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New Field of Medicine Described in Kornel L. Terplan Memorial Lecture

Guillermo (Gary) J. Tearney, MD, PhD

Guillermo J. Tearney, MD, PhD

Published September 12, 2011

Guillermo J. Tearney, MD, PhD, will deliver a lecture titled “Endoscopic Microscopy: Bridging the Radiology-Pathology Divide” at the 12th Annual Kornel L. Terplan, M.D. Memorial Lecture, 5 p.m. Oct. 13 in 144 Farber Hall.

Endoscopic Microscopy Opens New Possibilities

Tearney, a professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School, will describe endoscopic microscopy, a new field of medicine in which microscopic images are obtained from living patients.

This capability opens up possibilities for obtaining histopathologic diagnoses from tissues that are difficult or unsafe to sample. It allows physicians to screen entire organs for occult microscopic disease and to better understand disease mechanisms in vivo.

Tearney will describe a number of endoscopic microscopy techniques that have been developed and discuss how the methods can impact patient care.

A reception will immediately follow the lecture, hosted by the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences.

Tearney’s Affiliations and Collaborations

In addition to serving on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, Tearney is an affiliated faculty member of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, the associate director of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the optical diagnostics program leader at the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology.

About Kornel Terplan

Terplan served as chair of the UB Department of Pathology from 1930 to 1965. He is recognized for his work in childhood tuberculosis and brain pathology associated with chromosome anomalies of children.