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John Sinard, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science; Medical Director, Pathology Informatics, Pathology

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John Sinard, MD, PhD

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John Sinard is a board-certified anatomic pathologist. He received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University, and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins. His residency training was at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is active on the autopsy and surgical pathology services, with a specialty interest in ophthalmic pathology. He founded the Pathology Informatics Program, and has been developing software for over 30 years. His academic interests are centered on translational informatics: delivering modern data management tools to practicing physicians and researchers.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (1995)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (1993)
  • MD
    Johns Hopkins University (1990)
  • PhD
    Johns Hopkins University (1990)
  • AB
    Harvard University (1982)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Lifetime Achievement AwardCollege of American Pathologists2018
Averill Liebow Resident Teaching AwardYale Pathology2018
F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service AwardUnited States and Canadian Academy of Pathology2017
Averill Liebow Resident Teaching AwardYale Pathology2003
Averill Liebow Resident Teaching AwardYale Pathology1999

Professional Service

Association of Pathology ChairsClinical Service Leaders Committee2021 - Present
College of American PathologistsInformation Technology Leadership Committee2019 - Present
College of American PathologistsVice Chair, Informatics Committee2017 - 2020
Yale Medical SchoolSenior Appointments and Promotions Committee2017 - 2019
College of American PathologistsCouncil on Education2015 - 2020
Yale UniversityUniversity Safety Committee2015 - Present
United States and Canadian Academy of PathologySecretary and Executive Committee Member2014 - 2020
Yale-New Haven HospitalPerioperative Patient Safety and Quality Committee2014 - 2022
College of American PathologistsClinical Informatics Steering Committee2014 - 2017
College of American PathologistsCouncil on Scientific Affairs2013 - 2018
US Centers for Disease Control and PreventionClinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC)2013 - 2017
United States and Canadian Academy of PathologyBoard of Directors2012 - 2014
Advisory Panel, US Food and Drug AdministrationHematology and Pathology Devices Panel2009 - 2015
College of American PathologistsChair, Autopsy Committee2008 - 2011
Yale Medical School Office of EducationMedical Education Strategic Planning Committee2008 - 2010
State of ConnecticutVice Chair, Commission on Medicolegal Investigations2008 - Present
Yale-New Haven HospitalGraduate Medical Education Committee2006 - 2012
United States and Canadian Academy of PathologyEducation Committee2006 - 2012
Yale-New Haven HospitalCancer Committee2005 - 2012
Association for Pathology InformaticsExecutive Council Member; Program Committee Chair2004 - 2005
College of American PathologistsInformatics Committee2004 - Present
Yale-New Haven HospitalMedical Records and Clinical Information Committee2001 - Present
College of American PathologistsAutopsy Committee2000 - 2011

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