Pathology at Johns Hopkins

The Department of Pathology at Johns Hopkins is preeminent nationally and globally in the study and treatment of human disease and in professional training in all areas of pathology and laboratory science. Currently, there are over 1400 people in the department, which includes approximately 120 full-time faculty, 36 residents, 45 graduate students, over 100 fellows, and 1000 staff members.

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Johns Hopkins Pathology has been the number one NIH funded pathology department for 11 of the past 12 years.

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Passing of Dr. David Page

November 1, 2019

It is with sadness that we learned of the passing of our long-time friend and colleague Dr. David Page. David graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and in 1971 served as our Chief Resident in Pathology. In 1973 he joined the faculty at Vanderbilt Medical Center. David made a number of seminal contributions to the field of breast pathology. Over the years, members of our faculty often relied on David for his expert consultation on difficult breast pathology cases. He was also a gifted teacher and a much loved friend of our department. He will be missed.

2019 Nobel Prize Winner!

October 7, 2019

Gregg L. Semenza, M.D., Ph.D.
Congratulations to Dr. Gregg Semenza- one of the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine! Gregg is on the faculty here at Johns Hopkins, and he was awarded the prize for his discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to changes in oxygen concentrations. This is important for pancreas tumors, because it turns out that one of the tumors that arises in the pancreas, serous cystadenoma, is caused by a mutation in the VHL gene, and VHL is one of the genes that Gregg has shown is important in sensing and responding to changes in cellular oxygen levels. Congratulations Gregg!

Pathology Trailblazers

October 3, 2019

Epstein, Montgomery, van Diest
Congratulations to our faculty Drs. Elizabeth Montgomery, Jonathan Epstein and Paul van Diest (Adjunct Professor), who are featured in the September 2019 issue of the Pathologist honoring 100 inspirational and influential trailblazers in the profession! This group was selected after months of collating reader nominations and judging by an expert panel. To see the full list, go to

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