Pathology Pearls—A listing of several important points, many clinically relevant, reiterated as a summation of the text and to allow for easy review, such as before an examination.
We would like to recognize a great physician, educator, administrator, colleague, and leader, Dr. Maximilian Buja, who served as Dean of the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston Medical School from 1995 to 2003 before being appointed Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Buja, a pathologist, continues to contribute greatly to the pathology course at the medical school by lecturing on the basic principles of cell injury and inflammation as well as on cardiovascular pathology. He led an educational retreat in 2002 which inspired the concept for this series, joining the clinical case to the basic sciences. Dr. Buja has taught thousands of medical students and serves as a role model and mentor for many pathology residents and scientists.