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David Rimm, MD, PhD

Anthony N. Brady Professor of Pathology and Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Director, Yale Cancer Center Tissue Microarray Facility, Pathology; Director, Yale Pathology Tissue Services, Pathology; Director, Physician Scientist Training Program, Pathology Research

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David Rimm, MD, PhD

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  • Pathology

    310 Cedar Street, PO Box 208023

    New Haven, CT 06520-8023

    United States



David Rimm is a Professor in the Department of Pathology at the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed an MD-PhD at Johns Hopkins University Medical School followed by a Pathology Residency at Yale and a Cytopathology Fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia. He is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology. At Yale since 1994, Dr. Rimm is the Director of Yale Pathology Tissue Services. He serves as the Director of Translational Pathology and the Physician Scientist Training program in Pathology. His lab group focuses on quantitative pathology with projects related to predicting response to therapy or recurrence or metastasis in breast and lung cancer and melanoma and Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. The lab also works on issues related to biospecimen science especially assay standardization. For discovery aspects of biomarker projects, the lab uses high-plex technologies, including Imaging Mass Cytometry and Digital Spatial Profiling. The work is supported by grants from the NIH, BCRF, and sponsored research agreements from biotech and pharma.. He serves on the Immunohistochemistry committee for the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the AJCC 9th Edition Panel for Tumor Staging in Breast Cancer. He is an author of over 400 peer-reviewed papers and 8 patents with an H-index over 100. He has served on advisory boards for Amgen, Lilly, Novartis, Astra Zeneca, BMS, Danaher, Cepheid, Perkin Elmer, Dako, Ventana, PAIGE.AI and Cell Signaling Technology.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Medical College of Virginia (1994)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (1993)
  • MD
    Johns Hopkins University (1989)
  • PhD
    Johns Hopkins University (1989)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Lauren Ackerman LectureshipWashington University of St. Louis2008
Starwood Commitment Award 2004Greenwich Breast Cancer Alliance2004

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