Modern Pathology is an international journal owned by the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) and published by Elsevier. The journal aims to provide an authoritative platform for publishing the highest quality clinical and translational research studies in pathology. Its 2023 Impact Factor is 7.1, and it ranks 5 of 88 pathology journals in the Journal Citation Reports. For more information about the journal, go to

Dr. George Netto has been an impressive Editor-in-Chief for the last five years. His retirement from the position on December 31, 2024, mandates a search for a successor who will continue the journal’s evolution and excellence.

The Editor-in-Chief will serve a three-year term which is renewable for two years. After the first five years, a second term of up to two years may be considered.




The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for overseeing the journal’s scientific content and has final authority in all decisions regarding manuscript publication status. The Editor-in-Chief must be able to interact effectively with USCAP Staff, the USCAP Publications Committee, the journal’s Editorial Board Members, contributing authors, and the journal’s representatives at Elsevier.

The Editor-in-Chief reports to the USCAP Publications Committee and the USCAP Board of Directors. USCAP provides the funding and the staff for the editorial office.



  • Nationally and internationally recognized pathologist
  • Academic faculty appointment or equivalent position
  • Physician-investigator practicing subspecialty pathology and advancing the practice of pathology
  • Proven record as an active, engaged editorial board member of a high-quality journal
  • Current member of USCAP who supports the academy’s mission
  • Team builder and inclusive leader who can manage the Editorial Board effectively and work closely with the Managing Editor and Assistant Managing Editor
  • Sufficient time and effort to meet the editorial and administrative demands of a world-class academic journal
  • Visionary leader with an eye to the future of the discipline, its practice and investigation
  • Forward-looking and innovative individual with creative approaches to communicating and disseminating information
  • Reputation for fairness, integrity and supporting diversity and inclusivity in the workplace

Selection Process

  • Applicants are required to submit a Letter of Intent as described in “Applicant Instructions” below.
  • Select candidates will be asked to complete a formal online application that will be evaluated by a Search Committee.
  • The finalist interviews will be conducted at USCAP Headquarters in Palm Springs, CA in November or December 2024.


Applicant Instructions

  • Provide a Letter of Intent of no more than two pages that briefly describes the candidate’s qualifications and vision for the journal.
  • Include a CV.
  • Address the letter to Dr. Alexander Lazar, Chair of the Search Committee, and email all material to [email protected].
  • For more information, contact the Search Committee at [email protected].



The deadline for receipt of the Letter of Intent is August 16, 2024.