Councils - Pathology

Scientific Council on Pathology


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Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:15-8:15 AM
Room: Hermes
Location: Acropolis Congrès Centre, Nice, France
ISHLT 38th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions


Issues focusing on Pathology:

July 2017
March 2017
October 2017
March 2016
March 2016
March 2015
November 2014
December 2013
August 2013
August 2012
August 2011 (PDF)

(Parentheses after name indicates year rotating off Board)

Robert F. Padera, MD, PhD (2021)
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Department of Pathology
Boston, MA, USA

Dr. Padera received B.S. degrees in both Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University in 1991, a Ph.D. in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) in 1998 and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School (HMS) in 2000. After medical school, he received his residency training in Anatomic Pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), with further fellowship training in cardiovascular, pulmonary, and autopsy pathology, and spent a year as a medical device pathology fellow. He has co-authored approximately 140 original publications in the areas of biomaterials, medical devices, cardiovascular and pulmonary pathology, and has co-authored several book chapters on cardiovascular pathology and cardiovascular medical devices. He is an Attending Pathologist at BWH and Children’s Hospital Boston (CHB), an Associate Professor of Pathology at HMS and Primary Faculty within HST. He is the Director of the Autopsy Service at BWH. His current clinical responsibilities include cardiac and pulmonary surgical pathology with a focus on transplant pathology, autopsy pathology and perinatal congenital heart disease pathology at BWH, and cardiovascular pathology in the Cardiac Registry at CHB. He is the co-director of the first-year HST pathology course at HMS, and teaches in many other HMS pre-clinical medical and graduate courses, as well as in engineering and business courses at MIT. The major focus of his research is in medical device pathology and device development, particularly in the cardiovascular system.

Fiorella Calabrese, MD (2023)
University of Padova
Padova, ITALY

Prof. Fiorella Calabrese received medical degree from the University of Padova in 1985. She concluded her residency training in Pathological Anatomy (University of Padova) in 1989. She had some International Medical Work Experience:  at the Molecular Biology of Charing Cross Hospital (London) for molecular biology (1995), at the Hospital of Papworth (Cambridge) for lung transplant pathology (1997) and at the Cambridge University for the research in xenotransplantation (1998 and 1999). She has co-authored 189 original publications, more than 300 abstracts and 20 book chapters in the areas of pulmonary pathology, transplant pathology, molecular pathology, infective and immunological diseases, cardiovascular disease. She is an associate Professor in Pathological Anatomy, at the Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and  Vascular Sciences, Pathology Section, of the University of Padova. She was inventor of two international patents: - PCT/IT2005/000048 – PCT/IB2006/003382 concerning molecular pathology and new method for the pulmonary aerostasis. She is Chair of the European Pulmonary Pathology Working group (from 2016). Her current clinical responsibilities include thoracic surgical pathology with a focus on transplant pathology, interstitial lung diseases and pulmonary/mediastinal neoplasia. She is the coordinator of the 1st semester of the 5th year (Medicine and Surgery) and teaches in many medical and graduate courses, as well as in different residency training, master and Ph.D programs.

Martin J. Goddard, FRCS MRCPa (2019)
Papworth Hospital
Pathology Department
Papworth Everard

Dr Martin Goddard was appointed as a Consultant Histopathologist at Papworth Hospital in 1996. He provides a full range of diagnostic cardio thoracic pathology. He is the clinical lead for cardiac pathology including cardiac transplantation. He is Chairman of the National Cardiac Pathology Network and receives referred hearts from cases of Sudden Adult Death. His major research interests are in the field of cardio vascular disease and cardiac transplantation in particular coronary artery vasculopathy.

Dirk Van Raemdonck, MD, PhD (2018)
University Hospital Gasthuisberg

Dirk Van Raemdonck, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Surgery at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Chair of the Leuven University Hospitals Transplant Center, Leuven, Belgium. As a General Thoracic Surgeon he currently serves as the Surgical Director of the Leuven Lung Transplant Program. He graduated as MD from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1984. He finished his training in general surgery in 1990 and in thoracic surgery in 1992. He was a registrar in thoracic surgery at the East Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, U.K in 1990 (Prof HR Matthews), research fellow at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y. in 1991 (Dr RJ Ginsberg), and cardiothoracic transplant fellow at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K. in 1991 (Prof JH Dark). He obtained his PHD degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1998. His main research topic is lung transplantation with particular interest in primary graft dysfunction, donation from donors after circulatory death, and ex-vivo lung perfusion. He is a current Board member A of Eurotransplant International Foundation since 2005 and previously served as the President of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2012-2013) and as chair of the Thoracic Committee within the European Society for Organ Transplantation (2006-2012).


Annalisa Angelini, MD (2018)
University of Padua
Padua, ITALY

Bio coming soon...

Anja C Roden, MD (2019)
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Rochester, MN, USA

Dr. Roden is a consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN, USA. She holds the academic rank of Associate Professor of Pathology. Her areas of expertise include thoracic pathology, pulmonary and cardiac transplant pathology and surgical pathology.  Dr. Roden also serves as the Medical Director of the Immunostains Laboratory and chairs the Lung and Heart Transplant Pathology Working Group.  Dr. Roden studied medicine at the Humboldt University of Berlin and at the Technical University of Dresden in Germany. After a residency in General Surgery and research training in cancer immunology, Dr. Roden completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology followed by a fellowship in Surgical Pathology at the Mayo Clinic Rochester.  Dr. Roden concluded her training with a Mayo scholarship in Pulmonary Pathology. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Dr. Roden has a keen interest in lung transplant pathology and studies morphologic, immunophenotypic and ultrastructural findings in lung allograft biopsies.

Brandon T. Larsen, MD, PHD
University of Arizona Medical Center
Tucson, AZ, USA

Bio coming soon...

Annalisa Angelini, MD (2020)
University of Padua
Padova, ITALY

Bio coming soon...

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