The Terplan lecture is sponsored by the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Terplan was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology for nearly 30 years, and despite his retirement as Chair, Dr. Terplan’s contributions, particularly in the area of neuropathology, continued for another 25 years. This event is made possible, in part, through an endowment initiated by Dr. Terplan’s son Martin, and members of Dr. Terplan’s family. The lecture will be followed by a reception.
Dr. James M. Crawford is Senior Vice President of Laboratory Services for the Northwell Health system, overseeing the integrated laboratory network for 21 hospitals and over 500 ambulatory practice sites. He also is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, and Professor in the Northwell-based Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. He is Editor-in-Chief of Academic Pathology, the official journal of the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC), and is a founding member of “Project Santa Fe”, a collaboration of five regional American laboratories established to advance the value statements for laboratory services in the next era of health care. Dr. Crawford received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University, and his post-graduate training in anatomic pathology and gastrointestinal pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, followed by a fellowship in hepatic pathology at the Royal Free Hospital in London. He is American Board of Pathology-certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Informatics.