Stefano La Rosa, MD, is associate professor of pathology at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and senior consultant of pathology at the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV). Before moving to Switzerland, he worked as consultant of pathology at the University Hospital of Varese (Italy) and served as assistant professor at the University of Insubria (Varese, Italy). He obtained his medical degree in 1992 and his specialization in Pathology in 1996 at the University of Pavia, Italy. Prof. La Rosa has an expertise in endocrine pathology, with special reference to digestive neuroendocrine neoplasms, pituitary and thyroid pathology, and diabetes mellitus. His research activity has been mainly focused on the study of prognostic biomarkers in neuroendocrine neoplasms with special reference to Ki67 and on pancreatic islet alterations in type 2 diabetes. He is (co)author of about 150 papers on peer-reviewed journals and of about 30 chapters of books, including the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Endocrine Organs 4thEdition, and the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Digestive System 5th Edition. He is member of the Editorial Board of several peer-reviewed journals and was member of the Consensus and Editorial Meeting for "WHO Classification of Tumors of Endocrine Organs, 4th Edition". He is an active member of the European Society of Pathology (ESP), United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), Endocrine Pathology Society, European Pituitary Pathology Group, Swiss Society of Pathology (SGPath), Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society, Italian Association of Rare Tumors (IART), and Italian Society of Pathology (SIAPEC). He was the Secretary of the Endocrine Working Group of ESP and member of the Educational Committee of the Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society and IART.Silvia Uccella, MD, PhD, is associate professor of pathology, senior consultant of pathology and director of the residency program in anatomic and surgical pathology at the University of Insubria, Varese, Italy. She obtained her medical degree from the School of Medicine of the University of Pavia, Italy, in 1997, completed her residency in anatomic and surgical pathology in 2002, and subsequently get her PhD in immunopathology and degenerative pathology at the University of Insubria in 2006. Prof. Uccella has an expertise in endocrine pathology, with special reference to neuroendocrine tumours of the gastroenteropancreatic tract and of the lung, thyroid pathology, and pituitary pathology. Her research activity focusses study of biomarkers in endocrine tumours and their role as prognostic and diagnostic factors. She has also been actively teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of endocrine pathology. She is (co)author of about 70 papers on peer-reviewed journals and of several chapters of endocrine pathology books. She has served as a reviewer for at least 15 different peer-reviewed journals. She is an active member of European Society of Pathology, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Endocrine Pathology Society, Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society, European Pituitary Pathology Group and Italian Society of Pathology. She is Secretary of the Endocrine Pathology Working Group of the Italian Society of Pathology.
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