Joseph J. Maleszewski, M.D., received his medical degree from Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine, after which he completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Moving back to the Midwest, he came to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., to complete fellowships in cardiovascular pathology and molecular genetic pathology.
He has been fortunate to work with and be mentored by numerous world-renowned cardiovascular and pulmonary pathologists, including William D. Edwards, M.D.; Grover M. Hutchins, M.D.; Renu Virmani, M.D.; Allen P. Burke, M.D.; Henry D. Tazelaar, M.D.; Joanne (Eunhee) E. Yi, M.D.; and Marie-Christine Aubry, M.D. He has additional expertise in ultrastructural pathology after having spent time in the lab of Gary Mierau, Ph.D., at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Maleszewski's primary research interests include neoplastic heart disease as well as the genetics and proteomics of cardiomyopathies and aortic disease. He has, however, published extensively on aspects of both congenital and acquired cardiovascular disease.
In addition to his numerous peer-reviewed publications, he has co-authored cardiovascular pathology chapters in several major textbooks, including "Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumors," ARP/AFIP Cardiovascular Fascicles (both neoplastic and the forthcoming non-neoplastic texts), and the fourth edition of the "WHO Classification of Tumours: Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart."
Dr. Maleszewski currently serves as a councilor on the executive committee of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology and is on the editorial board for the society's journal Cardiovascular Pathology. He is the pathology representative for the Standards and Guidelines Committee of the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation and was recently elected a fellow in the American College of Cardiology in recognition of his contributions to the field of cardiovascular pathology.
In addition to a primary appointment in the Division of Anatomic Pathology, Dr. Maleszewski enjoys joint appointments in the divisions of Cardiovascular Diseases and Molecular Genetic Pathology. He is currently the head of the Cardiovascular Working Group, co-chair of Mayo Clinic's Cardiovascular Disease-Oriented Group and program director for the Cardiovascular Pathology Fellowship.