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Christopher David Gocke, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Pathology




The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe St.
Park SB 202
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-9790


Dr. Christopher Gocke is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is Director of the Division of Molecular Pathology, Deputy Director (Vice Chairman) of Personalized Medicine for the Department of Pathology, and co-director of Johns Hopkins Genomics.

He received his B.A. in Chemistry from Princeton University and his M.D. in 1985 from Rutgers Medical School. His residency training in pathology was at the University of Rochester and Stanford University, where he was Chief Resident. He completed a fellowship in pathology at Stanford.

Dr. Gocke has co-authored over 125 peer-reviewed publications in the area of cancer diagnostics. He is a past Councilor on the Program Directors’ Council of the Association of Molecular Pathology and a member of the NCI’s Investigational Drug Steering Committee. He is co-principle investigator on two NIH research project cooperative agreements. He is board certified in Molecular Genetic Pathology and Anatomic Pathology. more


  • Associate Professor of Pathology
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (1985)


  • Pathology; Stanford University School of Medicine (1991)
  • Pathology; University of Rochester Medical Center (1987)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology (Anatomic Pathology) (1991)
  • American Board of Pathology (Molecular Genetic Pathology) (2005)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Gocke's lab develops new approaches to genetic analysis. Current projects include a universal method for translocation detection and a long-range haplotyping assay. Dr. Gocke is also exploring high-throughput identification of alternative splicing of mRNA.

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