Marsha C. Kinney, MD, MASCP, installed as president of the American Society for Clinical Pathology

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CHICAGO — Marsha C. Kinney, MD, MASCP, of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, was installed Sept. 9 as 2022-2023 President of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) during the society’s annual meeting held Sept. 7-9 in Chicago.

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Marsha Kinney, MD, MASCP

Dr. Kinney is the Frank M. Townsend Professor of Pathology and chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UT Health San Antonio. The department is in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine. Dr. Kinney also serves as director of the Division of Hematopathology. She is a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology and an ad hoc reviewer for other journals.

“I am truly honored to have been elected as an officer of ASCP, a society that represents the entire pathology and medical laboratory team and impacts health care around the globe,” she said.

Dr. Kinney has been an active volunteer for ASCP, serving most recently as president-elect from 2021 to 2022.  She served as president of the Society for Hematopathology from 2012 to 2014, and was on the executive committee of the European Association for Haematopathology from 2010-2014.

Dr. Kinney has received numerous accolades for her service both to the pathology profession and to ASCP. These awards include the ASCP 2013 Mastership Designation, the 2013 ASCP Board of Certification’s Distinguished Service Award, and the society’s Israel Davidsohn Award for Distinguished Service in 2014. She is the author or co-author of numerous articles on her original research and has contributed 16 chapters to textbooks of hematopathology. Dr. Kinney has also been invited to give numerous presentations nationally and internationally, and has taught courses on subjects in hematopathology at innumerable national and international conferences.

Dr. Kinney received a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University, a master’s degree in biology from Abilene Christian University and a medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. She completed residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology and a fellowship in hematopathology in the Department of Pathology and a research fellowship in immunology in the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and hematopathology.

Founded in 1922 in Chicago, ASCP is a medical professional society with more than 100,000 member board-certified anatomic and clinical pathologists, pathology residents and fellows, laboratory professionals and students. ASCP provides excellence in education, certification and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists and laboratory professionals. To learn more, visit

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