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Ashley Marie Cimino-Mathews, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Female  | Languages: English, Spanish

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Johns Hopkins Hospital The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building

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  • Assistant Professor of Pathology
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology


  • Oncology - Breast Cancer
  • Pathology - Surgical Pathology


Johns Hopkins Hospital The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building

Appointment Phone: 410-502-1033

401 N. Broadway Street
Baltimore, MD 21231 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Weinberg Suite 2242
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Fax: 410-955-3980



Research Interests

Breast stromal neoplasms; Pathogenesis of breast cancer metastasis


Dr. Ashley Cimino-Mathews is an assistant professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include pathology and surgical pathology. She joined the Breast Pathology Service at Johns Hopkins in July 2012.

Dr. Cimino-Mathews obtained her B.S. degree from Emory University, where she studied breast cancer tumor vaccine development. She received her M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College, followed by a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Cimino-Mathew's ongoing research interests include the pathogenesis of breast cancer metastasis and the breast stromal neoplasms.

She is strongly committed to women's health care and breast cancer research. Her numerous awards for scholarship and research include Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, the Weill Cornell "Good Physician" Award, the 4th Annual Safeway Breast Cancer Retreat Runner-up Poster Award in 2011 and the Johns Hopkins Pathology Young Investigator's Day Top Prize in Clinical in 2011. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Weill Cornell Medical College / MD (2008)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pathology (2012)


    • American Board of Pathology / Pathology- Anatomic or Clinical (2012)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Cimino-Mathew's research focuses on the pathogenesis of breast cancer metastasis and the breast stromal neoplasms.

    Selected Publications

    Ellis CL, Chang AG, Cimino-Mathews A, Argani P, Youssef RF, Kapur P, Montgomery EA, Epstein JI. "GATA-3 immunohistochemistry in the differential diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the urinary bladder." Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 Nov;37(11):1756-60. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0b013e31829cdba7.

    Cimino-Mathews A, Hicks JL, Sharma R, Vang R, Illei PB, De Marzo A, Emens LA, Argani P. "A subset of malignant phyllodes tumors harbors alterations in the Rb/p16 pathway." Hum Pathol. 2013 Nov;44(11):2494-500. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2013.06.009. Epub 2013 Jul 31.

    Cimino-Mathews A, Subhawong AP, Elwood H, Warzecha HN, Sharma R, Park BH, Taube JM, Illei PB, Argani P. "Neural crest transcription factor Sox10 is preferentially expressed in triple-negative and metaplastic breast carcinomas." Hum Pathol. 2013 Jun;44(6):959-65. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2012.09.005. Epub 2012 Dec 20.

    Vandenbussche CJ, Khouri N, Sbaity E, Tsangaris TN, Vang R, Tatsas A, Cimino-Mathews A, Argani P. "Borderline atypical ductal hyperplasia/low-grade ductal carcinoma in situ on breast needle core biopsy should be managed conservatively." Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 Jun;37(6):913-23.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • Award, Alpha Omega Alpha
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Weill Cornell "Good Physician"
    • Runner-up Poster Award, 4th Annual Safeway Breast Cancer Retreat, 2011
    • Young Investigator’s Day Top Prize in Clinical, Johns Hopkins Pathology , 2011
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