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Michael May, M.D.

Present Title:
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
07/05 to Present

Office Address:                                                                                             
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
One Robert Wood Johnson Place – MEB 212              
New Brunswick, NJ  08901


Dr. May received his anatomic and clinical pathology training at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, followed by fellowship training in Oncologic Pathology and Cytopathology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  He has been practicing both cytopathology and surgical pathology for over 27 years, developing special interest and expertise as a genitourinary pathologist.  He has been with the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School since 2005, leading the genitourinary section of surgical pathology.  

Research Expertise:

Undergraduate Education:
Columbia College
New York, New York 
Bachelor of Arts

Sackler School of Medicine
Tel Aviv, Israel     
Medical Degree
08/79– 06/83

Postgraduate Training:
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY

Hospital for Joint Disease – Orthopaedic Institute
New York, NY    
Fellowship, Bone & Joint Pathology             

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Fellowship, Oncologic Pathology      
Fellowship, Cytopathology

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor of Pathology
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ
07/05 to Present     

Assistant Professor of Pathology 
Cornell University Medical College
New York, NY
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pathology
Assistant Professor of Pathology   

Hospital Appointments:
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital 
New Brunswick, NJ                           
07/05 to Present 

Trinitas Hospital
Elizabeth, NJ
Medical Director of Laboratories

The New York – Presbyterian Medical Center
New York, NY

West Hudson Hospital
Kearny, NJ
Director of Laboratories

Clara Maass Medical Center
Belleville, NJ
Director of Laboratories

The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY

State of New Jersey    

American Board of Pathology
1990 - Cytopathology, Special Qualification
1989 - Diplomate, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
1983 - FLEX (01366)
ECFMG (352-903-9)

Professional Organizations:
College of  American Pathologists    
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
New Jersey Society of Pathology

Service on Affiliated Hospitals Committees:
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Performance Improvement Committee, Chairman
Departmental Billing Committee
Pathologist Coding Review Coordinator


  • Bray, K, Chen, H.Y., Karp, CM, May, M., Ganesan, S. Karantza-Wadsworth, V., DiPaola, RS, White, E. 
    “Bcl-2 modulation to activiate apoptosis in orostate cancer”, Molecular Cancer Research 2009 Sep.7(9): 
    1487-96  (Epub 2009, Sep8)
  • Hudacko, R., May, M. and Aviv, H. “Translocation betwee chromosomes 6 and 9 is associated with renal oncocytomas”, Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, accepted for publication.
  •  DiPaola, RS, Dvorzhinski, D, Thalasila  A, Garkapaty V, Doram D, May M, et al, “Therapeutic Starvation
    and Autophagy in Prostate Cancer: A New Paradigm for Targeting Metabolism in Cancer Therapy”, The
    Prostate, 68(16):1743-52, 2008
  • Vijayvargia, R., May, M. & Fondell, J. “A Coregulatory Role for the Mediator Complex in Prostate Cancer
    Cell Proliferation and Gene Expression”, Cancer Research,  2007; 67(9), 4034 – 41
  • Felsen, D., Ernsherger, P., Sutaria, P.M., Najat, R.J., Nguyen, P., May, M., et al Identification, Localization,
    and Functional Analysis of Imidazaline & alpha-Adrenergic Receptors in Canine Prostates.  Journal of
    Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics 268; 2: 1063 – 1071
  • Ngadiman, S., Hoda, S.A.F., Campbell, W.G., and May, M.  concurrent Malakoplakia & Primary squamous
    Cell Carcinoma Arising in Long-Standing Chronic Cystitis British Journal of Urology, 74: 801-802
  • Spencer, J.R., May, M., Stecke, J., Marion, D., Hernandez, K., and Vaughan, E.D.  Histological and
    Bateriological Findings in Long Term Ileocystoplasty and Colocystoplasty in the Rat  Journal of Urology,
    150;4: 1321-1325
  • Hruban, R.H., May, M., Marcove, R.C., and Huvos, A.  Lumbo-sacral Chordoma with High-Grad Malignant Carilaginous and Spindle Cell Components  American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 14;4: 384-389
  • Cote, R.J., Rosenblum, M., Telzak, E.E., May, M., Unger, P.D. and Cartun, R.W.  Disseminated
    Pneumocystis carinii Infection Causing Extrapulmonary Organ Failures: Clinical, Pathologic, and Immunohistochemical Analysis  Modern Pathology, 3: 25 – 30
  • Sissons, H.A., Steiner, G.C., Bonar, E. and May, M.  Tumoral Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease
    Skeletal Radiology, 18: 79-87
  • Strauchan, J.A., May, M. and Crown, J.  Large Cell Transformation of Subclinical Small Cell Lymphocytic Leukemia/Lymphoma: a Variant of Richter’s Syndrome  Hematologic Oncology, 5: 167-174