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. 52 available »

2016 Oct 1
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.
2016 Oct
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; 29(10):1183-99. Epub 2016 Jul 08.
2016 Jul
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; 46(7):1752-7. Epub 2016 May 06.
2016 Apr
Aslam R, Segel GB, Burack R, Spence SA, Speck ER, Guo L, Semple JW. "Splenic lymphocyte subtypes in immune thrombocytopenia: increased presence of a subtype of B-regulatory cells." British journal of haematology. 2016 Apr; 173(1):159-60. Epub 2015 Jun 24.
2016 Feb
Lindorfer MA, Cook EM, Tupitza JC, Zent CS, Burack R, de Jong RN, Beurskens FJ, Schuurman J, Parren PW, Taylor RP. "Real-time analysis of the detailed sequence of cellular events in mAb-mediated complement-dependent cytotoxicity of B-cell lines and of chronic lymphocytic leukemia B-cells." Molecular immunology. 2016 Feb; 70:13-23. Epub 2015 Dec 12.

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