Aaron Auerbach M.D, M.P.H., Medical Director

Dr. Auerbach was the Assistant Chairman of the Department of Hematopathology and the Director of the Department of Immunohistochemistry at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, while also serving as a surgical pathologist at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. He was at AFIP for six years, where he had also been a research scientist and performed fellowships in Hematopathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology and Hepatic Pathology. Dr. Auerbach is an authority in hematologic diseases with special expertise in the diagnosis of challenging lymphoproliferative malignancies utilizing the latest diagnostic techniques. His interest is in studying unusual lymphoid lesions.

Dr. Auerbach has authored numerous publications, articles and text book chapters, and has delivered multiple lectures and presentations. Notably, he has written the chapter on “Malignant and Reactive Soft Tissue Lesions” for the upcoming 3rd Edition of Leon Barnes’ textbook, Surgical Pathology of the Head and Neck and the chapter on “Soft Tissue Lesions” for Diagnostic Pathology. Two noted recent papers include “t(11;18)(q21;q21) in extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue in stomach: a molecular, immunohistochemical and histological study of 48 cases” published in Modern Pathology 2009;22, 79-86 and “Focal myositis: A clinicopathologic study of 115 cases of an intramuscular mass-like reactive process” published in the American Journal of Surgical Pathology 33(7):1016-102. As a well-known lecturer for the Osler Institute, he has delivered lectures on a wide variety of topics including liver pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, lung pathology, cardiac pathology, neoplasia, soft tissue pathology, coagulation, and inflammation and repair. He also holds an appointment as Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health.

Dr. Auerbach is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in both Anatomic Pathology and Hematopathology. He received his M.D. from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and his M.P.H. from Rutgers University, Graduate School of Public Health, New Brunswick, NJ. He did his residency in Anatomic Pathology at the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Laboratory of Pathology, Bethesda, MD, where he was the Chief Resident. He is a Delegate in the House of Representatives of the College of American Pathologists, a past President of the Metropolitan Washington Association of Cytology and a member of many professional societies including Physicians for the Human Arts, the Maryland Society of Surgical Pathology, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the American Medical Association, the American Pathology Foundation, the Association of Pathology Informatics, Imaging and the Internet, the Papanicolaou Society and the Society for Hematopathology.