAP 2014 Congress in Bangkok, Thailand and the IAP 2018 Congress in Aman, Jordan.
He has published over 140 peer-reviewed publications, numerous book chapters and other scholarly contributions in uropathology and kidney pathology. He has been involved with several international expert panels and committees that establish practice guidelines in uropathology. He was one of the founding members of the Genitourinary Pathology Society (GUPS) and was elected as the first President of GUPS in 2019. When not doing pathology, he enjoys moving (walking, swimming, tennis, biking, gym, downhill and cross-country skiing), watching moves, and traveling.