International Faculty


volkanProf. Volkan Adsay

N. Volkan Adsay, MD is Professor of Pathology, Vice Chair, and Director of Anatomic Pathology at Emory University. Dr. Adsay completed his anatomic and clinical pathology residency in New York, and a two-year fellowship in oncologic pathology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

After 11 years as faculty at Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Center, he joined Emory University in 2007. Dr Adsay was a member of the Pancreas Review Group of the National Cancer Institute and has co-authored multiple chapters in the World Health Organisation’s Classification of Tumors series.

He has authored over 230 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters in texts such as Sternberg’s Diagnostic Surgical Pathology, Odze and Goldblum’s Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas, Blumgart’s Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas, and Kelsen’s Gastrointestinal Tract Oncology.

Dr Adsay is on the editorial board of numerous medical journals, including the American Journal of Surgical Pathology. Virchows Archives, and Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He is currently President of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, a committee member on several national and international academic medical societies, and has lectured extensively at national and international levels.


jonathonProf. Jonathan Epstein

Jonathan I. Epstein, MD is Professor of Pathology, Urology and Oncology, the Reinhard Chair of Urologic Pathology and Director of Surgical Pathology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He completed a residency in anatomic pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and a fellowship in oncologic pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

After his training, Dr Epstein joined the staff at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he has been his entire career. Dr Epstein is a past President of the International Society of Urological Pathology and a doyen in the field of prostate pathology. He has authored over 800 peer-reviewed publications, 51 book chapters and is author/co-author of 7 books. Dr Epstein was the leading author in developing the WHO Consensus Conference on the Classification of Urothelial Neoplasia (1998), and the consensus on updating the prostate cancer Gleason grading system (2005, 2015).

He is co-editor of the WHO blue book on the Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs, and co-author of the latest AFIP Fascicle on Tumors of the Prostate Gland, Seminal Vesicles, Male Urethra and Penis. Dr Epstein has lectured extensively at an international level and has a large urologic pathology consulting service (approximately 12,000 cases per year), which he uses to train genitourinary pathology fellows.


greensonProf. Joel Greenson 

Joel K. Greenson, MD is Professor of Pathology at the University of Michigan, and received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. He completed his residency training in pathology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and a two year fellowship in gastrointestinal pathology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions under the mentorship of Dr John Yardley.

After working as Assistant Professor of Pathology for three years at Ohio State University, Dr. Greenson returned to the University of Michigan where he is currently Professor of Pathology and Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology. He is a past President of the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society.

Dr Greenson is an editor of Sternberg’s Diagnostic Surgical Pathology textbook, and has co-authored and edited two textbooks on Gastrointestinal Pathology: Diagnostic Pathology Gastrointestinal, as well as Morson and Dawson’s Gastrointestinal Pathology.

His primary research interests include inflammatory / infectious lesions of the gut, and the molecular epidemiology of colorectal cancer. Dr Greenson is on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology and Human Pathology, has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications and has lectured extensively at national and international academic meetings. 


jeffreyProf. Jeffrey Myers 

Jeffrey L. Myers, MD is the A. James French Professor of Diagnostic Pathology, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Quality, and Director of MLabs at the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at Washington University in St. Louis, followed by a pulmonary pathology fellowship under his mentor and colleague, Dr. Anna-Luise Katzenstein.

After his training, Dr Myers joined the faculty at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, where he served for a decade as Division Chair in Anatomic Pathology. He has held leadership roles in multiple national and international organisations, including the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), of which he is a past President, as well as Chair of the Education Committee and the Innovative Educational Products Committee, Short Course Coordinator, and two-time member of the Board. Dr Myers is also a past President of the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology (ADASP).

His research interests include both neoplastic and non-neoplastic thoracic diseases, and to this end he has published over 160 peer-reviewed articles, nearly 20 book chapters and has also co-edited major textbooks. Dr Myers has served as a national / international invited speaker and / or visiting professor on over 350 different occasions.


rhondaProf. Rhonda Yantiss 

Rhonda K. Yantiss, MD is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed her residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was Chief Resident and Benjamin Castleman Surgical Pathology Fellow.

After completing a gastrointestinal pathology fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr Yantiss joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. In 2005, she was recruited to Weill Cornell Medical College, where she is currently Chief of the Gastrointestinal Pathology Service, and GI / Liver Pathology Fellowship Director.

Dr Yantiss is an ad hoc reviewer for, and editorial board member of, numerous scientific journals, including the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Modern Pathology and the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. She is also an associate editor of Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, a member of the USCAP Education Committee and a past President and Education Committee Chair of the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society.

Dr Yantiss is a former recipient of the Arthur Purdy Stout Society Annual Prize, has edited several textbooks and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications as well as numerous book chapters to her credit. She has directed numerous courses in gastrointestinal pathology, and has lectured both nationally and internationally.


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