Dr. Michael Borowitz is a professor of pathology and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include the diagnosis of hematologic malignancies. Dr. Borowitz serves as the Executive Deputy Director in the Department of Pathology and also directs the Division of Hematologic Pathology. He also serves as Deputy Director of Education in the Department of Pathology and is co-director of the Genes to Society curriculum at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dr. Borowitz is one of the leaders in applying immunologic techniques to diagnose and classify leukemia and lymphoma. He has published numerous articles documenting the importance of these ancillary studies in accurate diagnosis, and has been particularly active in applying sophisticated approaches using the technique of flow cytometry. He has also been a leader in standardizing the practice of flow cytometry as it applies to leukemia and lymphoma, and has worked on developing improved proficiency testing programs and guidelines as well as good laboratory practice.
He received his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his M.D. from Duke University. He completed his residency at the Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Borowitz joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1993.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Borowitz was an associate professor of pathology at the Duke University School of Medicine.
Dr. Borowitz is a managing board member of the Institute for Excellence in Education at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a member of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. His work was recognized with a Professors' Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2013. He is a member of the Society for Hematopathology and the International Society for Analytic Cytology.