Dani Zander, MD, Chosen to Chair Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine has selected
Dani Zander, MD, as chair of the Department of Pathology and
Laboratory Medicine, effective Sept. 1 and pending UC Board of
Trustees approval. Dr. Zander also will hold the MacKenzie Chair of
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 Pathology for more than nine years.
After earning her medical degree at the University of Florida in
1986, Zander completed an internship in Anatomic and Clinical
Pathology at and New York Hospital. She then returned to the
University of Florida for a four-year residency in Anatomic and
Clinical Pathology. In 2008 she completed the prestigious Executive
Leadership in Academic Medicine program.
Zander has more than 20 years of clinical experience and has
held tenured faculty positions at the University of Florida College
of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston,
serving as Chief of Anatomic Pathology at both institutions.
The author of "Pulmonary Pathology" with a second edition in
progress, she designed, directed and launched the first Pathology
Leadership Academy by the Association of Pathology Chairs. She is
an active participant in key national pathology professional
organizations, including serving as secretary-]treasurer of the
Association of Pathology Chairs and the American Society for
Investigative Pathology, president of the Association of Clinical
Scientists and the Binford-Dammin Society of Infectious Disease
Pathologists and chair of the Department of Defense Integration
Panel for the Lung Cancer Research Program.
Fred Lucas, MD, who has served as chair of the department since
July 1, 2012, will return to faculty as professor of pathology and
laboratory medicine. Lucas spent four years of service as chair
during which time he made monumental contributions to the
department. He was instrumental in rebuilding the UC Health
Clinical Lab, which allowed volume to grow by 45 percent between
2012 and 2015 and revenues to increase by more than 75 percent.
Under his leadership, he nearly tripled the number of faculty,
stabilized the department's financial position, strengthened its
operations and increased clinical faculty academic involvement in
education and research.
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