Zhong Seminar: Dr. Michael Laposata


On February 13, 2020, Dr. Michael Laposata, Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, The University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, delivered an outstanding Zhong seminar entitled "Medical Errors: A Major Cause of Death Across the World."

Dr. Laposata’s basic research program focuses on fatty acids and their metabolites.  His clinical expertise, for both patient care and clinical research, is in blood coagulation, with a special expertise in diagnostic errors. He has authored more than 170 peer-reviewed publications in basic and clinical research. His work on diagnostic errors earned him an appointment to the 21-member panel of the National Academy of Medicine which issued the 2015 report on Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare.

Dr. Laposata is the recipient of 14 major teaching prizes at Harvard, the Massachusetts General Hospital, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and his textbook, in its third edition, Laposata’s Laboratory Medicine, has been translated into multiple languages. In a peer nominated survey performed by The Pathologist, the November 2015 issue identified Dr. Laposata as the most influential pathologist in the United States, and the third most influential pathologist in the world.