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

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Hicks is Director of Surgical Pathology. His innovative approaches to improving efficiency and quality in surgical pathology have been highlighted in publications and invited lectures sponsored by national pathology organizations. He has implemented a subspecialty-based surgical pathology system, combining disease-specific diagnostic and prognostic expertise with translational research based on organ systems and disease categories.

As a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Immunohistochemistry Standardization, and co-author of their consensus recommendations, he is a leader in the emerging effort to achieve the full potential of immunostaining as a tissue-based quantitative ELISA test. He has been appointed to an ASCO/CAP panel that is developing national guidelines on estrogen receptor testing in breast cancer, having served recently on a similar panel that made important recommendations to improve HER2 testing in breast cancer.

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

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