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Wei.jpgShi Wei, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Associate Director, Anatomic Pathology, was recently elected, on October 26, as a 2020-2022 Uncontested Executive Committee Member-at-Large for the International Skeletal Society (ISS).


The ISS mission is to provide leadership in the practice, science and teaching of musculoskeletal medicine through an interdisciplinary and international membership recognized for its achievement in the field. ISS brings leaders in musculoskeletal science, education and clinical practice together. The organization is both international and multidisciplinary. ISS members represent more than 30 countries and represent radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, and radiation oncologists. 

Dr. Wei obtained his M.D. from China Medical University and received his Ph.D. from Okayama University in Japan. He completed a research post-doctoral fellowship on Bone Biology at Washington University in St. Louis prior to coming to UAB, where he finished his pathology residency followed by a surgical pathology fellowship focusing on bone and soft tissue pathology. He also obtained additional clinical subspecialty training on soft tissue pathology at Emory University. Dr. Wei is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and has been a faculty of UAB since 2008. In addition to his roles both as Professor and Associate Division Director, he is also the Breast Section Head. 

Wei’s research interests focus on the evaluation of prognostic factors in malignant bone tumors and tumor bone metastasis. He has published more than 120 manuscripts in some of the leading peer-reviewed journals, of which he first or senior-authored approximately two-thirds. Dr. Wei is a Scientist at UAB’s O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, Experimental Therapeutics Program. He co-edited Atlas of Bone Pathology and Frozen Section Library: Bone, and contributed several book chapters on bone tumors. Dr. Wei has served as a member of the ISS since 2013 and has been a frequent contributor to the member meetings.