Video LectureGynecologic and Gastrointestinal Pathology: Pitfalls and Pearls in Frozen Section Diagnosis

Practicing pathologists will improve their knowledge regarding the strengths and limitations of the gynecologic frozen section. Basic clinical decision making points are also discussed throughout the lecture in order to help the pathologist better guide the surgeon during the intraoperative consultation.

Originally presented on February 13, 2019 in Park City, Utah.



Lecture Presenter

Joanna Savage, MD

Joanna Savage, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology
University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology
ARUP Laboratories

Dr. Savage is an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She received her MD from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology, as well as a surgical pathology fellowship, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She subsequently went on to complete a two-year fellowship/junior faculty position in gynecologic pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Savage is board certified by the American Board of Pathology and is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists and the American Society of Clinical Pathology. She is a member of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists, the International Society of Urological Pathology, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the College of American Pathologists, and the American Society of Clinical Pathology. Her primary research interests include oncologic gynecologic pathology.



Objectives

After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss goals of frozen section analysis in gynecologic pathology
  • Discuss common diagnostic difficulties and sources of error in frozen section analysis of ovarian neoplasms
  • Discuss diagnostic difficulties and sources of error in frozen section analysis of endometrial lesions

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories