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Angelique Levi, MD, to Succeed John Sinard, MD, PhD, as Vice Chair of Operations, CLIA Laboratory Medical Director

May 25, 2023

Dr. Sinard will Continue to be Clinically Active in the Department and Remain the Medical Director of the Informatics Program

Angelique Levi, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology, has been appointed Vice Chair of Operations and CLIA Laboratory Medical Director for the Department of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine, effective July 1, 2023.

In her new position, Dr. Levi will succeed John Sinard, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and maintain her existing leadership roles as Vice Chair and Director of the Pathology Outreach Program. Dr. Sinard will continue to be clinically active in the department and remain the Medical Director of the Informatics Program while pursuing academic and research interests.

Dr. Levi earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and completed the anatomic and clinical pathology residency training and a fellowship in cytopathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. There, she developed a subspecialty in genitourinary pathology.

Well known as a collaborative leader and supportive colleague, Dr. Levi excels as a diagnostician specializing in gynecologic cytopathology and prostate pathology. Her clinical scholarship seeks to advance cervical cancer prevention and prostate cancer prognosis through innovative techniques such as Pap test screening, imaging, molecular testing, quality improvement initiatives, and applications of machine learning and digital imaging. As a nationally recognized educator, Dr. Levi is set to present at the 2023 American Society of Cytopathology Lab Management Workshop on the topic of laboratory space planning, equipment, and workflow.

In her role as Outreach Vice Chair and Director, Dr. Levi has fostered growth in Yale Pathology Labs’ (YPL) client relationships, expanded collaborations, enhanced rapport with outreach clients, and boosted Yale Pathology's reputation. Her contributions have also included the advancement of pathology faculty and YPL services marketing, in addition to fostering partnerships within Yale institutions and on a regional, national, and international scale. Her role expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic to include COVID-19 diagnostics and outreach, resulting in substantial public health impact.

Over the past two years, Dr. Levi has led efforts to increase community COVID-19 testing availability, and through strategic partnerships, she has amplified access to equitable testing while informing the state about emerging variant trends. As a principal investigator, she has received funding from the NIH RADx-UP program to implement mobile laboratory testing, aiming to reach the most vulnerable communities. She is also seeking additional funding to develop novel high-complexity testing solutions for future pandemic preparedness.

“Dr. Levi's exceptional commitment and proven track record make her an excellent choice for Vice Chair of Operations and CLIA Laboratory Director. Her appointment promises a multitude of exciting opportunities for enhancing operations across YNHHS in collaboration with network partners and beyond,” Dr. Chen Liu, Department Chair, said.

Meanwhile, the Department is deeply indebted to Dr. Sinard for his loyalty and impactful contributions over the past three decades. Dr. Sinard began his journey with Yale Pathology as an Anatomic Pathology Resident in 1990, following the completion of his MD and PhD degrees at Johns Hopkins University. He served in numerous positions, including Chief Resident, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor until his promotion to Professor in 2006. In 2015, he further expanded his leadership roles by assuming the position of Vice Chair and Director of Anatomic Pathology, as well as the CLIA Laboratory Director. Dr. Sinard transitioned to the role of Vice Chair for Clinical Operations in May 2022. During his tenure, Dr. Sinard directed the Autopsy Service and the Pathology Informatics program for 17 years each and served as the Director of the Residency Program for six years.

Dr. Sinard founded the Pathology Informatics program, overseeing and participating in the deployment and development of a series of applications that has made the Yale Pathology information systems the envy of many pathology departments throughout the country. He also established the Ophthalmic Pathology service. Dr. Sinard has been active in professional societies: he has served on over 20 committees in member and chair roles for the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and was a member of the Board of Directors and Secretary for the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). He has been recognized through prestigious awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the CAP in 2018 and the F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service Award from the USCAP in 2017.

A dedicated educator and prolific author, Dr. Sinard has published two textbooks and 90 journal articles, offered over 1,300 conferences locally, taught over 80 courses/seminars at national meetings, and given Grand Rounds presentations at 35 institutions. He earned the Averill Liebow teaching award three times. He was a member of the Hematology and Pathology Devices Panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and a member of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Yale Pathology department is thankful for his continued commitment to our mission and stellar service.

Submitted by Terence P. Corcoran on May 25, 2023