Jean Lopategui, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology
Medical Director, Molecular Pathology and Clinical Cytogenetics
Director, Molecular Genetics Pathology Fellowship
Director, Clinical Pathology Outreach

Phone: 310-423-7847


  • Molecular Genetic Pathology
  • Precision Medicine
  • Hematopathology

Education and Training

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

Medical Board Certification

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Molecular Genetic Pathology

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Application of precision medicine in cancer patients for targeted therapies
  • The role of genetics in response to therapeutic agents (pharmacogenomics)
  • Clinical trials in oncology
  • Plasma Circulating tumor DNA screening and next generation sequencing profiling of lung cancer

Professional Activities and Awards

  • Research Thesis Director, Cam Laude, University of Paris René Descartes, France
  • Research Thesis with first class honors, University of Marseilles, France
  • 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
  • College American Pathologist Award Expression Profiling on paraffin tissue in MDS
  • American Society of Hematology Trainee Award
  • Sports Spectacular Endowed Fellowship Award
  • College of American Pathologist Webinar, Pharmacogenomics testing and workshops
  • Member of Roche Molecular Center of Excellence
  • Pfizer Advisory Board
  • Roche Genomics & Oncology US Advisory Board
  • Genentech Advisory Board


  • Cancer Committee
  • Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute (SOCCI)

Selected Publications

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