Educational ActivitiesMichael Laposata, MD, PhD

Teaching Experience
1977 - 1980Teaching Assistant, Medical School Biochemistry, Johns Hopkins University
1983 – 1985Lecturer, Medical School Pathology, Washington University, "Laboratory Diagnosis of Disease."
1984 – 1985Coursemaster and Lecturer, Laboratory Medicine, (third year medical student course), Washington University, Lecturer on "Cardiac Enzymes."
1986 - 1989Lecturer, Medical School Pathology 100, University of Pennsylvania, "Hemostasis."
1985 - 1989Lecturer, Medical School Pathology 200, University of Pennsylvania, "Laboratory Analysis of Cerebrospinal Fluid", "The Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction", "Coagulation Factor Disorders", "Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism."
1985 - 1989Lecturer, Medical Student Introduction to Clinical Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, "Laboratory Diagnosis of Disease".
1985 – 1989Lecturer, Clinical Coagulation (20 lectures repeated three times/year to pathology residents and hematology fellows), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
1986 - 1989Coursemaster, Pathology 700 (one-month elective in Laboratory Medicine in which students rotate through each of the individual clinical laboratories), University of Pennsylvania.
1988Section Leader, Medical School Biochemistry 4-session mini-course on Biochemical Aspects of Diabetes), University of Pennsylvania.
1989Coursemaster, Pathology 305 (two-week elective "The Effective Use of Laboratory Tests"), University of Pennsylvania.
1990 – 2007Lecturer, Clinical Coagulation (5 - 10 lectures repeated 3 times/yr. to pathology residents and hematology fellows), Massachusetts General Hospital.
1990 - 2007Coursemaster and Lecturer, Laboratory Medicine (third year medical student course in Laboratory Medicine for students on Internal Medicine Rotation), Massachusetts General Hospital. Lectures on "Clinical Coagulation Testing" and "Cardiovascular Risk".
1990 - 2007Coursemaster, Laboratory Medicine Resident Lecture Series (initiated and developed the complete training program for residents in Clinical Pathology), Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of specialization include: 1) Clinical Chemistry and Immunology; 2) Microbiology; 3) Hematology/Coagulation/Blood Transfusion.
1991 – 1992Lecturer, Medical School Pathology (First Year Curriculum), Harvard Medical School, 1991-1992. "Prostaglandins, Thromboxanes, and Leukotrienes".d
1992, 1994, 1996Lecturer, Clinical Hemostasis (Nine lecture course to Graduate Students), Northeastern University.
1993Lecturer, Medical School Pathology (Second Year Curriculum), Harvard Medical School. "Interpretation of Laboratory Tests."
1995 – 2007Medical School Pathology, Lecturer, HST Program at Harvard Medical School, "Acute Inflammation” (1995-2007), "Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis (2004-2007)”.
1994-1995Lecturer, Immunity, Microbes, and Defense (First Year Curriculum), Harvard Medical School. "Cell Injury" and "Acute Inflammation." Organizer of laboratory sessions in Clinical Pathology.
1996 – 2006Introduction to Pathology, First Year Curriculum, Lecturer (4 lectures), Harvard Medical School, "Cell Injury," (1996-2003), "Inflammation" (1996-2006). Organizer (with a one-hour introductory lecture) of laboratory session on “Diagnosis Using Clinical Laboratory Test Results,” and “The Role of the Physician in Laboratory Medicine.”
1996 – 2003Clinical Commons, Third/Fourth Year Curriculum, Lecturer, Harvard Medical School, 1996-2003)."The Appropriate Use of the Clinical Laboratory."
1997Mechanisms of Diseases Processes, Pathology 210 for Graduate Students, Lecturer, Harvard Medical School. “Cell Injury" and "Inflammation."
1997 - 2007Laboratory Medicine Elective for 3rd/4th Year Medical Students, on Selection and Interpretation of Laboratory Tests. Harvard Medical School, Coursemaster and Course Founder.
1998 - 2007Internal Medicine Resident Lecture Series, Lecturer. “Bleeding Disorders” and “Thrombotic Disorders.” 2006 – 2007 “Anticoagulants.”
2003, 2005Current Concepts in Clinical Pathology, Harvard Continuing Medical Education Course, Lecturer and Course Co-Director.
2003 – 2007MGH Surgery Rotation for Harvard Medical Students, Lecturer. “Bleeding and Thrombotic Disorders.”
2000 – 2007 Laboratory Medicine Resident Career and Management Conference, Lecturer, Massachusetts General Hospital. “How to Give a Talk” (2000-2007), and “Performing Laboratory Outreach Testing” (2000-2007), and “How to be a Laboratory Director” (2005-2007).
2002 – 2007 Laboratory Medicine Resident “Outs” Conference (2 – 4 presentations/yr.), Massachusetts General Hospital.
2003 – 2007 Harvard Health Sciences & Technology Program Biochemistry Course, Lecturer. “Fatty Acids & Their Metabolites.”
2005 Harvard Health Sciences & Technology Program Elective in Pathology, Lecturer. “Laboratory Medicine and the Use of the Clinical Laboratory.”
2005 Scientific Symposiums, Course director and lecturer. Updates in Laboratory Medicine, Hilton Head, SC. Five presentations on clinical coagulation, lipid metabolism, and alcohol metabolism.
2007 Applying Anatomic and Clinical Pathology to Reach a Diagnosis. Harvard Continuing Medical Education Course. Lecturer and course Co-director.
2010 - 2014 Disease, Diagnosis, and Therapeutics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Lecturer “Thrombosis and Hemostasis”.
2008 - 2014 Pathology small group co-leader
2008 – 2011 Lecturer and Section Leader, Pathology 351. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. (Interdisciplinary graduate program for PhD students. [Lecturer: 2008-2011; Section Leader: 2008, 2010, and 2011] (cystic fibrosis) and 2009 (thrombosis).
2008 – 2010 Coagulation & Transfusion Medicine for Anesthesia Residents, Vanderbilt University Hospital.
2009 – 2014 Section Leader, The Capstone Course: Basic Science for 4th Year Medical Students (“Thrombosis,” with a presentation to entire class and organizer of 13 breakout sessions). Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
2009 – 2014 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Emphasis Program. (All medical students must perform a research project for graduation through this program): Advisor to 10 students and co-leader of laboratory based research section.
2010 – 2014 Lecturer, Molecular Foundations of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. “Fatty Acid Metabolism,” “Fatty Acids & Disease,” “Phospholipids and Cell Signaling.”
2011 – 2014Lecturer, Lipid Biochemistry Module for Interdisciplinary graduate program for Ph.D. students At Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. “Eicosanoids and Thrombosis” and “Anti-Thrombotic Therapy”.
2013Lecturer, Clinical Diagnostics Course. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. “Principles of Diagnostic Coagulation”.
2011 – 2013Molecular Foundation of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. “Lipids: Structure and Function” and “Thrombosis and Hemostasis.”
2015 -Lecturer, Dermatology/Hematology/Musculoskeletal Course. University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston. “Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Agents” and “Overview of Hemostasis and Thrombosis.”
2015 -Lecturer, Pathobiology and Host Defenses Course. University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston. “Introduction to Coagulation.”
2017 -Course Director, Lecturer, Five Thousand Lab Tests! Which Ones Do I Order? Minimester Course. University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston.
2019 -Faculty, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program