Lisa M. Yerian [M.D.]

  • Titles : Medical Director, Continuous Improvement, Director, Hepatobiliary Pathology
  • Affiliations : The Cleveland Clinic

Lisa Yerian, MD,is director of Hepatobiliary Pathology and medical director of continuous improvement within the Division of Clinical Transformation at the Cleveland Clinic. She joined the staff of the Cleveland Clinic in 2004, became Section Head of Surgical Pathology in 2009, and was elected to the Board of Governors in 2013. Through her work in surgical pathology she first developed an interest in using process improvement tools and principles in the laboratory. An article* published in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, which Dr. Yerian co-authored, describes how they applied lean principles to improve workflow during the design phase of the Cleveland Clinic’s new pathology lab.

  • A Practical Approach to Common Problems in Surgical Pathology: Focus on GI, GU,Soft Tissue Lung and Head & Neck Pathology
  • A Review of Diagnostic Liver Pathology: Evolving Concepts and Clinical Implications
  • A Review of GI and Liver Pathology: Evolving Concepts and Clinical Implications
  • Solving Diagnostic Problems in Breast, Head and Neck, Liver and Lung Pathology

Past Lectures

  • Liver Transplant Pathology (06/27/2019)
  • Fatty Liver Disease (06/26/2019)
  • Biliary Diseases of the Liver (06/26/2019)
  • Acute and Chronic Hepatitis (06/25/2019)
  • Liver Tumors (06/24/2019)
  • Unknowns: Lessons Learned in the Liver (02/23/2018)
  • Liver Transplant Pathology (02/23/2018)
  • Steatohepatitis (02/21/2018)
  • Non-Hepatocellular Mass Lesions (02/21/2018)
  • AIH, PBC and PSC (02/20/2018)
  • Lymphoproliferative Diseases of the Gut: A Survival Guide for the General Pathologist (from a General Pathologist) (02/19/2018)
  • Case Presentations (02/25/2016)
  • Liver Transplant Pathology (02/25/2016)
  • Non-Hepatocellular Mass Lesions (02/24/2016)
  • Case Presentations (02/24/2016)
  • Case Presentations (02/23/2016)
  • Systemic Diseases Involving the Liver (02/23/2016)
  • AIH, PBC and PSC (02/23/2016)
  • Steatohepatitis (02/22/2016)
  • Classification of Neuroendocrine Lung Tumors (02/20/2015)
  • Diagnostic Challenges in Gastric Pathology (02/20/2015)
  • A Practical Approach to Medical Liver Biopsy Interpretation Part 2 (02/19/2015)
  • A Practical Approach to Medical Liver Biopsy Interpretation Part 1 (02/19/2015)
  • Ulcerataive Colitis, Crohn's Diseas and Mimickers of IBD (02/17/2015)
  • Reactive and Neoplastic Changes in Barrett's Esophagus (02/16/2015)


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