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PHILADELPHIA — Anna Moran, MD, clinical assistant professor of Anatomic Pathology, Cytopathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named one of the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s (ASCP) “40 Under 40” for her achievements in the medical laboratory field. The ASCP’s inaugural “40 Under 40” program recognizes 40 pathologists, pathology residents and laboratory professionals under age 40 who have made significant contributions to the profession and stand out as the future of laboratory leadership. 

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized among such a prestigious group of young professionals who are passionate about the field, and advancing health care delivery,” said Moran. “I am inspired every day by the extraordinary work being done by my colleagues and peers at Penn Medicine and beyond.” 

Dr. Moran practices pathology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and is the Lead Physician for Performance Improvement as well as the Pathologist Representative for System Integration in the Department of Pathology for Penn Medicine. She completed a combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency and served as Chief Resident in her final year at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Moran continued onto a cytopathology fellowship at Drexel Medical College. 

Throughout her residency and fellowship training as well as during her first years of practice, Dr. Moran served within multiple organizations including the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the College of Pathologists and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. For the ASCP, Dr. Moran served as both the Resident Council Chair and later as Fellow Council Chair. She is currently part of the ASCP Spokesperson Network and a member of the ASCP Reference Publications Committee. Dr. Moran's professional interests include Cytopathology, Laboratory Management, Leadership Development and Extending International Relations within the Pathology Community.

The ASCP launched the “40 Under 40” program to recognize and honor young laboratory professionals for their leadership, diverse experience and innovative work within the laboratory environment.

The program reflects the extensive and diverse variety of interests, areas of specialty and improvements in health care that lab professionals are involved in, ranging from cancer therapy and the genesis of disease, to clinical trial design, genomics and personalized medicine.

The 40 honorees each will have the opportunity to share their knowledge about topics pertinent to pathology and laboratory medicine with a personal blog on ASCP’s ONELab website. Later this summer, ASCP will select the top five bloggers, who will each receive free registration to attend ASCP 2014 Annual Meeting, along with a $1,000 stipend to toward airfare and lodging. In addition, the winners will receive free enrollment in Lab Management University, a collaborative initiative of ASCP and the American Pathology Foundation.

Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $5.3 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 18 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $373 million awarded in the 2015 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2015, Penn Medicine provided $253.3 million to benefit our community.

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