Cecilia Fenoglio-Preiser

Cecilia M. Fenoglio-Preiser


Born: New York City, New York

Academic Degrees

  • BS: College of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, NJ 1965
  • MD: Georgetown University College of Medicine, Washington, DC 1969

Academic Positions

  • 1973 - 1983 Instructor then Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Full Professor, Department of Pathology, Columbia University, New York, New York
  • 1983 - 1990 Professor and Vice Chairman, (Acting Chairman 1985 - 1986), Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1990 - 2006 MacKenzie Professor and Director, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2003 - 2006 Associate Dean, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio


  • Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Selected Career Highlights

  • The first female President of the USCAP (1989-1990) (and one of its youngest). Also the first female President of the IAP (1997-1998).

  • Research interests in GYN and GI Pathology (training under Drs. Raphael Lattes, Ralph Richart, Nathan Lane, Carl Perzin, and Marianne Wolff at Columbia and Hans Popper at Mt. Sinai), and immunohistochemistry and genetics (the latter first initiated with her fellowship with Dr. Robert Good at Sloan Kettering Institute).

  • Published over 230 articles, authored four books and edited another 25, and over 65 chapters.

  • Seminal papers with Drs. Lane, Kaye and Pascal (1973-present) in the correlation of GI polyps and cancer. Studied the involvement of viruses in ovarian, cervical and rectal lesions and contributed important work on the risk factors as well as etiologic agents in colon cancer.

  • Member, Editorial Board of 16 journals (Editor of five journals).

  • Quite active in NIH/NCI activities and holder of 42 grants & contracts in last 20 years.

  • President (1997-1998) and Founding Member of the Gastrointestinal Pathology Society and member of a great number of other pathology and medical societies.

  • Vice President, Intersociety Pathology Council (1990-1991).

  • In 1961 she won the American Society of Clinical Pathology Award at the New Jersey State High School Science Fair ("What is Cancer?").

  • Frequent and revered Visiting Professor throughout the world.


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