RICHARD CARTUN, PHD

Dr. Cartun is the Director of the Histology and Immunopathology Laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT.  He also serves as the Assistant Director of Anatomic Pathology and the Director of Biospecimen Collection Programs.  Dr. Cartun obtained his undergraduate (1978) and graduate (1990) degrees in Pathobiology from the University of Connecticut.  He also has a Masters degree (1982) in Health Care Management from the Hartford Graduate Center/RPI.  He has been involved in the field of diagnostic immunohistochemistry since 1978 when he started working at Hartford Hospital as a laboratory technician.  Dr. Cartun has been active in the Society for Applied Immunohistochemistry for more than 20 years and currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer. Back on October 20, 1991, he gave the Society’s first lecture at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center titled, “Applications of Immunocytochemistry to Infectious Disease Diagnosis” when the organization was known as the “Northeast Region Immunohistochemistry Users Group”.  Dr. Cartun has published numerous articles in the field of immunohistochemistry and is a frequent speaker at local and national pathology meetings.  He is active in the National Society for Histotechnology and the American Society of Clinical Pathology.

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