Jennifer Laudadio, M.D., FCAP, Professor of Pathology in the UAMS College of Medicine, has been named Chair of the Department of Pathology.
“Dr. Laudadio has excelled in a range of leadership roles since her recruitment to UAMS in 2013, and she has done an outstanding job as Interim Chair since August 1,” said UAMS Executive Vice Chancellor and College of Medicine Dean Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., FACS. “Dr. Laudadio has earned praise for her commitment to quality and safety and her work in graduate medical education, and she will provide strong leadership for one of our most complex departments.”
Laudadio joined the faculty as associate professor and medical director of molecular pathology in 2013. She became vice chair for clinical operations and medical director for the Laboratory/Pathology Service Line in 2015. Other leadership posts in Pathology have included Pathology Residency Program director from 2014 to 2019 and CLIA Laboratory director from 2015 to 2020. She was promoted to professor in July.
Laudadio has also served on numerous department and college committees including the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) and the Clinical Learning and Environment Review (CLER) Subcommittee, which she chaired for 3 years.
Laudadio received the College of Medicine Residency Educator Award in 2016 and the inaugural Clinical Excellence Award for Quality and Safety this year. Her national honors include the Pathology Advancement Award from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in 2018. In addition to ongoing leadership roles with the CAP, she has been elected to serve on a variety of committees for the Association for Molecular Pathology and serves on two Test Development Advisory Committees for the American Board of Pathology. She is a Molecular Pathology Section editor on the Editorial Board for Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
A graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, Laudadio completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Medical University of South Carolina and her fellowship in molecular genetic pathology at Oregon Health & Science University.