Dr. Rhonda K. Yantiss received her BA in chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Kansas and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed training in anatomic pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where she also served as Chief Resident and the Benjamin Castleman surgical pathology fellow. She then completed a gastrointestinal pathology fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. She was recruited to Weill Cornell Medical College in 2005 where she has remained as chief of the gastrointestinal pathology service. She currently holds the title of Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Dr. Yantiss serves as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous scientific journals and is an editorial board member of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Modern Pathology, the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, and Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology. She is an Associate Editor of Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Yantiss was recently appointed to the ARP Press 5th series/AFIP Fascicles Editorial Advisory Board.
Dr. Yantiss serves as a member of the USCAP Education Committee, Chair of the Abstract Review and Assignment Subcommittee, and co-director of the USCAP Diagnostic Pathology Update annual course. She is a former president and education committee chair of the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society.
Dr. Yantiss has published nearly 150 original papers and review articles, edited several textbooks, and written numerous book chapters. She has received multiple teaching awards, the Arthur Purdy Stout Society Annual Prize in 2014, and the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society Jack Yardley Investigator Award in 2018. Dr. Yantiss lectures in national and international venues, and has directed numerous courses in gastrointestinal pathology.
Michelle S. Hirsch, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Hirsch is board certified in Anatomic Pathology, is a practicing Surgical Pathologist, and is Chief of the Genitourinary Pathology Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). Dr. Hirsch received both her M.D. and her Ph.D. (in Anatomy and Cell Biology), from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her residency and fellowship training in genitourinary and gynecologic pathology at BWH prior to joining the staff at BWH in 2004. Dr. Hirsch’s daily clinical and educational responsibilities are centered around genitourinary and gynecologic pathology, and she places a large emphasis on diagnostic pearls and clinico-pathologic correlation. Her primary research interests include diagnostic biomarker and genetic evaluation in subtyping renal and ovarian tumors. Dr. Hirsch has published over 110 peer reviewed articles, and recently edited the Genitourinary Pathology edition of Surgical Pathology Clinics. She is a member of the USCAP Education Committee, prior President of the New England Society of Pathologists, and is on the Editorial Board for Histopathology and Kidney Cancer. Dr. Hirsch has received multiple teaching awards and is passionate about sharing her knowledge of genitourinary and gynecologic pathology by lecturing domestically and internationally.
Dr. Drucilla J. Roberts is a perinatal pathologist, sub-speciality head of obstetric pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital where she began the service over 20 years ago. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and did two years of training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Brigham and Womens’ Hospital before she switched to anatomic pathology. Dr. Roberts completed her training in Anatomic Pathology at the Brigham and Womens’ Hospital where she also was chief resident and did a once year fellowship in Women’s and Perinatal Pathology under Dr. Christopher Crum. Afterwards she was a post-doctoral fellow in Genetics at Harvard Medical School in Cliff Tabin’s laboratory before she joined the faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Her focus is in placental pathology – the biology and clinical-pathological correlation.