Professor Mahmoud Khalifa obtained his Medical Degree from Cairo, Egypt where he subsequently received his Master's Degree and PhD in Pathology. He continued his training in pathology at the Universities of Oklahoma, George Washington and Georgetown as well as the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC. He is certified by the American Board of Pathology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is also a graduate of the Schulich Advanced Leadership Development Program at York University, Toronto, Canada. He held several Laboratory Medicine leadership positions in distinguished North American Universities. He currently holds the endowed Donald F. Gleason Professorship and serves as the Medical Director of Anatomic Pathology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Khalifa’s professional career focuses on Gynecologic Pathology and patient safety and has authored more than 120 peer-reviewed papers published in these fields. He has received several prestigious teaching awards and has spoken in several national and international meetings.