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. 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.

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)
Vice Chair for Clinical Operations - 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