Dr. Conrad Schuerch

Dr. Conrad Schuerch, ChairmaCONRAD SCHUERCH, M.D.
Chairman Emeritus
Pathology Residency Program Director

100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822-1920
1 800 695 6491

Dr. Schuerch is the Chairman program director of the pathology residency program.

Education:

He received his M.D. at SUNY - Brooklyn Downstate Medical Center, with residency training at Hartford Hospital and a fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Certifications:

He is certified in anatomic pathology and specializes in head and neck pathology, neuropathology, soft tissue and bone pathology, thoracic pathology, and flow cytometry.

Professional Affiliations:

College of American Pathologists
U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology
Pennsylvania Association of Pathologists
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Memorial Hospital Alumni Society
The Compass Group

Research interests:

Flow cytometry, patient safety, laboratory quality improvement.

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals:

Zhu S, Schuerch C, Hunt J.. Review and updates of immunohistochemistry in selected salivary gland and head and neck tumors. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2015; 139(1): 55-66,

Abstracts, Posters, and Other Presentations:

Tsang P, Harrison HH, Perry D, Olson J, Dorion P, Schuerch C. Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia: Optimizing Laboratory Utilization and Anticoagulation Stewardship. Abstract (submitted) American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting, National Harbor, Maryland, October 2017.

Harrison HH, Tutaeva V, Dorion RP, Haynes AE, Schuerch C, Tsang P, Zhang K, Zhang X, Hematopathology Utilization Team, Kip NS. Utilization of Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization (FISH) Probe Panels in Routine Clinical Hematopathology Practice: Lymphoid and Plasma Cell Disorders. Abstract (submitted) American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, September 2017.

Zhang K, Adler M, Schuerch C, Zhang X, Harrison H. Developing Best Practice Guidelines Improves Utilization and Decreases Expense of Immunophenotyping of Lymphoproliferative Disorders in Peripheral Blood. Poster 166 College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting 2015, Nashville, Tennessee, October 2015.

Schuerch C. Leading Just Culture Transformation, Pathologist Value: Contributing to Peer Review and Patient Safety in a Value-Based Health Care System. Invited lecture College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, October 6, 2015.

Schuerch C. What Else Should Laboratories Be Doing in an ACO. Invited Lecture Pennsylvania Association of Pathologists Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 11, 2015.

Schuerch C. The Lab’s Role in Improving the Healthcare Value Proposition: A Geisinger Case Study. Grand Rounds Temple University School of Medicine Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds, Philadelphia, PA, January 2014.

Schuerch C . The Lab’s Role in Improving the Healthcare Value Proposition: A Geisinger Case Study. Grand Rounds Temple University School of Medicine Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 24, 2014.

Schuerch C. The Lab’s Role in Improving the Healthcare Value Proposition: A Geisinger Case Study. Visiting Professor T. Montefiore Medical center Department of Pathology, Philadelphia, PA, October 2013.

Schuerch C. The Lab’s Role in Improving the Healthcare Value Proposition: A Geisinger Case Study with emphasis on Anatomic Pathology and Population Genetic Research. Seminar Jefferson Medical College Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, September 2013.

Schuerch C . The Lab’s Role in Improving the Healthcare Value Proposition: A Geisinger Case Study. Visiting Professor Montefiore Medical center Department of Pathology , New York, New York, September 26-29, 2013.

Schuerch C. Lab in an ACO: The Geisinger Example. Invited Lecture Northeastern Association of Pathology Chairs Meeting, Cambridge Beaches, Bermuda, September 26-29, 2013.

Schuerch C. The Lab’s Role in Improving the Healthcare Value Proposition: A Geisinger Case Study with emphasis on Anatomic Pathology and Population Genetic Research. Invited Lecture Jefferson Medical College Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Seminar, Phliadelphia, Pennslyvania, September 10, 2013.

Schuerch C. Lab in an ACO: The Geisinger Example. Presentation Northeastern Association of Pathology Chairs Meeting Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston, MA, July 9-12, 2013.

Schuerch C. Laboratory Test Utilization Management. Invited Lecture Association of Pathology Chairs, Boston, Massachusetts, July 9-12, 2013.

Schuerch C. Case Study: The Lab’s Role in Improving Outcomes through an ACO. Invited Lecture G2 Intelligence Volume to Value: Redefining Services in a Changing Market, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, February 25-27, 2013.

Textbook Chapters

Schuerch C, Zhu S. Salivary Glands and Head and Neck. In Handbook of Practical Immunohistochemistry: Frequently Asked Questions, 2nd ed. Lin F, Prichard JW, Liu H, Wilkerson M, Chen ZM, eds. New York: Springer; 2015: 287-312.

Kazmi S, Wu H, Schuerch C. Central Nervous System. In Handbook of Practical Immunohistochemistry: Frequently Asked Questions, 2nd ed. Lin F, Prichard JW, Liu H, Wilkerson M, Chen ZM, eds. New York: Springer; 2015: 255-286.

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