Miller School Pathologist Receives International Medal of Merit

The International Academy of Pathology (IAP) Arab Division awarded its Medal of Merit to Elizabeth Montgomery, M.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and vice chair of Faculty Development and Mentoring at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Elizabeth Montgomery, M.D., from the Miller School Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Dr. Merce Jorda calls Dr. Montgomery “an icon in pathology.”

Dr. Montgomery received the award during IAP’s 34th annual congress in Qatar, a premiere event bringing together internationally recognized and regional pathologists to foster collaboration and educational initiatives.

The Medal of Merit is awarded to individuals dedicated to the promotion of academic pathology practice and educational activities that enhance the Arab Division.

“This was a pleasant surprise,” Dr. Montgomery said. “I have been fortunate to work with the Arab Division of the International Academy of Pathology for several years. The conference in Qatar was exceptional and testimony to the dedication of the Arab Division to promote education in pathology.”

Three faculty members from the Miller School’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine led sessions during the congress.

Rhonda Yantiss, M.D., also professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, co-chief of anatomic pathology and director of surgical pathology at the Miller School, took the lead on the first day of the conference, presenting on gastrointestinal pathology. On the congress’ final day, fellow pathology and laboratory medicine Andrew Rosenberg, M.D., also co-chief of Anatomic Pathology and director of the Bone and Soft Tissue Medicine program, lectured about bone tumor pathology.

The Miller School representation at such a prominent professional congress reflected the respect the international pathology community affords it.

“This work with the IAP-Arab Division exemplifies the mission of the department to act as a global leader in academic pathology,” said Merce Jorda, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and Joseph R. Coulter, Jr. Chair. “We are not surprised that Dr. Montgomery was recognized for her contributions to the practice of pathology. She is an icon in pathology who not only greatly enriches our training program in pathology but also is a game changer for the patients of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, UHealth, and Jackson Health System.

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