Kyle C. Kurek, MD, MMSc

Kyle C. Kurek, MD, MMSc

Associate Division Chief: Pediatric Pathology

Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine


  • Pediatric tumor pathology
  • Bone and soft tissue pathology
  • Vascular anomalies
  • Translational research
  • Molecular genomics


  • Medical Degree—Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Master of Medical Science—Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Research Fellowship—Molecular Biology, University of Oxford, UK
  • Internship—Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Residency—Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Brown University
  • Fellowship—Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology, Harvard University
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship—Molecular Genetics, Harvard University

Current/Past Roles

  • Board of Directors, Society for Pediatric Pathology
  • Past Chief, Pathology and Lab Medicine, Alberta Children’s Hospital/University of Calgary
  • Past President, Association of Clinical Scientists


  • American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology)

Research Interests

  • Molecular genomics and somatic mosaicism
  • Vascular anomalies and related disorders
  • Pediatric sarcomas
  • Neurocristopathies


  • Haffenreffer Outstanding Trainee Award, Brown University
  • Ramzi Cotran Pathology Teaching Award, Harvard University
  • Young Clinical Scientist Award, Association of Clinical Scientists
  • Neustein Innovation Award, Society for Pediatric Pathology
  • Lotte Strauss Award, Society for Pediatric Pathology
  • Brown Award, Paediatric Pathology Society (Europe)
  • Sunderman Clinical Scientist Award, Association of Clinical Scientists

Recent Publications

  • Tachibana N, et al. Hamartoma-like lesions in the mouse retina: an animal model of Pten hamartoma tumour syndrome. Dis Models Mech. 2018;11(5):dmm031005.
  • de Champlain K, et al. Novel presentation of cranial rasciitis of the mandible: case report and literature review. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018;115:33–7.
  • Barclay SF, et al. A somatic activating NRAS mutation associated with kaposiform lymphangiomatosis. Genet Med. 2019;21(7):1517–24.
  • Maximov VV, et al. MiR-16-1-3p and miR-16-2-3p possess strong tumor suppressive and antimetastatic properties in osteosarcoma. Int J Cancer. 2019;145(11):3052–63.
  • Gharial J, et al. Neuroimaging and pathology findings associated with rapid onset obesity, hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation (ROHHAD) syndrome. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2021;43(4):e571–6.
  • Bakker A, et al. Adipocyte-rich CTNNB1-mutated intramuscular Gardner fibroma progressing to desmoid fibromatosis. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2021;24(1):62–7.
  • Slack JC, et al. Cutaneous B-cell pseudolymphoma (lymphocytoma cutis) of the earlobe: a poorly recognized complication of ear piercing in children. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 2022;41(3):486–92.
  • Slack JC, et al. Bilateral nephroblastic tumors and a complex renal vascular anomaly in a patient with a mosaic RASopathy: novel histopathologic features and molecular features. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2021;24(3):235–40.
  • AlTeneiji M, et al. Unilateral congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasis presenting with pneumonia and an NRAS variant. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2021;56(7):2374–6.
  • Slack JC, et al. Molecular alterations in pediatric fibroblastic/myofibroblastic tumors: an appraisal of a next-generation sequencing assay in a retrospective single centre study. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2021;24(5):405–21.
  • Chang CA, Perrier R, Kurek KC, Estrada-Veras J, Lehman A, Yip S, Hendson G, Diamond C, Pinchot JW, Tran JM, Arkin LM, Drolet BA, Napier MP, O’Neill SA, Balci TB, Keppler-Noreuil KM. Novel findings and expansion of phenotype in a mosaic RASopathy caused by somatic KRAS variants. Am J Med Genet A. 2021;185(9):2829–45.
  • Perez-Atayde AR, et al. Kaposiform lymphangiomatosis: pathological aspects in 43 patients. Am J Surg Pathol. 2022;46(7): 963–76.
  • Park PC, et al. CAP-ACP workload model for advanced diagnostics in precision medicine. Am J Clin Pathol. 2022;158(1):105–11.
  • Wright JR Jr, et al. Workload measurement in subspecialty placental pathology in Canada. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2022;25(6):604–10.
  • Ceccherini I, et al. Developmental disorders affecting the respiratory system: CCHS and ROHHAD. Handb Clin Neurol. 2022;189:53–91.
  • Slattery SM, et al. Transitional care and clinical management of adolescents, young adults, and suspected new adult patients with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. Clin Auton Res. 2023;33(3):231–49.
  • Khaytin I, et al.. Rapid-onset obesity, hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation (ROHHAD): a collaborative review and current understanding. Clin Auton Res. 2023;33(3):251–68.