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Peter A. Humphrey [M.D., Ph.D.]

  • Titles : Ladenson Professor and Chief of Anatomic & Molecular Pathology
  • Affiliations : Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Department of Pathology & Immunology

Academic Profile at a Glance
Dr. Humphrey

  • Received M.D. and Ph.D (in biochemistry) from University of Kansas
  • Anatomic Pathology residency at Duke University Medical Center
  • Began urologic pathology studies/concentration as first year resident
  • Assistant Professor, Duke University Medical Center for 4 years and then at WashU for 20 years
  • Ladenson endowed Professorship and Chief of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, Washington University Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 2006 to present
  • Author, Prostate Pathology, ASCP Press, 2003
  • Co-author, Gleason grading of Prostate Cancer, 2004
  • Editor and co-author, The Washington Manual of Surgical Pathology, 1st edition 2008, 2nd edition in 2012
  • Co-author, AFIP Fascicle on Tumors of the Prostate Gland, Seminal Vesicles, Penis, and Scrotum, 2011
  • Author and co-author of 238 published papers in medical literature, most on urologic pathology
  • Currently President, Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology
  • President-elect, International Society of Urological Pathology
  • Editorial Board member : American Journal of Surgical Pathology, American Journal for Clinical Pathology, Modern Pathology, Human Pathology, and others
  • Courses and lectures at Scientific Symposiums International, ASCP, USCAP, and IAP meetings, and at Hospitals and Universities around US and world (only one continent to go - Antarctica)

 About Your Organization/Department

  • WashU/ Barnes-Jewish Hospital: Lauren Ackerman was Chief of Anatomic Pathology at WashU/Barnes Hospital from 1949 to 1974 and our surg path lab is named the Lauren Ackerman Laboratory of Surgical Pathology, which is also in the heading of our surgical pathology reports.  Many of the traditions he established are still followed here. 
  • We currently see about 60,000 surgical pathology cases a year.

  • Traveling, reading, bike riding. 
  • Traveling to and speaking at medical meetings, and then spending extra time exploring (in places like Hawaii!) is a favorite activity. 
  • There is excellent bike riding along the Katy Trail in Missouri, which is an old converted railroad track that is one of the longest in the nation, extending 237 miles across the state of Missouri.  Outside St. Louis, where I ride, the trail runs along limestone bluffs next to the Missouri River, and through forests, farmland, and meadows.  

  • Coping with Difficult to Diagnose Prostate, GYN, Skin and Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Diagnosis of Challenging ENT, Lung, GU and Melanocytic Lesions Application of Informatics in Pathology
  • Diagnostic Surgical Pathology of Lymphoproliferative and Myeloid, Urinary Tract, CNS and Endocrine Lesions

Past Lectures

  • Grading Prostatic Carcinoma: 2013 Update (10/18/2013)
  • Variants of Urinary Bladder Carcinoma (10/16/2013)
  • Usual Urothelial Neoplasia (10/16/2013)
  • Testis Cancer Update (10/15/2013)
  • Renal Masses in the Adult (10/14/2013)
  • Gleason Grading of Prostate Carcinoma (10/13/2011)
  • Staging and Reporting Prostate Carcinomas (10/12/2011)
  • Usual Urothelial Neoplasms (10/11/2011)
  • Deceptively Benign-Appearing Prostate Carcinomas (10/10/2011)
  • Bladder Carcinoma Variants (10/10/2011)
  • Staging, Grading and Reporting of Prostatic Carcinoma (07/01/2010)
  • Variants of Prostatic Carcinoma (06/30/2010)
  • Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia 2010 (06/30/2010)
  • Benign Mimickers of Prostatic Carcinoma (06/29/2010)
  • Diagnosis of Minimal Prostatic Carcinoma (06/28/2010)


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