Received M.D. and Ph.D (in biochemistry) from University of Kansas
Anatomic Pathology residency at Duke University Medical Center
Began urologic pathology studies/concentration as first year resident
Assistant Professor, Duke University Medical Center for 4 years and then at WashU for 20 years
Ladenson endowed Professorship and Chief of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, Washington University Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 2006 to present
Author, Prostate Pathology, ASCP Press, 2003
Co-author, Gleason grading of Prostate Cancer, 2004
Editor and co-author, The Washington Manual of Surgical Pathology, 1st edition 2008, 2nd edition in 2012
Co-author, AFIP Fascicle on Tumors of the Prostate Gland, Seminal Vesicles, Penis, and Scrotum, 2011
Author and co-author of 238 published papers in medical literature, most on urologic pathology
Currently President, Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology
President-elect, International Society of Urological Pathology
Editorial Board member : American Journal of Surgical Pathology, American Journal for Clinical Pathology, Modern Pathology, Human Pathology, and others
Courses and lectures at Scientific Symposiums International, ASCP, USCAP, and IAP meetings, and at Hospitals and Universities around US and world (only one continent to go - Antarctica)
About Your Organization/Department
WashU/ Barnes-Jewish Hospital: Lauren Ackerman was Chief of Anatomic Pathology at WashU/Barnes Hospital from 1949 to 1974 and our surg path lab is named the Lauren Ackerman Laboratory of Surgical Pathology, which is also in the heading of our surgical pathology reports. Many of the traditions he established are still followed here.
We currently see about 60,000 surgical pathology cases a year.
Traveling, reading, bike riding.
Traveling to and speaking at medical meetings, and then spending extra time exploring (in places like Hawaii!) is a favorite activity.
There is excellent bike riding along the Katy Trail in Missouri, which is an old converted railroad track that is one of the longest in the nation, extending 237 miles across the state of Missouri. Outside St. Louis, where I ride, the trail runs along limestone bluffs next to the Missouri River, and through forests, farmland, and meadows.
Coping with Difficult to Diagnose Prostate, GYN, Skin and Soft Tissue Tumors
Diagnosis of Challenging ENT, Lung, GU and Melanocytic Lesions Application of Informatics in Pathology
Diagnostic Surgical Pathology of Lymphoproliferative and Myeloid, Urinary Tract, CNS and Endocrine Lesions