Saturday Master Class Presenter

Dermatopathology/Soft Tissue Pathology

Rajiv Patel
University of Michigan, USA

Dr. Patel is Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He received his M.D. degree from Flinders University School of Medicine in Adelaide, Australia and completed his residency training in pathology at Cleveland Clinic, where he served as Anatomic Pathology Chief Resident. Dr. Patel completed fellowships in surgical pathology and soft tissue pathology, the latter under the direction of Dr. Sharon Weiss, at Emory University and dermatopathology at Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in anatomic pathology and dermatopathology and is the Director of the Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship at the University of Michigan and previously Associate-Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI) Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration (SARC) Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) Biospecimen Core. Dr. Patel is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology and an Editorial Board Member for The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, The American Journal of Dermatopathology and Pathology Journal of the Royal Australasian College of Pathologists.

He has authored or coauthored over 80-peer-reviewed publications and has lectured and directed courses on soft tissue pathology and dermatopathology for the American Society of Dermatopathology, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the American Academy of Dermatology and the International Society of Dermatopathology, as well as others. He serves on numerous committees including those of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the College of American Pathologist and the American Society of Dermatopathology.

He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Dermatopathology, serves on the Executive Committee of the International Society of Dermatopathology and is a contributing author for the upcoming 4th edition of the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Skin.

Sunday Master Class Presenter


Priyanthi Kumarasinghe
PathWest, QEII Medical Centre, Perth, University of Western Australia, WA, Australia 

Dr Priyanthi Kumarasinghe is a currently a Consultant Pathologist at PathWest, QEII Medical Centre, Perth, Western Australia and a Clinical Professor, School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Western Australia. She is a past Head of Department, PathWest AP, QEII Medical Centre. She is the current Lead pathologist, Single GI Pathology Service, PathWest, Western Australia. She is a Past President of the Australasian Gastrointestinal Pathology Society (2016) and the current chair of the Royal college of Pathologists (RCPA) Upper GI cancer (Gastric and oesophageal) expert committee, Cytology synoptic reporting protocol committee and thyroid cytology expert committee, and a member of RCPA pancreatic carcinoma and colorectal polyp expert committees.

She is a co-author or a contributing author for the upcoming 5th edition of the WHO classification of Tumours of the Digestive System. She has authored several book chapters and is the co- editor of upcoming text “Endoscopic Biopsy Interpretation: A practical guide” by Springer publishers. She has authored and contributed to over 100 scientific publications in scientific journals and several invited reviews, and many award-winning presentations at scientific meetings.  She was the recipient of the inaugural Article of the Year award by the official journal of RCPA, Pathology in 2017. She is a regular invited speaker at national, regional and international meetings and workshops.

Formally she was an Associate Professor of Pathology at the National University of Singapore and a Professor of Pathology at the University of Colombo.