Department of Pathology announces 2021 faculty promotions


Chen Liu, MD, PhD, chairman of the Yale Department of Pathology, recently announced the 2021 faculty promotions. “The Yale School of Medicine promotion process assesses the contributions of each faculty member to our clinical missions, educational and research. I am proud to support the advancement of our faculty and look forward to working together to mentor and advance our junior faculty in the years to come, ”said Dr. Liu.

The 2021 promotion cycle included Natalia Buza, MD, professor of pathology, and Themis Kyriakides, PhD, professor of pathology, Paul Cohen, MD, associate professor of pathology, Peter Gershkovich, MD, MHA, associate professor of pathology, and Kurt Schalper , MD, PhD, associate professor of pathology.

Dr Buza, who is also associate director of gynecological pathology, is the author or co-author of over 130 publications in the field of gynecological pathology and has contributed to several sections of the 5e edition of the WHO Classification of Female Genital Tumors.

Dr Kyriakides, who is also director of graduate programs in pathology, operates the Kyriakides laboratory, which studies the regulation and function of matrix proteins that modulate cell-extracellular matrix interactions with the overall goal of creating new strategies for ‘engineering based on biological observations to improve tissue repair.

Dr Cohen is also President of Bridgeport Hospital Pathology, Site Director of the Yale Pathology Residency Program at Bridgeport Hospital, and is board certified in Anatomical Pathology.

Dr Gershkovich is also director of the pathology informatics and cancer data science section at Yale Pathology, which he joined in 2004.

Dr Schalper is also Director of the Translational Immuno-Oncology Laboratory and has been trained as a cell biologist, surgical pathologist and clinical molecular diagnostics.

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