Jean Lopategui, MD

Medical Director, Molecular Pathology and Clinical Cytogenetics
Director, Molecular Genetics Pathology Fellowship

Phone: 310-428-6240


  • Molecular Genetic Pathology
  • Personalized Medicine

Education and Training

  • University of Marseilles Medical School, France; MD
  • Residency in Pathology, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC and Tufts University, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Research Residency in Molecular Pathology, Tufts University, New England Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Hematopathology, The City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA

Medical Board Certification

  • Board Certified, Anatomic Pathology
  • Board Certified, Clinical Pathology
  • Board Certified, Hematopathology
  • Board Certified, Molecular Genetic Pathology

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Personalized Medicine in Cancer
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Clinical Trials in Oncology

Awards and Activities:

  • First Class Honors and Jury’s Gold Medal, University of Paris, Rene Descartes
  • American Society of Hematology Trainee Award Program
  • Proclamation, City of Beverly Hills: Developed a genetic screening program to test Persian Jews for four inherited diseases which are treatable or preventable if detected.
  • CAP Grant. Expression Profiling on paraffin tissue in MDS.

Selected Publications

  • Sergei Tatishchev, Elizabeth Spiteri, Jean Lopategui. BRCA1 Functions as a 5'- Nuclease Via PIN Domain Identified by Multiple Protein Sequence Alignments. Modern Pathol. 2011;24:1902.
  • Kaback M, Lopatequi J, Portuges AR, Quindipan C, Pariani M, Salimpour-Davidov N, Rimoin DL. Genetic screening in the Persian Jewish community: A pilot study. Genet in Med 2010; 12:628-33.
  • Wang HL, Lopategui J, Amin MB, Patterson SD. KRAS mutation testing in human cancers: The pathologist's role in the era of personalized medicine. Adv Anat Pathol. 2010;17:23-32.
  • diSibio G, Gabor EP, Lopategui J, Sabath DE, Alsabeh R, Cole JM. Large-cell transformation of a composite lymphoma. Exp Mol Pathol 2010;89:260-7.

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