31 January 2020: David J Grignon, M.D.

We mourn the loss of Dr. David Grignon, a wonderful GU pathologist and the Chair of Pathology for several years when Dr. Pernick was a resident at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.

David J Grignon, MD

The following statement was written by the Genitourinary Pathology Society (GUPS):

With sadness, we would like to share the news about the passing of Dr. David Grignon, one of the most well-known urologic pathologists in the world. He passed away after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

David was one of the founders of the modern uropathology and was recognized internationally for his expertise. He was a colleague, a friend, a teacher and an educator, a mentor, and a role model to many. He will be deeply missed in the uropathology community and in the pathology community in the US and around the world.   

Dr. Grignon was a Centennial Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Programs in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Indiana University. Prior to joining the faculty at Indiana University in 2007, Dr. Grignon had served as the Director of Anatomic Pathology at Harper-University Hospital (1996-1999) and Chairman of the Department of Pathology at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI (1999-2007). He obtained his MD degree and completed training in Anatomic Pathology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada followed by a two year Fellowship in Surgical Pathology and Genitourinary Pathology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

He has published over 350 research/review articles and numerous book chapters. He was an author or editor of 5 books in Urologic Pathology. As a prolific educator, Dr. Grignon has presented several hundred invited lectures and many courses around the world. He has organized and directed numerous courses for all the major organizations in pathology and he has served on multiple committees of national organizations including the ASCP, Arthur Purdy Stout Society, USCAP and the CAP. Recently, he served on the Board of Directors and as a Treasurer of the USCAP. He was also a founding member of the International Society of Urologic Pathology (ISUP) and he also served as an ISUP President (2018-2019). 

– The Genitourinary Pathology Society

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