Daniel J. Brat, MD, PhD

Specialty

Dr. Brat specializes in brain tumors. He and his colleagues are responsible for the pathologic diagnosis of brain lesions from patients seen at Emory Healthcare and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Hospitals.

Titles and Roles

Director, Cancer Tissue and Pathology Shared Resource
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Professor and Vice Chair, Translational Programs, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Director, Division of Neuropathology
Emory University School of Medicine
Interim Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Emory University School of Medicine
Neuropathologist
Brain and Spine Tumors
Research Program
Cancer Cell Biology

Biography

Daniel J. Brat, MD, PhD, began practicing with Emory Healthcare in 1999 and has contributed extensively to tissue-based investigation and cancer research at Emory. Dr. Brat is a member of the Cancer Cell Biology Research Program at Winship, where he directs a lab that has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Brat belongs to the American Association of Neuropathologists, the American Society for Investigative Pathology, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists, the American Society for Clinical Pathology, the American Association for Cancer Research and the Society for Neuro-Oncology. Dr. Brat is on the Council on Scientific Affairs of the College of American Pathologists, the Board of Directors of the Society for Neuro-oncology and the Executive Council of the American Association of Neuropathologists.

Education

Dr. Brat earned his medical degree and doctorate from the Mayo Medical School and Mayo Graduate School. He completed his residency in anatomic pathology and his fellowship in neuropathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha academic honor societies.

Awards

Dr. Brat has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Cancer Scholar, the American Association of Neuropathologists Award for Best Paper in Neuro-oncology Research, the Benjamin Castleman Award of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology for Best Paper in Human Pathology, the Matthew T. Moore Award of the American Association of Neuropathologists for Best Paper in Clinical Neuropathology. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Research

Dr. Brat's research interests are in mechanisms underlying glioblastoma progression and is focused on the contributions of hypoxia, genetics, tumor microenvironment and stem cells. He is also the co-founder of Emory’s In Silico Center for Brain Tumor Research.

Publications

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