Bentley to be New Director of Surgical Pathology

After many years of outstanding service to the department as the Director of Surgical Pathology, Dr. Roger McLendon has decided to step down from this position to focus on the diagnostic service of neuropathology and to work with our outstanding brain cancer researchers to expand the research program on brain tumors.  I am very pleased to announce thatDr. Rex Bentley has agreed to assume the position of the Director of Surgical Pathology effective July 1, 2016.  Dr. Bentley has been a long time member of our department with outstanding accomplishments in clinical service, research and education.  After graduating from Harvard Medical School, he began his career in pathology at Duke in 1986 as a resident.  His training included a three year research fellowship in the Department of Microbiology.  He served as chief resident, and then completed a fellowship in gynecologic pathology under the guidance of Dr. Stanley Robboy. Since joining the faculty in 1992, he has steadily risen through the academic ranks to Professor of Pathology. His clinical activities are broad, including our breast, gynecologic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, head and neck and endocrine, bone and soft tissue, and electron microscopy diagnostic pathology services.   He has served in a variety of administrative roles including associate director of the residency program and director of the Pathologists’ Assistant Program, and has been the Pathology IRB reviewer for all protocols requiring human tissue for the past 5 years.  He has served on the University’s Academic Council, and on the Executive Committee of the Medical Center.  

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Bentley for his new position and in thanking Dr. McLendon for his numerous important contributions over the years.