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The Michael J. Borowitz Hematopathology Fund

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The Michael J. Borowitz Hematopathology Fund is an endowed fund established in 2012 to honor Michael J. Borowitz, M.D., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Oncology, former Director of the Division of Hematopathology, and former Executive Deputy Director of the Department of Pathology. The income from the fund supports a fellow in the Division of Hematopathology.

Dr. Borowitz received his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by his medical and doctoral degrees from Duke University. He completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Duke, serving as chief resident in his final year. From 1981 to 1993, he served on the pathology faculty at Duke before being recruited to Johns Hopkins.

During his tenure at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Borowitz served in multiple roles within the Department of Pathology, including Deputy Director of Education and Deputy Director for Clinical Affairs. He also served as the High-Value Leader for the Department of Pathology on the Johns Hopkins Health System High-Value Care Committee and as a managing board member of the Institute for Excellence in Education at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Borowitz’s areas of clinical expertise include the diagnosis of hematologic malignancies. He was a trailblazer in applying immunologic techniques to diagnose and classify leukemia and lymphoma. He published numerous articles documenting the importance of these ancillary studies in accurate diagnosis and applied sophisticated approaches using the technique of flow cytometry. Dr. Borowitz was also a leader in standardizing the practice of flow cytometry as it applies to leukemia and lymphoma, and worked to develop improved proficiency testing programs and guidelines as well as good laboratory practice. He authored or co-authored more than 270 publications, 26 articles and book chapters, and numerous scientific reviews.

During his career, Dr. Borowitz mentored more than 45 fellows and trained countless residents and medical students. He was recognized three times with the Johns Hopkins Pathology Residents Teaching Award and received the Wallace H. Coulter Award and the Johns Hopkins Professors Award for Excellence in Basic and Clinical Education. He retired from the faculty in 2023.

If you would like to honor Dr. Borowitz's legacy, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in his honor to the Michael J. Borowitz Hematopathology Fund through the Department of Pathology's secure online giving form by clicking the button below.

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