Speaker Name(s): Ali A. Rizvi, M.D., M.S.
Description: The field of pathology, with its denizens huddled in their back offices, laboratories, and morgues, is a mysterious medical specialty. Pathologists do everything from diagnosing pap smears and biopsies to staging various cancers, to using cytogenetics and molecular genetics to identify and target disease, to collaborating with law enforcement and the legal community to solve crimes. In this lecture, we will trace the practice of pathology from its origin to the present, and make projections about the exciting and promising role of pathology in the molecular revolution that is widely thought to be the future of medicine.