Robert J Homer MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Pulmonary); Director, Medical Student Course Module; Director of Medical Studies

Biographical Info

I have been at Yale since 1979 when I arrived for the MD-PhD program. My PhD was with Donal Murphy on novel antigenic structure within the murine MHC. On graduation, I was trained in Anatomic Patholgy under the overall direction of Dr Juan Rosai. Concurrently, I was a post doctoral fellow in Richard Flavell's lab with an interest in T cell tolerance. For many years, I worked on various antimal models of murine lung disease with Jack Elias, formerly director of Yale Pulmonary and Critical Care section and Chair of Internal Medicine as well as others in the section. I currently woirk with other investigators at Yale including Katie Politi (of Yale Pathology) and Erica Herzog and Naftali Kaminski (of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) on varous inflammatory and neoplastic lung disease models. I have been Director of Anatomic Pathology at West Haven VA since 1994. I have been lead thoracic pathologist at Yale since 2004. I am heavily involved in medical education as director of medical studies for pathology, a member of the curriculom committee and co-director of one of the seven master courses of the pre-clinical curriculum.

Education & Training

Yale University (1987)
Yale University (1987)
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Pathology
Board Certification
Anatomic Pathology, Board Certified  (1991)

Honors & Recognition

  • Keynote address
    Pulmonary Pathology Society (2009)

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