David Cartwright

Assistant Professor


Dr. Cartwright earned an MD degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He was an intern in Internal Medicine, University of California Davis (UC Davis). He completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at UC Davis, where he was chief resident. Cartwright was a cytology fellow at the University of California San Francisco and an LMP molecular genetics fellow 2015-16.  He was pathologist and co-lab director at Minnesota Urology prior to joining LMP.

Research Summary

Dr. Cartwright's clinical research interests include:

  • Anatomic and clinical pathology

  • Cytopathology and application of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) 

  • Molecular pathology and the assessment of actionable molecular markers in tumors

  • Dermatopathology, gastrointestinal pathology and uropathology


Santiago V, Cartwright D, Khoshnoodi P, Klein M, Giubellino A. A Case of Tumor of Follicular Infundibulum Involving the VulvaCase Rep Pathol. 2019 Jan 28;2019:4606493. doi: 10.1155/2019/4606493.

Wheelwright M, Yousaf H, Plummer R, Cartwright D, Gaertner W, Amin K. Perianal Histoplasmosis Presenting as a Mass Suspicious for Malignancy: A Case Report with Review of Gastrointestinal Manifestations of HistoplasmosisAm J Case Rep. 2019 Nov 25;20:1740-1744. doi: 10.12659/AJCR.918220. 

Nelson, A., Boone, J., Cartwright, D. et al. Optimal detection of clinically relevant mutations in colorectal carcinoma: sample pooling overcomes intra-tumoral heterogeneityMod Pathol 31, 343–349 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/modpathol.2017.120


MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Molecular Genetics Fellow, Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, University of Minnesota,
Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of California, Davis,
Cytology Fellow, the University of California San Francisco,
internship in Internal Medicine, University of California Davis,

Licensures and Certifications

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology,



Mailing Address: MMC 76 Mayo, 420 Delaware, Minneapolis, MN 55455