Professional Relations Committee


Eric Konnick, MD, MS (Chair) 
University of Washington Medical Center

The AMP Professional Relations Committee is the primary liaison between AMP and other organizations. Major responsibilities of the Committee include:

  • Communicating and coordinating activities with the appropriate government, patient, and professional organizations to inform policy and reimbursement discussions that influence the practice of molecular pathology
  • Developing AMP positions on emerging issues affecting molecular pathology.

The Professional Relations Committee interacts with a wide variety of entities, including other professional associations, Congress and U.S. Federal Agencies such as FDA, CDC, DHHS.

More information about the activities of the Professional Relations Committee can be found in the Committee Report section of the AMP Newsletter.


Committee Members - 2021-2022

If you are interested in serving on the Professional Relations Committee, please see the various roles available and the responsibilities of each role by clicking here.

Eric Konnick, MD, MS
University of Washington Medical Center



Esther Babady, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Linnea Baudhuin, PhD
Mayo Clinic and Foundation

David Bosler, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Betty Chung, DO, MPH, MA
Ochsner Health System

Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth Univ/MCV Clinical Support Center

Jill Hagenkord, MD

Amy Lo, MD

Emilia Calvaresi, MD, PhD
University of Utah, Dept. of Pathology/ARUP Laboratories

Jennifer Dien Bard, PhD
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; University of Southern California

Bryan Iorgulescu, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Jill Murrell, PhD
Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania

George Netto, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Nirali M. Patel, MD
Tempus Labs

Jason N. Rosenbaum, MD
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Andria Del Tredici, PhD
Myriad Genetics

David Viswanatha, MD
Mayo Clinic and Foundation

Karen Weck, MD
University of North Carolina

Barbara Zehnbauer, PhD
Emory School of Medicine

Frederick S. Nolte, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina

Heather Blankenship, PhD
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services


International Affairs Committee Liaison:

David E. Barton, PhD
University College Dublin

Junior Members:

Xiaoli Du, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


Ex Officio Committee Members

Betsy Bove, PhD
Genomind, Inc.

Samuel K. Caughron, MD
MAWD Pathology Group, P.A.

Jordan Laser, MD


Roger D. Klein, MD, JD
Roger D. Klein, MD, JD

Elaine Lyon, PhD
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Laura J. Tafe, MD 
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Daniel E. Sabath, MD, PhD
University of Washington Medical Center

Executive Director
Mary Steele Williams, MNA, MT(ASCP)SM

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