Clarient Inc announced that Neal S. Goldstein, MD, has been named the company’s director of surgical pathology. He reports directly to Chief Medical Officer Kenneth J. Bloom, MD.

Dr Goldstein is a nationally known surgical pathologist with expertise in molecular pathology, immunohistochemistry, gastrointestinal pathology and breast pathology. Dr Goldstein was most recently Laboratory Director at Redford, MI-based Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory and has also served as a consulting pathologist for Clarient for the past year.

"Dr Goldstein is a thought leader in surgical pathology, immunohistochemistry, and molecular techniques, and his expertise enhances our ability to help our customers clarify the complexities of cancer, allowing for improved and more personalized care," Dr Bloom said. "He is a strong communicator, particularly among our pathologist clients, and has already shown his value as an important resource for us."

From 2001 to 2008, Dr Goldstein was Director of the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at Royal Oak, MI-based William Beaumont Hospital. From 1994 to 2008, he also served as Director of Immunohistochemistry at the hospital and was a member of its anatomical pathology lab.
Dr Goldstein is listed as an author in more than 130 peer-reviewed publications, including journals such as Cancer, American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Urology, Histopathology, Journal of Surgical Oncology, several book chapters and many editorials. He has made presentations and has spoken at numerous conferences and educational forums. He was a member of the ER/PR (Estrogen Receptor and Progesterone Receptor) task force convened jointly by the College of American Pathologists and the American Society of Clinical Oncology and is an author of the recently published ER/PR testing guidelines.

Dr Goldstein earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, studied pre-medicine at the University of Wisconsin, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He completed his internship and residency at the University of California at Los Angeles and a fellowship at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

Dr Goldstein is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology.

Source: Clarient