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Jason L. Hornick [M.D., Ph.D.]

  • Titles : Director of Surgical Pathology; Director of Immunohistochemistry; Associate Professor of Pathology
  • Affiliations : Brigham and Women's Hospital

Academic Profile at a Glance

  • Graduated from Amherst College in 1991 (majored in Russian and Biology)
  • Graduated from Keck University of Southern California School of Medicine M.D./Ph.D. program in 1999
  • Chair, Immunohistochemistry Committee, CAP
  • Chair, Abstract Review Subcommittee, USCAP
  • Consensus and Editorial Working Group, WHO Classification of Tumors of Soft Tissue and Bone
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma Expert Panel, AJCC Staging System
  • Editorial boards of AJSP, AJCP, Human Pathology, and others
  • Regional Editor, Histopathology
  • Associate Editor, Advances in Anatomic Pathology
  • Consulting Editor, Surgical Pathology Clinics
  • Associate Editor, Sternberg's Diagnostic Surgical Pathology
  • Editor of the 2013 textbook Practical Soft Tissue Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach
  • Author of more than 230 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and book chapters on Soft Tissue Pathology, GI Pathology, and Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry
  • Frequent participant in courses for the USCAP, European Congress of Pathology, and International Academy of Pathology Congress
  • Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists Annual Prize in 2012, in recognition of significant career achievements in surgical pathology under the age of 45 years
  • Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society Young Investigator Award in 2014, in recognition of seminal contributions that advance the field of GI pathology 

 More about the Anatomic Pathology Department 

  • My residency in Anatomic Pathology and fellowships in Soft Tissue Tumor Pathology and GI Pathology were all at Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • I am the Director of the Immunohistochemistry Laboratory
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital also provides pathology services for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute 


  • I was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Portland, Oregon
  • In my former life, I was a rock musician (keyboards, bass, vocals) -- I left music behind when I went to medical school 

 Most Important Achievement - Raising twins with my wife Harmony Wu 

  • Practical Problems in Soft Tissue, GU, Pancreaticobiliary, Pulmonary and ENT
  • Surgical Pathology for the Practicing Pathologist: GI, GYN, GU, Pancreaticobiliary
  • Surgical Pathology Update: GI, GU, ENT and Soft Tissue

Past Lectures

  • From KIT to Succinate Dehydrogenase: The GIST of It (02/22/2017)
  • Subclassification of Pleomorphic Sarcomas: How and Why Should We Care? (02/21/2017)
  • Best Diagnostic Markers: An Approach to Epithelioid Soft Tissue (02/21/2017)
  • The Most Common Spindle Cell Tumors of Soft Tissue (02/20/2017)
  • Differential Diagnosis of Cutaneous Spindle Cell Tumors: Location, Location, Location (02/20/2017)
  • Mesenchymal Tumors of the GI Tract: What's New? (10/15/2015)
  • Gastrointestinal Lymphomas: A Review for the Surgical Patholgist (10/14/2015)
  • Distinguishing Primary Liver Tumors from Metastases: An Update on Immunohistochemistry (10/13/2015)
  • Hereditary Colon Cancer Predisposition Syndromes: What Do We Need to Know? (10/12/2015)
  • Colorectal Polyps: A Practical Approach (10/12/2015)
  • An Approach to Spindle Cell Tumors of Deep Soft Tissue (06/18/2015)
  • An Approach to Cutaneous Spindle Cell Tumors (06/18/2015)
  • Vascular and Nerve Sheath Tumors: An Update (06/18/2015)
  • An Approach to Pleomorphic and Epitheloid Soft Tissue Tumors (06/17/2015)
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors: An Update (06/17/2015)


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