Markku Martti Miettinen, M.D.
Markku Martti Miettinen, M.D.
Senior Clinician
Head, General Surgical Pathology Section

Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute

Building 10 - Magnuson CC, Room 2B50
Bethesda, MD 20892
301-496-2441

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 (GIST). 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.

Areas of Expertise
1) gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), 2) soft tissue sarcoma

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.

Scientific Focus Areas:
Cancer Biology, Clinical Research
Selected Recent Publications
  1. Thomas A, Lee JH, Abdullaev Z, Park KS, Pineda M, Saidkhodjaeva L, Miettinen M, Wang Y, Pack SD, Giaccone G.
    J Thorac Oncol. 9: 567-71, 2014. [ Journal Article ]
  2. Miettinen M, McCue PA, Sarlomo-Rikala M, Rys J, Czapiewski P, Wazny K, Langfort R, Waloszczyk P, Biernat W, Lasota J, Wang Z.
    Am. J. Surg. Pathol. 38: 13-22, 2014. [ Journal Article ]
  3. Miettinen M.
    Histopathology. 64: 101-18, 2014. [ Journal Article ]
  4. Miettinen M, Sarlomo-Rikala M, Cue PM, Czapiewski P, Langfort R, Waloszczyk P, Wazny K, Biernat W, Lasota J, Wang Z.
    Appl. Immunohistochem. Mol. Morphol. 22: 31-6, 2014. [ Journal Article ]
  5. Laskin WB, Fetsch JF, Miettinen M.
    Am. J. Surg. Pathol. 38: 41651, 2014. [ Journal Article ]

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.

Name Position
Tashanda Ashford Histopathology Technician
Kathleen Benard Program Assistant
Tiffany Coates Summer Student
Jerzy P. Lasota Ph.D. Staff Scientist
Chyi-Chia Richard Lee, M.D., Ph.D. Staff Clinician
Martha M. Quezado M.D. Staff Clinician
Christian Songco Laboratory Technician (Contr.)
Zengfeng Wang Ph.D. Senior Research Fellow

Summary

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 (GIST). 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.

Areas of Expertise
1) gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), 2) soft tissue sarcoma

Research

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.

Scientific Focus Areas:
Cancer Biology, Clinical Research

Publications

Selected Recent Publications
  1. Thomas A, Lee JH, Abdullaev Z, Park KS, Pineda M, Saidkhodjaeva L, Miettinen M, Wang Y, Pack SD, Giaccone G.
    J Thorac Oncol. 9: 567-71, 2014. [ Journal Article ]
  2. Miettinen M, McCue PA, Sarlomo-Rikala M, Rys J, Czapiewski P, Wazny K, Langfort R, Waloszczyk P, Biernat W, Lasota J, Wang Z.
    Am. J. Surg. Pathol. 38: 13-22, 2014. [ Journal Article ]
  3. Miettinen M.
    Histopathology. 64: 101-18, 2014. [ Journal Article ]
  4. Miettinen M, Sarlomo-Rikala M, Cue PM, Czapiewski P, Langfort R, Waloszczyk P, Wazny K, Biernat W, Lasota J, Wang Z.
    Appl. Immunohistochem. Mol. Morphol. 22: 31-6, 2014. [ Journal Article ]
  5. Laskin WB, Fetsch JF, Miettinen M.
    Am. J. Surg. Pathol. 38: 41651, 2014. [ Journal Article ]

Biography

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.

Team

Name Position
Tashanda Ashford Histopathology Technician
Kathleen Benard Program Assistant
Tiffany Coates Summer Student
Jerzy P. Lasota Ph.D. Staff Scientist
Chyi-Chia Richard Lee, M.D., Ph.D. Staff Clinician
Martha M. Quezado M.D. Staff Clinician
Christian Songco Laboratory Technician (Contr.)
Zengfeng Wang Ph.D. Senior Research Fellow