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David J. Grignon [M.D.]

  • Titles : Centennial Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Programs
  • Affiliations : Indiana University

Academic Profile at a Glance

  • Graduated from the University of Western Ontario (London, Canada), BSc (1977), MD (1981)
  • Residency training in Anatomic Pathology at the University of Western Ontario
  • Two year fellowship in Oncologic and Urologic Pathology at The MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada [FRCP(C)] and the College of American Pathologists
  • Served as Chair, Department of Pathology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI from 1998 – 2007
  • Named Centennial Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Programs at IU School of Medicine and IU Health in 2007
  • Co-author of 4th series AFIP Fascicle, Tumors of the Kidney, Bladder, and Related Urinary Structures and Gleason Grading of Prostate Cancer: A Contemporary Approach
  • Author of over 300 peer-reviewed research articles and 24 book chapters
  • Frequent speaker at academic institutions, national and international meetings
  • Course Director for 4 day annual ASCP Urologic Pathology Course
  • Presenter of numerous courses for USCAP, ASCP, CAP, Scientific Symposiums and IAP
  • On multiple editorial boards including Modern Pathology and Pathology
  • Serves on multiple committees for ASCP and CAP among others

About Your Organization/Department

  • IU Health is the only academic medical center in the State of Indiana
  • The IU Pathology group provides pathology services at 10 hospitals in Indianapolis and Central Indiana

  • Movie fanatic – all genres
  • Seek out the best “tasting menu” everywhere I travel


Most Important Achievement - Instilling enthusiasm for Pathology to anyone who will listen  

  • Advances in Surgical Pathology of GU, Head & Neck, Salivary Gland Tumors and Non-GYN Cytology
  • Diagnostic Challenges of Breast, GU, Thoracic, Endocrine and ENT Pathology
  • Diagnostic Pitfalls in Surgical Pathology: Focus on GI, Pulmonary, GU and Soft Tissue Pathology
  • Keeping Up with Critical Advances in Soft Tissue, Lymphoproliferative, Cutaneous, Endocrine and Genitourinary Tract Surgical Pathology

Past Lectures

  • Epithelial Kidney Tumors: New Entities and Problem Diagnoses (06/28/2018)
  • Morphologic Variants of Urothelial Carcinoma (06/27/2018)
  • Critical Role of the Pathologist in the Management of Bladder Cancer (06/26/2018)
  • Gleason Grading and Reporting of Prostatic Adenocarcinoma in Needle Biopsies: Current Recommendations (06/25/2018)
  • Prostatic Adenocarcinoma: Diagnostic Criteria and Differential Diagnosis (06/25/2018)
  • Bladder Cancer: What is New and Clinically Relevant (02/21/2013)
  • Kidney Tumors: New Entities and Diagnostic Problems (02/20/2013)
  • Handling and Reporting of Prostate Cancer Containing Specimens (02/19/2013)
  • Gleason Grading of Prostate Cancer: Current Approach (02/19/2013)
  • Prostate Adenocarcinoma: Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis (02/17/2013)
  • Urothelial Carcinoma: What is New and Clinically Significant? (02/25/2011)
  • Classification of Renal EpithelialNeoplasms: New Entities and Diagnostic Challenges (02/24/2011)
  • Handling and Reporting of Specimens with Prostatic Adenocarcinoma (02/24/2011)
  • Prostate Adenocarcinoma: Contemporary Approach, Issues Related to Gleason Grading, Score Reporting (02/23/2011)
  • Prostate Adenocarcinoma: Diagnostic Criteria & Differential Diagnosis (02/23/2011)
  • Grading: Staging and Reporting of Prostatic Carcinoma (06/16/2010)
  • Variants of Urothelial Carcinoma and Their Clinical Significance (06/15/2010)
  • Current Classification and Reporting of Germ Cell Tumors (06/15/2010)
  • Handling and Reporting of Renal Cell Carcinoma (06/14/2010)
  • Classification of Renal Epithelial Tumors: New Entities (06/14/2010)


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