Dr. Gregory J. Tsongalis becomes Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


Gregory J. Tsongalis, PhD

In April 2019, Dr. Wendy Wells, Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth announced that Gregory J. Tsongalis, PhD accepted the position of Vice Chair of Research. Dr. Tsongalis is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Clinical Genomics and Advanced Technology (CGAT) laboratory in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. As the Vice Chair for Research, Dr. Tsongalis will create a new Experimental Pathology Program (EPP) that will build, oversee and coordinate the research infrastructure for the Department with four, broad departmental research priorities:

  1. Biomarker discovery and validation to implement state-of-the-art technologies clinically and refine disease classifications.
  2. Computational diagnostic pathology to implement and commercialize enhanced diagnostic algorithms for faster and more accurate diagnoses.
  3. Clinical Trials to assess new technologies, practices and companion diagnostics.
  4. Population Health studies in pathology, regionally and globally.

Dr. Tsongalis is a long-standing member of the American Society for Investigative Pathology and recipient of the 2019 ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award at the Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. Dr. Tsongalis is a Co-Chair for the ASIP Molecular Diagnostic Pathology Scientific Interest Group, and is a frequent contributor to the scientific program at the Annual Meetings and the PISA meetings, including directing the Pathobiology of Neoplasia Course and participating in the Breast Cancer Workshop on a number of occasions. Dr. Tsongalis has also developed and contributed to several theme issues of The American Journal of Pathology over the last few years.