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Vania Nose, MD, PhD

Associate Chief, Anatomic and Molecular Pathology

Director, Surgical Pathology

Vania Nose MD, PhD is a pathologist with expertise in endocrine pathology. She is a consultant for difficult cases locally, and internationally. She is also a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School.

  • Phone: 617-643-7201
Department of Pathology
Clinical Interests
Thyroid pathology
Thyroid tumors
Adrenal tumors
Pituitary tumors
Parathyroid tumors
Endocrine pathology
Endocrine tumors
Surgical pathology
Salivary gland tumors
Endocrine pancreas
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
Ph.D., Federal University of Sao Paulo
MD, State University of Campinas School of Medical Sciences
Residency, Boston Medical Center
Residency, Children's Hospital Boston
Residency, New England Deaconess Hospital
Residency, Rhode Island Hospital
Board Certifications
Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology
Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology
Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyDr. Nose is a surgical pathologist with subspecialty expertise in endocrine pathology. She has served as a consultant for difficult endocrine pathology cases locally, regionally, and internationally.  Dr. Nose has published extensively on endocrine pathology, tumor pathology, and also in molecular aspects of neoplasia with over 150 peer-reviewed articles.  Dr. Nose has described the pathological classification of familial thyroid tumors, inherited tumor syndromes, as well as the pituitary pathology synoptic reporting. She is the author of the CAP endocrine pathology competencies. She had served on the editorial boards of numerous pathology journals and is a past President of the Endocrine Pathology Society.  Dr. Nose authored a comprehensive textbook in endocrine pathology titled "Diagnostic Pathology: Endocrine".


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Son E, Nose V. Familial follicular cell-derived thyroid carcinoma.Front Endocrinol (Lausanne).2012;3:61

Nose V, et al. Protocol for the examination of specimens from patients with primary pituitary tumors.Arch Pathol Lab Med.2011;135(5):640-6

Nose V
. Familial thyroid cancer: a review.Mod Pathol.2011;24 S2:S19-33

Chen J, Faquin W, Lloyd R, Nose V. Clinicopathological and molecular characterization of nine cases of columnar cell variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma.Mod Pathol.2011;24(5):739-49

Laury A, et al, Nose V. Thyroid pathology in PTEN-hamartoma tumor syndrome:characteristic findings of a distinct entity.Thyroid.2011;21(2):135-44

Nose V
. Thyroid cancer of follicular cell origin in inherited tumor syndromes.Adv Anat Pathol.2010;17(6):428-36

Sadow P,et al, Nose V. Absence of BRAF,NRAS, KRAS, HRAS mutations, and RET/PTC gene rearrangements distinguishesdominant nodules in Hashimoto thyroiditis from papillary thyroid carcinomas.EndocrPathol.2010;21(2):73-9

Nose V. Familial follicular cell tumors:classification and morphological characteristics.EndocrPathol.2010;21(4):219-26

Schmidt J, et al, Nose V. BRAF in papillary thyroid carcinoma of ovary (struma ovarii). Am J Surg Pathol. 2007;31(9):1337-43

Reimann J, Dorfman D, Nose V.  Carcinoma showing thymus-like differentiation of the thyroid (CASTLE): a comparative study: evidence of thymic differentiation  and solid cell nest origin. Am J Surg Pathol. 2006;30(8):994-1001

Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Warren, 214
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-643-7201

Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Warren, 214
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-643-7201

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