Sean Williamson

Sean R Williamson, MD

Specialties: Pathology

Services: Bone and Soft tissue pathology, Genitourinary pathology, Pathology Senior Staff, Renal pathology

Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology - Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology


  • Temple University, PA, 2008

Residencies & Internships

  • Indiana University Med Center, Pathology, IN, 2012


  • Indiana University Med Center, Pathology, IN, 2013

About Me

Surgical Pathologist 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, specializing in urologic surgical pathology.

Dr. Williamson received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he received the Measey and Dean's Merit Scholarships. He completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, where he also served as chief resident and fellow in genitourinary pathology.

Dr. Williamson's research is focused on diagnostic and prognostic challenges in surgical pathology, with emphasis on recognizing novel tumor histologic features with significance for patient outcome.

He has contributed to numerous studies in the field of urologic pathology and authored chapters in several pathology textbooks, including: Essentials of Anatomic Pathology, Pathology of the Mediastinum, and Diagnostic Pathology: Vascular. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Modern Pathology and Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology and is an abstract reviewer for the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). He is a section editor for Emerging Technologies and Techniques in Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

External Web Links
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

I am a surgical pathologist specializing in urologic pathology, medical renal disease, and bone and soft tissue pathology. The focus of my clinical practice and research is to improve understanding of these diseases, especially rarer tumor types, to guide patient counseling and treatment. I am also passionate about surgical pathology education, including lecturing at national pathology courses.

Research Interests
Tumors of the kidney (kidney cancer), especially novel renal cell carcinoma subtypes with importance for patient prognosis and treatment
Inherited renal tumor syndromes
Soft tissue tumors

Honors and Awards
American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) 40 under 40 (2014)
Teacher of the year, Henry Ford Health System Anatomic Pathology (2013-2014)
Resident Award for Excellence in Research, Indiana University Dept. of Pathology
International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP) Stipend Award
Benjamin and Mary Siddons Measey Scholarship, Temple University School of Medicine
Dean's Merit Scholarship, Temple University School of Medicine
Department of Biological Sciences Outstanding Senior Award, Duquesne University






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