Dr. Stoler was born and grew up in Rochester, New York, attending college at the University of Rochester where he graduated with a BA in Biology. After also earning his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, he completed his residency and a fellowship in surgical and cytopathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where he was on the faculty until 1989. He then worked at the Cleveland Clinic until 1993 when he moved to Charlottesville, Virginia. Currently, he is Professor (Emeritus) of Pathology, Cytology, and Gynecology and Director of the Gynecological Pathology Fellowship Program at the University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Va.
During his 25 years of practice, Dr. Stoler has become a world authority on diseases caused by human papillomaviruses (HPVs). He contributed actively to the development of vaccines against those agents as well the development of clinical HPV-related diagnostics, and continues to do so. In addition to expertise in general surgical pathology, Mark has special interest and competence in gynecological pathology, cytopathology, pulmonary pathology and molecular pathology. For more than a decade he was the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Gynecological Pathology and Diagnostic Molecular Pathology, and is still member of the editorial boards of 8 other pathology journals.
Dr. Stoler has lectured widely on an international scale, particularly on the topics of gynecological pathology and the biology of HPVs. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, as well as 22 book chapters and 6 books. Mark is a member of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), College of American Pathologists, American Society of Cytopathologists, United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, Arthur Purdy Stout Society, International Society of Gynecological Pathologists, Papanicolaou Society, Association for Molecular Pathology, Pulmonary Pathology Society, and American Medical Association.
Active in many pathology organizations, Dr. Stoler has given most generously of his time and leadership to ASCP. Every year since 1984, he has continuously given one or more teaching courses for ASCP both at the Annual Meeting and in a variety of other venues and formats. He has served on numerous ASCP committees for more than 25 years. For more than 12 years, Dr. Stoler was a member of the Board of Directors, including eight years on the Executive Committee, culminating as ASCP President from 2009 to 2010. His service to ASCP has been recognized with the Stevenson Professional Achievement Award from that organization in 2003 as well as the 2012 ASCP Israel Davidsohn Award for Distinguished Service.
Dr. Stoler’s work has taken him around the world. In 2011, he worked on behalf of ASCP Global Outreach with the Rwandan Ministry of Health to help improve the laboratory infrastructure in that country. A pivotal contributor to the 2012 ASC-ASCP-ASCCP Cervical Cancer Screening guidelines, as well as the 2012 Lower Anogenital Squamous Terminology(LAST) project, he is currently persuading doctors and patients to combine HPV testing with Pap testing for improved and less costly screening of cervical cancer. He is also teaching others about the use of biomarkers to improve diagnostic accuracy. For these and other patient-centric efforts, Dr. Stoler was also awarded the 2012 Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award, the highest honor given by the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.
Dr. Stoler is board-certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology and cytopathology by the American Board of Pathology He is licensed to practice medicine in New York, Ohio, and Virginia and West Virginia.
Practice areas – General surgical pathology, cytopathology, gynecological pathology, hematopathology, molecular pathology
Subspecialities : Breast Pathology, Gynecological Pathology, Surgical Pathology—General, Cytopathology.