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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2016 Sep
Wang X, Stolla M, Ring BZ, Yang Q, Laughlin TS, Rothberg PG, Skinner K, G Hicks D. "p53 alteration in morphologically normal/benign breast tissue in patients with triple-negative high-grade breast carcinomas: breast p53 signature?" Human pathology. 2016 Sep; 55:196-201. Epub 2016 May 28.
2016 Aug
Hammond ME, Hicks DG. "In Reply." Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine. 2016 Aug; 140(8):741.
2015 Oct
Hicks DG, Fitzgibbons P, Hammond E. "Core vs Breast Resection Specimen: Does It Make a Difference for HER2 Results?" American journal of clinical pathology. 2015 Oct; 144(4):533-5.
2015 Aug 20
Van Poznak C, Somerfield MR, Bast RC, Cristofanilli M, Goetz MP, Gonzalez-Angulo AM, Hicks DG, Hill EG, Liu MC, Lucas W, Mayer IA, Mennel RG, Symmans WF, Hayes DF, Harris LN. "Use of Biomarkers to Guide Decisions on Systemic Therapy for Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline." Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2015 Aug 20; 33(24):2695-704. Epub 2015 Jul 20.
2015 Jul
Turner BM, Skinner KA, Tang P, Jackson MC, Soukiazian N, Shayne M, Huston A, Ling M, Hicks DG. "Use of modified Magee equations and histologic criteria to predict the Oncotype DX recurrence score." Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc. 2015 Jul; 28(7):921-31. Epub 2015 May 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