Dr. Matthew Kuhar supports the Pathology Department’s numerous educational programs across the state of Indiana in his role as Vice Chair of Education. He works with leaders of each program to help set strategic aims, remove barriers to success, and identify resources and best practices with the goal of improving educational outcomes and meeting the pathology workforce needs of Indiana and beyond.
Dr. Kuhar previously served the Pathology Residency Program Director for eight years, and now serves as an Associate Residency Program Director. He is an Associate Professor of Pathology, Laboratory Medicine, and Dermatology; his clinical practice is devoted to Dermatopathology.
As a medical student at Drexel University, he received the Joel J. Roslyn MD award for “Outstanding Leadership while Demonstrating a Notable Level of Commitment and Service to His Fellow Students”. As a pathology resident at IUSM, he was the inaugural recipient of the department’s “Resident Award for Excellence in Teaching” in 2008, and again in 2009. He was the IUSM House Staff Forum President from 2006-2008. More recently as a faculty at IUSM, he was awarded the 2018 “Trustee Teaching Award.”
Dr. Kuhar is active within IUSM more broadly. He is the department’s representative to the Faculty Steering Committee. He has served on the Diversity Council, Faculty Assembly, Teacher-Learner Advocacy Committee, System Lab Formulary Committee, Graduate Medical Education Committee, and as an inaugural member of the Graduate Medical Education Executive Committee where he was charged with annual program evaluation and quality improvement review for the 100+ accredited residency and fellowship programs at IUSM. He has also served as the faculty advisor of the Alliance at IUSM student interest group, and as the Medical Student Career Mentor for the Department of Pathology.
National service is a passion of his, and he is very active in multiple organizations, especially those related to the accreditation of training programs, the certification of pathologists, and dermatopathology. Dr. Kuhar serves on the ACGME Review Committee for Pathology, which sets national accreditation requirements for pathology residency and fellowship programs, monitors program compliance with those standards, and renders accreditation decisions. He is also a co-author of the ACGME Dermatopathology 2.0 Milestones. He has served as a board examiner for the American Board of Pathology for Dermatopathology certification (2017-2022) and for Continuing Certification in Anatomic Pathology (2016-2023). Dr. Kuhar has contributed to reshaping life-long learning of pathology through his work on the ABPath Continuing Certification Advisory Committee. He has served on multiple committees of the American Society of Dermatopathology, and currently serves on their Mentorship Awards Committee and Membership Committee. He volunteers his time at the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, where he chairs their Resident Advisory Subcommittee and is a member of the Finance, Membership, and DEI Committees.