Jennifer B. Gordetsky, M.D.

Director, Division of Anatomic Pathology
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Surgical Pathology Medical Director

Clinicopathologic and immunophenotypic prognostic markers, the clarification of diagnostic challenges in genitourinary malignancies

Jennifer B. Gordetsky M.D. is a Professor in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and the Department of Urology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, where she specializes in urological pathology. Dr. Gordetsky received a medical doctorate from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2005. In 2012, Dr. Gordetsky completed a residency in Anatomic Pathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center followed by a fellowship in general surgical pathology. She then completed a fellowship in urological surgical pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Gordetsky joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2019, after spending four years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She currently serves as the Medical Director of Anatomic Pathology and Surgical Pathology. She also previously served as a Course Director at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for the Fundamentals of Medical Knowledge: Reproduction and Endocrine Course. Dr. Gordetsky has been actively involved in oncologic research and medical education and has taught pathology courses on a national level. To date she has more than 160 scientific publications in the peer reviewed literature and multiple book chapters to her credit. Dr. Gordetsky has been an invited speaker nationally and internationally on the topic of urological pathology.

Research Information

  1. The investigation of clinicopathologic and immunophenotypic prognostic markers as well as the clarification of diagnostic challenges in genitourinary malignancies.
  2. Histologic correlation of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging/ultrasound fusion-guided prostate biopsy in terms of cancer detection, prognostication, reporting and management of disease.
  3. Diagnostic challenges involving frozen section analysis, including quality assurance initiatives.
  4. The study of medical history, with a focus on urology, with the goal of providing physicians with valuable insights that can influence modern practice.


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