David Cartwright, MD, has joined the LMP faculty as an assistant professor. He comes to LMP from Minnesota Urology, where he was pathologist and co-lab director.

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.

Cartwright has been an adjunct LMP faculty member in cytology and gastrointestinal pathology since 2016. His 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 Vulva. Case 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 Histoplasmosis. Am 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 heterogeneity. Mod Pathol 31, 343–349 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/modpathol.2017.120