Spectrum Pathologist Received Honorary Appointment of Life Trustee from the American Board of Pathology

Spectrum’s own Michael A. Jones, MD, recently received an honorary appointment of Life Trustee from the American Board of Pathology for his many professional contributions to that board. Dr. Edward Ashwood, President of ABPath, presented him with a plaque at the organization’s Summer Board of Trustees meeting.

Dr. Jones was a Trustee of the ABPath from 2013-2020 and served as Vice President in 2020 and Treasurer in 2018-2019.

In that time, he held the offices of chairperson of the Test Development and Advisory Committee for Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology, and chairperson of the Maintenance of Certification Committee. Dr. Jones also served on the Finance and Audit Committee, Investment Task Force, and Strategic Planning Committee.

As an announcement in the ABPath Examiner noted, Dr. Jones is the former Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, and Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology at Tufts / Maine Medical Center Medical School. He has been recognized as an early advocate for bio-banking as major advances have been made in molecular medicine.

Additionally, Dr. Jones’s subspecialty expertise and interests include Gynecologic and Genitourinary Pathology (diseases and disorders of the genital organs, kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that carry urine between kidneys and bladder and out of the body), Surgical Pathology/Cytopathology (magnifying tissues and cells through a microscope to diagnose disease), Soft Tissue Pathology (the study of diseases affecting such tissues as muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, blood vessels, nerves, and fat cells), and Pediatric Tumor Pathology (the diagnosis and study of solid tumors in children).

Through Spectrum, Dr. Jones provides services at hospitals and medical centers ranging throughout southern and central Maine and into New Hampshire. As he notes in Spectrum’s 25th anniversary video, the way Spectrum formed has allowed pathology to grow from being just a Maine Medical Center department, into an integrated service across a broad geographical area. Dr. Jones is one of the physicians who founded Spectrum in 1996.

He remarks, “I am most proud, by far, of elevating the level of clinical practice in pathology.”

Dr. Jones earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Vermont and a surgical pathology fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and is participating in the Continuing Certification Program.

On behalf of everyone at Spectrum, we congratulate him on his well-deserved honor, and look forward to his continued leadership and service.

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