Episode 31 - Social Engagement

This episode's guests: Jerad Gardner

This episode we are talking with Dr. Jerad Gardner, Geisinger Medical Laboratories

This episode we will talk about social engagement for pathologists and digital pathology's role in this increased connectivity. One of the many features of digital pathology is the ability for increased connectivity among and between pathologists and the ability to share and collaborate on images and cases. This lends itself very nicely to the use of social media. We will examine the way pathologists use YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and other platforms including pathology specific ones such as PathPresenter and KIKO. We will look at how, in the past 10 years, social media has evolved and helped shape the practice. We will discuss how social media will continue to enhance the field of pathology as well as the careers of individual pathologists


More About Jerad Gardner

Dr. Jerad Gardner, Geisinger Medical Laboratories

Dr. Gardner is a dermatopathologist and section head of bone/soft tissue pathology at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. He was formerly an Associate Professor of Pathology and Dermatology and dermatopathology fellowship program director at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He obtained his MD from Tulane University in New Orleans, completed residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Houston Methodist Hospital, and completed fellowships in bone/soft tissue pathology and dermatopathology at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Gardner has over 115 peer-reviewed publications as well as multiple book chapters. He is also author of the book Survival Guide to Dermatopathology and co-author of the book Survival Guide to Soft Tissue Pathology. He is particularly interested in cutaneous soft tissue tumors, skin adnexal tumors, medical education, and the professional use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media for pathologists. He is an active volunteer member in a variety of sarcoma and other rare disease patient support groups on Facebook. He has used his relationship with these patient groups to conduct formal medical research and to advocate on behalf of their diseases (see Dr. Gardner’s TED talk: https://youtu.be/9aQSmx0A7pg). His work has been recognized by multiple awards, including the UAMS Chancellor’s Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence (2018), which is the University’s highest educational award. He was also a top five member of the 2017 “40 Under Forty” by the American Society of Clinical Pathology and was ranked first place on the 2019 Power List of pathology trailblazers issued by The Pathologist magazine. Dr. Gardner is a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.