Robert Young, MD
Robert Young, MD
Subspecialty Head, Gynecologic Pathology and Emeritus Head, Genitourinary Pathology services
Robert E. Scully Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
- MD, Dublin University
- Residency, Dublin University
- Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Pathology Recertification, American Board of Pathology
- Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology
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Dr. Young's research includes clinicopathological studies in gynecological and urological pathology. In gynecologic pathology, ovarian tumors in the categories of the sex cord-stromal tumors and metastatic neoplasms are of particular interest. Dr. Young has written papers on sex cord tumors that have helped define their morphologic spectrum and clinical behavior. He has also highlighted the propensity for mucinous tumors metastatic to the ovary to simulate primary mucinous cancers of the ovary, work that has been confirmed by other observers. Studies continue on the exploration of various aspects of the morphology of primary and metastatic ovarian neoplasms. In the area of uterine pathology, Dr. Young's special interests at this time include the morphology of unusual variants of endometrial cancer and of endometrial stromal tumors. Dr. Young has written extensively on both benign and malignant glandular lesions of the cervix and has defined several new entities whose recognition has very important clinical consequences with regard to therapy.
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 of bladder cancer that can cause them to be misinterpreted as benign lesions. In companion with that area of investigation he has explored the morphology of the converse problem, namely the misinterpretation of various benign lesions as cancer. In the area of testicular pathology work has included description of variant patterns of germ cell and sex cord stromal tumors.
For more information about research concepts, co-authors, and to see a timeline, visit Dr. Young's profile at the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center.
- Apoplectic Leiomyomas. A Morphologic Analysis of 100 Cases Highlighting Unusual Features. Bennett JA, Lamb C, Young RH. Am J Surg Pathol 40:563-568, 2016.
- Sclerosing Stromal Tumors With Prominent Luteinization During Pregnancy: A Report of 8 Cases Emphasizing Diagnostic Problems. Bennett JA, Oliva E, Young RH. Int J Gynecol Pathol 34:357-362, 2015.
- Yolk Sac Tumor of the Testis in Infants and Children: A Clinicopathologic Analysis of 33 Cases. Cornejo KM, Frazier L, Lee RS, Kozakewich HP, Young RH. Am J Surg Pathol 39:1121-1131, 2015.
- Ovarian Tumors and Tumor-Like Lesions in the First Three Decades. Young RH. Semin Diagn Pathol 33:382-426, 2014.