Jonathan Epstein, MD – Johns Hopkins Hospitals
David J. Grignon, MD – Indiana University School of Medicine
Elizabeth Montgomery, MD – Johns Hopkins Hospitals
Bruce Wenig, MD – Moffitt Cancer Center
Teri Longacre, MD – Stanford Univ. Health Center
Cesar A. Moran, MD, – MD Anderson
Lester D.R. Thompson, MD – Kaiser Permanente
John Hart, MD – Univ. of Chicago
Arief A. Suriawinata, MD – Dartmouth Univ.
Dr. Jonathan I. Epstein is Professor of Pathology, Urology, and Oncology; the recipient of the Reinhard Chair of Urological Pathology; and Director of Surgical Pathology at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He graduated from medical school at the Boston University’s 6-Year Medical Program. Following his residency in anatomic pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and a fellowship in oncologic pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center he joined the staff at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and has been there his entire career. He is the Past-President of the International Society of Urological Pathology. Dr. Epstein has 762 publications in the peer-reviewed literature and has authored 51 book chapters with a H-factor of 118. He is the author or coauthor of seven books including “Interpretation of Prostate Biopsies” which is in its 5th edition, and “Bladder Biopsy Interpretation” which is in its 2nd second edition. Dr. Epstein has one of the largest surgical pathology consulting services in the world with approximately 12,000 cases per year, covering the full range of urologic pathology. Dr. Epstein uses these consultations to train 4 genitourinary pathology fellows each year, with 51 fellows trained to date. He has lectured 329 times outside of his institution including 39 countries.
Dr. David Grignon is Centennial Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Programs in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Indiana University. Prior to joining the faculty at IU in 2007, Dr. Grignon had served as the Chairman of the Department of Pathology at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He obtained his MD degree and completed training in Anatomic Pathology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada followed by a 2-year Fellowship in Surgical and Genitourinary Pathology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Dr. Grignon is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in the area of Urologic Pathology. He has published over 400 research/review articles and 35 book chapters. He is an author or editor of 5 books including the 4th Series AFIP fascicle on Tumors of the Kidney, Bladder, and Related Urinary Structures, and the text, Urological Pathology. A major focus of Dr. Grignon’s career has been education and he has presented over 300 invited lectures and courses nationally and in 30 other countries. In 2016 Dr. Grignon was awarded the Koss medal by the ISUP for lifelong contributions to the field of urologic pathology.
Dr. Elizabeth Montgomery is a professor of pathology, oncology and orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She specializes in gastrointestinal pathology and soft tissue pathology and reviews biopsy specimens from patients at Johns Hopkins and from around the world. Dr. Montgomery completed her M.D. degree at George Washington University in 1984. Following her pathology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, she served at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology until 1992, whereupon she joined the staff at Georgetown University with joint appointments in Pathology and Gastroenterology. She has been on the Johns Hopkins faculty since 1999. Her research interests include several topics in gastrointestinal pathology, especially Barrett esophagus. Additionally, she has studied soft tissue pathology including telomeres in translocation-associated sarcomas compared to chromosome unstable types.Dr. Montgomery is a Professor of Pathology, Oncology, and Orthopedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and Division Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology. She is an author of numerous articles, book chapters, and books concerning gastrointestinal and soft tissue pathology and has trained numerous fellows in these disciplines. She has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief for the next generation of American Registry of Pathology/ARP (formerly the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology/AFIP) publications.
Dr. Lester D.R. Thompson worked for a decade at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Washington, DC), continuing as a consultant and research pathologist in the ensuing years. He has maintained a prodigious research effort (over 260 papers); serves on the editorial boards of many peer reviewed scientific journals; teaches at national and international conferences; serves as an active member of a number of national and international societies (including President of the North American Society of Head and Neck Pathology); is an active member of the College of American Pathologists Protocol Committee (among others); and collaborated on the two most recent editions (2003; 2017) of the World Health Organization’s classifications for Head and Neck Tumors and Endocrine Organ Tumors. He is the editor of Head and Neck Pathology journal. He has published 9 books, including AFIP Fascicles, Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology and Amirsys Diagnostic Pathology Series. His interests include travel, cooking, weight lifting and stain glass creation.
Dr. Cesar A. Moran is a professor of pathology and currently the Director of Thoracic Pathology and Vice Chair in the department of pathology at M D Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Moran has authored more than 300 publications in peer review journals, written more than 45 chapters in diverse textbooks, and has authored 6 textbooks on thoracic pathology. Dr. Moran is the Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Diagnostic Pathology and has lectured in multiple countries around the world. In addition, a classification on thymomas and a staging system for thymomas and thymic carcinoma carries his name as one of the authors of such schemas.
Dr. Bruce Wenig is a Senior Member in the Department of Anatomic Pathology at Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Wenig also serves as the Section Head of Anatomic Pathology External Network Consultation Services and the Section Head of Moffitt’s Head and Neck–Endocrine Pathology Program. Dr. Wenig received his MD from Sackler School of Medicine/New York State Division at the Tel Aviv University in Israel. He completed an Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency in the Department of Pathology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Wenig completed a Fellowship in Surgical Pathology in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, and a Fellowship in Otolaryngic Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC. Following his Fellowship, Dr. Wenig was a Staff Pathologist for the Department of Otolaryngic-Endocrine Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Prior to joining Moffitt, he was the Chairman, Department of Diagnostic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, New York; Vice Chairman of Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai Health System, NY; and Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, NY. Dr. Wenig’s main clinical interests are in diseases of the head and neck and of endocrine organs including oncologic and non-neoplastic diseases. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals as well as authoring/editing several textbooks and numerous book chapters on head-and-neck and endocrine pathology. The third edition of his singly authored book, The Atlas of Head and Neck Pathology, was published in 2016.
Dr. John A. Hart is a professor of pathology at the University of Chicago and director of gastrointestinal pathology. He did his pathology residency at U.C.L.A. Medical Center, followed by a Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology fellowship at the same institution. In 1991 he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Department of Pathology as an assistant professor, and rose to the rank of full professor in 2004. In 1998 he started a fellowship program in Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology and has served as the director of the program since that time. The fellowship has graduated more than a dozen GI pathologists who are now working in academic pathology departments throughout the United States and Canada. Dr. Hart has published more than 180 articles in the fields of gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology and has also authored numerous book chapters. He has lectured throughout the United States and in Europe, South America and Asia. He has been the director of a liver pathology course for the past 13 years and has participated in numerous additional educational courses in GI and hepatic pathology.
Dr. Arief A. Suriawinata – is chair of anatomic pathology and director of gastrointestinal pathology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center / Geisel School of Medicine.