Hematopathologist Orazi to speak during pathology lecture series

The Department of Pathology Visiting Professor Lecture Series will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Pathology Conference Room, C7702, on the campus of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine. The guest lecturer, Attilio Orazi, will present, “Hematopathology of Polycythemia Vera: Prepolycythemic Phase and Disease Progression.”

Orazi is an internationally renowned academic hematopathologist whose diagnostic expertise spans all areas of hematopathology. However, he is best known for his expertise and scholarly accomplishments in bone marrow and splenic pathology. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Bone Marrow Working Group, has directed courses concerning the assessment of bone marrow disorders and splenic pathology at the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, and was the co-organizer of the 2007 Workshop of the Society of Hematopathology. Orazi is the main author or co-author for 14 chapter sections, including the vast majority of those concerning myeloid neoplastic disorders, in the fourth edition of the WHO Classification of Tumors of Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed papers and numerous textbook chapters and review articles, and he has authored two prominent textbooks: Disorders of the Spleen and Illustrated Pathology of the Bone Marrow.

His research program is focused on identifying distinctive immunologic and molecular genetic characteristics of hematologic neoplasms that are useful in their diagnosis, classification and prognosis. Additionally, his group is interested in elucidating the mechanisms that are involved in the pathogenesis of hematologic malignancies.

Last Updated November 06, 2013