ASCP Announces Top Five of its 40 Under Forty Program to Recognize Future Generation of Laboratory Leaders

By Sue Montgomery | 29 Aug

Sarah Choi, MD, PhD, FASCP, has been named an ASCP 40 Under Forty TOP FIVE honoree for 2019. She is among five high-achieving pathologists and medical laboratory professionals under age 40 who were selected from the prestigious list.   

Dr. Choi is a hematopathologist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she is an assistant professor of pathology. She has an academic interest in prognostically relevant genetic alterations in myeloid neoplasms and is currently the Hematopathology Fellowship Director.

Each of the ASCP 40 Under Forty TOP FIVE honorees will receive free registration to attend the ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting, September 11-13, in Phoenix, a $1,000 stipend toward airfare and lodging, and recognition at the Annual Meeting.

“Being recognized as one of ASCP’s 40 Under Forty is a tremendous honor,” Dr. Choi said. “It will connect to me other individuals in ASCP who have similar interests and passions, and together we will be able to achieve more than any single individual could do on their own.  I also welcome the additional opportunities to learn skills and acquire knowledge that will help me to be a more effective leader and possibly identify potential mentors. I hope that by being recognized by ASCP, I will be able to better use my voice and abilities to serve our Pathology community.”

 ASCP’s 40 Under Forty program shines the spotlight on 40 highly accomplished pathologists, pathology residents, and laboratory professionals under age 40 who have made significant contributions to the profession and stand out as the future of laboratory leadership. The 40 Under Forty recognition has made a powerful impact on all of its honorees, ranging from pronounced recognition within their organization to exciting media attention.

“We are inspired by these engaged and passionate young professionals, who are driven to improve healthcare delivery by doing innovative and creative work for their institutions and beyond,” said ASCP President Melissa P. Upton, MD, FASCP. “ASCP’s 40 Under Forty program is a unique opportunity to recognize these outstanding individuals and to give them the support they need to foster their continuing leadership potential and growth.” 

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Founded in 1922 in Chicago, ASCP is a medical professional society with more than 100,000 member board-certified anatomic and clinical pathologists, pathology residents and fellows, laboratory professionals, and students. ASCP provides excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists, and laboratory professionals. To learn more, visit Follow us on Twitter at and connect with us on Facebook at