Joshua A. Hanson, M.D.

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Associate Professor



  • Surgical pathology
  • Gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology

Education and Certification Information

Fellow in Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut

Combined Anatomical and Clinical Pathology Residency
The University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care
Burlington, Vermont

Medical School:
Doctor of Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

Board Certifications:
American Board of Pathology certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Selected Publications:

  • Ray AL, Castillo EF, Morris KT, Nofchissey RA, Weston LL, Samedi VG, Hanson JA, Gaestel M, Pinchuk IV, Beswick EJ. Blockade of the MK2 is Protective in Inflammation-Associated Colorectal Cancer Development. Int J Cancer. February 2016;138(3):770-775.

  • Morris KT, Castillo EF, Ray AL, Weston LL, Nofchissey RA, Hanson JA, Samedi VG, Beswick EJ. Anti-G-CSF treatment induces protective tumor immunity in mouse colon cancer by promoting NK cell, macrophage and T cell responses. Oncotarget. September 2015;6(26):22338-22347.

  • *Gannavarapu B, Hanson JA, Elwood H, Gavin M. Hard to Swallow: A Rare Cause. Dig Dis Sci. July 2015. Dig Dis Sci. September 2015;60(9):2608-2611.

  • *Sethi A, Hanson JA. A Morphologic Reappraisal of Endoscopically but not Histologically Apparent Polyps and the Emergence of the Overlooked Goblet Cell Rich Hyperplastic Polyp. Human Pathology. August 2015;46(8):1147-1152.

  • *Khirfan K, Hanson JA, Alcorn J. Portal Hypertension in Alcoholic Liver Disease: Can It Be Fixed? Dig Dis Sci. April 2015;60(4):838-840.

  • *Sethi A, Jain D, Chander Roland B, Kinzel J, Gibson J, Schrader R, Hanson JA. Performing Colonic Mast Cell Counts in Patients with Chronic Diarrhea of Unknown Etiology Has Limited Diagnostic Use. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. February 2015;139(2)225-232.

  • *LeBlanc M, *Tabrizi M, Kapsner P, Hanson JA. Synchronous Adrenocortical Neoplasms, Paragangliomas, and Pheochromocytomas: Syndromic Considerations Regarding an Unusual Constellation of Endocrine Tumors. Hum Pathol. December 2014;45(12):2502-2506.

  • *Berry RS, Gullapalli RR, Wu J, Morris K, Hanson JA. Diffuse Glutamine Synthetase Overexpression Restricted to Areas of Peliosis in a β-catenin Activated Hepatocellular Adenoma: A Potential Pitfall in Glutamine Synthetase Interpretation. Virchows Arch. August 2014;465(2):241-245.

  • *Berry RS, Hanson JA. Author’s Response, Virchows Arch. October 2014;465(4):497-498.

  • *Gayle S, Kistin M, Hanson JA. An Unusual Cause of Recurrent Right Lower Quadrant Pain. Dig Dis Sci. July 2014;59(7):1375-1377.

  • *Khan FM, Alcorn J, Hanson JA. A Case of Jaundice of Obscure Origin. Dig Dis Sci. May 2014;59(5):933-936.

  • Hanson JA. Diagnostic Features of Extranodal Marginal Zone B-cell Lymphoma of Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue. Diagnostic Histopathology, April 2014;20(4):144-150.

  • *Berry RS, Berry TM, Hanson JA. 59-Year-Old Immunocompetent Male with a Vertebral Lesion. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, March 2014;22(2):105-107.

  • Hanson JA, Salem R, Mitchell KA. Squamoid Cyst of Pancreatic Ducts: A Case Series Describing Novel Immunohistochemistry, Cytology, and Quantitative Cyst Fluid Chemistry. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, February 2014;138(2):270-3.

  • Hanson J.A., Ason R., Weinreb J., Van Dyke A., Mitchell K.A., Radiology Estimates of Viable Tumor Percentage in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Ablation Cavities Correlate Poorly with Pathology Assessment. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, March 2013; 137(3):392-9.

  • Hanson J.A., Ambaye A. Adult Testicular Granulosa Cell Tumor: A Review of the Literature for Clinicopathologic Predictors of Malignancy. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. January 2011; 135(1):143-146.

  • Hanson J.A., Trent J., Yang D., Cooper K. Small Intestinal Rhabdoid Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST): Mutation Analysis and Clinical Implications of a Rare Morphologic Variant. International Journal of Surgical Pathology. Published Online Before Print On April 28, 2011. DOI: 10.1177/1066896911404413.

  • Tucker S.M., Hanson J.A., Recent Changes to Syphilis Screening Algorithms. Published in NewsPath, an online series of articles and podcasts presented by the College of American Pathologists, April, 2011.

  • Hanson J.A., Bihlmeyer S.G., Quintana L., Elhosseiny A. Clinicopathologic Investigation of Metastatic Tumors to the Liver Diagnosed by Fine-Needle Aspiration. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. October 2009;133(10):1686.

  • Tucker S.M., Hanson J.A., Rajendran V., Peng Z., Adamson CS-C, Cooper K., Evans MF. HPV is Associated with Many Types of Rare Cervical Cancer. Modern Pathology. February 2010;23(Supplement 1):267A.

  • Hanson J.A., Schned L.M., Schwartz M., Blaszyk H., Naud S., Weaver D.L. The Use of a Fat Dissolving Solution in Identifying Lymph Nodes in Colon Cancer Resections. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. September 2010;134:1393.

  • Hanson J.A., Dvorakova M., Bihlmeyer S., Quintana L., Naud S., Khalbuss W., Elhosseiny A. Secondary Liver Tumors Diagnosed by Fine Needle Aspiration: Updating Old Data in the Proper Patient Cohort. Cancer Cytopathology. October 2010;118(5)(Supplement):377-380.

  • Klein A, Hanson J.A., Goodwin A., Weaver D., Ambaye A. Is Estrogen Receptor Assessment Necessary in Well Differentiated Invasive Ductal Carcinomas (IDCs) Graded by the Nottingham Combined Histologic Scoring System? Modern Pathology. February 2011;24(Supplement 1):49A.

  • Hanson J.A., Van Dyke A., Gibson J., Robert M., Jain D., Mitchell KA., Estimates of Viable Tumor in Ablated Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) are Adequate for Routine Practice and for Radiology/Pathology Correlation Studies. Modern Pathology. February 2012;25(Supplement 2):414A.

  • Chander B., Kinzel J., Hanson J.A., Ciarleglio M., Gibson J.A., Deng Y., Jain D., Increased Mucosal Mast Cells in Patients with Diarrhea-Predominant IBS. Gastroenterology. April 2012;142(5)(Supplement 1):S-839.

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