ASCP’s 40 Under Forty Program Recognizes Future Generation of Laboratory Leaders

Jul 30, 2018

ASCP is recognizing 40 members under the age of 40 for their achievements and leadership qualities that are making an impact on pathology and laboratory medicine. This year’s ASCP 40 Under Forty honorees join 160 alumni of this prestigious recognition program. And like these alums, they will continue to advance into even more prominent positions and accomplishments in the coming years.

From this group, the Top Five 40 Under Forty honorees were selected based on public voting and committee selection. Each of the five will receive free registration to attend the ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting, Oct. 3-5, in Baltimore, a $1,000 stipend toward airfare and lodging, and recognition at the Annual Meeting.

Here is a look at this year's Top Five honorees:

Jordan Baum, MD, is a molecular genetic pathology fellow at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell, New York, NY, and plans to pursue a career in academic medicine with a focus on the genomics of breast cancer and women’s health after completing her fellowship training.

Michael Bois, MS, MPhil, PhD, M(ASCP)CM, is a staff scientist at Becton Dickinson & Co., in Sparks, MD. He is the microbiology lead on a cross-functional team ensuring that the work it does addresses laboratory professionals’ needs, and transforms the way clinical microbiology is done.

Bojana Djordjevic, MD, FASCP, is a gynecologic pathologist at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Toronto, Canada. Her research focuses on discovery of cancer biomarkers in gynecologic pathology and their implementation into daily clinical practice.

Kyle Nevins, MLS(ASCP)CM, is a supervisor at Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, NY. Her laboratory team is very involved in audit preparations for New York State, the Joint Commission, and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988.

Dana Razzano, MD, is a second-year chief resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. Earlier this year, she created a global health elective in pathology for her program and completed a one-month anatomic pathology rotation in Mbarrara, Uganda. She will return to Africa in December as the recipient of an ASCP Global Health Trainee Fellowship.

ASCP's 40 Under Forty program made its debut in 2014 and has garnered attention from around the globe. The 40 Under Forty recognition has also made a powerful impact on all of its honorees, ranging from pronounced recognition within their organizations to exciting media attention. To see all of the honorees’ bios, click here.