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Jason L. Hornick, MD, PhD

Dr. Hornick received a BA from Amherst College and an MD/PhD from the University of Southern California. He trained as a resident in Anatomic Pathology and pursued subspecialty fellowships in soft tissue pathology and gastrointestinal pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he is the Director of Surgical Pathology and Immunohistochemistry and Chief of Soft Tissue and Bone Pathology. Dr. Hornick is a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and a consultant at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


Dr. Hornick is currently the Vice President of the USCAP; he previously chaired the USCAP Education Committee and the USCAP Abstract Review Board and Assignment Committee. Dr. Hornick is also President of the Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists. He previously chaired the CAP Immunohistochemistry Committee and served on the Anatomic Pathology Test Development and Advisory Committee for the American Board of Pathology.


Dr. Hornick is the Editor-in-Chief of the 5th series of the AFIP Atlases of Tumor and Non-tumor Pathology. He serves on 14 editorial boards, including the American Journal of Surgical Pathology and Modern Pathology. He is an Associate Editor for Sternberg’s Diagnostic Surgical Pathology, a Regional Editor for Histopathology, an Associate Editor for Advances in Anatomic Pathology and Virchows Archives, and the Consulting Editor for Surgical Pathology Clinics.


Dr. Hornick was a member of the expert editorial boards for the 4th and 5th editions of the WHO Classification of Tumors of Soft Tissue and Bone. He was Chair of the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting (ICCR) Dataset for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors and a member of the Soft Tissue Sarcoma Expert Panel for the AJCC and the Sarcoma Analysis Working Group for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA).


Dr. Hornick has published over 500 original papers, review articles, and book chapters and edits the textbook Practical Soft Tissue Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach, which is in its 2nd edition. He received the 2012 Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists Annual Prize, the 2014 Jack Yardley Investigator Award from the Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, and the 2023 Mostofi Distinguished Service Award from the USCAP. Dr. Hornick sings and plays keyboards for a rock band.

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