Donna Hansel, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor of Pathology, School of Medicine
  • Chair


  • B.A., 1994, Johns Hopkins University
  • M.D., Ph.D., 2001, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Residency:

    • Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2003-2006
  • Fellowship:

    • Genitourinary Pathology Clinical Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2005-2006
    • Gastrointestinal Pathology Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2002-2003
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2001-2002
  • Certifications:

    • Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology, 2006


Selected publications

  • "Argininosuccinate Synthetase-1 (ASS1) loss in high-grade neuroendocrine carcinomas of the urinary bladder: implications for targeted therapy with ADI-PEG20" Endocr Pathol 2018
  • "Updates in the eighth edition of the Tumor-Node-Metastasis staging classification for urologic cancers" Eur Urol 2018.
  • "Analysis of T1 Bladder Cancer on Biopsy and Transurethral Resection Specimens: Comparison and Ranking of T1 Quantification Approaches to Predict Progression to Muscularis Propria Invasion" Am J Surg Pathol 2018.
  • "Comprehensive Molecular Characterization of Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer" Cell 2017
  • "Metabolomics analysis reveals distinct profiles of nonmuscle-invasive and muscle-invasive bladder cancer" Cancer Med 2017
  • "Nuclear CD24 Drives Tumor Growth and Is Predictive of Poor Patient Prognosis" Cancer Res 2017
  • "Serous carcinoma mimicking primary urothelial carcinoma on clinical evaluation and pathology: A potential diagnostic pitfall" Arch Pathol Lab Med 2017
  • "Differential mTOR pathway profiles in bladder cancer cell line subtypes to predict sensitivity to mTOR inhibition" Urol Oncol 2017
  • "Challenges in the Diagnosis of Urothelial Carcinoma Variants: Can Emerging Molecular Data Complement Pathology Review?" Urology 2017


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