Peter A Humphrey, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology; Director, Genitourinary Pathology

Departments & Organizations

Pathology: Gynecologic Pathology Diagnostic Services | Thoracic / GU Diagnostic Team

Cancer Center, Yale: Prostate and Urologic Cancers Program

General Urology

Office of Student Research


Yale Medical Group


Peter A. Humphrey, M.D., Ph.D. obtained his B.A. in Chemistry and Biochemistry, and his MD and PhD (in biochemistry) from The University of Kansas. He did his anatomic pathology residency at Duke University Medical Center, and joined the faculty there for four years, followed by 21 years as a faculty member at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Humphrey is a practicing surgical and urologic pathologist, with a research focus on clinico-pathologic and molecular pathologic aspects of prostate cancer. He is on the editorial boards of The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Modern Pathology, Human Pathology, and the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. He has published 246 papers, has authored the textbook Prostate Pathology, co-authored the textbook Gleason Grading of Prostate Cancer, co-authored the AFIP Fascicle on the Prostate, co-authored the textbook Neoplastic Mimics in Genitourinary Pathology, and is co-editor of The Washington Manual of Surgical Pathology. He is immediate past President of the International Society of Urological Pathology and is President of The Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists. He has given lectures on 6 of the 7 continents.

Education & Training

MD University of Kansas School of Medicine (1984)
PhD University of Kansas School of Medicine (1984)
Residency Duke University Medical Center
Board Certification AB of Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Board Certification AB of Pathology, Anatomic Pathology (1988)

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Contact Info

Peter A Humphrey, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Yale PathologyYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste EP 2608

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Yale Pathology310 Cedar Street
PO Box 208023

New Haven, CT 06520-8023