David Rimm, MD, PhD

David Rimm, MD, PhD
Pathology, Medical Oncology, Anatomic Pathology, Cytopathology
Accepting new patients? Yes
Referrals required? MD to MD Consult
Patient type treated: Adult
Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology

David L. Rimm, MD, PhD, is a pathologist who specializes in biomarker assessment in lung and breast cancer and has dedicated much of his career to improving how cancers can be diagnosed through better diagnostic tests or through discovering new molecular biomarkers. As a medical student, Dr. Rimm so enjoyed puzzling over the origins and process of diagnosing a patient’s disease that a mentor suggested he consider specializing in pathology. “It always seemed like the most scientific area of medicine, where you have time to perform research to improve diagnostics for patients,” Dr. Rimm says.   

His natural inclination toward research pushed Dr. Rimm to sub-specialize in cytopathology, a branch of pathology where diagnoses are based on examining very small samples of patient’s tissue at a cellular level.

  • Professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Medical Oncology)
  • Director of Pathology Tissue Services
  • Director of Translational Pathology

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