Hector L Monforte, M.D.

Languages: English, Spanish


Anatomic Pathology, Pediatric Pathology

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Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital - Pathology

501 6th Avenue South
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Phone: 727-767-4341 | Fax: 727-767-8516


Dr. Monforte is the section chief of Anatomic Pathology and also supports the research mission of Johns Hopkins All Children’s by serving as director of the Tissue-Based Diagnosis and Research Core and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Pediatric Biorepository. He earned his medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine in Mexico. He completed his anatomic pathology residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, and fellowships at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Dr. Monforte’s primary areas of expertise within pediatric and adolescent pathology include oncologic surgical pathology of solid tumors and gastrointestinal pathology, including Hirschsprung Disease. His contributions include intraoperative consultation and frozen section diagnosis and optimal methods of specimen procurement, allocation and maximization of tissue derived resources for precision medicine grade diagnostic, esoteric testing, research and archival applications.

He is a CAP certification inspector for anatomic pathology and biorepository credentialing. He is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic pathology, with subspecialty certification in pediatric pathology. Dr. Monforte is active in several professional societies, and has published clinical research in peer-reviewed journals. He is also active in didactic conferences and presentations at national and international meetings, intramural teaching conferences at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and University of South Florida Pathology residency program.

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  • MD; Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara (1981)


  • Anatomic Pathology; Jackson Memorial Hospital (1989)


  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles (1991)
  • Univ of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (1990)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology (Anatomic & Clinical Pathology) (1989)
  • American Board of Pathology (Pediatric Pathology) (1993)


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  • Aetna (Commercial)
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Sunshine State/Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • United (Commercial)
  • Humana (Medicaid)
  • Aetna Better Health (Medicaid)
  • Evolutions (Commercial)
  • Multiplan (Commercial)
  • Humana Commercial
  • Gulf Coast Provider Network (Commercial)
  • TriCare-HMHS (Commercial)
  • Magellan Complete Care (Medicaid)
  • Coventry (Commercial)
  • Molina (Medicaid)
  • Cigna Health Care (Commercial)
  • WPS TriCare East (Commercial)
  • Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids&CMS)
  • Integral
  • Simply Healthcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Vivida Health
  • BCBS FL (Commercial)

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