I am an Oncologic Surgical Pathologist by training with a life-long interest in cancers of the head and neck including salivary glands, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. Pathology is the study of the underlying mechanism of diseases which helps guide treatment individualized to each patient. I am deeply committed to teaching and extending my expertise to patients and physicians. I started the Endocrine, Head & Neck subspecialty pathology program in 2009, a program dedicated to the detection of cancer, prediction of their behavior and response to therapy, often harmful to the patients and sometimes, to their families. The program now has a complement of five surgical pathologists and an ACGME-accredited fellowship program and works in closely with molecular and cytopathology. My research includes head and neck melanomas arising in UV-light protected sites, e.g. oral and nasal mucosa, HPV-associated cancers of the head & neck, and the molecular mechanism of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal tumors. I am also interested in public education.