Bean Promoted to Professor

Bean Promoted to Professor

We are pleased to announce that Sarah M. Bean, MD has been promoted to Professor of Pathology effective May 1, 2020.  

Dr. Bean earned her medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY.  She completed residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and a fellowship in Cytopathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  In 2006, she joined faculty as an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Duke University.  She was promoted to Associate Professor of Pathology in 2014. 

Dr. Bean's clinical activities encompass diagnostic breast and gynecologic surgical pathology, intraoperative consultations, and cytopathology.  She has published over 45 manuscripts.  During the early years of her career, her research focused on human papilloma virus (HPV), especially in the use of anal-rectal cytology for screening of HPV-related lesions in the anal canal and histopathologic diagnosis of HPV-related anal squamous lesions.  Dr. Bean served as an advisor to the Molecular Markers for Histopathology Working Group of the Lower Anogenital Squamous Terminology (LAST) Project and has been invited to serve as an expert panel member for the upcoming LAST update.  She represented Duke Cancer Institute as a member on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) endometrial, uterine sarcoma, vulva, vagina, and gestational trophoblastic neoplasia guidelines panel.

Dr. Bean has developed expertise in medical education, including: feedback, teaching, mentoring, and leadership. She currently serves as program director for the Cytopathology Fellowship and for the Surgical Pathology Fellowship.  Previously, she was Chair of the inaugural Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) for the Pathology Residency Program. She has served on numerous departmental, institutional, and national education-related committees.  Most notably, she served as Chair of the Curriculum Committee in the College of American Pathologists.  She was also a member of the CAP Council on Education. Currently, Dr. Bean is a member of the CAP Publications Committee, a Pathology Education Section Editor for Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and a member of the Editorial Board for CAP Today.  She also is faculty for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program, a leadership program for developing medical educators.

Dr. Bean has been recognized for her excellence in teaching and education.  She received the Bernard F. Fetter Teaching Award in Pathology in 2009 and again in 2014.  She was twice nominated for the Duke University Medical Center Master Clinician/Teacher Award. She received the AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Medical Education Scholarship Award for Outstanding Presentation twice.  She was one of seven Duke Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development (AHEAD) members recognized in the inaugural class of Fellow members.  She was also recognized by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as a 40 Under Forty honoree in 2015.  

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Bean on her professional accomplishments.