Jennifer Boland, M.D., Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Anatomic Pathology, and William Macon, M.D., Consultant, Division of Hematopathology at Mayo Clinic, were recently selected as recipients of the 2015 Pathology Teacher of the Year Award from the Mayo Fellows’ Association.
Residents and fellows in the Pathology Department chose Drs. Boland and Macon for their “superior commitment to education, mentoring, patient care, and compassion.”
“Dr. Boland is one of the best examples of the needed new breed of pathologists we have on staff. She is an individual with broad and subspecialty expertise along with an in-depth understanding of how and when to apply molecular techniques for diagnosis. She’s an engaging teacher using both traditional and new techniques, and she’s teaching older pathologists at the national and international levels,” says Anatomic Pathology Chair Gary Keeney, M.D.
“Dr. Macon has always been a staunch advocate of Mayo’s educational mission. It’s good to see recognition for his consistent contributions,” says Hematopathology Interim Chair Matthew Howard, M.D.
About Dr. Jennifer Boland
Dr. Boland joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in Rochester in 2012. She is a Senior Associate Consultant in the Division of Anatomic Pathology and holds the academic rank of Assistant Professor in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.
Dr. Boland’s clinical areas of practice include general surgical pathology, pulmonary pathology with specific interests in lung cancer and pediatric pulmonary pathology, as well as bone and soft tissue pathology. Dr. Boland’s current research interests include pulmonary adenocarcinoma and mesenchymal neoplasms of the lung and mediastinum. She received her bachelor’s degree in microbiology and biology from the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse and earned her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Boland completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Mayo Clinic, followed by fellowships in surgical pathology and pulmonary pathology at Mayo.
About Dr. William Macon
Dr. Macon joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in Rochester in 1999. He is a Consultant in the Division of Hematopathology and holds the academic rank of Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.
Dr. Macon’s clinical interests include lymph node pathology and malignant lymphoma diagnostics. His research focuses on T-cell lymphomas. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of South Carolina and earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology and a fellowship in hematopathology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
About the Mayo Clinic Teacher of the Year Awards
The Mayo Clinic Teacher of the Year Awards originated in 1970 with the Internal Medicine Residents’ Education Committee during the chairmanship of Allan L. Plummer, M.D., who termed the awards “a long overdue expression of appreciation.”
The awards have since been presented annually and have expanded to include all departments campus-wide in Rochester and are awarded by the Mayo Fellows’ Association. Nominees are submitted by residents and fellows from their respective departments and are voted on by all residents and fellows. The winning characteristics of Mayo’s Teacher of the Year recipients have always been dedication to resident teaching, going above and beyond regular duties, and serving as mentors for young physicians in training.
On Thursday, April 16, the awards will be presented at the 46th Annual Awards Celebration of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Fellows’ Association, and the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education at 6 p.m. in Phillips Hall, Siebens Building.
Photo posters recognizing all of the 2015 Teachers of the Year will be hung in Landow Atrium from April 10 to April 17.