Mai (Mike) He, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Section Head of Pediatric Pathology in the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine, was recently named editor-in-chief of Fetal and Pediatric Pathology. Dr. He will oversee the journal effective January 1, 2024.
“I am thrilled to accept the position as editor-in-chief of Fetal and Pediatric Pathology. The journal is one of two leading publications in my field. As editor-in-chief, I plan to bring emerging areas into the journal such as digital pathology & artificial intelligence, including image analysis of histopathologic features and outcome prediction based on pathological images by machine learning. I look forward to expanding the scope of this influential publication,” Dr. He said.
Fetal and Pediatric Pathology, an established international journal, publishes data on diseases of the developing embryo, newborns, children, and adolescents, and features original and review articles and reportable case reports. Article and report topics include the molecular basis of abnormal placentation; placentology and molecular basis of habitual abortion; intrauterine development and molecular basis of embryonic death; pathogenesis and etiologic factors involved in sudden infant death syndrome; the underlying molecular basis, and pathogenesis of diseases that lead to morbidity and mortality in newborns; prenatal, perinatal, and pediatric diseases and molecular basis of diseases of childhood including solid tumors and tumors of the hematopoietic system; and experimental and molecular pathology.
Dr. He’s new position as editor-in-chief of Fetal and Pediatric Pathology is a natural progression in his established career as a pediatric pathologist. In addition to his work in the Department of Pathology and Immunology, Dr. He is the Pathologist-in-Chief for St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He is also active in research, with interests including pediatric tumor and therapy markers, placental pathology and clinical correlations, and artificial intelligence and digital pathology.
“Dr. He has a longstanding interest in placental pathology with growing collaborations inside and outside the WashU community. He is frequently invited to speak at national and international venues and has published numerous articles in the field. It is no surprise that Dr. He would be selected as editor-in-chief of one of the two subspecialty journals in Pediatric Pathology,” said Joseph Gaut, MD, PhD, Ladenson Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Division Chief of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology in the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine.