Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


A member of the Brown faculty since 1990, Halit Pinar, MD is a graduate of Ankara University and completed his postgraduate training in various Academic Medical Centers in the US. After completing a residency in Anatomic Pathology in NYU Medical Center, he continued his training and completed a residency in General Pediatrics and a fellowship in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Board certified in these specialties he came to Women and Infants Hospital and finalized his training by completing a fellowship in Perinatal and Pediatric Pathology under the mentorship of Dr. D. B. Singer. Currently, he is the Director of Division of Perinatal and Pediatric Pathology. In addition to his administrative duties, he is the Co-PI and Lead Perinatal Pathologist in the network grant funded by NICHD to determine the causes of stillbirth (Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network - SCRN). He is the past President of Rhode Island Society of Pathologists and worked in various capacities in the Society for Pediatric Pathology. He is an invited advisor in various Federal Projects that include The National Children's Study, various projects by CDC and contributed to the latest report by the Surgeon General about the effects of tobacco. The focus of his publications is Perinatal and Placental Pathology. He is recently invited to be a member of the American Board of Pathology's Pediatric Pathology Division.

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