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Jody Hooper, MD
Associate Medical Director of Autopsy
Rank: Assistant Professor
Clinical Services: Surgical Pathology, Autopsy
Clinical Interests: Autopsy, Gastrointestinal Pathology
Research Interests:
  • Development of new molecular mouse models for in-situ and invasive pancreatic carcinoma
  • Development and utilization of autopsy as a unique source for types and amounts of research tissue, in particular from rare neoplasms.
  • Correlation of imaging and pathologic findings in liver transplant patients/explants
2014 - current    President, Oregon Pathologists Association
2013 - current    Vice Chair, CAP National Autopsy committee
1998    M.D.            George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington DC
1993    B.A.             University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA


2007-2008     Surgical Pathology Fellow, Oregon Health and Science University
2003-2007     Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Resident, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
1998-1999     Surgical Internship, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Anatomic Pathology
Previous Position:
1998-2003    LT, U.S. Navy Medical Corps, (Honorable Discharge July 2007):
2001-2003    General Medical Officer for Branch Medical Clinic, Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, CA
                     (Division Officer of Acute Care Area, May 2002 - June 2003)
1999-2001    General Medical Officer and Department Head for San Diego based USS COMSTOCK (LSD 45)
Selected References:
  • Hooper JE, Hebert J, Schilling A, Gross N, Schindler J, Lagowski J, Kulesz-Martin M, Corless C, Morgan T.(2013). Hybrid capture 2 is as effective as PCR testing for high risk HPV in head and neck cancers. Diag MolPathol (in press).
  • Kikuchi K, Wettach GR, Ryan CR, Hung A, Hooper JE, Beadling C, Warrick A, Corless CL, Olson SB, Hart J, Vogt PK, Keller C, Mansoor A. "MDM2 amplification and PI3KCA mutation in a case of sclerosing rhabdomyosarcoma". Sarcoma 2013;
  • Alabran JL, Hooper JE, Hill M, Smith SE, Spady KK, Davis LE, Peterson LS, Malempati S, Ryan CW, Acosta R, Spunt SL, Keller C. "Overcoming autopsy barriers in pediatric cancer research". Pediatric Blood and Cancer 2013;60(2):204-209. Electronically available 26 Sep 2012.
  • CAP Autopsy Competency Dictionary page", College of American Pathologists, October 2012.
  • Hooper JE, Morgan TK, Grompe M, Sheppard BC, Troxell ML, Corless CL, Streeter PR. "The novel monoclonal antibody HPC2 and N-cadherin distinguish pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma from cholangiocarcinoma". Human Pathology 2012;43(10):1583-1589. Electronically available 9 March 2012.
  • Go S, Conlin M, Hooper JE, Troxell ML. "Polyoma virus nephropathy-related mass lesion in an apparently immunocompetent patient". International Urology & Nephrology. 2012;44(5):1585-1588, Electronically available 11 May 2011.
  • Hooper JE, Geller SA. "Relevance of the autopsy as a medical tool: a large database of physician attitudes". Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 2007; 131 (2): 268-274

Last Updated: 08/09/2010