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Jan Nowak, MD, PhD

Medical Jan Nowak, MD, PhDDirector, Molecular Diagnostics & Cytogenetics


  • American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1988
  • American Board of Pathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology, 2003

University Appointment

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Education and Training

  • 1979, Unversity of Rochester, PhD
  • 1984, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • 1984-1988, University of Rochester School Medical Center, Residency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology


  • Bartley AN, Hamilton SR, Alsabeh R, Ambinder EP, Berman M, Collins E, Fitzgibbons PL, Gress DM, Nowak JA, Samowitz WS, Zafar SY: Template for Reporting Results of Biomaker Testing of Specimens from Patients with Carcinoma of the Colon and Rectum.  Arch Pathol Lab Med 2013 June 28 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Cagle PT, Sholl LM, Lindeman NI, Alsabeh R, Divaris DX, Foulis P, Lee G, Neal JW, Nowak JA, Yu PP: Template for Reporting Results of Biomarker Testing of Specimens from Patients with Non-Small Cell Carcioma of the lung.  Arch Pathol Lab Med 2013 June 28 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Marsh Rde W, Alonzo M, Bajaj S, Baker M, Elton E, Farrell TA, Gore RM, Hall C, Nowak J, Roy H, Shaikh A. Talamonti MS: Comprehensive review of the diagnosis and treatment of biliary tract cancer 2012.  Part II: Multidisciplinary management.  J Surg Oncol 2012 Sep 1; 106(3):339-45.
  • Funkhouser WK Jr, Lubin IM, Monzon FA, Zehnbauer BA, Evans JP, Ogino S, Nowak JA: Relevance, pathogenesis, adn testing algorithm for mismatch repair-defective colorectal carcinomas: a report of the association for molecular pathology.  J Mol Diagn 2012 Mar-Apr; 14(2):91-103.
  • Kaul KL, Mangold KA, Du H, Pesavento KM, Nawrocki J, Nowak JA: Influenza A Subtyping, Seasonal H1N1, H3N2, and the Appearance of Novel H1N1. J Mol Diagn 2010 Sep; 12(5):664-9.
  • Talbert ML, Dunn ST, Hunt J, Hillyard DR, Mirza I, Nowak JA, van Deerlin V, Vnencak-Jones CL: Competency-based education for the molecular genetic pathology fellow: a report of the association for molecular pathology training and education committee.  J Mol Diagn 2009 Nov; 11(6):497-507.
  • Nowak JA, Kaul KL: The role of community molecular diagnostics laboratories in the H1N1 pandemic.  J Mol Diagn 2009 Sep; 11(5):369-70.