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Richard J. Ford, Jr., MD, PhD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Pathologist and Professor of Pathology, Department of Hematopathology - Research, Division of Pathology/Lab Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1974 Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, MD, Medicine
1971 Washington University, St. Louis, MO, PHD, Immunopathology
1967 Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, MS, Microbiology/Immunology
1965 Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, BS, Biology

Postgraduate Training

1976-1977 Fellow in Immunopathology, New York University, New York, NY
1976 Postdoctoral Fellow in Surgical Pathology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
1976 Resident in Pathology, New York University Hospital, New York, NY
1975-1977 Hematopathology Tutorials, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1975-1976 Hematopathology Tutorials, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
1974-1976 Resident in Pathology, Bellevue Hospital, Medical Center, New York, NY
1974-1976 Postdoctoral Fellow in Immunopathology,, Case-Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Professor, Department of Hematopathology - Research, Division of Pathology/Lab Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1996-present
Professor, Division of Basic Science Research, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, TX, 1996-present
Professor, Division of Pathology/Lab Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, 1996-present

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Co-Director, Tissue Procurement Core Facility, Division of Pathology/Lab Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1999-present
Chief, Molecular Pathology, Division of Pathology/Lab Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1986-present
Member, Immunology Program, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, TX, 1981-present

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Faculty Senate, Executive Committee, 2005-2006
Representative, Faculty Senate, Department of Molecular Pathology, 1994-present

Honors and Awards

2012 Distinguished Senior Lecturer, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Herling M, Patel KA, Hsi ED, Chang KC, Rassidakis GZ, Ford R, Jones D. TCL1 in B-cell tumors retains its normal b-cell pattern of regulation and is a marker of differentiation stage. Am J Surg Pathol 31(7):1123-9, 7/2007. PMID: 17592280.
2. Jiang L, Admirand JH, Moran C, Ford RJ, Bueso-Ramos CE. Mediastinal follicular dendritic cell sarcoma involving bone marrow: a case report and review of the literature. Ann Diagn Pathol 10(6):357-62, 12/2006. PMID: 17126255.

Book Chapters

1. Fu L, Ford RJ, Pham LV, Lin-Lee YC, Tamayo A. BLyS/BR3 receptor signaling in the biology and pathophysiology of aggressive B cell lymphomas. In: The Biology of BAFF Ligands and Receptors. Ed(s) MP Cancro. Humana Press, 2010.
2. Pham LV, Ford RJ. Growth and survival signaling pathways in aggressive B cell lymphoma. In: Experimental and Clinical Hematopathology. Ed(s) D Jones. Humana/Springer, 2010.

Last updated: 7/14/2014