Practical Reviews in Pathology

Stay current on the latest advances in Pathology with our unbiased expert reviews from today's leading medical journals.

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Practical Reviews is just that—practical, expert reviews of the most relevant articles from leading medical journals in Pathology.

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Our expert medical faculty conduct a comprehensive review of hundreds of articles from current leading medical journals so you don't have to. Our knowledge leaders summarize the most relevant medical research for you to review at your convenience and add commentary with perspective for applying these findings in your own practice.

Connect to Practical Reviews in Pathology and get:

  • 16 articles summarized in each issue, each with an expert audio review
  • Online quizzes and instant pass/fail notification
  • Instant access to our database of Pathology journal reviews
  • 14 issues annually
  • Ability to earn up to 56 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

View our full list of Reviewers, Journals, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Did You Know?

Arjun S. Chanmugam, MD, FACEP, MBA, the Attending Emergency Physician with the Johns Hopkins Hospital, serves as the Medical Director for Practical Reviews.

Articles in each issue of Practical Reviews are selected, vetted and summarized by expert panelists who are some of the leading practitioners and instructors in their fields.

The free Practical Reviews app provides easy search capabilities across 125,000+ articles to aid you in your research needs.

Coordinating Editor

Stacey E. Mills, MD

  • Professor of Pathology
  • Department of Pathology
  • University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
  • Charlottesville, VA

Administrative Editor

William H. Westra, MD

  • Professor of Pathology, Oncology,
  • and Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
  • Associate Director, Surgical Pathology
  • Director, The Head and Neck Pathology Consultation Service
  • The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
  • Baltimore, MD


Felicia D. Allard, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Oklahoma City, OK

William Alexander Kanner, MD

  • Pathologist
  • Department of Pathology
  • Munson Medical Center
  • Traverse City, MI

Anne McGehee Mills, MD

  • Pathology Fellow
  • University of Virginia
  • Charlottesville, VA


Guy E. Nichols, MD, PhD

  • Pathologist
  • Parkwest Medical Center
  • Department of Pathology
  • Knoxville, TN

Cherie Paquette, MD, MS

  • Assistant Professor and Staff Pathologist
  • Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
  • Providence, RI

Lindsey Serkes, MD

  • Cytopathology Fellow
  • University of Virginia
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Acta Cytologica
  • Advances in Internal Medicine
  • American Journal of Clinical Pathology
  • American Journal of Dermatopathology
  • American Journal of Hematology
  • American Journal of Medicine
  • American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Journal of Otolaryngology
  • American Journal of Pathology
  • American Journal of Roentgenology
  • American Journal of Surgical Pathology
  • Analytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology
  • Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
  • Annals of Surgery
  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Applied Immunohistochemistry
  • Archives of Microbiology
  • Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
  • Archives of Surgery
  • Blood
  • Brain Pathology
  • Breast
  • British Journal of Cancer
  • British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • British Journal of Plastic Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Circulation
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Cytometry
  • Diagnostic Cytopathology
  • Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
  • Forensic Science International
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gut
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Heart
  • Hepatology
  • Histopathology
  • Human Pathology
  • International Journal of Cancer
  • International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
  • International Journal of Surgical Pathology
  • JAMA Otolaryngology
  • Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American and British)
  • Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology
  • Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
  • Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Journal of Molecular Diagnostics
  • Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI)
  • Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
  • Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine
  • Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Journal of Urology
  • Laboratory Investigation
  • The Lancet
  • Mayo Clinic Proceedings
  • Medical Clinics of North America
  • Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
  • Modern Pathology
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatric Clinics of North America
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Clinics of North America
  • Transfusion
  • Transplantation
  • Ultrastructural Pathology
  • Urology
  • Virchows Archiv
  • Vox Sanguinis

Statement of Need

CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Pathologists and others interested in anatomic and clinical pathology.

Special Prerequisites for Participants:

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Analyze the most current, clinically useful information available in the monthly journal literature covering both anatomic and clinical pathology
  • Discuss advances in the pathologic diagnosis of disease entities including diseases of the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, reticuloendothelial-hematopoietic and integumentary systems
  • Evaluate where controversies exist in pathology
  • Discuss the latest basic science findings and their potential impact on clinical problems

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4.0 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the speaker and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the instructional materials.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

For release and expiration dates, please see the front matter material at the beginning of each issue.


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(Updated 4/09 and 3/14)


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