Pathologists

Pedram Argani, M.D.Pedram Argani, M.D., is a Professor of Pathology and Director and has been the principal consultant of the Breast Pathology Service since 2001, and he reviews approximately 1,000 breast consultation cases each year. He is also a member of the steering committee of the Breast Center. Dr. Argani is internationally recognized as an expert anatomic pathologist and is on the editorial board of numerous scientific journals, including the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Modern Pathology, and the International Journal of Surgical Pathology. He was the recipient of the prestigious Arthur Purdy Stout Award in Surgical Pathology in 2007. Dr. Argani obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and subsequently received both his Doctor of Medicine as well as residency training in Anatomic Pathology from the University of Pennsylvania. He then received fellowship training in Oncologic and Molecular Pathology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. To learn more about Dr. Argani, please click here.

Ashley Cimino-Mathews, M.D.Ashley Cimino-Mathews, M.D., has joined the Breast Pathology Service as Assistant Professor as of July 2012. Dr. Cimino-Mathews is strongly committed to women's health care and breast cancer research. Her numerous awards for scholarship and research include Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, the Weill Cornell "Good Physician" Award, 4th Annual Safeway Breast Cancer Retreat Runner-up Poster Award in 2011, and Johns Hopkins Pathology Young Investigator's Day Top Prize in Clinical in 2011. Dr. Cimino-Mathews obtained her Bachelor of Science from Emory University, where she studied breast cancer tumor vaccine development. She subsequently received her Doctor of Medicine from Weill Cornell Medical College, followed by a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Cimino-Mathew's ongoing research interests include the pathogenesis of breast cancer metastasis and the breast stromal neoplasms. To learn more about Dr. Cimino-Mathews, please click here.

Russell S. Vang, M.D.Russell S. Vang, M.D., is Associate Professor of Pathology with fellowship expertise in both Gynecologic and Breast Pathology. Dr. Vang contributes routinely to the weekly Breast Center tumor board. He has a secondary appointment in Gynecology & Obstetrics and has made numerous contributions to the field of research in women's health. Dr. Vang's. current primary research interest includes clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical studies of epithelial and non-epithelial tumors of the ovary. Dr. Vang recognized as an expert pathologist and is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology and the International Journal of Gynecologic Pathology. He currently serves as the President of the Maryland Society of Pathologists. Dr. Vang obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, followed by pathology residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He subsequently received fellowship training in Gynecologic and Breast Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, as well as in Surgical Pathology from Stanford University Hospital. To learn more about Dr. Vang, please click here.

Our team approach

Diagnosing and treating breast cancer is truly a multidisciplinary team effort. The Breast Pathology Service is one integral part of the comprehensive, patient-centered team approach to breast disease at the Johns Hopkins Hospital's Avon Foundation Breast Center. Our service is founded upon strong collaboration between the hospital's expert pathologists and excellent surgeons, oncologists, radiologists and radiation oncologists. The pathologists consult regularly with the Breast Center's team of surgeons, radiologists, oncologists and other pathology specialists to diagnose benign and neoplastic breast disease, assess its status, and address issues of appropriate care. The multidisciplinary Breast Center group meets each Wednesday at 5pm in the Weinberg Cancer Center to discuss specific patient diagnoses and treatment options.