Robert W. Pistey, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Robert Pistey
670 Albany St Biosquare III


Robert Pistey, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. He was initially appointed in 2003 and since then he has worked as an attending physician, lab Instructor, mentor, and pathology resident lecturer. Many of his past students are fellows, assistant professors, and residents at universities like Johns Hopkins, Columbia, University of Washington, and Boston University. He is a member of the BMC Cancer Care Committee and regularly attends continuing medical education courses at Harvard Medical School.


  • Boston University School of Medicine, MD
  • Boston University, MA
  • Connecticut College, BA


  • Published on 7/28/2017

    Grillone GA, Wang Z, Krisciunas GP, Tsai AC, Kannabiran VR, Pistey RW, Zhao Q, Rodriguez-Diaz E, A'Amar OM, Bigio IJ. The color of cancer: Margin guidance for oral cancer resection using elastic scattering spectroscopy. Laryngoscope. 2017 Sep; 127 Suppl 4:S1-S9. PMID: 28752518.

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  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Mella-Catinchi JR, Sachs TE, Pistey R, Litle VR. A Malignant Incarcerated Bochdalek Hernia. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jan; 101(1):366. PMID: 26694283.

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  • Published on 1/1/2012

    Pitsey R. Taking the Bite Out of the BARC: Getting Specimens from the BUMC Biospecimen Archive Research Core is Easier Than You Think!. 2012.

  • Published on 11/1/2009

    McGee S, Mardirossian V, Elackattu A, Mirkovic J, Pistey R, Gallagher G, Kabani S, Yu CC, Wang Z, Badizadegan K, Grillone G, Feld MS. Anatomy-based algorithms for detecting oral cancer using reflectance and fluorescence spectroscopy. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2009 Nov; 118(11):817-26. PMID: 19999369.

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  • Published on 1/1/2009

    Sherry S, Mercier G, Kompel A, Pistey R, Peller P, Subramaniam R. FDG PET/CT and MR imaging in non-squamous cell tumors of head and neck with pathological correlation. Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting Abstracts. 2009; 50(2).

  • Published on 11/1/2008

    McGee S, Mirkovic J, Mardirossian V, Elackattu A, Yu CC, Kabani S, Gallagher G, Pistey R, Galindo L, Badizadegan K, Wang Z, Dasari R, Feld MS, Grillone G. Model-based spectroscopic analysis of the oral cavity: impact of anatomy. J Biomed Opt. 2008 Nov-Dec; 13(6):064034. PMID: 19123680.

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  • Published on 3/6/2008

    Larson PS, Schlechter BL, King CL, Yang Q, Glass CN, Mack C, Pistey R, de Las Morenas A, Rosenberg CL. CDKN1C/p57kip2 is a candidate tumor suppressor gene in human breast cancer. BMC Cancer. 2008; 8:68. PMID: 18325103.

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  • Published on 11/1/2006

    Dunfee BL, Sakai O, Pistey R, Gohel A. Radiologic and pathologic characteristics of benign and malignant lesions of the mandible. Radiographics. 2006 Nov-Dec; 26(6):1751-68. PMID: 17102048.

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  • Published on 10/1/2006

    Méndez JE, Lamorte WW, de Las Morenas A, Cerda S, Pistey R, King T, Kavanah M, Hirsch E, Stone MD. Influence of breast cancer margin assessment method on the rates of positive margins and residual carcinoma. Am J Surg. 2006 Oct; 192(4):538-40. PMID: 16978970.

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  • Published on 9/1/2005

    Dunfee BL, Sakai O, Spiegel JH, Pistey R. Solitary fibrous tumor of the buccal space. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2005 Sep; 26(8):2114-6. PMID: 16155167.

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