W. Richard Burack, M.D., Ph.D.

W. Richard Burack, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

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

Office: (585) 273-1885
Fax: (585) 276-2390

Research Bio

Dr. Burack's research interests include the molecular mechanisms of lymphoma progression and development of molecular methods to refine diagnostics particularly of lymphomas and leukemias.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Eric A. Schenk Award for Excellence in Teaching | Pathology and Laboratory Medicine | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2014
Excellence in 2nd Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine 2010
Class of 2010 Professor of the Year | Washington Univ School of Medicine 2007
Class of 2009 Professor of the Year | Washington Univ School of Medicine 2006
Class of 2008 Lecturer of the Year | Washington Univ School of Medicine 2005
Class of 2006 Distinguished Teacher Award | Washington Univ School of Medicine 2004

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 44 available »

2015 Jul 21
Halliley JL, Tipton CM, Liesveld J, Rosenberg AF, Darce J, Gregoretti IV, Popova L, Kaminiski D, Fucile CF, Albizua I, Kyu S, Chiang KY, Bradley KT, Burack R, Slifka M, Hammarlund E, Wu H, Zhao L, Walsh EE, Falsey AR, Randall TD, Cheung WC, Sanz I, Lee FE. "Long-Lived Plasma Cells Are Contained within the CD19(-)CD38(hi)CD138(+) Subset in Human Bone Marrow." Immunity. 2015 Jul 21; 43(1):132-45. Epub 2015 Jul 14.
2015 Jun 20
Pulvino M, Chen L, Oleksyn D, Li J, Compitello G, Rossi R, Spence S, Balakrishnan V, Jordan C, Poligone B, Casulo C, Burack R, Shapiro JL, Bernstein S, Friedberg JW, Deshaies RJ, Land H, Zhao J. "Inhibition of COP9-signalosome (CSN) deneddylating activity and tumor growth of diffuse large B-cell lymphomas by doxycycline." Oncotarget. 2015 Jun 20; 6(17):14796-813.
2015 Jun 18
Evans AG, Rothberg PG, Burack WR, Huntington SF, Porter DL, Friedberg JW, Liesveld JL. "Evolution to plasmablastic lymphoma evades CD19-directed chimeric antigen receptor T cells." British journal of haematology. 2015 Jun 18; Epub 2015 Jun 18.
2015 Mar
Vajpayee N, Burack R, Wang D, Hutchison RE, Gajra A. "Immunohistochemical expression of mTOR in germinal center and nongerminal center group of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: a clinicopathological study." Clinical lymphoma, myeloma & leukemia. 2015 Mar; 15(3):159-63. Epub 2014 Oct 02.
2015 Feb
Frederiksen JK, Sharma M, Casulo C, Burack WR. "Systematic review of the effectiveness of fine-needle aspiration and/or core needle biopsy for subclassifying lymphoma." Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine. 2015 Feb; 139(2):245-51.

Current Appointments

Director, Hematopathology Unit - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD)
Associate Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Cancer Center


Hematology - American Board of Pathology
Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine - American Board of Pathology


MD | Medicine | Univ of Virginia Sch Medicine1995
PhD | Molecular Biophysics | Univ of Virginia Sch Medicine1994
BS | Biochemistry | McGill University1986

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pathology at Barnes-Jewish Hospitals07/01/1998 - 06/30/1999
Residency in Clinical Pathology at University of Virginia School of Medicine07/01/1995 - 06/30/1998