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Markku Martti Miettinen, M.D.

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Laboratory of Pathology
Head, General Surgical Pathology Section
Senior Clinician
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 10 - Magnuson CC, Room 2B50
Bethesda, MD 20892


Dr. Miettinen earned the degrees of M.D. in 1977 and Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of Helsinki Medical School, where he also completed his residency in anatomic pathology in 1982. Previously he served as a Chairman and Registrar and Distinguished Scientist of the Department of Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Pathology in the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology for 15 years and Professor of Pathology and attending pathologist in the Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was also an attending pathologist and assistant professor of pathology in the University of Helsinki and the affiliated hospitals. He serves in the editorial boards of American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Human Pathology, Journal of Pathology, and Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology.


The mission of Division of the Surgical Pathology is to provide the most accurate and timely pathology consultations serving the clinical trials of the NCI/NIH using the latest technology integrated in morphologic evaluation. Dr. Miettinen's research interests include pathology of soft tissue tumors and gastrointestinal stromal tumor. His group has delineated the prognostication system for GIST and clinicopathologic profile or GISTs of different sites. Current work includes prognostic, molecular, and biomarker analysis of sporadic and syndromic GISTs and evaluation of new diagnostic markers for soft tissue sarcomas and related tumors.

This page was last updated on 6/10/2013.