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Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists Honors Dr. Luan Truong CEO of the College of American Pathologists Visits Department Dr. Philip Cagle hosted the College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Charles Roussel, and the Director of Executive Operations, Branden Marty, as they toured Houston Methodist Hospital’s Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine on January 29th. “Our Department at Houston Methodist has a very high profile and integral role in the CAP, including the Residents Forum and Archives of Pathology and Labora-tory Medicine (a CAP publication). The CEO was very interested in learning more about our department”, said Dr. Cagle, medical director of pulmonary pathology and editor-in-chief of Archives. This was their first visit to HMH, and both visitors were very impressed by the high quality of service, advanced technology, devotion to our patients, and forward vision that are epitomized by the department and our faculty, trainees, and staff. They visited many divisions within the department, and the tour culminated in the Research Institute building, where Dr. Cagle was joined by Drs. Randall Olsen and Bryce Portier (pictured). Directly following their visit, Dr. Roussel wrote a glowing review of the department in his online blog called Plane Talk, and com-mented that “The Research Institute is just one example of how cooperation among disciplines and across platforms (e.g. imaging, laboratory medicine, bioen-gineering) is helping Houston Methodist earn a national reputation as a place to be for young pathologists who want to practice cutting edge science as part of an integrated patient care team.” THE LABORATORY REPORT Winter 2014 Page 2 The Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists will award Dr. Luan Truong, MD, the Harlan J. Spjut award at its 55th Annual Spring Symposium held Saturday, April 26th, at the Hornberger Conference Center. This award, which was started in 1989, is given annually to a distinguished pathologist with sustained and distinguished scholarly achievements in the discipline. “This is a wonderful recognition of Dr. Truong’s numerous scholarly, clini-cal, and educational achievements in nephropathology”, says Dr. Mary Schwartz, medical director of anatomic pathology and the 2009 recipient of the award. Dr. Truong, who is medical director of renal pathology for the Department, divides his time between his clinical duties, working with trainees, and an active translational research program with specific emphasis on nephropathology. He has published over 240 peer-reviewed papers. “We are so fortunate to have some-one with Dr. Truong’s expertise in our department. His contribu-tions to patient care and leadership of the renal pathology team are unparalleled”, says Dr. James M. Musser, chair of the Depart-ment of Pathology and Genomic Medicine. Dr. Truong received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, and did his residency training at Baylor College of Medicine followed by a fellowship in renal pathology at Columbia University. This year marks his 30th an-niversary at Houston Methodist as an attending pathologist and director of renal pathology. Congratulations, Dr. Truong! Dr. Luan Truong (right) reviews transmission electon microscopy data with technician Claire Haueter Houston Methodist pathologists pose while the CAP CEO takes their photo in the RI building. From left to right: Drs. Randall Olsen, Bryce Portier, and Philip Cagle


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