Laura Marie Wake, M.D.

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  • Co-Director of the Educational Advisory Committee, Johns Hopkins Department of Pathology
  • Assistant Professor of Pathology


Anatomic Pathology and Clinical, Blood Cancers, Hematologic Pathology, Hematology Oncology, Hematopathology, Pathology more


Johns Hopkins Medicine University Health Services

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center

5755 Cedar Lane
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Laura Wake, M.D., is a hematopathologist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Wake's pathology expertise extends to hematology and oncology. She specifically focuses on hematologic cancers and lymphoid malignancies. 

Dr. Wake earned her medical degree at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She completed an anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hematopathology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Wake is the Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Flow Cytometry Laboratory and is the Program Director of the Hematopathology Fellowship at Johns Hopkins. 

Dr. Wake has contributed to numerous publications on hematopathology research. more


  • Co-Director of the Educational Advisory Committee, Johns Hopkins Department of Pathology
  • Flow Cytometry Medical Director
  • Assistant Director of the Basic Mechanisms of Disease Pathobiology Course
  • Program Director of the Johns Hopkins Hematopathology Fellowship Program
  • Assistant Professor of Pathology

Departments / Divisions

  • Pathology - Hematologic Pathology



  • MD; American University of the Caribbean (2010)


  • Pathology; University of Nebraska Medical Center (2015)


  • Hematopathology; National Institutes of Health (2017)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology (Hematopathology) (2016)
  • American Board of Pathology (Pathology- Anatomic or Clinical) (2015)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Ahn IE, Underbayev C, Albitar A, Herman SE, Tian X, Maric I, Arthur DC, Wake L, Pittaluga S, Yuan CM, Stetler-Stevenson M, Soto S, Valdez J, Nierman P, Lotter J, Xi L, Raffeld M, Farooqui M, Albitar M, Wiestner A. "Clonal evolution leading to ibrutinib resistance in chronic lymphocytic leukemia." Blood. 2017 Mar 16;129(11):1469-1479. doi: 10.1182/blood-2016-06-719294. Epub 2017 Jan 3.

Iqbal J, Shen Y, Huang X, Liu Y, Wake L, Liu C, Deffenbacher K, Lachel CM, Wang C, Rohr J, Guo S, Smith LM, Wright G, Bhagavathi S, Dybkaer K, Fu K, Greiner TC, Vose JM, Jaffe E, Rimsza L, Rosenwald A, Ott G, Delabie J, Campo E, Braziel RM, Cook JR, Tubbs RR, Armitage JO, Weisenburger DD, Staudt LM, Gascoyne RD, McKeithan TW, Chan WC. "Global microRNA expression profiling uncovers molecular markers for classification and prognosis in aggressive B-cell lymphoma." Blood. 2015 Feb 12;125(7):1137-45. doi: 10.1182/blood-2014-04-566778. Epub 2014 Dec 10.

Mainali NR, Bhatt VR, Kedia S, Krishnamurthy J, Wake LM, Akhtari M. "Reversible bone marrow aplasia induced by pegylated interferon-α-2a therapy in a patient with primary myelofibrosis." J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2014 Oct;20(5):386-92. doi: 10.1177/1078155213504444. Epub 2013 Sep 24. Review.

Talmon G, Wake L, Muirhead D. "Podoplanin and clusterin are reliable markers of nonneoplastic synovium at various sites." Int J Surg Pathol. 2013 Dec;21(6):587-90. doi: 10.1177/1066896913492195. Epub 2013 Jul 1.

Activities & Honors


  • Outstanding Clinical Pathology Award, University of Nebraska Medical Center


  • Society for Hematopathology


  • American Society of Hematology, 2018


  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists


  • American Society of Clinical Pathology


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