Kenneth R. Shroyer, MD, PhD

Kenneth R. Shroyer, MD, PhD
The Marvin Kuschner Professor and Chair

Department of Pathology
President, Stony Brook Pathologists, UFPC
Basic Sciences Tower, Level 9 Rm 140
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8691  

Tel:  (631) 444-3000
Fax:  (631) 444-3424

Personal statement: Dr. Shroyer is Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (1991), with subspecialty certification in Cytopathology (1995). He is a general surgical pathologist with a subspecialty expertise in gynecologic oncology. He also has extensive experience in gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytopathology, including fine needle aspiration cytopathology. Dr. Shroyer pioneered novel methods to improve the accuracy of the cytologic and histologic classification of tumors. He completed his graduate training in Experimental Pathology under the supervision of Dr. Paul K. Nakane, the inventor of the immunoperoxidase method, invented the method of DNP labeling of nucleic acid probes, and was a pioneer in the development of methods for in situ hybridization of mRNAS in the early 1980s. He subsequently authored the first report on the analysis of x-chromosome inactivation in archival tissues as a marker of clonality. Dr. Shroyer contributed to the early validation of tyramide-based signal amplification technology for in situ hybridization and high sensitivity immunohistochemistry and he has been engaged in the development of novel approaches for antibody labeling using nanoparticles for both in vivo imaging and for immunohistochemical applications in collaboration with scientists in biomedical engineering for over ten years. Ongoing areas of investigation in Dr. Shroyer’s laboratory are focusing on the discovery of the mechanistic basis of nuclear keratin 17 as a prognostic biomarker in carcinomas of the female genital tract, pancreas, and other anatomic sites. Keratin 1Promotes Cancer Growth and Chemotherapy Resistance
Interview with Kenneth R. Shroyer, September 3, 2015



Institution and Location

Degree Year Field of Study
Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO B.A. 1978 Biology
Univ. of CO Graduate School, Denver, CO Ph.D. 1983 Experimental Pathology
Univ. of CO School of Medicine, Denver, CO M.D. 1987 Medicine


Positions and Employment:

1987-1988 Intern, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, UCHSC
1988-1991 Resident, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, UCHSC
1991 Chief Resident in Pathology, UCHSC
1991-1997 Assistant Professor of Pathology, UCHSC
1997-2001 Associate Professor with tenure, UCHSC
2002-2007 Professor with tenure, UCHSC
1991-2007 Graduate Faculty, UCHSC, Graduate School
1993-2007 Director of Cytopathology, UCHSC
2000-2007 Director of Surgical Pathology, UCHSC
2007-present    Marvin Kuschner Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, Stony Brook Medicine
2007-present Graduate Faculty, Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, Stony Brook University
2011-present Graduate Faculty, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Program, Stony Brook University
2011-present Graduate Faculty, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Program, Stony Brook University


Other Experience and Professional Memberships (selected):

2006-present Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Virology
2004-present Editorial Board, Human Pathology
2002-present American Society for Investigative Pathology
2001-present National Cancer Institute Study Section member*
1993-present American Society of Cytopathology
1991-present American Association for Cancer Research
1991-present U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology (Member of Scientific Advisory Board)


Honors (selected):

2009-2011 Pathology Research International, Editorial Board Member
2009-2012 Best Doctors in America
2008-2011 Member, Scientific Review Board, Technology, U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology
2007-present The Marvin Kuschner endowed Professor, Stony Brook University
2004-present Human Pathology, Editorial Board Member
2006-present Journal of Clinical Virology, Associate Editor
2009 Journal of Clinical Virology, HPV Supplement Guest Editor
2003 Excellence as Unit Director Award (MSTP/GS Alternate Track, Pathology 6000)
1998 Lucien J. Rubinstein Award for the Best Paper on Neuro-oncology. Shared with
BK Kleinschmidt-DeMasters and MA Bitter. The American Association of Neuropathologists
1996-2001 Excellence in Teaching Award (MSTP/GS Alternate Track, Pathology 6000)
1997-2001   Excellence as Unit Director Award (MSTP/GS Alternate Track, Pathology 6000)
1996 Pathology Excellence in Teaching Award (Pathology 6000)
1991 Robert H. Fennell, Jr., M.D. Award, Department of Pathology, UCHSC
1991  Pathology Small Group Teacher's Award (Pathology 6000)
1991           Chief Resident, Department of Pathology, UCHSC
1991           Colorado Society of Clinical Pathology Resident's Award
1987           Graduation with Honors, University of Colorado, School of Medicine
1989           Colorado Society of Clinical Pathology Resident's Award
1986-1987       Edgar and Marion Adler Scholar Award, UCHSC
1987           Joseph and Regina Glaser Student Research Award, UCHSC
1985-1986      Edgar and Marion Adler Scholar Award, UCHSC
1984 Medical School Research Conference Award, UCHSC
1983-1984 Academic Achievement Award, UCHSC
1983 UCHSC Medical Student Travel Award, International Society of Cell Biology, Tokyo

Peer Reviewed Publications:


*including IMAT, Applied Emerging Technologies for Cancer Res., Alliance of Glycobiologists for Detection of Cancer and Cancer Risk, SPOREs in Breast, Cervical, Endometrial, Ovarian, Skin Cancers, Lymphoma, Genitourinary, and Gastrointestinal Cancers and In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Centers (ICMICs), Cancer Target Discovery and Develop. (CTDD) Network<