Caris Life Sciences, Inc., a leading biosciences company focused on enabling
precise and personalized healthcare through the highest quality anatomic
pathology, molecular profiling and blood-based diagnostic technologies,
announced today that it has increased its team of field-leading pathologists
by more than 20 percent over the past 10 months, adding in excess of 30
new experts since last October.
“We are very pleased that Caris has continued to successfully attract
extraordinary talent from academia as well as the private sector,”
said Richard Lash, M.D., Chief Medical Officer. “In the past 10
months, we’ve hired distinguished experts in the fields of gastrointestinal,
dermatologic, oncologic, hematologic and genitourinary pathology from
some of the world’s most prestigious institutions.”
Caris Life Sciences now employs 79 pathologists, most of whom hold or have
held academic professorships at the nation’s leading medical centers.
Also in keeping with the company’s commitment to continuously improving
the discipline of pathology, Caris Life Sciences pathologists have contributed
significantly to research, with nearly 2,500 peer-reviewed career publications
and book chapters to their collective credit.
The following are some of the experts who have recently joined the Caris team:
Sheryl L. Asplund, M.D., has more than 15 years of pathology expertise, completing her residency
in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation
and a Hematology/Oncology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center in Dallas, where she later served as Assistant Professor
of Pathology in the Division of Hematopathology. Over the past 15 years,
she has also been a frequent invited lecturer at esteemed academic and
professional conferences nationwide.
Karin Diane Berg, M.D., M.S., has held academic appointments at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, serving
as Assistant Professor of Pathology and Oncology, as well as the University
of Vermont, College of Medicine. During her career, Dr. Berg has completed
fellowships in Molecular Pathology and Gastrointestinal Pathology at Johns
Hopkins School of Medicine.
Evan R. Farmer, M.D., is a world-renowned dermatopathologist, with more than 30 years of medical
expertise in dermatology and dermatopathology. For the past four decades,
Dr. Farmer has held professorships at Johns Hopkins University, Virginia
Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Indiana University School
of Medicine (Department Chairman) and Eastern Virginia Medical School
(Dean and Provost, 2001 to 2004). His distinguished career also includes
terms as President of the American Dermatological Association, Vice President
of the American Academy of Dermatology and member of the Board of Directors
of the American Board of Dermatology. He has published nearly 150 articles
in peer-reviewed publications, as well as authored five books and nearly
40 book chapters.
Antoinette F. Hood, M.D., has led an extraordinary career in dermatology and dermatopathology,
having held academic positions at Washington Hospital Center, George Washington
University, Johns Hopkins University, Indiana University School of Medicine
and Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she is Chair of Dermatology
and Professor of Pathology and Anatomy. She has held leadership positions
in several noted professional societies, including the American Academy
of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatopathology, Women’s Dermatologic
Society and the American Dermatological Association. Her impressive career
accomplishments also include authoring nine books, more than 40 book chapters
and in excess of 140 peer-reviewed publications.
Mei-Yu Hsu, M.D., Ph.D., comes to Caris from Harvard Medical School, where she is currently serving
as Associate Professor of Pathology. Since 1996, Dr. Hsu has frequently
been invited to lecture at academic institutions and professional conferences
both nationally and internationally and has 25 career peer-reviewed publications
to her credit.
Amy E. Noffsinger, M.D., joins Caris from her position as Professor and Director of Surgical Pathology
at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Prior to that, Dr.
Noffsinger served as Professor, Department of Pathology at the University
of Chicago. With more than 20 years of teaching and research experience
in pathology, she has taught and lectured extensively at distinguished
academic and professional institutions around the world. Throughout her
career, she has also published prolifically, with 70 career peer-reviewed
articles and 18 books and book chapters to her credit.
Arash Radfar, M.D., Ph.D., most recently served as Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pathology
and Director of Dermatopathology at the University of Maryland Medical
Center in Baltimore. Over the past decade, Dr. Radfar has held professorships
of Dermatology and Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
PA and Boston University School of Medicine.
Yousef E. Tadros, M.D., has more than 25 years of medical expertise, recently serving as Clinical
Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Georgia. His
training includes fellowships at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Armed Forces
Institute of Pathology and Tulane University Health Sciences Center, as
well as residency training at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Tadros joins our newly
formed Genitourinary Pathology faculty in Irving, Texas.
About Inform Diagnostics (formerly Caris Diagnostics)
Inform Diagnostics specializes in the development and commercialization
of the highest quality anatomic pathology services, primarily in the fields
of dermatopathology, Hematology/Oncology, gastrointestinal pathology and urologic
pathology. The company’s core team of more than 70 world-leading,
academic-caliber specialists utilize state of the art pathology laboratories
currently headquartered in Irving, TX and throughout the United States
to serve more than 3,000 patients every day. Through rigorous quality
assurance, daily and monthly conferences, and close relationships with
clinical partners, Inform Diagnostics continuously improves diagnostic