Tony E. Godfrey, PhD

Associate Chair, Surgical Research
Professor of Surgery
700 Albany St., W-408C, Boston, MA 02118
BSc, Biochemistry, UK-Brunel University
PhD, Molecular Biology, UK-Brunel University

Professional Interests

  • Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
  • Lung Cancer
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Translational cancer research


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About Dr. Godfrey

Tony E. Godfrey, PhD, Associate Chair, Surgical Research and Associate Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, earned a bachelor’s of science degree in biochemistry from Brunel University in England, followed by a doctorate in molecular biology and biochemistry, also from Brunel. He attended the University of California, San Francisco, for postdoctoral fellowships and managed UCSF’s Genome Analysis Core Facility.

Most recently, Dr. Godfrey was a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. Prior to this he was an Associate Professor of Pathology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY.

Dr. Godfrey’s research is focused on cancer genetics and molecular pathology. Research projects use state-of-the-art genetic and genomic approaches to address clinical needs in the areas of cancer diagnosis, prognosis and therapy. Currently the major focus of Dr. Godfrey’s research is on Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma; a tumor with rapidly increasing incidence in the United States and other western countries. The Godfrey lab works closely with translational research teams comprised of surgeons, pathologists and oncologists in order to develop new molecular approaches to cancer detection, staging and treatment.

Clinical Services
Surgical Research