Dr. Wisecarver elected president of ASCP

September 22, 2017

Image with caption: James Wisecarver, M.D., Ph.D.

James Wisecarver, M.D., Ph.D.

James Wisecarver, M.D., Ph.D., has been elected president of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Dr. Wisecarver, who will serve a one-year term, assumed the presidency at the ASCP annual meeting held Sept. 6-8 in Chicago.

Dr. Wisecarver serves as the vice chair for clinical affairs for the UNMC Department of Pathology/Microbiology and director of the Human DNA Identification Laboratory at UNMC. He also serves as medical director of the clinical laboratories at UNMC's clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine.

Dr. Wisecarver received his medical degree from UNMC in 1986 and a doctorate in physiology from Creighton University in 1978. He completed a residency in combined anatomic and clinical pathology at UNMC and then joined the department of pathology and microbiology in 1990.

His involvement in ASCP has included serving on the Council on Continuing Education, and later on the board of governors of the ASCP Board of Registry (now Board of Certification).

While serving on the board, he helped organize a new examination committee to develop the molecular biology examination and the associated credential that is now being offered through the ASCP Board of Certification. He also organized and presented molecular diagnostics workshops offered through ASCP and the United States and Canadian Association of Pathology.

"Dr. Wisecarver's strategies for optimizing laboratory test utilization are recognized nationally," said Steven Hinrichs, M.D., the Stokes-Shackelford Professor of Pathology and Chair at UNMC. "We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Wisecarver as a member of our faculty and his expertise in laboratory science is reflected in the high quality of our services."


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Kusum Kharbanda
September 22, 2017 at 11:05 PM


Wendy Grant
September 22, 2017 at 6:56 PM

Dr. Wisecarver is one of a kind! He is such a patient educator - to students and peers! He will make a difference in this position! Congratulations, Dr. Wisecarver.

Tom O'Connor
September 22, 2017 at 2:15 PM

Know you will make us proud, Dr. Jim! Congrats!

Kai Fu
September 22, 2017 at 10:42 AM

Jim, Congratulations!

Nathan Bills
September 22, 2017 at 9:55 AM

Congratulations to Dr. Wisecarver!