Last month, three of our residents, Drs. Michael D. Chang, M.D., Jong Taek “JT” Kim, M.D., and Elham Nasri, M.D., won awards for their superlative research presentations at the annual meeting of the American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP) (October 8 – 11) and the joint meeting of the International Society of Limb Salvage (ISOLS) and the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) (October 6 – 10).
- Dr. Chang won the first place award at the ASDP’s 16th Annual Duel in Dermatopathology oral platform competition for his presentation titled, “ETV6 Gene Rearrangement in a Mammary Analogue Secretory Carcinoma of the Skin.” He was mentored throughout the project by faculty dermatopathologist Wonwoo Shon, D.O.
- Dr. Kim’s presentation, “Malignant TFE3-rearranged perivascular epithelioid cell neoplasm (PEComa) presenting as a subcutaneous mass,” won the ASDP’s Physician-in-Training Award for the meeting’s poster abstract session (best case report). He was also mentored by Dr. Shon.
- With her research discussion titled, “Tumorigenic and Non-Tumorigenic Osteosarcoma Cell Subpopulations Exhibit Distinct MiRNA Expression Profiles,” Dr. Nasri won third place in the poster presentation contest at the joint meeting of the ISOLS-MSTS.
The awards bestowed are well-deserved for each of these exceptional residents and are proof of the brilliant minds we work alongside every day within our Department.