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American Board of Pathology Welcomes New Board Member
Matthew Wasco, MD


Matthew Wasco mTAMPA, Fla, ( March 23, 2021) - The Trustees of the American Board of Pathology (ABPath) are pleased to announce the election of Dr. Matthew Wasco to serve on the Board of Trustees with a term beginning on March 19, 2021. He will serve as Co-Chairperson on ABPath’s Test Development & Advisory Committee for Dermatopathology. Dr. Wasco is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and is participating in the Continuing Certification Program.

Dr. Matthew Wasco is an anatomic and clinical pathologist with IHA Pathology and Laboratory Management, serving St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and multiple associated facilities in Ann Arbor, MI and parts of southeast Michigan. Since joining IHA pathology in 2009, Dr. Wasco has been a laboratory director for multiple facilities and a section leader for various parts of the clinical laboratory. He has served on committees for the American Society of Clinical Pathology and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, as well as local hospital administrative responsibilities. He also previously served on the ABPath’s Continuing Certification Advisory Committee.

Dr. Wasco earned a B.A. in Chemistry at Carleton College, graduated medical school at the University of Massachusetts, and completed pathology residency and fellowship in Genitourinary Surgical Pathology at the University of Michigan.

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.


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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2021 Subspecialty and Fall Primary Exams to be Administered

at Pearson VUE Testing Centers


March 9, 2021- American Board of Pathology (ABPath) has announced the 2021 Subspecialty and Fall Primary Exams (AP and CP) will be administered using Pearson VUE Professional test centers. Pearson VUE offers a comprehensive network of testing centers throughout the United States, Canada and in select overseas locations.

2021 Subspecialty Exams will be administered from Sept. 13 - Sept. 25, 2021. 

(Clinical Informatics will continue to be administered by the American Board of Preventative Medicine

at Prometric testing centers in October.)

Fall 2021 Primary Exams will be administered from Oct. 12 - Oct. 22, 2021.

After careful consideration, the ABPath has decided to deliver all 2021 certification exams exclusively at Pearson VUE Professional Centers to provide a safe and secure testing environment during the pandemic. Using Pearson VUE test centers will ensure all candidates have an equitable testing environment while maintaining the security and integrity of this high-stakes exam.

No certification exams will be administered in 2021 at the ABPath exams centers located in Tampa or Tucson, nor will we be using remotely proctored online exams. For more information about the administration of the 2021 certification exams at Pearson VUE, please visit our website at 



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