Monday, March 14, 2016

Neuropathologist Thomas J. Montine named new chair of Stanford Pathology

Thomas J. Montine, MD, PhD
Thomas J. Montine, chair of pathology at University of Washington, has been named new chair of the Department of Pathology at Stanford University.

The dean at Stanford stated the following in announcing the appointment: "Tom embodies the academic mission of Stanford Medicine as well as the creativity and collaboration that is our hallmark. He is a consummate clinician scientist committed to our vision to lead the biomedical revolution in Precision Health. The national centers for research on Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease that he directs at UW emphasize functional genomics, early detection, and the discovery of tailored therapies. Tom’s research has greatly enhanced our understanding of the structural and molecular bases of cognitive impairment. Ranked among the top recipients of NIH funding among pathology faculty in the United States, he is the author of nearly 500 publications. Through service to the NIH he has helped develop national research priorities for Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease."

Montine, who joins a growing list of pathology department chairs who are neuropathologists, starts his new job at Stanford on May 1. Other departmental chairs who are neuropathologists include David Louis at Mass General Hospital, Jeffrey Golden at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Eyas Hattab at University of Louisville, Amyn Rojiani at Augusta University, Doug Anthony at Brown University, Robert Mrak at University of Toledo, and Kevin Roth at Columbia.


Agent86 said...

In my experience, many of The Brightest and the Best are neuropathologists


Brian E. Moore, MD, MEd said...

Thanks, Agent86. I updated the post to include Dr. Golden. Thanks for reminding me. Also, I included the illustrious Dr. Hattab at the University of Louisville.