Congratulations, Dr. Syed Ali!

Syed Ali Papanicolaou Award 2023

DEC 2022 - Dr. Syed Ali recently received the 2023 “Papanicolaou Award” of the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) at their 71st annual scientific meeting held in November in Austin, Texas.

The Papanicolaou Award established in 1958, is the highest award in the field given by the American Society of Cytopathology and is presented annually to a physician or PhD member in recognition of meritorious contributions in the field of Cytopathology.
The recipient of this award receives a bronze medal and a certificate.

While receiving the award, Dr. Ali gave the “Papanicolaou Address” at the annual meeting in Austin, highlighting his earlier training in pathology, his professional life and academic career at Johns Hopkins.

New Teaching Apple iPad App - Appendiceal Pathology

JULY 2022 - 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.

Christopher VandenBussche, M.D., Ph.D.

Congratulations, Dr. Christopher VandenBussche!

MAY 2022 - Christopher VandenBussche recently received the Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award from the Office of the Provost. These awards support the research and creative endeavors of early career faculty across Johns Hopkins. The current cohort, named in June 2022, includes 38 early-career faculty members from across the University, including the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Carey Business School, Medicine, Engineering, Peabody Institute, Public Health, and Advanced International Studies. The group includes anthropologists, astronomers, economists, and engineers (among many others!), and Dr. VandenBussche was among only 13 awardees from the School of Medicine. The goal of the Catalyst Award is to launch these faculty members on a path to a sustainable and rewarding academic career. These awards include both funding and mentoring opportunities and will greatly support the expansion of their independent research groups. Dr. VandenBussche's project involves the creation of a “living” tissue bank predicated on the storage of organoids established from cytopathology specimens. Congratulations, Dr. VandenBussche!

Syed Ali - L.C. Tao Educator of the Year Award USCAP 2022
L.C. Tao Educator of the Year Award

Congratulations, Dr. Syed Ali!

MAR 2022 - Dr. Syed Ali was honored recently at the annual meeting of USCAP in Los Angeles with two achievement awards.

Dr. Ali received “The 2022 L.C. Tao Educator of the Year Award” from the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology at their companion meeting. This award is presented to a pathologist in recognition of his/her meritorious service, and contributions to the field of cytopathology education including but not limited to, active participation in, or development of, exemplary training programs and educational activities at the state, regional and national levels. The award consists of a wall plaque and cash of $1000. The award was first given in 2001 to Dr. Leopold Koss.

The second award was given by the Pakistani-American Pathologists’ Society (PAPS) during their inaugural companion meeting at the USCAP. Dr. Ali is the first recipient of “The Distinguished Service Award.” The society’s highest honor recognizes a PAPS member who has made sustained and prominent impact in the field of pathology. The award celebrates a lifetime of momentous contributions. The award consists of a wall plaque.

Syed Ali - Distinguished Service Award USCAP 2022
Distinguished Service Award

New iPad App on Thyroid Pathology

JULY 2019 - We just released our latest iPAD App - it is a beautifully illustrated application (APP) for the iPAD.

The Johns Hopkins Atlas of Thyroid Pathology is the sixth teaching app in our series from the Johns Hopkins University Department of Pathology. This app is designed to teach residents, fellows, and practicing pathologists the assessment of thyroid fine needle aspiration specimens with histologic correlation. The APP includes numerous examples of common entities, such that viewers can experience the variety of morphologies associated with each entity, as well as rare entities.

The app is composed of four modules: an interactive teaching algorithm, a searchable image atlas, an image-based quiz, and a flash card module. Viewing multiple examples of the same entity or feature from this large, rich image atlas will strengthen your diagnostic skills and updated you on key concepts in the area of thyroid cytopathology and pathology.

Teaching Algorithm: The teaching algorithm is based on the assessment of cytomorphologic features to arrive at a diagnosis. The algorithm consists of a series of dichotomous decision points focusing on current diagnostic concepts involved in the diagnosis of thyroid fine needle aspiration specimens. It is designed with the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology in mind, which will help viewers better understand this widely accepted reporting system.

Image Atlas: The image atlas contains over 500 high-resolution color images. The atlas can be viewed by diagnosis, features (these features reinforce the diagnostic features used in the algorithm), and Bethesda System category. In addition to the albums we have provided, you can create your own albums and add images you select from the atlas to these albums.

Quiz: The Quiz contains 50 multiple choice questions for self-study. Keep track of your progress or quiz your friends and family!

Flash Cards: The Flash cards module allows you to view a randomly generated assortment of images from the image bank and subsequently view the diagnosis and caption by simply "flipping" the card over.

(sorry, because of costs we can only offer it on one platform)

Thyroid Pathology App screenshot

Farewell to our Fellows

JULY 2019 - Farewell to our 2018-2019 Cytopathology fellows Dr. Derek Allison and Dr. Sara Mustafa.

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Sara Mustafa and Derek Allison
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2019 Maurice Goldblatt Award to Dr. Syed Ali

2019 Maurice Goldblatt Award - Syed Ali

JULY 2019 - Dr. Syed Ali was conferred upon the "2019 Maurice Goldblatt award" at the recently held 20th International Congress of Cytology (ICC) in Sydney, Australia (May 5-9, 2019). Goldblatt is the highest and most prestigious international award given at the ICC, which is the 3-yearly scientific meeting of the International Academy of Cytology (IAC), the largest global professional organization in the field of Cytology.

Awarded once a year, the Maurice Goldblatt Cytology Award was inaugurated in 1960 by the late Maurice Goldblatt, the founder and honorary chairman of the Cancer Research Foundation, Chicago. It consists of a gold medal, wall plaque and a cash award.

Dr. Ali gave a short 20-minute acceptance speech following the award ceremony, which was attended by a large international audience.

Below is the caption read at the award ceremony for the audience:

The 2019 Maurice Goldblatt Cytology Award

To Syed Z. Ali, MD, FIAC, for his stewardship of the continuing educational activities of the International Academy with vigor and innovative ideas; for his successful efforts to develop, test and introduce novel techniques in the practice of clinical cytology; for his dedication in the education of young cytopathologists from around the world at home and abroad.

Sydney, Australia,
May 2019

USCAP 2019

MAR 2019 - Dr. Derek Allison, the cytopathology fellow at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution is presenting his poster at the 2019 USCAP meeting.

USCAP 2019 - Derek Allison
Derek Allison

66th ASC Annual Meeting

NOV 2018 - ASC Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

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Dr. Syed Ali is walked to the podium as the new president of ASC by Drs. Dina Mody and Ed Cibas, an ASC tradition.

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Congratulations to Dr. Syed Ali, The ASC president for 2018-2019!

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Dr. Syed Ali, the ASC President, with the Johns Hopkins family.

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Dr. Hruban presents at the 66th ASC annual meeting.

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Leigh Buckner, former cytotechnology student, received the 2018 President's Award for his significant contribution to the field of cytopathology.

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The late Gary Gill, former cytotechnologist, received the ASC President's Award for his dedication and contribution to the field of cytopathology.

Pathology Residents in Tanzania

OCT 2018 - Drs. Marie Ndayisaba M.Claire and Caroline Ngimba spent a week at the Division of Cytopathology last week following their attendance at the ASCP Annual Meeting in Baltimore. They are pathology residents in Tanzania.

Tanzania residents

Dr. Yener Erozan and Fellowship Donors Honored

OCT 2017 - In August 2017, the Division of Cytopathology celebrated the 55th anniversary of Dr. Yener Erozan's arrival at Johns Hopkins as a fellow in the Department of Pathology in 1962. Dr. Erozan served as Director of the Division of Cytopathology from 1989 to 1995. He retired in 2007 and continues to be active in the Division. On this occasion, the Division unveiled a special plaque recognizing donors who have made leadership contributions of $5,000 or more in support of the Yener S. Erozan Fellowship in Cytopathology Fund. Since 2000, more than 170 donors have contributed more than $800,000 to build this important endowment which honors Yener and helps to train future generations of cytopathologists by supporting a post-doctoral clinical/research fellow. Recognized during the celebration were Tehmina and Syed Ali, Carolyn and John Boitnott, Brenda and Yener Erozan, Ann and Leonard Greif Jr., Claire and Ralph Hruban, James Orr, and Sheila and Lawrence Pakula. On hand to help thank these generous donors were three of the seven Erozan fellows: J. Judd Fite, M.D. (2017-2018), Amy Zhou, M.D. (2016-2017), and Ramneesh Bhatnagar Virk, M.D. (2013-2014).

Brenda and Yener Erozan 2017
Brenda and Yener Erozan
Dorothy Rosenthal

2017 USCAP annual meeting

JUN 2017 - Dr. Dorothy Rosenthal receives Lifetime achievement award. Congratulations!!!

PSC Lifetime Achievement Award Dorothy Rosenthal
2017 PSC Lifetime Achivement Award