Thomas A. Bonfiglio, M.D.

Thomas A. Bonfiglio, M.D.

Contact Information

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

Office: (585) 275-1699
Fax: (585) 276-2047

Research Bio

Dr. Bonfiglio's research activity has focused on gynecologic and cytopathology, with a particular interest in the adaptation of new technologies to cytologic diagnosis. He has been involved in the development of automated screening and other imaging devices, and in the evaluation of new uses for minimally-invasive fine needle aspirates for cancer diagnosis.

Awards & Honors (National)

James W. Reagan Award | International Academy of Cytology 2010
Presidents Award in recognition of Contributions to the Society and Cytopathology | American Society of Cytopathology 2006
Educator of the Year Award | Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology 2002
Ward Burdick Award for Distinguished Service to Clinical Pathology. | American Society for Clinical Pathology 2001
The Papanicolaou Award Meritorious Avheivement | American Society of Cytology 1991
Distinguished Service Award, | American Society for Clinical Pathology 1988
Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Services | American Society of Cytology 1987
Alpha Omega Alpha | University of Rochester 1969

Awards & Honors (Local)

Eric A. Schenk Award for Excellence in Teaching | Dept. of Pathology and Lab Medicine, U of R 2007

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 83 available »

2012 Sep
Ireland KM, Bonfiglio TA. "Frank Vellios, 1922 to 2011." International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists. 2012 Sep; 31(5):497-8.
2011 Oct
Wagner DG, Russell DK, Benson JM, Schneider AE, Hoda RS, Bonfiglio TA. "Cellientâ„¢ automated cell block versus traditional cell block preparation: a comparison of morphologic features and immunohistochemical staining." Diagnostic cytopathology. 2011 Oct; 39(10):730-6. Epub 2010 Oct 14.
2011 Jul
Fiscella J, Bonfiglio T, Winters P, Eisinger SH, Fiscella K. "Distinguishing features of endometrial pathology after exposure to the progesterone receptor modulator mifepristone." Human pathology. 2011 Jul; 42(7):947-53. Epub 2011 Feb 11.
2011 Jan 18
Liao SY, Rodgers WH, Kauderer J, Bonfiglio TA, Darcy KM, Carter R, Levine L, Spirtos NM, Susumu N, Fujiwara K, Walker JL, Hatae M, Stanbridge EJ. "Carbonic anhydrase IX (CA-IX) and high-risk human papillomavirus (H-HPV) as diagnostic biomarkers of cervical dysplasia/neoplasia in Japanese women with a cytologic diagnosis of atypical glandular cells (AGC): a Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) Study." British journal of cancer. 2011 Jan 18; 104(2):353-60. Epub 2010 Dec 14.
2010 Sep
Wagner DG, Weisensel J, Mentrikoski MJ, Leo SD, Bonfiglio TA, Hoda RS. "ThinPrep Pap test of endocervical adenocarcinoma with lymph node metastasis: report of a case in a 17-year-old woman." Diagnostic cytopathology. 2010 Sep; 38(9):633-8.

Current Appointments

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


Cytopathology - American Board of Pathology
Anatomic Pathology - American Board of Pathology


MD | Medicine | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1969
BS | Biology | St John Fisher College1964

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Pathology Resident, University of Rochester 1972
Pathology Resident, University Hospitals of Cleveland 1971