January 22, 2024

Magi-Galluzzi named chair of Pathology

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RS53682 Magi Galluzzi CristinaAfter a national search, Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Pathology, effective March 4, 2024.

Magi-Galluzzi is a professor and the director of the Division of Anatomic Pathology, and the director of Genitourinary Pathology in the Department of Pathology. She holds the C. Bruce Alexander Endowed Professorship in Pathology. Before joining UAB in 2018, she was the director of Genitourinary Pathology in the Department of Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic and a professor of Pathology at the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

Magi-Galluzzi is board-certified in Anatomic Pathology with clinical expertise in the pathological diagnosis of genitourinary diseases, including prostate, bladder, testicular, adrenal and kidney malignancies. Her research focuses on prostate carcinogenesis and in the discovery and validation of tumor markers, and genomic tests of value in furthering the goals of successful treatment and understanding of the pathogenesis of genitourinary diseases.

Magi-Galluzzi earned an M.D. from the University of Ancona, Italy, and a Ph.D. from the University of Verona, Italy. She completed postgraduate research fellowships at the New England Medical Center (now Tufts Medical Center) and Harvard Medical School, followed by residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Rush University Medical Center and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She served as chief resident in Anatomic Pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and completed a fellowship in Kidney-Urologic Pathology at Johns Hopkins University.

Magi-Galluzzi has been invited to lecture at numerous national and international medical meetings. She has authored more than 270 scientific papers on genitourinary topics, has authored or co-authored dozens of book chapters, and is the editor of four books on Genitourinary Pathology.

Her many honors include winning the UAB Department of Pathology’s Leonard H. Robinson Award for Resident Education in Anatomic Pathology in 2023 and the Academic Leadership and Dedication to Service Award in 2022. In 2018, she was named to The Pathologist magazine's Power List of "100 of the best, brightest, and most powerful advocates of pathology."

Magi-Galluzzi has held leadership roles in national and international societies, serving on the Board of Directors of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, and as secretary of the Arthur Purdy Stout Society. She is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists and the president-elect of the Genitourinary Pathology Society.

“It is a true honor and a significant event in my career to be named the chair of the UAB Department of Pathology,” said Magi-Galluzzi. “I am very excited for the opportunity to lead a great team to forge new paths towards pursuing excellence in patient care and research, and educating the next generation of practicing pathologists and investigators. I would like to thank all my colleagues for their expressions of confidence and I pledge to do the utmost during my term to warrant their trust and support.”

“Dr. Magi-Galluzzi has already demonstrated her deep commitment to the department’s missions in research, training, and patient care,” said Anupam Agarwal, M.D., senior vice president for Medicine and dean of the Heersink School of Medicine. “Her leadership skills, combined with her dedication to innovation and collaboration, make her an excellent choice for this vital position.”