Jonathan I. Epstein, MD
Dr. Epstein is the Reinhard Professor of Urologic Pathology, Professor, Departments of Pathology, Urology and Oncology and Director of Surgical Pathology, Department of Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is one of the acknowledged world experts in the field of urologic pathology. He is responsible for the largest genitourinary pathology fellowship program in the world, with four fellows per year. As Director of Genitourinary Pathology Consult Service he oversees approximately 16,000 genitourinary pathology consults received per year. His areas of particular interest include prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia; diagnosis of limited adenocarcinoma on needle biopsy; prediction of prostate cancer prognosis, and unusual subtypes of bladder carcinoma.
Eric M. Wallen, MD
Dr. Wallen is Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Urology at the University of North Carolina Medical Center at Chapel Hill, and focuses primarily on prostate cancer. Prior to 2003 he was Assistant Professor of Urology at Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire. Dr. Wallen obtained his Medical Doctor (MD) degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He did his specialty training (internship and residency) in General Surgery and Urology at Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California. He is American Board Certified in the field of urology. Dr. Wallen is an expert in the cutting-edge technique of robotic, nerve-sparing prostatectomy surgery. Dr. Wallen has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and authored numerous medical book chapters. His in-depth knowledge of the diverse clinical settings of prostate cancer is gained from current patient management as well as involvement in cutting-edge research to improve disease diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
James G. Herman, MD
Dr. Herman is Professor of Oncology-Cancer Biology at the Oncology Center at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. His laboratory pioneered methylation-specific-PCR technology and continues to focus on epigenetic changes that pertain to development and progression of human cancers. Dr. Herman's publications have significantly advanced the fields of epigenetics and its impact on human cancer. Dr. Herman also has a clinical position in the Johns Hopkins Cancer Center. His applied researches in the areas of pharmacogenomics and genomic instability have led to the development of diagnostic tests that could vastly improve clinical outcomes in patients with several types of cancer.
Gerrit A. Meijer, MD, PhD
Dr. Meijer is Professor of Pathology and chair of the Department of Pathology at the Free University Medical Center, in Amsterdam The Netherlands, co-chair of the Genomics Center, leader of the Master Oncology program, director of the Oncology Graduate School Amsterdam, and editor-in-chief of Cellular Oncology. Dr. Meijer is a pathologist with a special interest in cancer research, focusing on the gastrointestinal tract. He leads a research group that focuses on translational research in colorectal and gastric cancers. Current research topics include genomic and proteomic tumor profiling for stratifying patients for individually tailored therapies. Furthermore, genomic and proteomic profiling of pre-malignant lesions is used for identification and validation of biomarkers for early cancer detection.