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Cheng-Ying Ho, M.D., Ph.D.

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Cheng-Ying Ho, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Cheng-Ying Ho is an Associate Professor of Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include neuromuscular pathology, pediatric neuropathology, and neuropathology of infectious diseases. Dr. Ho serves as the Deputy Director for the Neuropathology Fellowship Program.

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In Memoriam - Dr. Yener Erozan

It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear friend and colleague Yener S. Erozan, M.D., passed away, at the age of 93, on Saturday July 22, 2023.

Yener was Director Emeritus of the Division of Cytopathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a past president of the American Society of Cytopathology. From early childhood, Dr. Erozan wanted to be a doctor and never considered another profession. After graduating from the University of Istanbul School of Medicine in 1954, Yener completed residency programs at Haydarpasa Numune Hospital in Istanbul (1956-1959) and at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland (1959-1962). He became a fellow in Cytopathology when he came to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in July 1962. In July 1964, he joined the Pathology faculty as an instructor before returning to Turkey the following year to serve as an instructor of Pathology at Hacettepe University School of Medicine where he stayed until 1968.

Dr. Erozan returned to Johns Hopkins in December 1968 to become an Assistant Professor in Pathology and resume his remarkable career. In July 1975, he was promoted to Associate Professor, and in January 1989, he assumed the Directorship of the John K. Frost Cytopathology Laboratory, named in honor of the first director of cytopathology at Johns Hopkins under whom Dr. Erozan completed his fellowship. In May 1995, Yener was promoted to Professor of Pathology.

During a distinguished career that has spanned more than 50 years Yener embraced clinical and research technologies that have significantly impacted the practice of cytopathology. He was a leader in the area of fine needle aspiration, one of the major new areas in cytopathology in the last 25 years. His scholarship is embodied in his prolific publications. He generated more than 120 peer-reviewed articles, 16 non-peer reviewed articles, 15 book chapters, three books and a variety of multi-media teaching materials.

Yener S. Erozan, M.D.

Yener loved teaching, and until his retirement in 2007, he was involved in local, national and international continuing medical education instructional activities, including the world-renowned Postgraduate Institute for Pathologists in Clinical Cytopathology. In 1997 he received the Faculty Teaching Award from the residents in pathology at Hopkins. Yener was an honorary member of the Turkish Society of Cytopathology.

He was an Associate Editor for Acta Cytologica and an active member of the American Society of Cytopathology. Over the years, he served the Society in multiple capacities including President. His commitment to the Society has been demonstrated through his membership or chairmanship of many of the Society's committees. In 1997, Dr. Erozan received the Society's highest honor—the Papanicolaou Award—in recognition of his meritorious contributions in the field of cytopathology. In 2004 he received the Papanicolaou Society’s "L.C. Tao Educator of the Year" award, and in 2007 the Maurice Goldblatt Cytology Award of the International Academy of Cytology.

Yener is survived by his beloved wife Brenda. Yener and Brenda were married for 57 years. They were constant companions and best friends, who enjoyed traveling the world and spending time in their cottage in West Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider supporting the Yener S. Erozan Fellowship in Cytopathology.

Congratulations, Dr. Ashleigh Graham!

Ashleigh Graham, M.D., M.S.

We are pleased to announce that Ashleigh Graham, M.D., M.S. has been selected for Alpha Omega Alpha induction, a well-deserved honor! Only 24 residents/fellows in their last year of training were chosen based on their scholarship, leadership, service, clinical excellence, and professionalism.

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New Teaching Apple iPad App - Appendiceal Pathology

We are pleased to announce that our new teaching App for the iPAD is now available in the Apple App store!

The Johns Hopkins Atlas of Appendiceal Pathology
Volume 8 in the Series:
The Johns Hopkins Atlases of Pathology

Drs. Jacqueline Birkness-Gartman, Elizabeth Montgomery and Kiyoko Oshima have authored a new iPAD application as an educational tool designed to teach practicing pathologists and trainees the pathology of the appendix. This beautifully illustrated app is the eighth in a series of teaching apps produced by the pathology team at Hopkins.