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Laura Marie Wake, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Pathology


Expertise: Anatomic Pathology and Clinical, Blood Cancers, Hematologic Pathology, Hematology Oncology, Hematopathology, Pathology


Howard County General Hospital

5755 Cedar Lane Columbia, MD 21044 map

Sibley Memorial Hospital

5255 Loughboro Road NW Washington, DC 20016 map

Phone: 202-537-4455 | Fax: 202-537-4466

National Institute of Health

10 Center Drive Bethesda, MD 20892 map

Phone: 301-402-6298


Laura Wake, M.D., is a hematopathologist with the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital, as well as an instructor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, and hematopathology by the American Board of Pathology. 

Dr. Wake's pathology expertise extends to hematology and oncology. She specifically focuses on bone marrow biopsies and blood cancers. 

Dr. Wake earned her medical degree at 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 previously served as co-chair for the Clinical Fellows Committee at the National Institutes of Health. She is a member of the Society for Hematopathology, the American Society of Hematology, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists, the American Society of Clinical Pathology and the College of American Pathologists. 

Dr. Wake has earned the Outstanding Clinical Pathology Award by University of Nebraska Medical Center. 

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


  • Assistant Professor of Pathology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (2010)


  • University of Nebraska Medical Center / Pathology (2015)


  • National Institutes of Health / Hematopathology (2017)

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


  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists


  • American Society of Clinical Pathology


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