Carolyn Compton, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University (ASU)

Carolyn Compton, M.D., Ph.D., is an academic pathologist specializing in gastrointestinal disease and is board certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology.  She is a Professor at Arizona State University and an Adjunct Professor of Pathology at both the University of Arizona and Johns Hopkins. At ASU she is on the faculty of the School of Life Sciences and at Mayo Clinic, she is a Research Affiliate in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. She is the Chief Medical Officer of the National Biomarkers Development Alliance, a member of the Biodesign Institute, and the Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative.  She is a former Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Gastrointestinal Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Pathologist-in-Chief of the Boston Shriners Children’s Hospital.  More recently she has served as the CEO and President of the Critical Path Institute (2012), the Director of Biorespositories and Biospecimen Research and the Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies program at the National Cancer Institute (2005-2011) , and the Strathcona Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology at McGill University and Pathologist-in-Chief of the McGill University Health Center (2000-2005).  She is the immediate past Chair of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) and the Chair of the Precision Medicine Core of the AJCC. She has authored more than 500 scientific manuscripts, review articles, books and chapters.