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Benjamin C. Calhoun [M.D., Ph.D.]

  • Titles : Director of Breast Pathology
  • Affiliations : Department of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic

Academic Profile at a Glance

Dr. Ben Calhoun

  •     Graduated from the University of Georgia in 1992
  •     Graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1999
  •     Residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital
  •     Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  •     Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  •     Recent review article, book chapter and peer-reviewed paper:
  •  Calhoun BC, Collins LC. 2016. Recommendations for Excision Following Core Needle Biopsy of the Breast: A Contemporary Evaluation of the Literature. Histopathology. 68:138-51.
  • Calhoun BC, Grobmyer SR, Simpson JF. Benign, High-Risk, and Premalignant Lesions of the Breast. In: Bland KI, Copeland EM eds. The Breast: Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases. 5th Ed. Elsevier Inc. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Donaldson AR et al. Impact of an Alternative Chromosome 17 Probe and the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology and College of American Pathologists (ASCO/CAP) Guidelines on Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization (FISH) for the Determination of HER2 Gene Amplification in Breast Cancer. Cancer. February 13, 2017 [Epub ahead of print].

About Your Organization/Department

  • After a regional consolidation at the Cleveland Clinic in 2015, we have an annual volume of approximately 170,000 surgical pathology cases and 8,500 breast cases.

Fun Fact

  •  When we lived in North Carolina, my wife, Monica, and I enjoyed working with the Tarheel Weimaraner Rescue. We have two Weimaraners and a German Shorthaired Pointer – all rescues!



Contact Dr. Ben Calhoun at:

  • Diagnostic Pitfalls in the Practice of Head & Neck, Breast, GU and Liver Pathology

Past Lectures

  • Histologic Markers of Breast Cancer Risk: Atypical Hyperplasias (06/22/2017)
  • Molecular Profiling of Breast Cancer: Implications for Pathologists (06/21/2017)
  • Immunohistochemistry in Breast Pathology: Selected Applications (06/20/2017)
  • Histologic Markers of Breast Cancer Risk: Papillary Lesions and Radial Scars (06/20/2017)
  • Histologic Markers of Breast Cancer Risk: Columnar Cell Lesions and Flat Epithelial Atypia (06/19/2017)


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