Ritu NayarProfessor, Director | Chicago, Illinois
Dr. Ritu Nayar is a professor of Pathology and director of Cytopathology at Northwestern University, Chicago. She is Immediate-Past President of the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC), a member of the Executive Council of the International Academy of Cytology (IAC) and in 2015 was elected as a Trustee for the American Board of Pathology (ABP).
Dr. Nayar’s clinical practice includes anatomic pathology, administration, teaching and translational research. She has published over 150 journal articles/book chapters and edited seven books. Her special interests include gynecologic and thyroid pathology and she is co-editor of the second and third editions of The Bethesda System for Reporting Cervical Cytology Atlases and a contributing author for The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology Atlas. Dr. Nayar has been actively involved in organized pathology for over 25 years, having chaired and served on several committees, in a number of major professional organizations, including the ASC, ASCP, ABP, CAP, USCAP, IAC and the NCI. She currently serves as section editor or editorial board member for eight pathology journals and is a frequent guest speaker and moderator at national and international pathology meetings.