Dr. Tamara Lotan is an associate professor of pathology and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her area of clinical expertise is urologic pathology.
Dr. Lotan received her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed her residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Chicago Hospitals and performed a fellowship in Urologic Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
She is a urologic pathologist who studies how oncogenic signaling pathways regulate epithelial morphogenesis during embryonic development and tumorigenesis. Her basic research focuses on the role of PTEN/PI3K/mTOR signaling in a number of epithelial systems (prostate, breast, skin), and is principally directed towards understanding how these oncogenic signaling pathways affect epithelial differentiation, cell adhesion and migration using transgenic mouse models. The translational research program in her lab has centered on the analytic, pre-analytic and clinical validation of a number of prognostic and/or predictive tissue-based biomarkers in prostate cancer.
Dr. Lotan was recognized by the Prostate Cancer Foundation with the 2011 Elaine Wynn – PCF Young Investigator Award. She is a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the College of American Pathology, and the International Society of Urologic Pathology.
Dr. Lotan is engaged in research training and is the Associate Director of the Pathobiology graduate program at Johns Hopkins.