About the MacKenzie Chair of Pathology
Dr. Dani Zander was appointed as the MacKenzie Chair of Pathology, effective Sept. 1, 2016, and will serve as Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and UC Health's Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Dr. Zander has abundant experience in leading and managing an academic department and working with faculty, administrators and staff to achieve excellence in clinical work, teaching and research. She comes to Cincinnati from the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/Penn State College of Medicine, where she served as Chair of the Department of Pathology for more than nine years.
After earning her medical degree at the University of Florida in 1986, Dr. Zander completed an internship in Pathology at Cornell University Medical Center/New York Hospital. She then returned to the University of Florida for a four-year residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Dr. Zander followed with more than 25 years of experience in academic Pathology. She has held tenured faculty and leadership positions at the University of Florida College of Medicine, the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and Penn State College of Medicine. In 2008, she completed the prestigious Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program.
Dr. Zander has authored numerous articles primarily focused upon pulmonary pathology, many dealing with lung transplantation and its complications. She has edited three books and has completed a fourth book (the second edition of Pulmonary Pathology) expected to be published in 2017. Last summer, she directed the inaugural Pathology Leadership Academy, a national leadership course sponsored by the Association of Pathology Chairs. Dr. Zander is also an active participant in key national scientific and professional organizations. She has been elected to serve as Secretary-Treasurer of the Association of Pathology Chairs, Secretary-Treasurer of the American Society for Investigative Pathology, President of the Association of Clinical Scientists, President of the Binford-Dammin Society of Infectious Disease Pathologists, and Chair of the Department of Defense's Integration Panel for the Lung Cancer Research Program.
She also maintains a clinical practice in diagnostic pulmonary pathology and cytopathology, enjoys her role as a teacher of residents and medical students, and continues to pursue research in lung diseases.