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Joseph Misdraji, MD

Associate Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Medical Director, Histopathology Laboratory

Dr. Misdraji is a well-known diagnostic specialist and researcher in his area. His work aims to contribute to an international consensus classification for appendiceal mucinous neoplasms.

Department of Pathology


  • Cancer Center
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Transplant Center
  • Liver Transplant
Clinical Interests
Gastrointestinal (GI) pathology
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, University of Miami School of Medicine
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology
Cytopathology, American Board of Pathology
Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
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After receiving his medical training at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Dr. Misdraji completed his anatomic and clinical pathology training at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he also trained in cytopathology. His primary clinical interests are gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases, and cytopathology. Dr. Misdraji's research interests are focused on liver pathology, gastrointestinal diseases, and appendiceal neoplasia. He has an active consultative practice that is primarily composed of liver pathology and gastrointestinal pathology. He is a faculty member of the Harvard Medical School CME Course, Gastrointestinal, Liver and Pancreatic Pathology, most recently offered in May of 2015.


Research Interests include appendiceal neoplasms, hepatic diseases and gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Misdraji has published over 65 research papers. For more information about research concepts, co-authors, and to see a timeline, visit Dr. Misdraji's profile at the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

  1. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Is Associated with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis and Advanced Liver Histology. Corey KE, Misdraji J, Gelrud L, King LY, Zheng H, Malhotra A, Chung RT. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Apr 4. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Mucinous epithelial neoplasms of the appendix and pseudomyxoma peritonei. Misdraji J. Mod Pathol. 2015 Jan;28 Suppl 1:S67-79. doi: 10.1038/modpathol.2014.129.
  3. Inflammatory hepatocellular adenomas can mimic focal nodular hyperplasia on gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI. Agarwal S, Fuentes-Orrego JM, Arnason T, Misdraji J, Jhaveri KS, Harisinghani M, Hahn PF. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Oct;203(4):W408-14. doi: 10.2214/AJR.13.12251. Epub 2014 Jul 23.

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