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Dr. Bruce R. Dziura

Administrative Title:

Chief, Pathology Director, Cytopathology
New England Pathology Associates, P.C.

Education:

Undergraduate: Bates College, B.S., 1968
Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, M.D., 1976

Post Doctoral Training:

Internships and Residencies: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, Residency in APStrong Memorial Hospital 1976-1978
Residency in AP Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 1978-1979

Licensure and Certification:

American Board of Medical Examiners- 1972
Massachusetts Medical License No. 44997- 10/79
American Board of Pathology (Anatomic Pathology)- 6/82
American Board of Pathology (Cytopathology)- 7/97

Academic Appointments:

Assistant Professor (Clinical), Department of Pathology, Tufts University School of Medicine - March 2000

Hospital Appointments:

2002-Present

Chief of Pathology

Mercy Medical Center

2002-Present

Director of Cytopath

New England Pathology Associates, P.C.

1997-2002

Associate Pathologist

Department of Pathology, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

1989-1992

Chief of Cytopathology
Life Laboratories

Mercy Hospital, Springfield, MA

1979-1988

Chief of Fine Needle
Aspirates and Autopsy
Service

Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

Awards and Honors:

1971

National Competition for Cytotechnologist Research (2nd)

American Society of Cytopathology

1976

Outstanding Student in Pathology

Univ. of Connecticut School of Medicine

1978

National Competition for Resident Research (2nd)

American Society of Cytopathology

1979

Resident Research Competition (2nd)

New England Cancer Society

Professional Societies:

1992-Present

American Medical Association

1992-Present

Massachusetts Medical Association

1992-Present

Hampden County Medical Society

1992-Present

American Society of Cytotechnology

1992-Present

New Hampshire/Vermont Society of Cytology

1996-Present

American Pathology Foundation

Committee Assignments in Professional Societies:

Board of Trustees and Program Committee, American Pathology Foundation

Major Research Interests:

Cytopathology - Fine Needle Aspiration; Fluid-Based Monolayer Preparations

Teaching Responsibilities:

Faculty member of Baystate Medical Center Department of Pathology Residency Program and Cytopathology Fellowship Program responsible for teaching cytology and fine needle aspiration to senior Pathology residents and Cytopathology fellows.

Research Support:

1.

Title:

A Multi-Center Clinical Trial to Demonstrate the Utility of the ThinPrep 3000© Processor™ for the Preparation of ThinPrep Slides

Funding Agency:

Cytyc Corporation

Amount:

$75,000

Role:

Principal Investigator

2.

Title:

Multi-Center Trial Evaluating the Primary Screening Capability of the ThinPrep™ Imaging System

Funding Agency:

Cytyc Corporation

Amount:

$52, 000

Role:

Principal Investigator

Editorial Boards and Activity:

Editor, APF Review (American Pathology Foundation)

Military Service:

10/68-8/72
Unites States Army; Honorable Discharge

Community Service:

  1. Chairman, Board of Health
    Ludlow, MA
  2. School Physician
    Ludlow, MA

Bibliography:

Articles

1.

March DE, Walker MT, Bur M, Coughlin BF, Dziura B, Lorenzana R, Makari-Judson G: Touch-Preparation Cytology of Breast Core Biopsy Specimens: Accuracy in Predicting Benign or Malignant Core Histology, 1999; Acad Radiol 6(6):333-338.

2.

Richard K, Dziura B, Hornish A: Cell Block Preparation as a Complementary Diagnostic Technique to Fluid-Based Monolayer Cervicovaginal Specimens, 1999; Acta Cytol 43(1):69-73.

3.

Dziura B, Beith K: Improved ASCUS Diagnosis: Clinical and Financial Implication for Follow-up Care. OB GYN supplemental to Ob. Gyn. News, 1999.

4.

Nicastri G, Reed W, Dziura B: The Accuracy of Malignant Diagnoses Established by Fine Needle Aspiration Cytologic Procedures of Mammary Masses. Surg Gynecol Obstet, 1991;72(6):457-60.

5.

Dachs R, Clement RE, Dziura B, Berman J: A Paraprosthetic-Enteric Fistula Associated With A Duodenal Tumor. Ann Vasc Surg, 1990;4(1):65-8.

6.

Dziura RB: Fine Needle Aspiration of the Lung: A Pathologist's Perspective. J Thorac Imaging, 1987;2(2):49-51.

7.

Dziura B: Fine Needle Aspiration of the Breast: Intraductal Hyperplasia vs Ductal Carcinoma. Acta Cytol, 1979;23(4):332-340.

8.

Dziura B, Bonfiglio T: Needle Cytology of the Breast. A Quantitative and Qualitative Study of the Cells of Benign and Malignant Ductal Neoplasia. Acta Cytol, 1979;23(4)332-40.

9.

Dziura B, Otis R, Hukill P, Goldblatt P, Damjanov I: Gastric Brushing Cytology: An Analysis of Cells From Benign and Malignant Ulcers. Acta Cytol, 1977;21(2):187-90.

10.

Cooney W, Dziura B, Harper R, Nash G: The Cytology of Sputum From Thermally Injured Patients. Acta Cytol, 1972;16:433-437.

Published Abstracts:

1.

Dziura B: Comparison of the ThinPrep Pap With the Detection of Glandular Abnormalities. Acta Cytol, 1999;43(5):902.

2.

Dziura B: Morphologic Evaluation of Increased Detection of High Grade SIL With the ThinPrep Pap. Acta Cytol, 1998;42(5):1241.

3.

Dziura B: Evaluation of the Effect of the ThinPrep Pap on the Diagnosis of ASCUS and Its' Financial Implications in Follow-Up Care. Acta Cytol, 1998;42(5):1244.

Other:

1.

Dziura B: Mediastinal Fine Needle Aspiration of Metastatic Nonsemenomatous Testicular Germ Cell Tumor. A.S.C.P. Check Sample, May, 1987.

Invited Lectures/Presentations:

2001

Workshop: ASCUS and the ThinPrep Pap
New Jersey Society of Cytology

2001

The ThinPrep Pap in the Detection of Gynecologic Malignancies
Baystate Medical Center
Cytopathology Seminar

2001

Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening
Southern Main Medical Center
Bangor, ME

2001

Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening
New Haven Area OB/GYN
New Haven, CT

2000

Workshop: Advanced Thin Prep Morphology
Manchester, NH

2000

Workshop: Advanced Thin Prep Morphology
Philadelphia, PA

2000

Workshop: Advanced Thin Prep Morphology
Manchester, CT

2000

Workshop: Advanced Thin Prep Morphology
Boston, MA

2000

Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening
Newton Wellesley Hospital
Newton, MA

2000

Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening
Ann Arbor Area OB/GYN
Ann Arbor, MI

2000

Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening
Minneapolis/St. Paul Area OB/GYN
St. Paul, MI

2000

Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening
Tulsa Area OB/GYN
Tulsa, OK

2000

Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening
Rochester Area OB/GYN
Rochester, NY

1999

Selling Anatomic Pathology Services to Physician Offices: Using the Pathologist on the Marketing Team.
Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management
New Orleans, LA

1999

Marketing Anatomic Pathology to Physician's Offices
Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management
New Orleans, LA

1999

Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Difficult and Unusual Breast Lesions
Presented at the Vermont/New Hampshire Cytology Society
Bartlett, NH

1999

An Employer's Eye View of the Cytotechnology Graduate - What We are Looking for in a New Hire
Society of Cytology Educators of the Northeast
Pittsfield, MA

1999

ThinPrep Potpourri
16th Annual Baystate Medical Center Cytopathology Workshop
Springfield, MA

1999

Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening
Tulsa Area OB/GYN
Tulsa, OK

1999

Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening
Glens Falls Hospital
Glens Falls, NY

1998

Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening
Nashville Area OB/GYN
Nashville, TN

1998

Cytomorphology in the Gynecologic ThinPrep Pap
Present at the 15th Annual Baystate Medical Center Cytopathology Workshop
Springfield, MA

1998

Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening
Pittsburgh Area OB/GYN
Pittsburgh, PA

1998

Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening
Littleton General Hospital
Littleton, NH

1998

Cell Block Preparation as a Complementary Diagnostic Technique to Fluid-Based Monolayer Cervicovaginal Specimens
American Society of Cytopathology
Nashville, TN

1993

The ThinPrep Experience in the Laboratory
Baystate Medical Center
Cytopathology Seminar

1991

The Use of Fine Needle Aspiration of the Breast in the Management of Nonpalpable Lesions
10th Annual State of the Art Cytopathology Seminar

1990

Fine Needle Aspiration of the Breast - Problems and Pitfalls
New Hampshire/Vermont Society of Cytology

1987

Problems in Pulmonary Cytopathology
Rhode Island Society of Cytology

1983, 1984, 1985

Workshop: Fine Needle Aspiration of the Lung American Society of Clinical Pathologists

1982, 1983, 1986

Workshop: Fine Needle Aspiration of the Lung
Rhode Island Society of Cytology

1985

Workshop: Fine Needle Aspiration of the Lung
Ohio Society of Cytology

1987

Fine Needle Aspiration of the Lung
Maine Society of Cytology

1981

Cytology for Histotechs
Connecticut Histology Society

1980

Workshop: Gynecologic Cytopathology
Connecticut Society of Cytology

1979

The Causes of False Positive and Negative Diagnosis in Pulmonary Fine Needle Cytology
New England Cancer Society

1978

Breast Needle Cytology: Intraductal Hyperplasia vs Ductal Carcinoma
American Society of Cytology

1971

Sputum Cytology of Thermally Injured Patients
American Society of Cytology

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