John Hicks MD, DDS, MS, PhD

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John Hicks is a Professor of Pathology in the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine, an Attending Pediatric Pathologist in the Department of Pathology at Texas Children’s Hospital, Adjunct Professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Texas Children’s Hospital, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at the University of Texas Dental School. John completed his DDS, MS and PhD degree at the University of Iowa, and was an instructor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry while completing his PhD degree. He was an Associate Professor in the Dental Research Unit and the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry. During his time in Colorado, he participated part-time in a busy pediatric dentistry practice. 
John received his MD degree from the University of Miami. Following medical school, he completed the Anatomic Pathology Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, and an oncologic surgical pathology fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Following his pathology training and for the past 3 decades, he is an attending pediatric pathologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and tenured faculty at Baylor College of Medicine. He has been very active in the Children’s Oncology Group for the past 3 decades as an expert review pathologist for the Rare Tumor Protocols, and also served as Pathology Discipline Chair for 10 years.  He has served on Councils and several committees with Society of Pediatric Pathology, Society of Ultrastructural Pathology (SUP) and Association of Clinical Scientists (ACS), and as President of SUP and ACS.  He is actively involved in all aspects of anatomic pediatric pathology, with special interest in bone and soft tissue pathology, as well as collaborative grant-supported translational, clinical and case-based research.  He also continues to have interest in thyroid, head and neck, and oral and maxillofacial pathology. He has published approximately 500 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and about 50 chapters in textbooks. He participates as a contributing author with the WHO “blue book” series regarding Pediatric Neoplasms, Oral and Maxillofacial Neoplasms, Endocrine Neoplasms, and Syndromes Associated with Cancer Predisposition.