Robert Odze was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and completed a B.S. degree in microbiology and immunology, with honors, in 1980. He then attended the Medical School at McGill University, Montreal, and graduated in 1984, with honors. During medical school, he was awarded the Pathology, Anatomy and Surgery Prize. Following medical school, he completed three years of general surgical residency, followed by three years of surgical pathology training, completing the latter and board certification in 1989. He then completed a GI pathology Fellowship Program at the Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, in 1990. He began his tenure as a Staff Pathologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in 1993 and became the Director of the Division of GI Pathology in 1997. He is currently an Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. He has directed 3 international courses in different aspects of GI pathology and has served as an Executive Committee Member, and as a President of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology GI Pathology Society. He serves on many Editorial Review Boards of pathology and gastroenterology journals, and currently serves as the Associate Editor of the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and a Member of the Education Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology. The basis of his research is related to the pathology, etiology, molecular pathogenesis, and natural history of preneoplastic disorders of the GI tract, particularly Barrett's esophagus and ulcerative colitis. In this capacity, he has published over 200 peer reviewed original research articles, reviews, editorials, and book chapters. He serves as the Senior Editor of a comprehensive textbook of GI pathology, entitled Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas.
Biography Updated on 7 June 2009