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American Board of Pathology Welcomes New Board Members


TAMPA, Fla, (August 31, 2022) - The Trustees of the American Board of Pathology (ABPath) are pleased to announce the election of three new members to the Board of Trustees with terms beginning on January 1, 2023. The new Trustees have expertise in Molecular Genetic Pathology, Hematopathology, and Clinical Pathology in community/private practice.

The ABPath’s Board of Trustees is made up of 12 board-certified pathologist members and one public member. Each member is highly esteemed and accomplished in their respective fields and/or subspecialty. Trustees are elected for 3-year terms and may serve up to four terms.


The incoming ABPath Trustees are:


Cook medJames R. Cook, MD, PhD - Dr. James Cook is the Hematopathology Section Head at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and Professor of Pathology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Cook is a recent President of the Society for Hematopathology and has served on multiple committees for the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and the Association for Molecular Pathology. He has also previously served on the ABPath’s Hematopathology Test Development and Advisory Committee (TDAC).

Dr. Cook is a graduate of the MD/PhD program at Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri and fellowship training in Hematopathology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Cook is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Hematopathology.


 Kingery6Y7A7960 crop medJulie D. Kingery, MD - Dr. Julie Kingery is a clinical pathologist and Associate Medical Director of a high-volume reference lab for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. Prior to joining Kaiser, she was a staff pathologist at the Portland (OR) Veteran’s Administration Hospital. She has been involved in national professional societies throughout her career serving on committees for the College of American Pathologists and the American Society of Clinical Pathology. She also served on the ABPath’s Continuing Certification Advisory Committee.

Dr. Kingery earned a B.S. in Biology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA; graduated medical school and completed residency training in clinical pathology at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Following residency, Dr. Kingery completed a molecular genetic pathology fellowship at the Oregon Health & Sciences University and a medical microbiology fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Kingery is board certified in Clinical Pathology, Medical Microbiology, and Molecular Genetic Pathology.


JenniferLaudadioHS2021 5 med Jennifer Laudadio, MD - Dr. Jennifer Laudadio is Professor and Chair in the Department of Pathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, AR. She is a recipient of the Aubrey J. Hough Jr, MD, Distinguished Chair in Pathology. She serves as Director of the Laboratory and Pathology Service Line for UAMS Health. Dr. Laudadio has experience as a Pathology Residency Program Director and is a member of the UAMS Graduate Medical Education Committee. She is a Molecular Pathology Section Editor for Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and served on the ABPath Molecular Genetic Pathology and the ABPath CertLink Clinical Pathology TDACs. She has served on numerous committees for the College of American Pathologists and the Association for Molecular Pathology and is a former President of the College of American Pathologists Foundation and served ex-officio on the CAP Board of Governors.

Dr. Laudadio earned a B.A. in Chemistry from Wake Forest University and her M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed an Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship at Oregon Health and Sciences University. Dr. Laudadio is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Molecular Genetics.


 About the American Board of Pathology

The mission of the American Board of Pathology, as a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties, is to serve the public and advance the profession of pathology by setting certification standards and promoting lifelong competency of pathologists. Founded in 1936, the ABPath accomplishes this mission by establishing certification and continuing certification standards and assessing the qualifications of those seeking to obtain voluntary certification in the specialty of pathology. For more information about ABPath, visit or call (813) 286-2444.



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