Peter A Humphrey, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology; Director, Genitourinary Pathology, Pathology

Departments & Organizations

Pathology: Experimental Pathology Graduate Program | Gynecological Pathology | Surgical Pathology: Genitourinary Pathology; Gynecological Pathology | Thoracic Pathology


Yale Cancer Center: Prostate & Urologic Cancers Program

Yale Medicine


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, and Human 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, is co-editor of The Washington Manual of Surgical Pathology, and is co-editor of the 2016 World Health Organization book on Classification of Tumors of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs . He is past President of the International Society of Urological Pathology and is immediate past 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, Anatomic Pathology (1988, recertified: 2014)
Board Certification AB of Pathology, Pathology (2014)

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Contact Info

Peter A Humphrey, MD, PhD
Office Location
Yale PathologyLauder Hall
310 Cedar Street, Ste LH B11

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

New Haven, CT 06520-8023