Jean F. Simpson, M.D.

Dr. Jean F. Simpson

Dr. Jean F. Simpson is a native of Columbus, Georgia and graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1983.   Following a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, she served as surgical pathology fellow under  Dr. David L. Page.  After practicing surgical pathology for six years at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California, she returned to Vanderbilt in 1997, where she served as Director of Anatomic Pathology for eight years, and was Professor of Pathology until 2013.  Dr. Simpson is currently Adjunct Professor of Pathology at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, and President of Breast Pathology Consultants, Inc.  Dr. Simpson has more than 25 years of experience as a breast pathologist.  She formerly chaired the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Cancer Committee and was Lead Pathologist for the Breast Cancer Review Panel. Dr. Simpson served as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and was a charter member of the CAP Advanced Practical Pathology Program for Multidisciplinary Breast Pathology.   She was a member of the Consensus Conference for WHO Classification of Breast Tumours,  in Lyon, France in September 2011. 

Dr. Simpson has seen more than 35,000 breast cases in consultation, has mentored more than 40 physicians-in-training in advanced diagnostic breast pathology, and has published two textbooks of breast pathology. Dr. Simpson is the Laboratory Director of Breast Pathology Consultants, Inc. (CLIA # 44D2036149). Click here for additional biographical information.

David L. Page, M.D.

Dr. David L. Page

Dr. David L. Page retired as Professor of Pathology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2011, after a long and illustrious career.   Dr. Page is internationally  known for his studies of premalignant breast disease and breast cancer and has been a major force in Breast Pathology for more than a generation.  Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Page served as Chair of the Breast Pathology Committee of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG),  the American Joint Commission on Cancer (AJCC), and  the Cancer Committee of the College of American Pathology.   He is the editor of Diagnostic Histopathology of the Breast , a widely used textbok of breast pathology as well as associate editor of a multidisciplinary text book, The Breast:  A Comprehensive Textbook.  Dr. Page has seen more than 75,000 cases in consultation and has trained more than 100 surgical pathology fellows.  Dr. Page serves as senior consultant for Breast Pathology Consultants, Inc.  Click here for additional biographical information.