Robert J Homer MD

Professor of Pathology; Director, Thoracic Pathology; Director of Medical Studies; Director, Medical Student Course Module


My major interests are in diagnostic and experimental lung pathology.

I entered the MD-PhD program at Yale School of Medicine in 1979. My PhD was with Donal Murphy on a novel antigenic structure within the murine MHC. Upon graduation I trained in Anatomic Pathology under the supervision of Dr. Juan Rosai and simultaneously completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Richard Flavell, Chair of the section of Immunobiology, with a focus on T cell tolerance.

For many years, I worked on various murine models of inflammatory lung disease, ran a morphology core and a laboratory at West Haven VA. I now still consult on various experimental models of lung disease (both neoplastic and non-neoplastic) and work with collaborators using human tissues.

I am heavily involved in medical school curriculum development as Director of Medical Studies for Pathology, am on the curriculum committee and am Co-Director of one of the new master courses for the new (starting 2015) pre-clinical curriculum for YSM.

I have been Director of Anatomic Pathology at West Haven VA since 1994. I have been lead thoracic pathologist at Yale since 2004.

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