Susan C. Lester MD PhD

Associate Professor – Breast Pathology Service Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical School
Dr. Susan Lester received her Ph.D. in genetics at the University of Wisconsin and her M.D. from Harvard Medical School. She trained in pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and has been Chief of Breast Pathology Services for over 20 years. She has served on committees for the College of American Pathology, the American Joint Committee on Cancer, and the World Health Organization. She was the chairperson of the CAP breast cancer review panel during the development of the first standardized reporting protocol for DCIS as well as a major revision of the invasive cancer protocol. Dr. Lester is well known for the Manual of Surgical Pathology, as well as textbooks on breast pathology and intraoperative consultation, and numerous chapters including Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease.  A main area of interest of hers is developing internet teaching resources to support and augment on-site workshops developed by ASAP.

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