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Bio for Donald L Weaver
Donald L Weaver

Donald L Weaver

Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Director of Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Medical Director, UVM Cancer Center Biobank, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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Breast and cervical pathology

Postdoctoral Training

1989-1990 Fellowship, Analytical Cytometry and Anatomic Pathology, Maine Cytometry Research
                  Institute and Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine
1985-1989 Pathology Residency, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
1988-1989 Chief Resident in Pathology, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
1984-1985 Surgery Internship, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts


1980 - 1984 M.D., University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
1975 - 1979 B.A.,College of Arts and Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Academic Appointments

2004 - Present Professor, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Department of Pathology
1996 - 2004 Associate Professor, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Department of Pathology (tenure July 1, 2001)
1990 - Present Faculty, University of Vermont Graduate College
1990 - 1996 Assistant Professor, University of Vermont College of Medicine Department of Pathology


Sprague BL, Conant EF, Onega T, Garcia MP, Beaber EF, Herschorn SD, Lehman CD, Tosteson         AN, Lacson R, Schnall MD, Kontos D, Haas JS, Weaver DL, Barlow WE; PROSPR Consortium.         Variation in Mammographic Breast Density Assessments Among Radiologists in Clinical Practice: A Multicenter Observational Study. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Jul 19. doi: 10.7326/ M15-2934. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27428568

Persing S, Jerome MA, James TA, Callas P, Mace J, Sowden M, Goodwin A, Weaver DL, Sprague BL. Surgical Margin Reporting in Breast Conserving Surgery: Does compliance with guidelines affect re-excision and mastectomy rates? Breast 2015, in press.

Reisch LM, Carney PA, Oster NV, Weaver DL, Nelson HD, Frederick PD, Elmore JG.Medical
malpractice concerns and defensive medicine:A nation-wide survey of breast pathologists. American Journal of Clinical Practice 2015, in press.

Allison KH, Abraham LA, Weaver DL, Tosteson ANA, Nelson HD, Onega T, Geller BM, Kerlikowske K, Carney PA, Ichikawa LE, Buist DSM, Elmore JG.Trends in breast biopsy pathology
diagnoses among women undergoing mammography in the United States: a report from the Breast
Cancer Surveillance Consortium.Cancer 2015; 121:1369-78.Epub 2015 Jan 20. PMID: 25603785.

Elmore JG, Longton GM, Carney PA, Geller BM, Onega T, Tosteson ANA, Nelson HD, Pepe MS, Allison KH, Schnitt SJ, O’Malley FP, Weaver DL. Diagnostic Concordance Among Pathologists Interpreting Breast Biopsy Specimens. JAMA 2015;313:1122-1132. PMID: 25781441.

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