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M. Kay  Washington

M. Kay Washington, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Contact Information:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Ave 37232
Nashville, TN 37232-2562
Fax: 615-343-7023

  • M.D. - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986
  • Ph.D. - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1982
  • Post Graduate Training - Duke University Health System
  • Residency - Duke University Health System
Research Specialty

Histopathology of gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases and mouse models of GI cancer

Research Description

My research focuses on morphology of gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases. I provide expertise in interpretation of histopathologic changes in a variety of animal models of gastrointestinal diseases to basic scientists at Vanderbilt. I also serve as Director for several research biorepositories and shared resources, including the Vanderbilt Digestive Diseases Research Center and the Western Division of the Cooperative Human Tissue Network.

Clinical Research Description

My research focuses on diagnostic aspects of gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology; specific areas of interest include Barrett's esophagus, colorectal neoplasia, inflammatory bowel disease, and gastrointestinal pathology of primary immunodeficiency. I also have an interest in morphology of mouse models of intestinal neoplasia and inflammatory bowel disease.