Robert J Homer MD, PhD

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

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Thoracic Oncology Program

Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale

Pathology: Surgical Pathology: Thoracic / GU Diagnostic Team | Thoracic and Genitourinary Translational Team

Internal Medicine: Occupational & Environmental Lung Diseases Program | Interstitial Lung Disease Program


I am a true blue having been at Yale since 1979. I went through the Yale MD-PhD program (in immunology, genetics of the murine MHC), did a pathology residency at Yale and then post doc in Flavell lab (T cell tolerance). I have been working with the Pulmonary and Critical Care section and the Thoracic Oncology Program on various research projects basic, translational and clinical. I have a small lab at the VA interested in role of macrophages in pulmonary fibrosis. I am director of the introductory medical student course in pathology, recently become director of medical studies for pathology and a member of the medical school curriculum committee.


  • M.D., Yale University , 1987
  • Ph.D., Yale University , 1987

Selected Publication

  • Homer, R. J., J. A. Elias, C. G. Lee, and E. Herzog. Modern concepts on the role of inflammation in pulmonary fibrosis. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2011;135:780-788.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Keynote address(2009) , Pulmonary Pathology Society
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