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Robert Henry Young, MD

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  • Phone: 617-726-8892
Department of Pathology


  • Cancer Center
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Genitourinary Oncology
Clinical Interests
Genitourinary pathology
Gynecologic pathology
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Dublin University
Residency, Dublin University
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology
Pathology, American Board of Pathology
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients


Director of Gynecological and Urological Pathology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Robert E. Scully Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School


Dr. Young has written extensively on the morphologic features of ovarian and testicular cancer, several of the studies representing the largest reported experience with certain unusual neoplasms. He has also written papers on benign lesions that mimic cancer. Dr. Young has co-authored an Atlas of Gynecological Pathology. He is also a co-author with the late Dr. Robert Scully of the 3rd Series Fascicle on Tumors of the ovary, and with others of two other works in the same series, on tumors of the testis, and tumors of the prostate gland and related structures. He is director of annual courses on surgical pathology, gynecological pathology and urologic pathology.


Dr. Young's research includesclinicopathological studies in the field of gynecological and urologicalpathology. In gynecologic pathology a particular interest has been in ovariantumors in the categories of the sex cord-stromal tumors and metastaticneoplasms. Dr. Young has written many papers including large numbers on sexcord tumors which have helped define their morphologic spectrum and clinicalbehavior.

Dr. Young has also highlightedthe propensity for mucinous tumors metastatic to the ovary to simulate primarymucinous cancers of the ovary, work that has been confirmed by other observers.Studies continue on the exploration of various aspects of the morphology ofprimary and metastatic ovarian neoplasms. In the area of uterine pathology, Dr.Young's special interests at this time include the morphology of unusualvariants of endometrial cancer and of endometrial stromal tumors. Dr. Young haswritten extensively on both benign and malignant glandular lesions of thecervix and has defined several new entities in this area of pathology, entitieswhose recognition has very important clinical consequences with regard totherapy.

In urologic pathology, Dr.Young's major interests are in bladder and testicular tumor pathology. Dr.Young and fellow collaborators have highlighted deceptively benign patterns ofbladder cancer that can cause them to be misinterpreted as benign lesions. Incompanion with that area of investigation he has explored the morphology of theconverse problem, namely the misinterpretation of various benign lesions ascancer. In the area of testicular pathology work has included description ofvariant patterns of germ cell and sex cord stromal tumors. 

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Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-8892
Fax: 617-726-9151

Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-8892
Fax: 617-726-9151

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