Barrett’s Esophagus in 2018: The Pathologist's Perspective


In recent years there has been several changes suggested for the operational diagnosis of Barrett esophagus. In addition, new endoscopic techniques for the detection and management of Barrett esophagus are becoming increasingly utilized in routine clinical practice. These new developments, which have important implications for the practicing surgical pathologist, will be discussed in detail.

Originally presented on February 9, 2018 in Park City, Utah.

Lecture Presenter

John Hart, MD

John Hart, MD

Professor of Pathology and Chief of the Section of Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology
University of Chicago School of Medicine

Dr. John Hart graduated from the University of Iowa Medical School in 1986. He did his pathology residency at U.C.L.A. Medical Center in Los Angeles, followed by a Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology fellowship at the same institution. In 1991 he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago, Department of Pathology as an assistant professor, and rose to the rank of full professor in 2004. He is the chief of the Gastrointestinal and Hepatology Pathology section and director of the fellowship program. The fellowship has graduated more than a dozen GI pathologists who are now working in academic pathology departments throughout the United States. Dr. Hart has published more than 180 articles in the fields of gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology and has also authored numerous book chapters. He has lectured throughout the United States and in Europe and Asia. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and the vice president of the Rodger Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society.


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the endoscopic and histologic features of Barrett esophagus and associated dysplasia.
  • Discuss the clinical management decisions that are based upon the pathologic diagnoses made in cases of Barrett esophagus and Barrett associated dysplasia.
  • Identify new endoscopic techniques utilized in the diagnosis and management of Barrett esophagus.

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories