Title: Director of Surgical Pathology
Company: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Rochester, New York, United States
David G. Hicks, MD, FCAP, Director of Surgical Pathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Medical Education.
Dr. Hicks has been a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine with the University of Rochester since 2007, in addition to his role as director and attending staff of the affiliated medical center. He has been an exemplary member of his alma mater’s faculty since joining the departments of orthopedics and pathology in 1990. Dr. Hicks has received numerous awards both as a scholar and as a teacher, notably a 2012 Eric A. Schenk Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Rochester University Medical Center department of pathology and laboratory medicine. He has been elected to the Best Doctors in America from 2007 to 2012, and received a 2008 Huaxia Pathology Teaching Award from the People’s Republic of China.
Born in Albion, New York, Dr. Hicks attended Canisius College and earned an MD from the University of Rochester as a recipient of a 1984 Award in Honor of George H. Whipple, MD, from the Rochester Academy of Medicine, as well as a 1984 Robert Katz Award for Clinical Research Excellence from the University of Rochester Medical Center. He was a fellow of the department of pathology at Rochester, and went on to intern in internal medicine with the affiliated hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After a residency there in anatomical pathology, Dr. Hicks stayed on as attending staff and continued to instruct medical students. While teaching and conducting pathology, he also worked with Harry Schwamm, MD from 1989 to 1996 as an instructor and course director, and in the late 2000s he served with the Roswell Park Cancer Institute of Buffalo, New York.
Dr. Hicks has been a prolific contributor to medical literature s an ad hoc reviewer and editorial board member for such publications as the Archives of Pathology of Laboratory Medicine and Biotechnic & Histochemistry. He was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society in 1984, and later joined numerous medical groups, including the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute. In his free time, Dr. Hicks enjoys golf, drawing, sketching, watercolor painting, as well as reading detective novels and murder mysteries.
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