Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Operations
Director, Cytopathology Service
Education and Training
- B.S., Chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1994-1998
- M.D., SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 1998-2003
- Post-Sophomore Fellow, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 2000-2001
- Resident, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2003-2007
- Chief Resident, Clinical Pathology, 2005-2006
- Chief Resident, Anatomic Pathology, 2006-2007
- Robert E. Scully Fellow in Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology and Clinical Fellow in Cytopathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2007-2009
Dr. Staats practices anatomic pathology at University of Maryland Medical Center, with a focus on cytopathology and gynecologic and breast pathology. He has been at the University of Maryland Medical Center since 2009. His research interests focus primarily on improving the diagnostic practice of pathology, particularly in cytopathology and gynecologic pathology, through refinement of morphologic criteria and use of ancillary testing.
The primary focus of Dr. Staats's research is on improving the precision of pathologic diagnoses of cancer on cytology specimens and in the gynecologic tract. His focus is on refining the morphologic criteria used for categorization of malignancy, advancing ancillary testing patterns, and improving laboratory quality and efficiency practices.
Dr. Staats is a member if the Hormone Responsive Cancers Program within the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center Program in Oncology. As such, he collaborates with both clinical and basic research investigators to develop innovative approaches to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of breast cancer, gynecologic cancers, and prostate cancer.
Cytopathology; Gynecologic Pathology; Breast Pathology