Awards : Distinguished Alumni Award

Umberto De Girolami, MD ‘68

A Boston resident, Umberto De Girolami, M.D. ’68, is a professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School, and a board-certified anatomic pathologist and neuropathologist in the Department of Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. He also serves as a consultant neuropathologist at the Boston Children’s Hospital and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, a world-renowned destinations for children with malignant and non-malignant brain and spinal cord tumors. His clinical interests include: AIDS, spinal cord and neuromuscular disease, and the neuropathology of experimental vascular disease. De Girolami is a familiar name to generations of students of pathology and neuroscience for his work in co-authoring multiple editions of the nervous system chapter in perennially best-selling text, Robbins and Cotran’s Pathologic Basis of Disease, and as co-editor of comprehensive neuropathology text, the Escourolle and Poirier Manual of Basic Neuropathology, now in its fifth edition (2014).