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Roy H. Rhodes, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
11/04 to Present

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

Clinical Expertise:

Research Expertise:
Neuropathology clinico-pathologic correlation

Undergraduate Education:
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
B.A., Psychology

Graduate Education:
University of Southern California (USC)
Los Angeles, CA
M.S., Anatomy
Ph.D., Anatomy

University of Southern California School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
Medical Degree

Postgraduate Training:
Los Angeles County - USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Internship - Rotating (Ophthalmology)
Residency – Anatomic Pathology
Fellowship – Neuropathology, Cajal Laboratory of Neuropathology

Western Reserve Care System
Youngstown, OH
Residency – Clinical Pathology

Academic Appointments:
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Professor, Department of Pathology
11/04 to Present   
Medical Director, Electron Microscopy Services               
07/07 to Present

Hospital Appointments:
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Director of Neuropathology
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine                           
11/04 to Present                  

St. Peter’s University Hospital
New Brunswick, NJ  
Neuropathology Consultant
07/05 to Present                

University of Manitoba Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Director of Neuropathology
Ophthalmic Pathology, Surgical Pathology Staff

State of New Jersey

The American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Neuropathology

Professional Organizations:

American Association of Neuropathologists
The NeuroPlex (New York Neuropathology Society, Co-Recording Secretary

Society Memberships:
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
American Association of University Professors
Children's Oncology Group, Pathology Discipline

Service on School Committees:
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Member, Curriculum Working Group—Neuron, Brain, Behavior and Special Senses

Selected Publications:

  • Rhodes, R.H., Davis, R.L., Berne, T.V., and Tatter, D.  Disseminated toxoplasmosis with brain
    involvement in a renal allograft recipient.  Bull Los Angeles Neurol Soc 1977; 42:16-22
  • Rhodes, R.H., Dusseau, J.J., Boyd, A.S., Jr., and Knigge, K.M.  Intrasellar neural-adenohypophyseal
    choristoma:  a morphological and immunocytochemical study.  J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 1982; 41:267-280
  • Rhodes, R.H., Novak, R., Beattie, J.F., West, H.M., and Whetsell, W.O., Jr.  Immunoperoxidase
    demonstration of herpes simplex virus type 1 in the brain of a psychotic patient without history of
    encephalitis.  Clin Neuropathol 1984; 3:59-67
  • Rhodes, R.H.  Evidence of serum-protein leakage across the blood-brain barrier in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.  J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 1991; 50:171-183
  • Rhodes, R.H.  Histopathologic features in the central nervous system of 400 acquired immunodeficiency syndrome cases:  implications of rates of occurrence.  Hum Pathol 1993; 24:1189-1198
  • Rhodes, R.H., Cole, M., Takaoka, Y., Roessmann, U., Cotes, E.E., and Simon, J.  Intraventricular cerebral neuroblastoma:  analysis of subtypes and comparison with hemispheric neuroblastoma.  Arch Pathol
    Lab Med 1994; 118:897-911
  • Rhodes, R.H., Madelaire, N.C., Petrelli, M., Cole, M., and Karaman, B.A.  Primary angiitis and angiopathy
    of the central nervous system and their relationship to systemic giant cell arteritis.  Arch Pathol Lab Med 1995; 119:334-349
  • Rhodes, R.H.  Biological evaluation of biopsies from adult cerebral astrocytomas:  cell-growth/cell-suicide
    ratios and their relationship to patient survival.  J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 1998; 57:746-757
  • Rhodes, R.H., Lehman, R.M., Wu, B.Y., and Roychowdhury, S.  Focal chronic inflammatory epileptic encephalopathy in a patient with malformations of cortical development, with a review of the spectrum
    of chronic inflammatory epileptic encephalopathy.  Epilepsia 2007; 48:1184-1202
  • Rhodes, R.H., and Sharer, L.R.  I-Z-I complexes in congenital myopathy.  Muscle Nerve 2010;41:715-723