Georgios Deftereos, MD

Medical Director, Molecular Oncology
Section Head, Molecular Oncology
Dr. Deftereos is an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He received his MD from the University of Bari Aldo Moro in Italy. Prior to his pathology training, Dr. Deftereos completed a research fellowship focusing on HPV and gynecological malignancies at the University of Washington. He then completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital, followed by consecutive clinical fellowships in cytopathology and molecular genetic pathology at the University of Washington. Dr. Deftereos is board certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, cytopathology, and molecular genetic pathology, and provides service in the areas of molecular oncology and cytopathology. His research interests include epigenetics of solid tumors and minimally invasive precision diagnostics, with emphasis on the use of molecular testing in cytopathology of solid tumors.