American Board of Pathology Announces Election of Officers, Trustees

The American Board of Pathology, Tampa, FL, announced the election of the following officers for 2017 and congratulated Doctors Kaul, Swerdlow and Fuhrman for their reelection to a third term and Doctors Ashwood and Jones to a second term as Trustee.

  • President—James Stubbs, MD, Rochester, MN
  • Vice President—Karen Kaul, MD, PhD, Evanston, IL
  • Secretary—Steven Swerdlow, MD, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Treasurer—Susan Fuhrman, MD, Columbus, OH
  • Immediate Past President— Gary Procop, MD, Cleveland, OH

Additional Trustees of the American Board of Pathology are:

  • Edward Ashwood, MD, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Mohiedean Ghofrani, MD, Vancouver, WA
  • Eric Glassy, MD, San Pedro, CA
  • Jeffrey Goldstein, MD, Los Angeles, CA
  • Michael Jones, MD, Portland, ME
  • Ritu Nayar, MBBS, MD, Chicago, IL
  • Barbara Sampson, MD, New York, NY

In addition, the Board of Trustees thanks Dr. Margaret Grimes and Dr. Patrick Lantz as they complete their many years of dedication and service as Trustees of the American Board of Pathology. Their contributions to and passion for pathology will greatly benefit the profession for years to come.

The American Board of Pathology (ABP), Tampa, FL, also announced the election of two new Trustees for terms beginning in 2017.  Learn more about the new trustees below.

Mohiedean Ghofrani, MD, MBA

Dr. Ghofrani is Director of Cytopathology and Women’s Health at PeaceHealth Laboratories in Vancouver, WA.  He earned his medical degree in Tehran, followed by residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Fellowship in Cytopathology at Yale University.  Dr. Ghofrani has subspecialty training and expertise in breast and gynecologic pathology.  He holds a Master of Business Administration with focus on healthcare from George Washington University, and has a special interest in clinical informatics.  Dr. Ghofrani is active in state, national and international pathology societies, and has served as President of the Washington State Society of Pathologists, President of the Oregon Pathologists Association, Chair of the American Society of Cytopathology Budget and Finance Committee, and Vice-Chair of the College of American Pathologists Cytopathology Committee.  He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology, and Clinical Informatics and is participating in the Maintenance of Certification program.


Barbara Sampson, MD, PhD

Dr. Barbara Sampson has been the Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York since December 2014 and is the first woman appointed to lead the Office of Chief Medical Examiner.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Princeton, Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Rockefeller University, her degree in medicine at Cornell University Medical College, and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  She brings years of experience to her new role; she has served as the Acting Chief Medical Examiner, First Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, Senior Medical Examiner, and Cardiovascular Pathology Consultant, among other positions since 1998.  She serves as President of the Society of Cardiovascular Pathology, and is a member of the National Association of Medical Examiners, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.  Dr. Sampson has published widely on forensic pathology and microbiology, including 29 articles and 4 book chapters, and serves as an Associate Editor of the journal Cardiovascular Pathology.  She is the recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the Society of Cardiovascular Pathology and the E.R. Squibb and Sons Senior Thesis Prize for Contribution to Scientific Research.  Dr. Sampson is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Forensic Pathology and is participating in Maintenance of Certification.

Publication Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 8:30pm