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URMC Faculty Help Author New Pathology Curriculum


path_primerDr. David Hicks, director of Surgical Pathology at URMC, is a lead editor for the new online pathology educational tool, PATHPrimer (Elsevier, 2016).  

PATHPrimer is a web-based pathology curriculum that contains anatomic pathology learning modules and assessments.  

Others from URMC Pathology also contributed – Drs. Bruce Smoller and Linda Schiffhauer served as leads for the Dermatopathology and Breast Pathology sections.  

In the clinical pathology modules, Dr. Victoria Zhang led sections on the Toxicology, Body Fluids and Special Techniques with collaboration from Dr. Sapna Patel. 

Past URMC faculty members, Drs. Gabrielle Yeaney (Neuropathology) and Rochelle Simon (Gynecology) were also recruited to write content. 

Breast Book; Second Edition


Earlier this year, Dr. David Hicks finished the second edition of “Diagnostic Pathology: Breast” (Elsevier, 2016) which he co-authored with fellow breast pathologist Dr. Susan C. Lester of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.  

Hicks and Lester released the first edition in 2012 in an effort to provide “real-time diagnostic support” for pathologists in diagnosing and developing treatment for breast cancer patients. 

The second book has taken nearly four years to complete. In addition to print copies, the second book has an interactive e-edition. Many of the high quality images were taken by pathologist assistants at URMC. 




Bethany Bushen | 8/25/2016

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