In Memoriam: David Ferguson, MD, PhD

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of David O. Ferguson, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology. David passed away suddenly at the age of 57 on Saturday, January 6, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Dr. JoAnn Sekiguchi (Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Human Genetics, University of Michigan Medical School), their daughter, Brianna, and his brother, Peter Ferguson of HendersoFerguson_David_2011 sq 500.jpgn, NV.

Dr. Jonathan McHugh Named A. James French Professor of Surgical Pathology

Dr. Jonathan McHugh, Clinical Professor in the Department of Pathology, was appointed A. James French Professor of Surgical Pathology by approval of the Regents of the University of Michigan in May 2021. Celebration of his professorship was delayed due to COVID-19 and his official investiture ceremony was held on January 10, 2024. This professorship was created to build on the high value our department places on our clinical mission by recognizing a senior faculty member who has made significant contributions to our department’s clinical service, research, and training programs. It comes with an endowment to support programs in surgical pathology.

Co-Chief Resident Corey Post Awarded the 2024 F. Stephen Vogel Award

Congratulations to our co-chief resident, Dr. Corey Post, for being selected by the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology as the recipient of the 2024 F. Stephen Vogel Award.  This award is given to a resident who has published an outstanding paper in one of the USCAP’s affiliated journals, Laboratory Investigation or Modern Pathology, and will be presented to him at the USCAP Honors Session on Saturday, March 23, 2024.

Dr. David Keren Celebrates the Publication of 14th Book

In an age of new and emerging laboratory practices, Dr. David Keren has been at the forefront. With the release of his 14th book, he has advanced clinical laboratory pathology in his field. His new book “Electrophoresis and Mass Spectrometry” is an evidenced-based guide for detecting monoclonal immunoglobulin proteins (M-proteins) and other protein disorders. It provides clear recommendations for laboratory applications of state-of-the-art diagnostic methods.

DQHI Supporting Pathology

Every October, Michigan Medicine recognizes Quality Month as a reminder that we work to create an environment of excellence for patients, families, faculty, and staff. Here in the Department of Pathology, our Division of Quality and Health Improvement, or DQHI, is a unit that supports operational quality activities, providing expertise and resources in various ways.

Dr. Allecia Wilson receives the Early Career Distinguished Alumni Award

Congratulations to Dr. Allecia Wilson for her recognition by the Michigan Medicine Alumni Society with the Early Career Distinguished Alumni Award, presented to her October 12, 2023. Dr. Wilson is an Associate Professor of Forensic and Pediatric Pathology, Director of Forensic Pathology, and Director of the Forensic Pathology Fellowship Program. She also serves as the Medical Examiner for Washtenaw County.

Visual Recognition Talent Leads to Career in Dermatopathology

I never imagined I would come to Michigan,” began Dr. May Chan, Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at Michigan Medicine. “I really thought I would stay in Boston following my fellowship training. I interviewed at Michigan because it was one of two academic dermatopathology jobs available at the time, and a position at my home institution didn’t open until after I applied elsewhere. 

Life-Altering Events Guide Career Path

The Department of Pathology has a division that is unlike any of its other divisions in that its primary focus is on making our laboratories and pathologists accessible to patients outside of Michigan Medicine.