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Nicola J. Barnard, M.D.

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

Office Address:
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
One Robert Wood Johnson Place – MEB 212              
New Brunswick, NJ  08901


Working at RWJMS and RWJUH more than 20yrs. I practice General Surgical Pathology with a special interest in Breast Pathology. I participate with Resident and Fellows education on a regular basis and participate in Medical student education. I collaborate with members of CINJ in Breast cancer related research which has resulted in publications.

Clinical Expertise:

Surgical Pathology

Research Expertise:  
Clinical, Pathologic Characteristics of Breast Cancer

Undergraduate Education:
St. Thomas’s Hospital Medical School
London University, London, England

Postgraduate Training:

St. Thomas’s Hospital Medical School
London University London, England
Rotating Internship in Medicine, Surgery and Gynecology

Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
Resident in Anatomic Pathology

New England Deaconess Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Resident in Anatomic Pathology

Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Clinical Fellow

Academic Appointments:
UMDNJ–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
07/05 to Present
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Medical College of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital
London University, London, United Kingdom
Consultant in Histopathology and Cytopathology
(Tenured Position)

John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Registrar in Cytopathology and Histopathology

Lahey Clinic
Burlington, Massachusetts

Hospital Appointments:
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Staff Pathologist
09/91 to Present
Chief, Section of Surgical Pathology
07/95 to Present
Chief, Division of Anatomic Pathology
07/06 to Present
Co-Chief of Laboratory Services
03/07 to Present

State of New Jersey

11/81 Board Certification in Anatomic Pathology

06/83 Royal College of Pathologists, United Kingdom
Member of The Royal College of Pathologists
(MRCPath, by examination)

Professional Organizations:
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
Cancer Institute of New Jersey
New Jersey Society of Pathologists

Service on School Committees:
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Nominations and Elections Committee
07/07 to Present

Service on UMDNJ Affiliated Hospital Committees:
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Cancer Committee
07/93 to Present
Operating Room Committee
07/93 to Present  

Selected Publications: 

  • Ge R, Rajeev V, Ray P, Lattime E, Rittling S, Medicherla S, Protter A, Murphy A, Chakravarty J, Dugar S,
    Schreiner G, Barnard N, and Reiss, M. Inhibition of growth and metastasis of mouse mammary carcinoma by selective inhibitor of Transforming Growth Factor - β type I receptor kinase in vivo.  Clin. Cancer Res. 2006;12(14):4315-30
  • Palau, LMA, ThuPham T, Barnard N, Merino MJ Primary Synovial Sarcoma of the Kidney with Rhabdoid
    features. Int. J Surg Path 15:421-428, 2007
  • Rodriguez Urrego PA, Flanagan M, Tsai WS, Rezac C, Barnard N. Massive gastrointestinal bleeding:
    An unusual case of asymptomatic extrarenal, visceral fibromuscular dysplasia. World J Gastroenterol 13
    (43): 5771-5774, 2007
  • Alexe G, Dalgin GS, Scanfield D, Tamayo P, Mesirov JP, DeLisi C, Harris L, Barnard N, Martel M, Levine AJ,
    Ganesan S, Bhanot G. High Expression of Lymphocyte Associated Genes in Node-Negative Her2 a
    + Breast Cancer Correlates with Lower Recurrence Rates. Cancer Res. 67, 10669-10676, 2007
  • Kerri-Ann Norton, Michael Wininger, Gyan Bhanot, Shridar Ganesan, Nicola Barnard and Troy Shinbrot A 2D Mechanistic Model of Breast Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) Morphology and Progression . J Theor Biol.  Apr 21;263(4):393-406. 2010
  • Sameera Kongara, Olga Kravchuk, Irina Teplova, Fred Lozy, Jennifer Schulte, Dirk Moore, Nicola Barnard,
    Carola A. Neumann, Eileen White and Vassiliki Karantza. Autophagy Regulates Keratin 8 Homeostasis in
    Mammary Epithelial Cells and in Breast Tumors. Mol Cancer Res; 2010 Apr 21; 8(6); 873-84