CAROLYN C COMPTON
Professor, School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University, USA
Carolyn Compton, M.D., Ph.D., is an academic pathologist specializing in gastrointestinal disease and is board certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology. She is a Professor at Arizona State University and an Adjunct Professor of Pathology at both the University of Arizona and Johns Hopkins and a Research Associate in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. She is the Chief Medical Officer of the National Biomarkers Development Alliance, a member of the BioDesign Institute, and the Chief Medical Officer of the Complex Adaptive Systems Institute. She is a former Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Gastrointestinal Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Pathologist-in-Chief of the Boston Shriners Children’s Hospital. More recently she has served as the CEO and President of the Critical Path Institute (2012), the Director of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research and the Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies program at the National Cancer Institute (2005-2011), and the Strathcona Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology at McGill University and Pathologist-in-Chief of the McGill University Health Center (2000-2005). She is a past Chair of the Cancer Committee of the College of American Pathologists and the immediate past Chair of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC). Currently, she is the Chair of the Precision Medicine Core of the AJCC. Her research interests focus on colorectal cancer, medical prediction, and biomarker development. She has authored more than 500 scientific manuscripts, review articles, books and chapters.