“Top Five” pathologists and lab pioneers recognized in ASCP's new “40 Under 40” program

Aug. 27, 2014

A pathologist who completed a major quality improvement process at the University of Pennsylvania health system, a statewide blood bank expert, and the inventor of an automated procedure that will reduce biopsy specimen mix-ups and improve turnaround times are among the high achievers being recognized by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as the Top Five as part of its first “40 Under 40” program.

The Top Five of the “40 Under 40” honorees are: Carlo Ledesma, SH(ASCP)CMMT(ASCP), of Oklahoma City, OK.; Anna M. Moran, MD, of Philadelphia, PA; Patrick A. Reese, HTL(ASCP)CMQIHC, of Boone, NC.; Shree G. Sharma, MD, of Little Rock, A.; and Heather Vaught, MLS(ASCP)CMSBBCM, of Indianapolis, IN.

They were selected from among 40 pathologists, pathology residents, and laboratory professionals under the age of 40 who were named to ASCP’s inaugural “40 Under 40” program for their significant contributions to the profession and the leadership they have demonstrated within each of their workplaces In May, all 40 honorees were given the opportunity to share their knowledge about topics pertinent to pathology and laboratory medicine with a personal blog on ASCP’s ONELab website.

The Top Five were chosen by ASCP members voting online, the blogging activity of the 40 Under 40 honorees, and a final Selection Committee review. Each will receive free registration to attend ASCP 2014 Annual Meeting in Tampa, Fla., from Oct. 8–10, along with a $1,000 stipend to toward airfare and lodging. The Top Five will also receive special recognition at ASCP 2014.

“ASCP is pleased to introduce this new program, which recognizes future leaders of the profession and their remarkable contributions to the field,” says ASCP President Steven H. Kroft, MD, FASCP. Visit ASCPs ONELab website.

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