Women's and Perinatal Pathology Textbooks and CME

Several major gynecologic pathology textbooks and atlases edited by Division faculty provide a sense of our evidence-based practical diagnostic style. The following are recent editions currently in press.

W&P Milestones

Milestones of the Division of Women's and Perinatal Pathology 1931-2012.

Diagnostic Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology

Crum CP, Nucci MR, Lee KR (eds) Diagnostic Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology. 2nd Edition, New York, New York, Elsevier, 2011.

Pathology of the Female Reproductive Tract

Mutter GL and Prat J (eds) Pathology of the Female Reproductive Tract. 3rd Edition, New York, New York, Elsevier, 2014.

Gynecologic Pathology

Nucci MR, Oliva E (eds) Gynecologic Pathology. 1st Edition. London. Churchill Livingstone, 2009.

Diagnostic Pathology: Gynecological

Nucci MR, Oliva E (eds) Diagnostic Pathology: Gynecological. 1st Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah Amirsys. 2014


Crum CP, Quick CM, Laury AR, Peters WA III, Hirsch MS. High Yield Pathology: Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology. New York, Elsevier, 2015 (in press).

Continuing Medical Education Offerings

The Division of Women's and Perinatal Pathology hosts two annual onsite weekend courses in conjunction with Harvard Medical School. All feature divisional faculty, and employ whole slide digital imaging technology and interactive teaching tools to present the latest information on selected topics. Further details are available from the Continuing Medical Education website of Harvard Medical School.

  • Common Challenges in Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology (Boston, usually in October) offers a comprehensive review of problematic areas of obstetric and gynecologic pathology. The course combines classroom lecture, high-quality microscopic screen projection and discussion of over 100 challenging cases and an interactive post-test with audience participation. Topics include a wide range of challenges encountered in gynecologic and obstetric practice in the diagnosis of early malignancy, epithelial, mesenchymal and trophoblastic neoplasia, borderline and malignant pelvic epithelial neoplasia, and use of special stains and biomarkers.
  • Interpreting the Endometrial Biopsy (Boston, usually in November) covers diagnostic interpretive problems in endometrial pathology, with an emphasis on unusual presentations of common disorders. The course offers a unique format combining classroom teaching with digital presentation of known case examples and unknown case examples. Participants will be able to express their opinion of unknown cases using an electronic voting system, results of which will be summarized for the group.

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