Luminaries in Pathology

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2024

Baltimore Convention Center – Ballroom (400 Level)

Join two of pathology’s most distinguished teachers as they guide you through challenging cases in a virtual slide session. Dr. Carol Farver and Dr. Victor Reuter will each spend 50 minutes sharing diagnostic pearls and cautionary tales while engaging audience members in an open access interactive session. These sessions are included with General Registration.

Carol F. Farver, MD

Cleveland Clinic
4:30 – 5:20 PM
Pulmonary Pathology

An Approach to Diagnosing Granulomatous Diseases of the Lung


Granulomatous diseases commonly involve the lung and providing optimal diagnoses from tissue samples requires clinical, radiological and microbiologic findings.


  • Optimize the process of identifying the key morphologic features of the granulomatous diseases that involve the lung.
  • Understand the importance of integrating clinical, radiological and microbiological findings in these diseases
  • Learn the limitations of a tissue diagnosis in these entities.


Dr. Carol Farver is a member of the Cleveland Clinic staff where she is Professor of Pathology in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.  She received her MD from Yale University School of Medicine and completed residency training and a chief residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, followed by a Pulmonary Pathology fellowship at the same institution.  She has served as the Director of Pulmonary Pathology, Director of Surgical Pathology, Director of the Residency Program and Vice Chair of Education in the Pathology and Laboratory Institute at the Cleveland Clinic where she is also past President of the Medical Staff and former member of its Board of Governors.  From 2019-2021, she was a Professor of Pathology at the University Michigan where she was the Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Pathology Education and the Director of the Division of Education.  She has authored over 210 publications, 38 book chapters, and is the editor of Dail and Hammar’s Pulmonary Pathology and Pulmonary Pathology, in the Foundations of Surgical Pathology series.  She has served in multiple roles at the USCAP including as a member of the Board of Directors and the Education Committee, session moderator, evening session panelist, and faculty of multiple short courses and of a Long Course. More recently, she earned a master’s degree in Organizational Development from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and has co-directed two USCAP-sponsored leadership workshops including a residents’ workshop entitled Leadership, Collaboration, and Healthcare (2013-2016) and a two-day Emerging Leaders Workshop (2018).  Her contributions have been recognized with numerous awards including the First Annual Distinguished Achievement Award in Graduate Medical Education from the Association of Pathology Chairs, and she is the recipient of the Sam and Maria Miller Professional Excellence in EducationMaster Educator award from the Cleveland Clinic, given annually to one faculty member in recognition of outstanding dedication to teaching excellence and a sustained commitment to educational programs.

Victor E. Reuter, MD

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
5:30 – 6:20 PM
Genitourinary Pathology

Common and Not-So-Common Challenges in Genitourinary Pathology


Many genitourinary lesions encountered at the time of routine sign out, benign and malignant, have classic morphologic features which allow us to render a precise diagnosis with ease.  Others are not quite as straightforward and require us to formulate a differential diagnosis to solve the riddle.  The power of morphology should never be underestimated. 


  • Recognize morphologic features associated with specific entities
  • Be cognizant of diagnostic pitfalls in formulating a differential diagnosis
  • Be aware of ancillary studies available to corroborate a diagnosis


Dr. Victor E. Reuter was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico and attended the University of Puerto Rico, where he obtained his BS in Biology. He received his MD from the University National Pedro Henriquez Ureña, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. After completing his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital/Philadelphia, he went to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) as a fellow in Oncologic Surgical Pathology and has been there for 40 years.

Dr. Reuter is presently Attending in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Member, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City as well as Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. His interests run the entire spectrum of neoplasms of the urogenital tract. He leads the Genitourinary Pathology Team at Memorial and founded the Genitourinary Pathology Subspecialty Fellowship that has existed uninterrupted at his institution since 1991. He is Co-Director of the Pathology Core of NIH/NCI sponsored SPOREs in Prostate and Bladder Cancer at MSKCC. He served as Chairman of the Oversight Committee of the Pathology Research Core of his institution’s NIH/NCI sponsored Cancer Center Support Grant and as Co-Chair of the NCI Kidney Cancer Clinical Trials Task Force. He is past chair of the Education Committee of the United States Academy of Pathology and has served as President of the Medical Staff at MSKCC, President of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), and Vice-President for North America of the International Academy of Pathology.

Besides multiple resident and fellow teaching awards, he received the Koss Medal from the International Society of Urological Pathology, The Harvey Goldman Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring Award from the USCAP, as well as the F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service award, and the Joanne Vandenberge Hill Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pathology from the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. In 2022, he received the Distinguished Pathologist Award from the USCAP. He has authored more than 600 papers in peered reviewed journals and is co-editor of the 2016 World Health Organization Classification of Tumors of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs (4th Edition), Sternberg’s textbook Diagnostic Surgical Pathology, and Biopsy Interpretation of the Bladder.