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 as the Pathology Residency Program Director for eight years. He has served IUSM through his work on the Faculty Steering Committee, 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. He has 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.
He is active in multiple national 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, (MOC, Mentorship Awards Committee, Membership Committee), and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (Finance, Membership, and DEI Committees; chairs their Resident Advisory Subcommittee).