Joel K. Greenson [M.D.]

  • Titles : Professor, Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology
  • Affiliations : University of Michigan School of Medicine

  • Graduated from University of Michigan in 1980
  • Graduated from University of Michigan School of Medicine in 1984

Dr. Greenson received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. He did his residency training in pathology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and completed a 2-year fellowship in gastrointestinal pathology at Johns Hopkins under the mentorship of John Yardley, M.D.

After working as an assistant professor of pathology for 3 years at Ohio State University, Dr. Greenson returned to the University of Michigan where he is currently a professor of pathology and the director of GI and hepatic pathology. Dr. Greenson is a past president of the Gastrointestinal Pathology Society and has been on the education committee of both the USCAP and the ASCP.  He has also been a member of council. Dr. Greenson is one of the editors of Sternberg’s Diagnostic Surgical Pathology and he has co-authored and edited two textbooks on Gastrointestinal pathology (Diagnostic Pathology Gastrointestinal – Amirsys, Morson and Dawson’s Gastrointestinal Pathology-Wiley-Blackwell). He serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Histopathology and Human pathology and has authored over 160 peer-reviewed publications. 

AP/CP 1989, Recertified 2013

I work to support my fishing and guitar playing habits

Vice-President of USCAP

  • 2nd Annual Dr. Richard L. Kempson Diagnostic Pathology Course, Making Diagnoses that Matter: Surgical Pathology & Cytopathology of the GI & GU Tract
  • Diagnostic Pitfalls in Surgical Pathology: Focus on GI, Pulmonary, GU and Soft Tissue Pathology

Past Lectures

  • Iatrogenic/Drug-Induced Injury to the Gut (06/28/2018)
  • Molecular Testing in Colon Cancer: What Does a Practicing Surgical Pathologist Need to Know? (06/27/2018)
  • How Not to Sprue Up a Small Bowel Biopsy (06/27/2018)
  • Esophagitis Is a Pain in the Neck (06/26/2018)
  • Colitis Is a Pain in the Butt (06/26/2018)
  • How Not to Sprue Up a Small Bowel Biopsy (07/14/2016)
  • Making Mountains Out of Molehills: What Practicing Surgical Pathologists Need to Know About GI Polyposis Syndromes (07/13/2016)
  • Infectious Lesions of the Gut (07/13/2016)
  • Esophagitis is a Pain in the Neck (07/11/2016)


Welcome to our new website!

We hope you find the new website to have all the valuable content and information you need.

Please let us know if you have any feedback!

Enter your email to receive the latest news, updates and promotions for our upcoming courses!