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Dhanpat Jain, MD, Joseph Misdraji, MD, Elected to Leadership Positions of Prominent Pathology Societies

April 13, 2022

Two Yale Pathology faculty members were recently elected to leadership positions of prominent pathology societies.

Dhanpat Jain, MD, Professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Digestive Diseases), has been named President of the Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society (HPHS), and Joseph Misdraji, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine and Associate Pathologist at Yale New Haven Hospital, has been elected Vice President of the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society (GIPS).

HPHS, named after the Austrian-born pathologist, hepatologist and educator, seeks to disseminate and increase knowledge of the normal and diseased liver and biliary tree with an emphasis on pathology. Dr. Jain, who was previously vice president of the society, succeeds Cynthia Guy, MD, Professor of Pathology and Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, as President. It is a two-year term.

Dr. Jain is a nationally and internationally recognized gastrointestinal pathologist known for his diagnostic skills, research, and teaching.

Dr. Misdraji will serve a one-year term as Vice President of GIPS, an organization of gastrointestinal pathologists from the U.S. and Canada, then will become president-elect and president, part of a three-year cycle. GIPS is more than 40 years old and serves to propagate interest in GI pathology, emphasize the importance of GI pathology as a sophisticated and complex area of pathology, and share information among members. Dr. Misdraji said being part of GIPS has made him more aware of his colleagues' contributions to GI pathology, and helped him become more connected to the community of GI pathology.

Dr. Misdraji arrived at Yale in 2021 after serving on the staff Massachusetts General Hospital for over 20 years. During his tenure there, he was co-director and director of Gastrointestinal Pathology, and was director of Histopathology Operations for several years.

Submitted by Terence P. Corcoran on April 13, 2022