Ivan Damjanov, MD, PhD, is retired Professor of Pathology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas. He graduated at the University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, Croatia in 1964 , where he also received a PhD in pathology in 1971. He was Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor at the medical schools of the several universities (University of Connecticut, Hahnemann University, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Kansas). Professor Damjanov was the editor of 33 books related to pathology. He has authored over 300 papers and more than 40 chapters in medical books, monographs and textbooks and has served on the editorial board of several journals. He was the Editor in Chief of Journal of Urologic Pathology, and the Associate Editor of Laboratory Investigation, Journal of Urologic Pathology, and the North American Editor of Differentiation, as well as the Book Review Editor in Modern Pathology. He has served in several roles in USCAP, most recently as the member of the Council. Professor Damjanov has been a member of the American Association of Investigative Pathologists, the US-Canadian Academy of Pathology, the College of American Pathologist, the European Society of Pathology, and the Group on Research in Pathology Education. He has received many honors and distinctions, among others he is a corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences. His scientific work concentrates primarily on experimental germ cell and embryonic stem cell neoplasia and he has clinical interests in urogenital pathology.
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