About the Editors


George J. Netto  - USA, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

George J. Netto, M.D. is Professor and the Robert and Ruth Anderson Endowed Chair of Pathology at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

Dr. Netto received his medical degree from Damascus University before residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Baylor University Medical Center and fellowships in surgical pathology at the Washington University School of Medicine, and in urologic pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2005 he joined the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faculty and served as Director of Surgical Pathology Molecular Diagnostics and Professor of Pathology, Urology and Oncology. He currently serves as Pathologist-in-Chief and Senior Scientist at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Civitan International Research Center at UAB.

His research, focused on urologic and molecular diagnostic pathology, has helped characterize the incidence and role of TMPRSS2-ERG fusion and PTEN loss as a prognostic biomarker in prostate adenocarcinoma. Dr. Netto and collaborators are credited with the important discovery related to the high incidence of TERT gene promoter mutation in muscle invasive bladder cancer and upper tract urothelial carcinoma. The discovery led to the development of a novel, noninvasive urine- based genetic assay for early detection of bladder cancer, UroSEEK, that promises significant decrease in the need for repeated invasive and costly cystoscopy procedures.

Dr. Netto serves on the editorial boards of the journals of Human Pathology, Pathology, and Virchow Archives European Journal of Pathology and serves as an expert member of World Health Organization (WHO) Blue Book Editorial Board for the upcoming Urinary and Male Genital Tumours volume. He served previously as associate editor of the for translation and basic science for the journal Urology and currently serves as asscoaite editor for Advances in Anatomic and Molecular Pathology. He has authored or co-authored more than 350 articles and chapters, including four books in urologic pathology, and is the editor of a widely recognized textbook on genomics in pathology, Genomic Applications in Pathology, currently in its second edition.

Senior Associate Editors


Pedram Argani, M.D. - USA, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Pedram Argani is a professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His area of clinical expertise is kidney cancer, particularly those arising in children. He is internationally recognized as an expert anatomic pathologist.

Dr. Argani serves as the associate director of Surgical Pathology and director of Surgical Pathology Fellowship. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. Dr. Argani earned his M.D. from University of Pennsylvania Health System School of Medicine where he also completed his residency in anatomic pathology. Dr. Argani performed a fellowship in oncologic and molecular pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Argani is a member of the steering committee of the Breast Center at Johns Hopkins. He is on the editorial board of numerous scientific journals, including the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, the American Journal of Clinical Pathology  and the International Journal of Surgical Pathology. Dr. Argani won the Arthur Purdy Stout Prize from the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology for his contributions to the advancement of diagnostic pathology.

Larissa V. Furtado, M.D. - USA, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Larissa V. Furtado is an Associate Member and the Medical Director of Molecular Pathology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. TN. She was previously an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She received her MD at UniFOA in Brazil and completed a medical genetics residency at the University of São Paulo. Dr. Furtado completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Utah and ARUP Laboratories, where she was chief resident, and her molecular genetic pathology fellowship at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining ARUP as a medical director, Dr. Furtado worked as an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Chicago and was co-director of the University of Chicago Clinical Genomics and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories. She is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical pathology, with subspecialty certification in molecular genetic pathology. Dr. Furtado’s research interests include genomic diagnostics in solid tumors and molecular diagnostic methods in oncology.


Rhonda K. Yantiss, M.D.- USA, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Rhonda K. Yantiss received her Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Kansas and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School.  She completed training in anatomic pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where she also served as Chief Resident and the Benjamin Castleman surgical pathology fellow. She then completed a gastrointestinal pathology fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA.  She was recruited to Weill Cornell Medical College in 2005 where she has remained as chief of the gastrointestinal pathology service.  She currently holds the title of Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Dr. Yantiss serves as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous scientific journals and is an editorial board member of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Human Pathology, Histopathology, and Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology.  She is an Associate Editor of Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Senior Associate Editor of Modern Pathology. Dr. Yantiss was recently appointed to the ARP Press 5th series/AFIP Fascicles Editorial Advisory Board.

Managing Editor, the USCAP journals

Catherine M Ketcham, Ph.D
Dr. Ketcham has been the Managing Editor of Laboratory Investigation since 2003 and of Modern Pathology since 2009. She earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Florida and was a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She then spent seven years in the San Diego biotechnology community focusing on manufacturing issues and business development. Upon returning to the University of Florida, she held research and development positions at the Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research, and then joined the Pathology department to manage Laboratory Investigation. After relocating to Atlanta, Catherine founded Ketcham Solutions, which was contracted to edit both journals. She has traveled extensively throughout China and Japan, speaking about scientific publishing and promoting the journals. She is now based at USCAP West in Palm Springs. She is married to Glenn Ketcham and they have one son.

Associate Editors


Justin A. Bishop - USA, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Ashley M. Cimino-Mathews - USA, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Andrew L. Folpe - USA, Mayo Clinic
Karuna Garg - USA, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland
Peter A. Humphrey - USA, Yale University School of Medicine
L. Jeffrey Medeiros - USA, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Sanjay Mukhopadhyay - USA, Cleveland Clinic
Liron Pantanowitz - USA, University of Michigan
Joanna Phillips - USA, University of California San Francisco
Natasha Rekhtman - USA, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
David L. Rimm - USA, Yale University School of Medicine
Robert Soslow - USA, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Michael T. Tetzlaff - USA, University of California San Francisco
Elizabeth D. Thompson - USA, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine