Anandita “Pia” Datta, M.D.

Dr. Datta is board certified in Anatomic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology and is a member of our advisory board.  She received her M.D. from the Kasturba Medical College in India before completing her Pathology residency at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.  She also did a fellowship in Renal Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. During her fellowship she attended sign out at the Gastrointestinal (GI) and Hepatic divisions of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, with stalwarts like Drs. Sobin, Rabin and Goodman. She also did a mini-fellowship in Genito-Urinary Pathology with Dr. Epstein at Hopkins. Following completion of her fellowship, Dr. Datta was appointed as a staff pathologist there where she was made Chief of Division of Nephropathology.  She continued to work in GI pathology for many years.  Dr. Datta is actively involved in The College of American Pathologists and many other medical organizations.

Enrico A. Giangeruso, M.D.

Dr. Giangeruso received his medical degree from the University of Miami, School of Medicine before completing his Pathology residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. During his residency, Dr. Giangeruso studied at the Gastrointestinal Division of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, where he was a contributor to the development of their GI pathology courses. Following completion of his residency, Dr. Giangeruso served as a staff pathologist, achieving the rank of Army Major. After leaving the Army, Dr. Giangeruso worked for a large pathology practice in Baltimore and subsequently served as Medical Director for Carroll Hospital Center. As a staff pathologist for Annapath and advisory board member, Dr. Giangeruso’s primary focus is on GI and Urologic pathology.

Abel Jarell, M.D.

Dr. Abel Jarell is a practicing Dermatologist, Dermatopathologist, member of our advisory board, and Clinical Trials Investigator who grew up in New Mexico, USA. After obtaining his undergraduate education from the United States Military Academy at West Point where he was a Distinguished Cadet (top 5% academically) and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, he subsequently completed a surgical internship at the University of Washington in Seattle. He then completed his dermatology training in the Harvard Dermatology Residency Program where he was Chief Resident and a dermatopathology fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco. He served out his military obligation at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, where he was an Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University and the medical director of the Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Clinic. He is the author of numerous publications.

C. Richard Lee, M.D.

Dr. C. Richard Lee is board certified in Dermatopathology by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology, in addition to being board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology.  After a post-doctoral research fellowship in cancer genetics at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Lee completed his Pathology residency (Anatomic and Clinical) and Surgical Pathology Fellowship (with special concentration in GU Pathology) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, and his Dermatopathology fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.

He currently serves on the editorial board of the journal Cancers and is the reviewer for several scientific journals.  Dr. Lee has co-authored over 80 publications including research and review articles, book chapters, and meeting abstracts; representative publications include The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Archives of Dermatology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Cancer Research.  Dr. Lee has been invited to speak at several Dermatology Grand Rounds and international scientific meetings, and has recently co-authored a book chapter for the Dermatology text book Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine.  Dr. Lee’s research and clinical expertise includes cutaneous melanoma and cutaneous manifestations of cancer syndromes.

James “Rusty” Mize, M.D.

Dr. Mize earned his medical degree at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where he also completed his Pathology residency. Dr. Mize is board certified in both Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.  With an interest in GI pathology, Dr. Mize participated in the initial research studies of immunomodulators in the IBD models at the University of Virginia.  Dr. Mize previously served as the Vice Chairman of the Pathology department at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. In addition, he has over 15 years of experience in FNA cytopathology, ENT and genitourinary pathology.  Dr. Mize currently serves as the Medical Director of the Annapath lab in Northern Virginia.

Brian J. Plasil, M.D.

Dr. Brian Plasil is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology and is a member of our advisory board. Dr. Plasil completed his medical training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine before completing his Pathology residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, OH. Dr. Plasil is an active member of The College of American Pathologists, The American Society of Clinical Pathologists and The Roger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society.

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