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Faculty

Dr. Vijay Padmanabhan
Professor of Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Vijayalakshmi “Viju” Padmanabhan received her MBBS degree from KMC, Mangalore in India. She did her post-graduation in Pathology from the PGIMER, Chandigarh, India before moving to the USA. She is a board certified pathologist in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and a Cytopathologist. She was the medical director of Cytology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for more than 10 years before moving to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. In addition to be the medical director, she is also fellowship director for the cytopathology program and is also the QA/ QI director for pathology residency education. She has also been an invited member of the CAP cytopathology committee. She has published extensively in anatomic pathology and is involved with various QI projects within her department and has been an invited speaker on numerous national and international forums





Professor John Oladapo Obafunwa
Professor of Forensic Pathology, Lagos State University College of Medicine





Dr Sam Gulino,
Chief Medical Examiner, City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Sam Gulino is the Chief Medical Examiner for the City of Philadelphia. He received his medical education at Northwestern University, and trained in anatomic pathology at the Mayo Clinic and forensic pathology at the Dade County Medical Examiner’s Office in Miami, Florida. He has been practicing forensic pathology for 22 years and has special interests in cardiovascular pathology, forensic toxicology, and the evaluation of deaths in infants and children, including child abuse, preventable injury, and sudden cardiac death.





Dr Adekunle M. Adesina
Professor of Pathology, Immunology and Pediatrics - Hematology / Oncology, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Adekunle M. Adesina, MD, Ph.D. is currently Professor of Pathology, Immunology and Pediatrics - Hematology / Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Section of Neuropathology and Molecular Neuropathology Laboratory at the Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. He received his MD (MBBS) degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Ph.D. (Molecular Genetics / Molecular Neuro-oncology) from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, Clinical Fellowship training in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology at the University of Vermont, a postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada, as well as a Fellowship in Surgical Pathology, Cytology and Molecular Pathology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia. He served as attending Pathologist / Neuropathologist, as well as Clinical Director of Molecular Pathology Laboratories at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center from 1994 - 2002.

Dr Adesina comes with over 25 years of experience in diagnostic oncologic surgical pathology, cytopathology. neuropathology and molecular pathology. He has established and continues to have responsibility for the day to day oversight of a clinical molecular neuropathology laboratory.

He has global experience and involvement in pathology education. His role was pivotal in the establishment of the School of Pathology, a collaborative annual continuing medical education program between the West African Division of the IAP and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology for West African Pathologists and pathology trainees.

Dr Adesina's research interest is in understanding the molecular determinants of neoplastic transformation in general and more specifically in the nature of deregulation of FoxG1 crosslinked signal transduction in pediatric brain tumors which was first described in Dr Adesina's laboratory.

Dr Adesina has published over 100 peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. He is also the leading editor and senior author for the "one of a kind" Atlas of Pediatric brain tumors, publisher - Springer, published in November 2009. He is an Associate editor for the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, a member of the editorial board of the journal Human Pathology, and a member of the review panel for many journals including: Journal of Clinical Pathology, Modern Pathology, Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of Child Neurology and Journal of Molecular diagnostics. He also serves as Chief Editor for the Neuropathology section of the epathology / e-medicine (WebMD / medscape) textbook.

His national recognition is evidenced by his role in a number of nationally important committees including his service as a member of the Test Development and Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pathology in Molecular Genetic Pathology and a central neuropathology reviewer on Children Oncology Group (COG) and Pediatric brain tumor consortium (PBTC) clinical trials. Furthermore, his international recognition is evidenced by his receipt of an award as the Ist Benjamin Oluwakayode and Olabopo Osuntokun Visiting Professorship / endowed Chair in the Neurosciences, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, August 11 – September 22, 2008.

Dr Adesina also serves as the Lead Pathologist for the Pathology Special Interest Group of the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC), member of the AORTIC Council and a member of the IAP Education Committee.





Dr Tariq Elghetany
Professor of Pathology, Immunology and Pediatrics - Hematology / Oncology, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Dr. Elghetany was awarded the MBBCH degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo in the top 2% of his class. After finishing a residency in Internal Medicine in Cairo, he started Pathology Residency at Baylor College of Medicine followed by Hematopathology Fellowship at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, NY. He became director of Hematopathology at Saint John Regional Hospital in Saint John Canada, where he established flow cytometry service and helped modernize the hematology laboratory. He became Associate Director of Hematopathology and Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Within two years, he became Director of Clinical Pathology and a few years later he became Vice-Chair for Clinical Service and Professor of Pathology. He finally moved to Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital as professor of Pathology and Director of departmental Quality and Safety Program. He has won numerous teaching and mentorship awards from both medical schools (UTMB and Baylor). He has more than 60 publication, 75 abstracts, and 8 book chapters. He was invited speaker in several international meetings, including Japan, Egypt, Spain, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco.





Dr Glenn Sandberg, Forensic Neuropathologist,
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, Houston, TX Professor Dr med Steffen Hauptmann, Professor of Pathology, FIAC Department of Pathology, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Dr. Sam Gulino is the Chief Medical Examiner for the City of Philadelphia. He received his medical education at Northwestern University, and trained in anatomic pathology at the Mayo Clinic and forensic pathology at the Dade County Medical Examiner’s Office in Miami, Florida. He has been practicing forensic pathology for 22 years and has special interests in cardiovascular pathology, forensic toxicology, and the evaluation of deaths in infants and children, including child abuse, preventable injury, and sudden cardiac death.





Biosketch Steffen Hauptmann


Born 1960 in Colditz (Saxonia, Germany); studies of medicine in Leipzig from 1981 to 1987; MD in 1988 (Berlin); postgraduate education in Magdeburg and Aachen; 1993 board examination in pathology; PhD in 1995 (Aachen); associate professorship and vice director Institute of Pathology, Charité Hospital (Berlin) from 1997 to 2003. Full professorship and director Institute of Pathology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg from 2003-2011; then private practice in Wangen and Dueren; since 2015 Department of Pathology, Maastricht University Medical Center (Nederland); specialized in gynecological pathology, cytology (FIAC), and molecular pathology. Visiting scientist at Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore (Robert Kurman); experimental research about inflammation, stromal reaction and cancer; member of AORTIC, Organ Group Ovary of the Working Group Gynecological Oncology (AGO), International Academy of Pathology, European Society of Pathology, International Academy of Cytology and various other scientific organizations.