Joseph J. Maleszewski, M.D.
Dr. Maleszewski was born and raised in New Baltimore, MI. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree and Medical Doctorate at Michigan State University, before completing his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Maleszewski then moved back to the Midwest to complete fellowships in Cardiovascular Pathology under the tutelage of Dr. William D. Edwards and Molecular Genetic Pathology at Mayo Clinic. He found his home in Rochester, MN and has remained at Mayo Clinic since completing his training.
At Mayo Clinic, Dr. Maleszewski is Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology and Professor of Medicine. He is the Vice Chair for Education in Anatomic Pathology and serves as the Program Director for the Cardiovascular Pathology Fellowship. He holds joint clinical appointments in the departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Clinical Genomics. Dr. Maleszewski lectures both nationally and internationally in the fields of cardiovascular and thoracic pathology. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 66 book chapters. He has also co-edited two major texts, including the AFIP Fascicle on Tumors of the Heart and Great Vessels and Practical Thoracic Pathology: Diseases of the Lung, Heart, and Thymus. He also served on the writing committee for the latest WHO Classification on Tumours of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart.
Dr. Maleszewski’s academic interests include both acquired and congenital forms of heart disease. His primary research focus includes neoplastic heart disease as well as the genetics and proteomics of cardiomyopathies, aortopathies, and general thoracic disease. Dr. Maleszewski has taught and directed several USCAP short courses over the years and also serves on the USCAP’s Finance Committee. He is also the programming committee chair for the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology.
On a personal note, Dr. Maleszewski enjoys fly fishing and playing the piano. He travels extensively with his wife and two children (six and five years). They have, together, visited and hiked more than half of the U.S. National Parks, with the goal of completing all 59 before the kids graduate high school!