Bruce Robert Pawel, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Contact InformationDepartment of Pathology, 5NW11
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1762
Fax: 215-590-1736


Clinical Expertise

Pediatric surgical pathology
Pediatric soft tissue tumors
Pathology of neuroblastoma

Itmat Expertise

Pediatric sarcoma


BA (Chemistry), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1980
MD University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School (Newark), 1984

Specialty Certification

Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology), 1989
Subspecialty Certification in Pediatric Pathology (American Board of Pathology), 1995
Ten year voluntary recertification in Pathology, The American Board of Pathology, 2014

Postgraduate Training

Visiting Clinical Fellow, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City, 1984-1985
Internal Medicine Internship, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, Roosevelt Hospital Division, New York City, 1984-1985
Pathology Residency, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School (Newark), 1985-1990
Fellow, Pediatric Pathology, Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, 1990-1991

Awards and Honors

Echols Scholar, University of Virginia, 1976
Phi Beta Kappa, 1980

Memberships and Professional Organizations

Society for Pediatric Pathology, 1991 - Present
College of American Pathologists, 1992 - Present
American Society of Clinical Pathologists, 1992 - Present
Children’s Oncology Group, 2005 - Present
The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, 2005 - Present
Connective Tissue Oncology Society, 2008 - Present
The American Board of Pathology, 2009 - Present
Adjucation Committee, Cystic Fibrosis-Fibrosing Colonopathy Study, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, 2012 - Present
International Pediatic Pathology Association, 2015 - Present

Web Links

Selected Publications

Diffuse Strong BCOR Immunoreactivity Is a Sensitive and Specific Marker for Clear Cell Sarcoma of the Kidney (CCSK) in Pediatric Renal Neoplasia.

Argani Pedram, Pawel Bruce, Szabo Sara, Reyes-Múgica Miguel, Timmons Charles, Antonescu Cristina R, The American journal of surgical pathology 42(8): 1128-1131, 2018, PMID:29851702

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SMARCB1-deficient Tumors of Childhood: A Practical Guide.

Pawel Bruce R, Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society 21(1): 6-28, 2018, PMID:29280680

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Composite Pheochromocytoma/Paraganglioma in Children and Young Adults

Kawano A, Tsubosaka, Warren, M, Pawel B, Shimada H., Society for Pediatric Pathology Spring Meeting, March 2018, 2018


Cash T, Krailo, MD, Buxton AB, West, DC, Pawel BR, Dickman P, Healey J, Dormans JP, Marcus K, Sailer, S, Marina N, Girer HE, Weiss AR, Janeway KA, Gorlick R, Womer RB, CTOS Annual Meeting, Rome Italy, 2018

Gastrointestinal Tract

Pawel BR, Precision Molecular Pathology of Neoplastic Pediatric Diseases, 2018

Assessment of programmed death-ligand 1 expression and tumor-associated immune cells in pediatric cancer tissues.

Majzner Robbie G, Simon Jason S, Grosso Joseph F, Martinez Daniel, Pawel Bruce R, Santi Mariarita, Merchant Melinda S, Geoerger Birgit, Hezam Imene, Marty Virginie, Vielh Phillippe, Daugaard Mads, Sorensen Poul H, Mackall Crystal L, Maris John M, Cancer 123(19): 3807-3815, 2017, PMID:28608950

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Identification of GPC2 as an Oncoprotein and Candidate Immunotherapeutic Target in High-Risk Neuroblastoma.

Bosse Kristopher R, Raman Pichai, Zhu Zhongyu, Lane Maria, Martinez Daniel, Heitzeneder Sabine, Rathi Komal S, Kendsersky Nathan M, Randall Michael, Donovan Laura, Morrissy Sorana, Sussman Robyn T, Zhelev Doncho V, Feng Yang, Wang Yanping, Hwang Jennifer, Lopez Gonzalo, Harenza Jo Lynne, Wei Jun S, Pawel Bruce, Bhatti Tricia, Santi Mariarita, Ganguly Arupa, Khan Javed, Marra Marco A, Taylor Michael D, Dimitrov Dimiter S, Mackall Crystal L, Maris John M, Cancer cell 32(3): 295-309.e12, 2017, PMID:28898695

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Advancing Clinicopathologic Diagnosis of High-risk Neuroblastoma Using Computerized Image Analysis and Proteomic Profiling.

Niazi M Khalid Khan, Chung Jonathan H, Heaton-Johnson Katherine J, Martinez Daniel, Castellanos Raquel, Irwin Meredith S, Master Stephen R, Pawel Bruce R, Gurcan Metin N, Weiser Daniel A, Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society 20(5): 394-402, 2017, PMID:28420318

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Multimodality imaging findings of massive ovarian edema in children.

Dahmoush Hisham, Anupindi Sudha A, Pawel Bruce R, Chauvin Nancy A, Pediatric radiology 47(5): 576-583, 2017, PMID:28246900

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