As part of the administrative leadership restructuring of the Department, I am pleased to announce that Jessica Lee Davis, MD, the Lawrence M. Roth Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, has agreed to serve as the new Vice Chair of Anatomic Pathology, effective September 25. Dr. Davis has served as the Director of Surgical Pathology and the Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program Director at IUSM since November 2022. Prior to that, she was the Director of Surgical Pathology and the Associate Director of the Pathology Residency Program in the Department of Pathology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. She completed her AP/CP residency at the University of California San Francisco, where she also completed her surgical pathology fellowship San Francisco with a focus on bone & soft tissue pathology. This was followed by a Pediatric Pathology Fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington. Her research interests include pediatric pathology and molecular diagnostics of soft tissue tumors.
Dr. Davis is a dynamic and people-oriented administrator, who has already garnered impressive accolades in recognition of her transformative leadership accomplishments. She received a Faculty Awards of Excellence in Teaching at UCSF and OHSU and was one of the 40 under Forty Award recipients from the ASCP. As the new Vice Chair of AP she is tasked with implementing a patient-centered sub-specialization practice and standardization model across the IU Health System, building a culture of open communication that emphasizes diversity, equity, and inclusion, engaging the entire Department (faculty, staff, trainees) in pathology education, and increasing and supporting research endeavors within the anatomic pathology space for current and future faculty, trainees, and staff. Dr. Davis is a strong proponent of technological innovation that improves and optimizes pathology operations and supports new scientific inquiries. Her ability to build communities and establish relationships will also be immensely helpful in outreach efforts and in developing local, regional, and national partnerships for the Department.
Please join us in congratulating Jessica and in welcoming her to this new role.