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

Pathology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 273-1885

Fax: (585) 276-2390

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Biography

Dr. Burack is the Vice Chair for Clinical Operations in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He directs the Hematopathology division, which includes the Flow Cytometry Laboratory, tissue banking activities, and the Hematopathology Fellowship Program. This division works closely with Wilmot Cancer Institute and Pediatric Oncology to evaluate and diagnose lymphomas, leukemias, and related disorders. Burack also directs the Molecular Genetic Pathology unit, which includes laboratories conducting diagnostic genetic tests, such as DNA sequencing and chromosomal analyses. Molecular Genetic Pathology supports the care of patients throughout the medical center, from Wilmot to Obstetrics.

Research

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. He recently became co-investigator on a grant to study the role of immune-senescence in lymphomagenesis, the role of immune microenvironment in determining response to therapy, and the role of immune function in the symptoms of lymphoma via analysis of rare immune cell populations by advanced flow cytometry.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine - American Board of Pathology
  • Hematopathology - American Board of Pathology

Education

1986
BS | McGill University
Biochemistry

1995
MD | Univ of Virginia Sch Medicine
Medicine

1994
PhD | Univ of Virginia Sch Medicine
Molecular Biophysics

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1995 - 06/30/1998
Residency in at University of Virginia School of Medicine

07/01/1998 - 06/30/1999
Fellowship in Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical at Barnes-Jewish Hospitals

Awards

2014
Eric A. Schenk Award for Excellence in Teaching
Sponsor: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2010
Excellence in 2nd Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine

2007
Class of 2010 Professor of the Year
Sponsor: Washington Univ School of Medicine

2006
Class of 2009 Professor of the Year
Sponsor: Washington Univ School of Medicine

2005
Class of 2008 Lecturer of the Year
Sponsor: Washington Univ School of Medicine

2004
Class of 2006 Distinguished Teacher Award
Sponsor: Washington Univ School of Medicine

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Publications

Journal Articles

10/1/2016
Youn P, Cummings MA, Dhakal S, Burack WR, Casulo C, Barr PM, Friedberg JW, Constine LS. "Prognostic Impact of Cell of Origin in Limited-Stage Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Treated With R-CHOP With or Without Radiation Therapy." International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics.. 2016 Oct 1; 96(2S):E495.

10/2016
Evans AG, Ahmad A, Burack WR, Iqbal MA. "Combined comparative genomic hybridization and single-nucleotide polymorphism array detects cryptic chromosomal lesions in both myelodysplastic syndromes and cytopenias of undetermined significance." Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc.. 2016 Oct 0; 29(10):1183-99. Epub 2016 Jul 08.

7/2016
Kuzin II, Kates SL, Ju Y, Zhang L, Rahimi H, Wojciechowski W, Bernstein SH, Burack R, Schwarz EM, Bottaro A. "Increased numbers of CD23(+) CD21(hi) Bin-like B cells in human reactive and rheumatoid arthritis lymph nodes." European journal of immunology.. 2016 Jul 0; 46(7):1752-7. Epub 2016 May 06.

Books & Chapters

2010
Chapter Title: The Roles of Molecular Techniques in the Diagnosis and Management of Follicular Lymphoma
Book Title: Molecular Pathology of Hematolymphoid Disease
Author List: W. Richard Burack
Published By: Springer2010

2005
Chapter Title: Non-imaging Cell and Tissue Techniques and Tissue Banking
Book Title: Translational and Experimental Clinical Research
Author List: W. Richard Burack John D. Pfeifer
Edited By: Daniel P. Schuster and William J. Powers
Published By: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins2005 in Philiadelphia, PA

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