This focused issue on “Mediastinal Sarcomas” is edited by Saul Suster and David Ilan Suster.
Saul Suster, MD
Department of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Dr. Suster took his basic training in pathology at the University of Tel-Aviv Sackler School of Medicine, Israel, followed by residency training in AP/CP at the Mount Sinai Medical Center of Greater Miami under Arkadi M. Rywlin, and a fellowship in research and surgical pathology at Yale University School of Medicine under Dr. Juan Rosai. He served as Director of Surgical Pathology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center of Greater Miami and Professor of Pathology at the University of Miami School of Medicine from 1990-1997, and as Professor of Pathology and Director of the Division of Anatomic Pathology at the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH from 1998-2007. He then went on to become Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, for the next 12 years. Dr. Suster is currently Chairman Emeritus at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Suster has published more than 400 peer-review articles, 40 book chapters, and 6 books. His work has centered mainly in the field of thoracic pathology, particularly oncologic surgical pathology of the mediastinum, lung, and pleura. He has also contributed to the literature in the areas of skin tumors, soft tissue neoplasms, thyroid pathology and others. He has been a regular invited speaker at all major national and international pathology meetings and has served as faculty for the College of American Pathologists, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and other national and international organizations. He serves in 9 editorial boards and is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Diagnostic Pathology.
David Ilan Suster, MD
Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine, NY, USA
Dr. Suster received his medical doctorate from the Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, followed by pathology residency training in AP/CP at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, MA. This was followed by a Selective Pathology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA where he focused on pulmonary and bone and soft tissue pathology. He is currently completing a second fellowship in Molecular Genetic Pathology at Mount Sinai Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine, New York, NY.
Dr. Suster published 16 peer-reviewed articles during the course of his training as well as 7 book chapters, and 2 books on pulmonary pathology. His work is centered mainly in the field of thoracic and bone and soft tissue pathology. He has also contributed to the literature in areas of skin tumors, thyroid pathology, breast pathology, gynecological pathology and others. He has had the opportunity to present loco-regional as well as international lectures primarily on the topics of thoracic and bone and soft tissue pathology.
Focused issue outline:
- Introduction to the focused issue
- Vascular Tumors of the Mediastinum
- Role of Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Mediastinal Sarcomas
- Sarcomas with Epithelioid Morphology of the Mediastinum
- Poorly-Differentiated and Undifferentiated Sarcomas
- Neurogenic Tumors of the Mediastinum
- Synovial Sarcomas of the Mediastinum
- Cartilaginous Tumors of the Mediastinum
- Adipocytic Tumors of the Mediastinum
- Role of Molecular Pathology in Mediastinal Sarcomas
- Histiocytic and Dendritic Cell Neoplasms of the Mediastinum
- Fibroblastic Sarcomas of the Mediastinum