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John A. Ozolek, MD

Job Title Assistant Professor of Pathology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor B
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5641 Phone
412-692-6550 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1989 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA


1992 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
2004 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA


1995 Magee Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
2005 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA


  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • Society for Pediatric Pathology

Board Certifications

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Pediatric Pathology


  • National Dean’s List
  • Russell M. Lawall Prize in Biological Sciences (Awarded to graduating Case Institute of Technology student for outstanding undergraduate performance in biological sciences)
  • Health Professions Scholarship Program (Scholarship recipient from the United States Air Force)
  • Style and Grace Award (Awarded for exemplary professionalism at Keesler Medical Center)
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Outstanding Junior Resident in Autopsy Pathology
  • Outstanding Web Case Publication in Anatomic Pathology
  • Chief Resident in Anatomic Pathology
  • Best Poster Presentation in Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Pathology at the 94th Annual Meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology


  • Ozolek JA, Hunt JL.  Tumor suppressor gene alteration in respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma (REAH):  Comparison to sinonasal adenocarcinoma and inflamed sinonasal mucosa.  Am J Surg Pathol 2006;12:1576-1580.
  • Ozolek JA, Jane EP, Krowsoski L, Sammak PJ.  Human embryonic stem cells (HSF-6) show greater proliferation and apoptoses when grown on glioblastoma cells than mouse embryonic fibroblasts at day 19 in culture: Comparison of proliferation, survival, and neural differentiation on two different feeder cell types. Stem Cells and Development 2007;16:403-412.
  • Ozolek JA, Barnes EL, Hunt JL.  Basal/myoepithelial cells in chronic sinusitis, respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma, inverted papilloma, and intestinal-type and non-intestinal type sinonasal adenocarcinoma; an immunohistochemical study. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2007;131:530-537.

    View Dr. Ozolek's full list of publications from PubMed.

Research Interests

Dr. Ozolek’s scientific interests center on image analysis for the detection of specific tissue types and classification of challenging diagnostic dilemmas in surgical pathology. He has extensive collaborations with Drs. Kovacevic and Rohde at the Center for Bioimage Informatics at Carnegie Mellon University to develop algorithms and computational approaches for automating tissue recognition and correlation of histology and high-resolution magnetic resonance images in teratomas derived from human and non-human primate stem cells, and to developing computational morphometric technology for applications in cell biology and medicine. His clinical and diagnostic research interests focus on the role of stem cells and migrational abnormalities of neural crest in the pathogenesis of branchial cleft cysts, other developmental abnormalities, and tumors in the head and neck of children.

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August 17, 2010
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Last Update
August 17, 2010