Professor and Vice Chair of Pathology
Dr. Thomas Krausz graduated from Semmelweis University Medical School, Budapest, Hungary, in 1972. He completed his anatomic pathology training in Budapest in 1976 and began practicing pathology. He immigrated to the United Kingdom in 1978, and started advanced training in anatomic pathology at Hammersmith Hospital, Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London completing his MRCPath in 1981. He was appointed at the same institution as Senior Lecturer in Histopathology in 1984, Reader in 1991, and Professor in 1996. Following the merger of the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and Imperial College he became the Chief of Service in 1998 in Histopathology/Cytopathology at the Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust within the Division of Investigative Sciences, Imperial College School Medicine, London, UK. He was recruited as Professor of Pathology to the University of Chicago in 2000 to be the director of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology and later became the vice chair of the department. Dr. Krausz’s main interests are in general surgical pathology, melanocytic lesions, soft tissue tumor pathology, mesothelial tumors and gynecological pathology including breast pathology. He has taught courses in Europe, USA, and South America. His longest running course was the “Diagnostic Pathology of Soft Tissue Tumors” with Dr. Chris Fletcher at Harvard Medical School, which ran annually for 25 years. His broad interests are also reflected by his research activities in a wide range of diseases. He has published over 220 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is co-author of a textbook “Pathology of Melanocytic Disorders”, which is in its second edition (co-author Wolter J. Mooi). He is on the editorial board of several scientific journals, and has served in a number of professional societies: Council of Royal College of Pathologists, UK, President of the Chicago Pathology Society, Cancer Committee of College of American Pathologists, Council of Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathologists, US.