Yuri E. Nikiforov, M.D., Ph.D.

Yuri E. Nikiforov, M.D., Ph.D. is Vice-Chair for Molecular Pathology and Director, Division of Molecular and Genomic Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Nikiforov oversees the operations of the Molecular and Genomic Pathology laboratory in the Clinical Lab Building; he oversees and participates in clinical sign out in the Division. He also serves at Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Thyroid Center at UPMC. His clinical expertise is in surgical pathology of the thyroid gland and in molecular testing of thyroid other tumors. His research is focused on thyroid cancer genetics and mechanisms of chromosomal rearrangements and other mutations induced by ionizing radiation in thyroid cells and other cell types. He has received the Van Meter Award from the American Thyroid Association, as well as The Endocrine Society;s International Award for Publishing Excellence in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.