New UofL chair for pathology


    Eyas Hattab, M.D., M.B.A, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and neurological surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine, will be appointed as the new chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Toni Ganzel, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the UofL School of Medicine, announced today that Hattab‘s appointment will begin Jan. 1, 2016.

    “We are very excited to have a physician researcher and leader of the caliber of Dr. Hattab join us at the University of Louisville School of Medicine,” Ganzel said. “He brings with him extensive experience as a clinician, educator, researcher and leader that will enable us to continue our upward trajectory as a premier metropolitan research institution.”

    Hattab is currently the vice chair of education for pathology and laboratory medicine at Indiana University and serves as the director of the residency program. He joined Indiana University in 2002 and has risen through the ranks during the past 13 years.

    Hattab earned his medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan. He completed his residency in combined anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Florida Health Science Center – Jacksonville, where he also served as chief resident. He then performed a fellowship in neuropathology at Stanford University Medical Center and surgical pathology fellowship at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

    Hattab also earned his Business of Medicine MBA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

    With a research interest in the diseases and abnormalities of the central nervous system, Hattab has authored more than 80 scientific writings and has been an invited speaker at highly prestigious national and international meetings. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Modern Pathology and reviewer of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute Consensus Committee on Quality Systems and Laboratory Practices. Hattab is an active member of the neuropathology community and serves on several national committees governing the field, including chairing the College of American Pathologists Neuropathology Committee, the CAP Cancer Biomarker Reporting Committee (CBRC) CNS panel and the Lower Grade Gliomas Disease Working Group of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project, the National Cancer Institute.