Gabriel Sica, MD, PhD

Titles and Roles

Co-Director, Cancer Tissue and Pathology Core
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Emory School of Medicine
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Dr. Sica's clinical interests lie primarily in the pathology of the lungs, pleura, and mediastinum. He is especially interested in the pathology of neuroendocrine tumors of the lung such as typical carcinoids, atypical carcinoid, small cell carcinoma, and large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma.


Dr. Sica earned his Medical Degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN. He completed his internship at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI and his residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY. He completed his fellowship training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York, NY.


Dr. Sica's research focuses on correlating tumor histology with the underlying molecular alterations of a particular tumor and probing the role of tumor stroma in the facilitation/inhibition of tumor growth and metastasis. He is especially interested in the role of the inflammatory stroma in facilitating and promoting phenotypic alterations, such as increased chemotaxis and angioinvasion. Dr. Sica is also interested in mining the published microarray expression databases in an attempt to identify prognostically useful genetic markers with subsequent confirmation utilizing fresh frozen human tissue and paraffin embedded formalin fixed archived tissues.


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