David G. Hicks, M.D.

David G. Hicks, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 626
Rochester, NY 14642

Research Bio

Dr. Hicks' first research interest was in bone pathology. He received NIH funding to study the effects of lead on the epiphyseal plate, and collaborated on related studies with faculty in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Rochester. He published extensively on metabolic and neoplastic bone disorders. While Director of Surgical Pathology and Co-director of the Morphologic Molecular Pathology translation research resource at the Cleveland Clinic, he expanded his interests in breast pathology, with particular focus on prognostic molecular markers and development of advanced tissue-based diagnostic techniques.

His current clinical translational research interests focus on molecular risk factors for breast cancer and preanalytical variables that affect the accuracy of new diagnostic technology in surgical pathology.

Awards & Honors (National)

Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research | American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1995
Arthur Purdy Stout Award | US and Canadian Academy of Pathology 1991
Stowell-Orbison Award | US and Canadian Academy of Pathology 1989

Awards & Honors (Local)

Dr. Edith E. Sproul Teaching Award | Pathology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute 2006
John Beach Hazard Distinguished Teaching Award | Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation 2002
Duthie-Evarts Education Award | Dept of Orthopaedics, URMC 1997
Andrew W. Mellon Dean's Teaching Scholar | University of Rochester 1996 - 1999
Certificate of Commendation for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching | University of Rochester 1993
Award in Honor of George H. Whipple, M.D. | Rochester Academy of Medicine 1984
Member, Alpha Omega Alpha 1984
Robert Katz Award for Clinical Research Excellence | University of Rochester 1984

Recent Journal Articles

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2015 Mar 9
Wolff AC, Hammond ME, Hicks DG, Allison KH, Bartlett JM, Bilous M, Fitzgibbons P, Hanna W, Jenkins RB, Mangu PB, Paik S, Perez EA, Press MF, Spears PA, Vance GH, Viale G, Dowsett M, McShane LM, Hayes DF. "Reply to E.A. Rakha et al." Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2015 Mar 9; Epub 2015 Mar 09.
2015 Mar
Vassilakopoulou M, Parisi F, Siddiqui S, England AM, Zarella ER, Anagnostou V, Kluger Y, Hicks DG, Rimm DL, Neumeister VM. "Preanalytical variables and phosphoepitope expression in FFPE tissue: quantitative epitope assessment after variable cold ischemic time." Laboratory investigation; a journal of technical methods and pathology. 2015 Mar; 95(3):334-41. Epub 2014 Nov 24.
2015 Feb
Hicks D, Turner B. "Pathologic diagnosis, immunohistochemistry, multigene assays and breast cancer treatment: progress toward "precision" cancer therapy." Biotechnic & histochemistry : official publication of the Biological Stain Commission. 2015 Feb; 90(2):81-92. Epub 2014 Dec 01.
2014 Oct 8
Whitney-Miller C, Hicks DG. "College of American Pathologists Guidelines for Reporting HER2 Test Results in Gastric Cancer." Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine. 2014 Oct 8; Epub 2014 Oct 08.
2014 Oct
Zhang Z, Wang J, Skinner KA, Shayne M, Hajdu SI, Hong B, Hicks DG, Tang P. "Pathological features and clinical outcomes of breast cancer according to levels of oestrogen receptor expression." Histopathology. 2014 Oct; 65(4):508-16. Epub 2014 Aug 01.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD) - Primary


Anatomic Pathology - American Board of Pathology


MD | Medicine | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry1984
BA | Biology | Canisius College1979

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Anatomic Pathology at Hospital of University of Pennsylvania07/02/1985 - 07/01/1989
Internship in Internal Medicine at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania07/01/1984 - 07/01/1985