Kevan Jonathan Salimian, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Pathology




Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-2971 | Fax: 410-614-1287


Dr. Kevan Salimian is an assistant professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include general surgical pathology and gastrointestinal and liver pathology.

Dr. Salimian was born and raised on the eastern shore of Maryland. In 2003, he attended the University of Maryland, College Park as a Banneker/Key scholar where he received his undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics. In 2007, he attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he pursued an MD/PhD. His PhD work focused on two proteins-CENP-A and Aurora B–which play a critical role in regulating cell division in eukaryotes. He subsequently completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and served as Chief Resident in his final year. He then completed the Advanced Specialty Training Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital with a subspecialty focus in gastrointestinal and liver pathology.

His research interests focus on diagnostic gastrointestinal pathology. He is also deeply committed to pathology education geared towards patients, medical students and pathology residents.

His numerous awards for scholarship and research include: Phi Beta Kappa, the Chemical Society of Washington Award, the Robert Battista Award, the ACS College of Chemistry Achievement Award, the Dr. Roy G. Williams award for best basic science paper, the Pathology Housestaff Teaching Award, the Hopkins Pathology Young Investigators’ Day most outstanding abstract and the Frank L. Coulson Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence. more


  • Assistant Professor of Pathology

Departments / Divisions

  • Pathology - Gastroenterology and Liver Pathology



  • MD PhD; Medicine; University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2015)


  • Pathology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2019)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology (Pathology) (2019)

Research & Publications

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