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Dr. Lauwers received his MD from the University of Paris, France and went on to complete his Surgical Pathology Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. From there, Dr. Lauwers went to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for his Fellowship in Oncologic Pathology where he also served as Chief Fellow. After his Fellowship, Dr. Lauwers was in the Division of Anatomic Pathology at the University of Florida. From 2000 to 2016, Dr. Lauwers was in the Department of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and also served as Director, Gastrointestinal Pathology Service and Vice Chair, Department of Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Lauwers most recently has been a Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of California San Francisco. He is currently adjunct Professor of Pathology at Pusan National University, School of Medicine, Pusan, Korea and Clinical Professor at the School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, at the University of Western Australia, in Perth.
Dr. Lauwers has published over 350 peer-reviewed articles, editorials, reviews, and book chapters, and is coauthor of several textbooks, including the 5th edition of Morson and Dawson’s Gastrointestinal Pathology and Advances in Surgical Pathology: Gastric Cancer. He is currently completing the AFIP fascicle on Tumors of the Esophagus and Stomach and he is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and he contributed to the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Digestive System (2010). Dr. Lauwers’ areas of clinical focus include luminal malignancies of the gut (particularly esophageal and gastric adenocarcinoma) and hepatocellular carcinoma.
His research focuses predominantly on pre-neoplastic lesions and early cancers of the gut and particularly Barrett’s esophagus-related neoplasms and gastric cancer. More specifically his interests are: 1) to refine diagnostic criteria and to bridge the traditional morphologic classifications with the novel molecular taxonomy in order to improve prognostication and enhance targeted therapies; and 2) to evaluate the diagnostic capabilities of new imaging modalities (optical coherent tomography, confocal laser endomicroscopy) in the screening and surveillance of patients.
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology
Areas of Focus: Gastrointestinal Pathology, including luminal malignancies (particularly esophageal and gastric adenocarcinoma) and hepatocellular carcinoma
Medical School: University of ParisVII, Paris, France
Resident: Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
Oncologic Pathology Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY