Putschar Lectureship Overview
Dr. Walter G. J. Putschar, a world-renowned bone pathologist and educator, served at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1958 to 1986 and was admired both for his remarkable knowledge of all aspects of bone disease and his dedication to teaching.
To continue these traditions, his colleagues, students and family donated funds that enabled the establishment in 1984 of an annual lectureship: the Walter G. J. Putschar Lectureship of the Pathology Service at the Mass General and Harvard Medical School.
An eminent academic pathologist visits the department for two days and gives two formal lectures to the entire faculty and trainees of the department, and two sessions primarily directed toward educating the trainees in practical aspects of pathology. A celebratory dinner is also held, at which informal remembrances of Dr. Putschar are given.
For over 30 years, the lectureship has been considered the highlight of the academic year for the department. By bringing in thought leaders in every area of pathology to challenge and inform the faculty and trainees, it ensures that one of the leading teaching hospital pathology services in the world will have its horizons perpetually expanded.
The list of Putschar lecturers over the past quarter century includes many of the luminaries in academic pathology from the United States and abroad.
|1984 Howard Dorfman||1985 Juan Rosai|
|1986 Leopold Koss||1987 Louis P. Dehner|
|1988 E. Dillwyn Williams||1989 Sharon W. Weiss|
|1990 Karl Lennert||1991 Harvey Goldman|
|1992 Robert E. Fechner||1993 George M. Farrow|
|1994 Wallace A. Clark||1995 Richard L. Kempson|
|1996 Thomas V. Colby||1997 Ernest E. Lack|
|1998 Bernd W. Scheithauer||1999 William R. Hart|
|2000 Renu Virmani||2001 Francis W. Chandler|
|2002 Mark H. Stoler||2003 Elaine Jaffe|
|2004 John Goldblum||2005 K. Krishnan Unni|
|2006 Stacey Mills||2007 George M. Murphy|
|2008 Christopher Fletcher||2009 Neil J. Sebire|
|2010 Jeffrey L. Myers||2011 David Ellison|
|2012 Sylvia Asa||2013 Ian Ellis|
|2014 Joel K. Greenson||2019 Stuart Schnitt|