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 PRC educates relevant government agencies, legislators, and the public on policy issues of importance to the field of molecular pathology.
  • The Patient Engagement Subcommittee of the PRC develops patient-facing materials that help inform and educate patients on a wide range of topics that fall within the practice of 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 - 2023

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

Karen Weck, MD
University of North Carolina



Esther Otete, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Linnea Baudhuin, PhD
Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)

David Bosler, MD
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

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
Cleveland Clinic

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

Elizabeth Spiteri, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine

Xiaoli Du, PhD

George Netto, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Nirali M. Patel, MD
Tempus Labs

Jason N. Rosenbaum, MD
Kaiser Permanente, Northern California

Andria Del Tredici, PhD
Acadia Pharmaceuticals

David Viswanatha, MD
Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)

Barbara Zehnbauer, PhD
Emory School of Medicine

Heather Blankenship, PhD
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Daniel Sabath, MD PhD
University of Washington Medical Center

Rajyasree Emmadi, MD
University of Illinois, Chicago

Thuy Phung, MD PhD
University of South Alabama Medical Center

Oana Vele, MD
Lenox Hill Hospital

Thao Truong, PhD

International Affairs Committee Liaison:

David E. Barton, PhD
University College Dublin

Junior Members:

Bryan Iorgulescu, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Rosalie Sterner, MD PhD


Ex Officio Committee Members

Betsy Bove, PhD
LetsGetChecked, Inc.

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


Jordan Laser, MD

Roger D. Klein, MD, JD

Elaine Lyon, PhD
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Jill Murrell, PhD
Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania


 Maria E. Arcila, MD
 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Jane S. Gibson, MS, PhD
University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Chief Executive Officer
Lauren S. Menser, CAE

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