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Ashley Marie Cimino-Mathews, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Assistant Professor of Pathology
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology



Research Interests

Pathogenesis of breast cancer metastasis; Breast stromal neoplasms


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.


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    • Weill Cornell Medical College (New York NY ) (2008)


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


    • Anatomic or Clinical, American Board of Pathology - Pathology (2012)
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    Research Summary

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

    Selected Publications

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
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    Johns Hopkins Pathology Young Investigator’s Day Top Prize in Clinical, 2011

    4th Annual Safeway Breast Cancer Retreat Runner-up Poster Award, 2011

    Weill Cornell "Good Physician"

    Award Alpha Omega Alpha

    Phi Beta Kappa

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    Phone: 410 955 3980
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