Cardona Granted Tenure

 Diana Cardona MD has been granted Tenure

We are pleased to announce that Diana Cardona MD has been granted Tenure effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Cardona came to Duke 10 years ago, following her training in anatomic and clinical pathology and a GI and Hepatobiliary Fellowship at the University of Florida. For close to five years, Dr. Cardona has served as the Laboratory Director for Immunopathology, Histology, DMP Surgical Pathology, Pathology record control, and transcription.  During this time, she has managed tremendous change in these labs:  a new laboratory information system, a new location, new SOPs and workflows, new policies, and new challenges in the way (and amount) that we get paid for the work that we do.  More recently, she was appointed the new Director of the DUHS Anatomic Pathology Laboratories.

During her time at Duke she has become a national leader in navigating the ever-evolving national quality payment programs. She serves as the College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) Chair of the Measures and Performance Subcommittee, Vice-Chair of the Economic Affairs Committee and a member of the Council of Government and Professional Affairs. She has also served on two different Technical Expert Panels for CMS related to the Quality Payment Program.  For this work, Dr. Cardona was recently awarded the CAP’s Public Service Award. Academically, Dr. Cardona has had a productive career focused on the diagnostic accuracy of graft versus host disease (GVHD), serving as a member on the NIH Chronic GVHD Consensus Project and the resulting guideline document, and transplant related pathology. Most recently she was invited to speak at the upcoming BANFF meeting on small bowel transplantation. Furthermore, Dr. Cardona has been an essential collaborator for our orthopedic oncology team and related academic pursuits. 

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Cardona on her promotion to Associate Professor of Pathology with Tenure.

Jiaoti Huang, MD, Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Pathology