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

  • Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Chair
  • M.D./Ph.D. Program Committee, School of Medicine


  • 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

  • Case Report: Cutaneous chilblains-like lesions (CCLL) versus COVID-19 toes during the pandemic. Confocal findings and proposal for new acronym, CCLL - is there a diagnostic window? Ludzik J, Witkowski A, Hansel DE, Raess PW, White K, Leachman S. F1000Res. 2020 Jul 2;9:668. PMID: 32913640
  • Primary Female Urethral Carcinoma: Proposed Staging Modifications Based on Assessment of Female Urethral Histology and Analysis of a Large Series of Female Urethral Carcinomas. Aron M, Park S, Lowenthal BM, Gupta S, Sahoo D, Cheville JC, Hansel DE. Am J Surg Pathol. 2020 Aug 28. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32868524
  • A Phase II Basket Trial of Dual Anti-CTLA-4 and Anti-PD-1 Blockade in Rare Tumors (DART SWOG 1609) in Patients with Nonpancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors. Patel SP, Othus M, Chae YK, Giles FJ, Hansel DE, Singh PP, Fontaine A, Shah MH, Kasi A, Baghdadi TA, Matrana M, Gatalica Z, Korn WM, Hayward J, McLeod C, Chen HX, Sharon E, Mayerson E, Ryan CW, Plets M, Blanke CD, Kurzrock R. Clin Cancer Res. 2020 May 15;26(10):2290-2296. Epub 2020 Jan 22. PMID: 31969335
  • Effect of a Behavioral Intervention to Increase Vegetable Consumption on Cancer Progression Among Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer: The MEAL Randomized Clinical Trial. Parsons JK, Zahrieh D, Mohler JL, Paskett E, Hansel DE, Kibel AS, Liu H, Seisler DK, Natarajan L, White M, Hahn O, Taylor J, Hartman SJ, Stroup SP, Van Veldhuizen P, Hall L, Small EJ, Morris MJ, Pierce JP, Marshall J. JAMA. 2020 Jan 14;323(2):140-148. PMID: 31935026
  • Reporting Practices and Resource Utilization in the Era of Intraductal Carcinoma of the Prostate: A Survey of Genitourinary Subspecialists. Gandhi JS, Smith SC, Paner GP, McKenney JK, Sekhri R, Osunkoya AO, Baras AS, DeMarzo AM, Cheville JC, Jimenez RE, Trpkov K, Colecchia M, Ro JY, Montironi R, Menon S, Hes O, Williamson SR, Hirsch MS, Netto GJ, Fine SW, Sirohi D, Kaushal S, Sangoi A, Robinson BD, Kweldam CF, Humphrey PA, Hansel DE, Schultz L, Magi-Galluzzi C, Przybycin CG, Sha
  • Urothelial Proliferation of Unknown Malignant Potential Involving the Bladder: Histopathologic Features and Risk of Progression in De Novo Cases and Cases With Prior Neoplasia. Lowenthal BM, Sahoo D, Amin MB, Hansel DE. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2019 Dec 11. Online ahead of print. PMID: 31825667
  • Primary adenocarcinoma of the bladder lacks mismatch repair deficiency and demonstrates PD-L1 expression in tumor-infiltrating immune cells, with implications in both diagnosis and therapeutics. Jones D, Guan JJ, Calagua C, Hansel DE, Epstein JI, Ye H. Hum Pathol. 2019 Dec;94:58-63. Epub 2019 Oct 27. PMID: 31666198
  • Dynamic Regulation of Caveolin-1 Phosphorylation and Caveolae Formation by Mammalian Target of Rapamycin Complex 2 in Bladder Cancer Cells. Hau AM, Gupta S, Leivo MZ, Nakashima K, Macias J, Zhou W, Hodge A, Wulfkuhle J, Conkright B, Bhuvaneshwar K, Rao S, Madhavan S, Petricoin EF 3rd, Hansel DE. Am J Pathol. 2019 Sep;189(9):1846-1862. Epub 2019 Jun 11. PMID: 31199921
  • A comparison of adult rhabdomyosarcoma and high-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma of the urinary bladder reveals novel PPP1R12A fusions in rhabdomyosarcoma. Gupta S, Sosa CP, Kosari F, Folpe A, Bhinge KN, Yang L, Agahi A, Johnson SH, Frank I, Boorjian SA, Hansel DE, Al-Ahmadie HA, Reuter VE, Vasmatzis G, Jimenez RE, Herrera-Hernandez L, Cheville JC. Hum Pathol. 2019 Jun;88:48-59. Epub 2019 Apr 1. PMID: 30946934