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Beyond the Scope: Survival Guides and Road Trips with Dr. Diana Molavi

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In this segment, Beyond the Scope, we speak to pathologists about their pursuits and interests in and outside of pathology.
What do trains and skateboards have to do with medical training? How can we better prepare residents for community practice? How did Dr. Molavi get the idea to write her Beginner's Guide?
On this episode, Dr. Sara Jiang (@Sara_Jiang) speaks with Dr. Diana Molavi. Dr. Molavi is Chief of Pathology at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She is known to probably all pathology trainees for her indispensable book: The Practice of Surgical Pathology: A Beginner's Guide to the Diagnostic Process, which has helped bridge the gap between medical school and residency, and which is now in a second edition: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9781489989222
 
Featured public domain music: US Army Blues, BugaBlue

Jun 18 2021

43mins

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Around The Scope: Cytopathology

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In this series, PathPod gathers pathologists Around The Scope to discuss their work in depth.

Today, we hear from cytopathologists about the diverse areas of practice within the specialty. Our hosts, Dr. Sara Jiang of Duke Health (@Sara_Jiang) and Dr. Mike Arnold of Children's Hospital Colorado (@MArnold_PedPath) speak with Dr. Evita Henderson-Jackson (@EHJPathDiva) of Moffitt Cancer Center, Dr. Dan Kurtycz of the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Sinchita Roy Chowdhuri (@Sinchita_Roy) of MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Dr. Kartik Viswanathan (@doc_kartik), Cytopathology Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital.

What are the opportunities to see patients and do procedures in pathology? What changes are coming down the pipeline for cyto fellowship training? And we discuss Bethesda, Milan, and Paris! 

Professional organizations:
American Society for Cytopathology: https://cytopathology.org/

International Academy of Cytology: https://www.cytology-iac.org/

Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology: http://www.papsociety.org/

Public domain music: Main Stem by US Army Blues

Jun 11 2021

51mins

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Beyond the Scope: New Horizons for Pathology Boards and Pathology in Organized Medicine with Dr. Rebecca Johnson

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In this segment, Beyond the Scope, we speak to pathologists about their pursuits and interests in and outside of pathology.
What's new with Boards and Maintenance of Certification? Why should pathologists get involved in organized medicine? What does growing up on a farm have to do with an interest in medicine?
On this episode, Dr. Sara Jiang (@Sara_Jiang) speaks with Dr. Rebecca Johnson, Chief Executive Officer for the American Board of Pathology (@TheABPath), and a former Trustee, Treasurer, and President of the ABPath. Prior to her position with the ABPath, Dr. Johnson was Chair of Pathology and Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Residency Program Director at Berkshire Health Systems, in Pittsfield, MA from 1992-2012. She is a past member and chair of the ACGME Pathology Residency Review Committee. She has been a delegate to the AMA for over twenty years and served as Past Chair of the Pathology Section Council. She serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the American Board of Medical Specialties and on their Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Dr. Johnson has received numerous awards including the College of American Pathologists’ Distinguished Service Award, President’s Honors, Outstanding Communicator Award, and Certificate of Meritorious Achievement. 
For all the latest news on the ABP, visit https://www.abpath.org/
 
Featured public domain music: US Army Blues, BugaBlue

May 21 2021

40mins

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Happy Birthday PathPod!

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The PathPod Team comes together to share stories of the first year of PathPod! Listen and laugh along with Dr. Kamran Mirza (@KMirza), Dr. Sara Jiang (@Sara_Jiang), Dr. Christina Arnold (@CArnold_GI), Dr. Mike Arnold (@MArnold_PedPath), Dr. Andrew Bellizzi (@IHC_guy), Dr. Jerad Gardner (@JMGardnerMD), Cullen Lilley (@cullen_lilley), Dr. Sanam Loghavi (@sanamloghavi), Dr. Adam Booth (@ALBoothMD), and Dr. Lisa Zhang (@MLisaZhang) as they kick off a new season of PathPod with a look back at the first season of PathPod and the last year.

Featured public domain music: John Bartmann, Gameshow Brazz

Apr 30 2021

52mins

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Beyond the Scope: Leadership during COVID and The Art of Parasitology with Dr. Bobbi Pritt

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In this segment, Beyond the Scope, we speak to pathologists about their pursuits and interests in and outside of pathology.
What lessons can be taken from leading the microbiology lab in a pandemic? What is it like receiving specimens that are still moving? How could a reduviid bug help with stress relief?
On this episode, Dr. Sara Jiang (@Sara_Jiang) speaks with Dr. Bobbi Pritt (@ParasiteGal). Dr. Pritt is the Chair, Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic, Past-president of the Binford-Dammin Society of Infectious Disease Pathologists, and recipient of numerous awards including the 2020 Distinguished Patient Care Award, and the 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of American Pathologists. She is the creator of the lauded “CREEPY DREADFUL WONDERFUL PARASITES” blog where she has been posting educational parasite cases of the week since 2007: https://parasitewonders.blogspot.com/.
 
Featured public domain music: US Army Blues, BugaBlue

Apr 16 2021

39mins

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Beyond the Scope: Art in Pathology with Dr. Marilyn Bui and Dr. Leonie Schon

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In this segment, Beyond the Scope, we speak to pathologists about topics beyond microscopic diagnosis. In this episode, host Dr. Kamran Mirza (@kmirza) speaks to Drs. Marilyn Bui (@DrBuiPathology) and Leonie Schon (@lamellipodium) about art in pathology - how it is the great connector, between us and our patients, and each other, and how it brings our shared artistic vision to a different platform. Find out more about Dr. Bui's book, the Healing Art of Pathology and peruse Dr. Schon's amazing art at lamellipodium-art.com.
 
Featured public domain music: US Army Blues, BugaBlue

Mar 26 2021

33mins

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IHC Talk: Hemepath with Kamran Mirza

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The chromogen siblings talk with Dr. KamranMirza (@KMirza) of Loyola University about all things Hemepath! Featured public domain music: Alpha Hydrae, Won't see it comin'.

Mar 19 2021

54mins

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Beyond the Scope: Ruta Gupta and Catriona McKenzie

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Are you ready to hear the cure of "Pathology Princess Syndrome?" and to finally be able to prove, with statistical significance, that pathology is not necessarily the specialty for introverts? Well, then this episode of Beyond The Scope, special 'down under' edition is for you! Kamran Mirza (@kmirza) talks to Australian pathologists Ruta Gupta (@GuptaRuta) and Catriona McKenzie (@CatrionaMckenz5) about the common issues to the pathology pipeline, the amazing efforts that the RCPA is doing to mitigate these problems, and their common work with the International Collaborative of Pathologists (@IPathC)

Featured public domain music: US Army Blues, BugaBlue

Mar 12 2021

44mins

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PathPod Quiz Show: From Groundhogs to Soaring Heights!

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Test your pathology knowledge with our next Quiz Show! Join hosts Dr. Sara Jiang (@Sara_Jiang) and Dr. Christina Arnold (@CArnold_GI) with co-host Dr. Michael Arnold (@MArnold_PedPath).  Our guests, Dr. Dan Babu (@DanBabuMD), Hematopathologist and Associate Program Director at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Shannon May (@SMayMD), first year pathology resident at the University of Virginia, and aspiring pathologist Dr. Syeda Qasim (@syeda_qasim) play our games and attempt to win an exclusive PathPod clear ruler! 

Featured public domain music by The U.S. Army Blues

Feb 26 2021

57mins

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Beyond the Scope: Lauren Miller and Cullen Lilley

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In this episode of BTS, Kamran Mirza (@kmirza) speaks to superstar medical students Lauren Miller (@LJMiller_MJ) and Cullen Lilley (@Cullen_Lilley) about their path to pathology, views on the pathology pipeline, value of social media in their professional impact and influence, and how to overcome the obstacles that impede medical students from appropriately considering pathology as a career in medicine. Be warned! these up-and-coming young leaders in pathology will have you convinced that pathology is the best career choice in medicine. The future is bright!
 
Featured public domain music: US Army Blues, BugaBlue

Feb 19 2021

53mins

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Beyond the Scope: Matthew Clarke and Angharad Davies

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From unique pathology-pipeline events and 'tiny test, huge impact' essays, to a 100% placement rate for histopathology trainees last year. Join Dr. Kamran Mirza (Twitter: @kmirza) as he talks to the exceptional pathologists Dr. Matthew Clarke (Twitter: @PathologyHouse) and Dr. Angharad Davies (Twitter: @swanseabug) about the challenges, opportunities, and successes of pathology pipeline education and initiatives across the pond. Check out the winning RCPath essays referenced in the episode here: https://www.rcpath.org/discover-pathology/competitions/essay-competitions.html

Featured public domain music: US Army Blues, BugaBlue

Feb 12 2021

44mins

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Beyond the Scope: Donald Karcher and Adam Booth

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In this segment, Beyond the Scope, we speak to pathologists about issues beyond microscopic diagnosis. In this episode, host Dr. Kamran Mirza (@kmirza) speaks to Drs. Donald Karcher (@DonKarcherMD) and Adam Booth (@ALBoothMD) about the pathology pipeline, what factors influence medical student's decision for or against pathology, what steps we should be taking to change the perception about pathology as a career, how national pathology organizations can help, and more! 

Featured public domain music: US Army Blues, BugaBlue

Feb 05 2021

55mins

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Beyond the Scope: Gary Procop, COVID-19 and Infectious Disease Pathology

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In this segment, Beyond the Scope, we speak to pathologists about issues beyond microscopic diagnosis. In this episode, hosts Dr. Kamran Mirza (@kmirza) and Cullen Lilley (@Cullen_Lilley) speak to Dr. Gary Procop about his work in COVID-19 testing, his role in a strategy for national testing, the importance of involving pathology and laboratory medicine representation in health policy, his vision for the American Board of Pathology (@TheABPath) as the new incoming CEO, and more!

Featured public domain music: US Army Blues, BugaBlue

Jan 22 2021

29mins

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Around The Scope: Pediatric Pathology

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In this series, PathPod gathers pathologists Around The Scope to discuss their work in depth. Today, we hear from pediatric pathologists about the diverse areas of practice within the specialty. Our host, Dr. Mike Arnold of Children's Hospital Colorado (@MArnold_PedPath) speaks with Dr. Charles Timmons, Professor of Pathology and Pathologyp  Residency Program Director at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; Dr. Irene Castaneda-Sanchez, Medical Director of Pathology at Cook Children's Hospital; Dr. Jennifer Black, Chair of Pediatric Pathology and Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Director at Children's Hospital Colorado; Dr. Cristina Pacheco, Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Washington, and Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Director at Seattle Children's Hospital; and Dr. Beverly Rogers, Chief of Pathology at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Did you know that the two-hit hypothesis and the one gene, one protein model have their roots in pediatric pathology? Learn about this and all the fields that involve pediatric pathologists across anatomic and clinical pathology.

Professional organizations:
Society for Pediatric Pathology: https://www.spponline.org/

Paediatric Pathology Society: https://www.paedpath.org/

International Paediatric Pathology Association: https://www.ippa-association.com/

Children's Oncology Group: https://childrensoncologygroup.org/

Public domain music: Main Stem by US Army Blues

Jan 08 2021

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A 2020 Message from PathPod

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Thank you to everyone who listened or contributed to #PathPod! Your enthusiasm, expertise, and humor have made this podcast possible. Thank you for your stories and insights - please keep them coming! 

See you in 2021!

Public domain music: US Marine Band

Dec 18 2020

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PathPod Quiz Show: Holiday Edition!

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Test your pathology knowledge with our next Quiz Show! Join hosts Dr. Sara Jiang (@Sara_Jiang) and Dr. Christina Arnold (@CArnold_GI) with co-host Dr. Michael Arnold (@MArnold_PedPath).  Our guests, Dr. Nicole Riddle (@NRiddleMD), Pathologist at Ruffolo, Hooper, and Associates and Assoc. Prof. & Assoc. Residency Program Director at USF, Kartik Viswanathan (@Doc_Kartik), cytopath fellow at MGH, and aspiring pathologist Tung Nguyen (@TungPath) play our games and attempt to win an exclusive PathPod clear ruler! 

Featured public domain music by The U.S. Army Blues 

Dec 11 2020

1hr 7mins

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Beyond the Scope: Laura Lamps and Rondell Graham

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In this segment, Beyond the Scope, we speak to pathologists about their pursuits and interests in and outside of pathology. In this episode, hosts Dr. Lisa Zhang (@MLisaZhang) and Dr. Adam Booth (@ALBoothMD) speak with Dr. Laura Lamps, Director of GI Pathology at the University of Michigan (@UMichPath) and United States and Canadian Academy (@TheUSCAP) President Elect, and Dr. Rondell Graham (@rondell_graham), Director of GI and Liver Pathology at Mayo Clinic. What do they do outside of their academic careers? How did they form a mentoring relationship? What makes a good mentor? How do they balance their careers and families? Hear all this and more!

Featured public domain music: US Army Blues, BugaBlue

Dec 04 2020

53mins

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Beyond the Scope: Britt-Marie Ljung

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In this segment, Beyond the Scope, we speak to pathologists about their pursuits and interests in and outside of pathology. What has changed about FNA over the years? What are Dr. Ljung's tips and techniques to optimize FNA samples? Why would anyone jump out of a perfectly good plane? On this episode, Dr. Sara Jiang (@Sara_Jiang) speaks with cytopathologist and legend in the field of Fine-Needle Aspiration biopsy, Dr. Britt-Marie Ljung (@LjungMD), Professor Emerita at the University of California in San Francisco and winner of (among many other honors) the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology. Featured public domain music: US Army Blues, BugaBlue

Dr. Ljung's Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNA) Techniques:

2018 Video Series, from the USCAP:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaWBzZZDQvpecETKjD7_gupwB34tlcOWZ

1990 Video Series, from the Papanicolaou Society for Cytopathology:

https://www.papsociety.org/fna-techniques/

Nov 20 2020

48mins

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IHC Talk: Getting on Track with NTRK

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The chromogen siblings (@sanamloghavi, @MArnold_PedPath, and @IHC_guy) are back to chat with Dr. Jaclyn Hechtman (@JackieHechtman) of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (@sloan_kettering) and Dr. Jessica Davis of Oregon Health and Science University (@OHSUSOM) about their careers, research, molecular pathology, and the unfolding story of NTRK fusions in cancer.

Check out our guests' recent papers in Modern Pathology (@ModernPathology) and The American Journal of Surgical Pathology (@AJSPjournal):

NTRK fusion detection across multiple assays and 33,997 cases: diagnostic implications and pitfalls

Expanding the Spectrum of Pediatric NTRK-rearranged Mesenchymal Tumors

Featured public domain music: Alpha Hydrae, Won't see it comin'.

Nov 13 2020

1hr 7mins

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Beyond the Scope: Dr. Giselle López on Neuropathology, Research and Mentoring

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In this segment, Beyond the Scope, we speak to pathologists about their pursuits and interests in and outside of pathology. What is it like running a research lab during COVID? How does mentorship support a diverse specialty? What IS amigurumi? On this episode, Dr. Sara Jiang (@Sara_Jiang) speaks with neuropathologist and physician-scientist Dr. Giselle López (@neurogiselle), associate professor of Pathology and Neurosurgery at Duke Health. Featured public domain music: US Army Blues, BugaBlue

From Dr. Lopez, websites and Twitter handles of helpful mentorship/leadership resources:

Pathology:
https://mentoring.uscap.org/
@TheUSCAP 
 
Medicine:
https://snma.org/page/programspipeline
@SNMA
http://national.lmsa.net/about.html
@LMSA_National
http://www.glma.org/
@GLMA_LGBTHealth
https://www.physicianswithdisabilities.org/

https://www.amwa-doc.org/residents/residents-as-mentors-program/

https://www.amwa-doc.org/our-work/initiatives/#i03
@AMWAStudents
@AMWADoctors
 
Science:
https://www.sacnas.org/what-we-do/leadership-programs/
@SACNAS
https://www.abrcms.org/index.php/education-training/student-webinars
@ABRCMS
https://diversity.nih.gov/
@NIH_COSWD

Nov 06 2020

37mins

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By Petermite - May 05 2020
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Keep up the great content! You’re making pathology accessible and fun. Some might even say fun-ny!

Great pod!

By Chucktowndoc - May 01 2020
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An amazing podcast for pathologists, pathology enthusiasts, or med students considering pathology!