Dr. Rowe was born in Morgantown, West Virginia and is proud of his Mountaineer heritage. He grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he attended First Colonial High School and spent summers surfing at the North End. Dr. Rowe received a B.S. degree in biology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and an M.D. from The Medical College of Virginia (now VCU School of Medicine) in Richmond. He then completed residency training in anatomic & clinical pathology at MCV Hospitals, including a subspecialty year in surgical pathology & cytopathology mentored by Dr. William J. Frable and Dr. Celeste N. Powers. He was given the Fergus O’M. Shiel Award in 2001, for excellence in medical school teaching. Dr. Rowe finished his postgraduate education as a fellow in dermatopathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C., under the direction of Dr. George P. Lupton.
Dr. Rowe joined Charlottesville Pathology Associates in 2002. That group of pathologists serves Martha Jefferson Hospital (MJH) in Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Rowe was the chairman of the Laboratory & Transfusion Committee at MJH, as well as a staff pathologist & dermatopathologist until leaving to form PRW Laboratories in 2011. He became an assistant professor of pathology at UVA in 2012. Dr. Rowe is a Fellow of the American Society of Dermatopathology, the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and the College of American Pathologists, as well as a member of the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, the Medical Society of Virginia, and the Virginia Society for Pathology.
Dr. Rowe has published papers in the peer-reviewed literature in pathology. He also has presented his research at meetings of the ASDP. Dr. Rowe is board-certified in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology and is board-certified in Dermatopathology by the American Board of Pathology and the American Board of Dermatology. He is licensed to practice medicine and surgery in Virginia.
Outside of work, Dr. Rowe enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters. He particularly enjoys family outings in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He is an avid snow skier and still manages to ride a long board now and then.
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 and Cytology.
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.
Dr. Stacey Mills was born in Hampton, Virginia in 1951. He attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA, receiving a B.S. in 1973. Mills matriculated to the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA, and was awarded his M.D. in 1977. Thereafter, he completed residency training in anatomic pathology and a fellowship in surgical pathology at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Dr. Mills has broad expertise in anatomic pathology, but his special interests include diseases of the breast, head & neck, bones, gynecological tract, and urogenital system.
He has published more than 225 peer-reviewed papers, 27 book chapters, and 21 books. Mills is the current Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Sternberg’s Diagnostic Surgical Pathology (textbook), Histology for Pathologists (textbook), Practical Reviews in Pathology, and the Pathology Network. He was also Editor-in-Chief of Modern Pathology from 1995 to 2000, and has memberships on the editorial boards of 8 other pathology journals.
Dr. Mills is a member of the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, American Society for Clinical Pathology, Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists, International Society of Gynecological Pathologists, and Association of Directors of Anatomic & Surgical Pathology. He has lectured internationally on topics in head & neck pathology and diseases of the urogenital tract.
Mills is licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina, West Virginia, and Virginia.
Practice areas – General surgical pathology, bone pathology, breast pathology, head & neck pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, gynecological pathology, urological pathology, and veterinary pathology.
Subspecialties – Breast Pathology, Head & Neck Pathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology, Urological Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
Dr. Wick is a native of Milwaukee, W I. He received a B.S. from Carroll College (now Carroll University) in Waukesha, WI in 1974, and was there given the Tri-Beta Award for scholarship in biology. In 1978, Wick earned his M.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, and was elected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He was a resident in anatomic & clinical pathology at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation in Rochester, MN, from 1978 to 1983.
Dr. Wick then joined the faculty in the department of laboratory medicine & pathology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, working with Drs. Juan Rosai and Louis (“Pepper”) Dehner. He served as director of surgical pathology fellowship training and the diagnostic immunohistochemistry laboratory, as well as vice-chairman of the scholastic standing committee in the medical school. In 1989, Wick moved with Dr. Dehner to Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, MO, as professor & director of surgical pathology. He also served as the chairman of the tissue & procedures committee and the cancer committee there.
Wick has published widely in the pathology literature, including principal authorship or editorship of 16 textbooks. He is a Master of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists, and a member of many other professional societies. Wick served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology from 1990 to 2012, and he is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology. Mark is past-president of the Association of Directors of Anatomic & Surgical Pathology and the Society for the History of Pathology.
Dr. Wick is board-certified in anatomic & clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology, and in dermatopathology by the International Board of Dermatopathology (Graz, Austria). He is licensed to practice medicine in Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Virginia.
Practice areas – General surgical pathology; bone & soft tissue pathology; dermatopathology; thoracic pathology; and veterinary pathology
Dr. Patterson was born in Washington, D.C. He attended public schools there and, later, in suburban New York City, and matriculated to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD where he received a B.A. degree in 1968. Dr. Patterson attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV – now Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine) in Richmond and earned his M.D. there in 1972. He served a rotating internship in medicine and a residency in dermatology, both at MCV, from 1972-1976.
Having entered postgraduate training as a member of the “Berry Plan” (a governmental program wherein physicians could join the military on completion of medical training), Dr. Patterson entered the U.S. Army as an active-duty member of its medical corps. He was posted to Keller Army Hospital at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, and then to Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Aurora, CO. During the latter appointment, he was also a Clinical Instructor in Dermatology at the University of Colorado in Denver. Between the two postings, Dr. Patterson trained at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) in Washington, D.C., as a fellow in dermatopathology under the tutelage of Drs. James H. Graham and Elson B. Helwig.
Upon his discharge from active military service in 1982 (he remained in the Army Reserve and eventually retired at the rank of Colonel), Dr. Patterson was appointed as a faculty member in Dermatology and Pathology at MCV. He became a professor and was the Director of Dermatopathology at that institution, working there until 1992. Dr. Patterson then joined the Dermatology Associates of Virginia in Richmond, as a private-practice dermatologist and dermatopathologist. From 1996 to 2016, Dr. Patterson served as Professor of Patholgy and Dermatology and Director of Dermatopathology at the University of Virginia. He retired from that position in 2016.
Dr. Patterson has been Director of the American Board of Dermatology and served as its president in 2015. He has also served on the Residency Review Committees for Dermatology and Dermatopathology of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Other notable positions that Dr. Patterson has held include officerships (including presidency) in the Virginia Dermatological Society and the American Society of Dermatopathology (ASD). He is a Fellow of the ASD, and was awarded Honorary Lifetime Membership in 2016. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the Royal Society of Medicine, and holds memberships in several other professional societies in dermatology and pathology. Dr. Patterson has authored over 250 scientific papers, as well as five books and many book chapters. He is past Editor-in-Chief and currently Editor Emeritus of the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology and has been a member of the editorial boards of numerous other journals. Dr. Patterson is board-certified in Dermatology & Dermatopathology by the American Board of Dermatology. States in which he holds medical licenses include Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, and New York.
Practice areas – Human & veterinary dermatopathology.
Dr. Noland is a native Virginian, born in Roanoke Virginia. She obtained both her B.S. and M.D. degrees from the University of Virginia.
Following medical school she did an internal medicine year at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital System in New York City. Maggie completed a dermatology residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center with a special interest in inflammatory disease of the skin with correlation to the pathologic findings. She completed a dermatopathology fellowship at that institution under the direction of James W. Patterson and Mark Wick. She has works published in the dermatology literature with some focuses in dermatopathology.
She is an assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Virginia. Her combination of dermatology and pathology training allows her to better correlate the histopathologic findings with clinical descriptions provided by contributing dermatologists. She is board-certified in Dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology and board certified in Dermatopathology by the American Board of Pathology and the American Board of Dermatology.
She is licensed to practice medicine and surgery in Virginia.
Merrick Kozak, MD grew up outside of Hampton Roads in Smithfield, Virginia. He obtained his B.A> degree from the University of Virginia. After completing his undergraduate degree he moved to Richmond, VA and obtained his M.D from Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon completion of his medical degree, he completed an intern year in internal medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. He returned to Charlottesville where he completed a dermatology residency at the University of Virginia. He then completed a dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Virginia under Shyam Raghavan, M.D. and Alejandro Gru, M.D..
His clinical interests include inflammatory disease of the skin, with an emphasis on autoimmune bullous disorders. Dr. Kozak is board certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology and board eligible in Dermatopathology by the American Board of Pathology and the American Board of Dermatology. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, long distance running and continuing to explore Charlottesville with his wife, son and two dogs.
Fellowship: Dermatopathology, University of Virginia (2022)
Residency: Dermatology, University of Virginia (2021)
Internship: Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University (2018)
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University (2017)