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Debra L. Zynger, MS, MD


Debra L. Zynger, MD




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E405 Doan Hall
410 W 10th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210


Debra L. Zynger, MS, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Department of Urology. She is the Director of the Division of Urologic Pathology.

Dr. Zynger earned an MS in Genetics from Stanford University and MD from Indiana University. She completed her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Northwestern University and Urologic Pathology Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Zynger has coauthored 2 Urologic Pathology textbooks, published over 100 journal articles, served as a peer reviewer for 44 journals and is on 5 editorial boards. Dr. Zynger is the Editor in Chief for PathologyOutlines, Ohio Delegate Chair for the College of American Pathologists, serves on the Board of Governors for The Ohio Society of Pathologists and presents numerous talks at national conferences.

Dr. Zynger’s research interests are:

  1. Usage, accuracy, cost and value within urologic pathology specimens
  2. Improving consistency in synoptic reporting of urologic cancer
  3. Bladder cancer prognostication and pathologic reporting
  4. Identification of novel urologic diagnostic biomarkers
  5. Quality improvement in breast cancer pathology

Medical students are very involved in conducting research with Dr. Zynger. During her time at The Ohio State University, 35 medical students, 12 resident and fellow trainees and 2 undergraduate students have achieved authorship on a journal publication with Dr. Zynger as the senior investigator. Their work has been recognized with 42 research awards.

Board Certifications

Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology

Academic and Medical Appointments

Professor, Clinical Scholars Track, Departments of Pathology and Urology, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH

Director, Division of Urologic Pathology

Divisions of Urologic Pathology and Breast Pathology

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Education and Training

2009 Fellow, Urologic Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2008 Resident, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

2004 M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

1999 M.S., Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Selected Publications

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