Robert Homer, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology; Director, Thoracic Pathology; Director of Medical Studies; Director, Medical Student Course Module

Departments & Organizations

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

Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program

Occupational & Environmental Lung Diseases Program

Thoracic Oncology Program

Yale Cancer Center: Thoracic Oncology Program

Yale Medicine

Yale Tissue Regeneration and Fibrosis Program

Office of Cooperative Research


My major interests are in diagnostic and experimental lung pathology.

I entered the MD-PhD program at Yale School of Medicine in 1979. My PhD was with Donal Murphy on a novel antigenic structure within the murine MHC. Upon graduation I trained in Anatomic Pathology under the supervision of Dr. Juan Rosai and simultaneously completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Richard Flavell, Chair of the section of Immunobiology, with a focus on T cell tolerance.

For many years, I worked on various murine models of inflammatory lung disease, ran a morphology core and a laboratory at West Haven VA. I now still consult on various experimental models of lung disease (both neoplastic and non-neoplastic) and work with collaborators using human tissues.

I am heavily involved in medical school curriculum development as Director of Medical Studies for Pathology, am on the curriculum committee and am Co-Director of one of the new master courses for the new (starting 2015) pre-clinical curriculum for YSM.

I have been Director of Anatomic Pathology at West Haven VA since 1994. I have been lead thoracic pathologist at Yale since 2004.

Education & Training

PhD Yale University (1987)
MD Yale University (1987)
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certification AB of Pathology, Anatomic Pathology (1991)

Honors & Recognition

  • Keynote addressPulmonary Pathology Society (2009)

Professional Service

  • Yale School of Medicine (2009 - 2012) Term Appointments and Promotion committee

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Contact Info

Robert Homer, MD, PhD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Surgical PathologyYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste East Pavilion 2 Suite 608D

New Haven, CT 06510
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PathologyVA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT 06516
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Office Location
Department of PathologyVA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT 06516
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Mailing Address
Pathology310 Cedar Street
PO Box 208023

New Haven, CT 06520-8023