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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2014 Apr
Neumeister VM, Parisi F, England AM, Siddiqui S, Anagnostou V, Zarrella E, Vassilakopolou M, Bai Y, Saylor S, Sapino A, Kluger Y, Hicks DG, Bussolati G, Kwei S, Rimm DL. "A tissue quality index: an intrinsic control for measurement of effects of preanalytical variables on FFPE tissue." Laboratory investigation; a journal of technical methods and pathology.. 2014 Apr; 94(4):467-74. Epub 2014 Feb 17.
2014 Mar 26
McCann SE, Edge SB, Hicks DG, Thompson LU, Morrison CD, Fetterly G, Andrews C, Clark K, Wilton J, Kulkarni S. "A Pilot Study Comparing the Effect of Flaxseed, Aromatase Inhibitor, and the Combination on Breast Tumor Biomarkers." Nutrition and cancer.. 2014 Mar 26; Epub 2014 Mar 26.
2014 Mar 12
Zhang Z, Wang J, Skinner KA, Shayne M, Hajdu SI, Hong B, Hicks DG, Tang P. "Pathologic features and clinical outcomes of breast cancer according to the levels of expression of estrogen receptor." Histopathology.. 2014 Mar 12; Epub 2014 Mar 12.
2014 Feb 24
Hoang LL, Tang P, Hicks DG, Chen H, Yang Q, Haas TS, Bremer RE, Tacha D. "A New Rabbit Monoclonal E-Cadherin Antibody [EP700Y] Shows Higher Sensitivity Than Mouse Monoclonal E-Cadherin [HECD-1] Antibody in Breast Ductal Carcinomas and Does Not Stain Breast Lobular Carcinomas." Applied immunohistochemistry & molecular morphology : AIMM. 2014 Feb 24; Epub 2014 Feb 24.
2014 Feb
Wolff AC, Hammond ME, Hicks DG, Dowsett M, McShane LM, Allison KH, Allred DC, Bartlett JM, Bilous M, Fitzgibbons P, Hanna W, Jenkins RB, Mangu PB, Paik S, Perez EA, Press MF, Spears PA, Vance GH, Viale G, Hayes DF. "Recommendations for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 testing in breast cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology/College of American Pathologists clinical practice guideline update." Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine.. 2014 Feb; 138(2):241-56. Epub 2013 Oct 07.

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