Dr. J.W. Macgregor
Department of Pathology
1951 – 1970
The Dr. J. W. Macgregor Memorial Lecture is a tribute to Dr. Macgregor who was appointed as Chairman of the Department of Pathology in 1951 and held that position for 19 years until his retirement in 1970. Born in Winnipeg in 1905, he obtained his medical degree from the University of Alberta. He established a residency training program in General Pathology after World War II and was also the Provincial Pathologist. While he is remembered as a stern and demanding task master he was also generous and kind and became affectionately known as "Black Mac". After his retirement he continued to work until 1975 as Emeritus Professor.
2019 Dr. John W. Macgregor Memorial Lecture
Dr. Jeffrey Ross, MD
Professor & Chair, Albany Medical College
Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Jeffrey Ross, MD is a leader in the field of molecular diagnostics, having received a number of academic awards, been awarded three patents and authored more than 600 peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts, four textbooks and numerous book chapters in the fields of pathology, molecular diagnostics, oncology, and translational cancer research. Dr. Ross is the Cyrus Strong Merrill Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Albany Medical College, where he directs an extramurally funded research laboratory in molecular pathology. Between 1999 and 2004, Dr. Ross served as Scientific Fellow and Head of Molecular Pathology at Millennium Pharmaceuticals before co-founding Syfr, Inc. an RFID Specimen Management and IHC/ISH/FISH autostainer company. Prior to that Dr. Ross served as Medical Director for Managed Care for Roche Biomedical Laboratories and Laboratory Corporation of America. Since 2000, Dr. Ross has been a member of the NIH Clinical Oncology Study Section. He serves on the editorial boards and reviewer lists of numerous scientific journals and is Associate Editor for Basic Science of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. He served in multiple leadership positions for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the College of American Pathologists, the International Academy of Pathology, the association of Pathology Chairs and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is a graduate of Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio and The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine in Buffalo, New York. He served as an intern resident and fellow in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.