Dengfeng Cao was born in China in 1970. He got his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Peking Union Medical School (Beijing, China) in 1996 and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, Pa, USA) in 2001. Dr. Cao completed his residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology between 2001 and 2005 in the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He then stayed in the Johns Hopkins Hospital as a Surgical Pathology Fellow (2005-2006, under directorship of Dr. Jonathan Epstein) and Gynecologic Pathology Fellow (2006-2007, with Dr. Robert Kurman). He moved to Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis in 2007 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2012. He also served as the Medical Director of research immunohistochemical lab during his time in Washington University School of Medicine. In August 2012, he took the position as the chairman of the department of pathology in Peking University Cancer Hospital in Beijing, China. Dr. Cao currently practices general surgical pathology with diagnostic expertise in gynecologic pathology, genitourinary pathology, and pancreatic pathology. His current research focuses on genitourinary and gynecologic pathology (clinical and translational research). Dr. Cao discovered SALL4 as a generic germ cell tumor marker.
Biography Updated on 12 September 2012