Michael B. Datto, MD, PhD Michael B. Datto, MD, PhD

Michael B. Datto, MD, PhD

Pathologist

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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy

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919-684-6965 Office
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ABOUT ME

I am pathologist who specializes in molecular pathology -- the study and diagnosis of disease through the examination of DNA, RNA and proteins. I am also medical director for Duke University Health System Clinical Laboratories. In these roles, I am responsible for maintaining the standards of the College of American Pathologists and CLIA/CMS within all clinical laboratories at Duke. Specifically, I oversees clinical testing and reporting, develop quality management systems and proficiency testing programs, provide consultation with ordering physicians and patients, develop strategic plans that are in line with the needs of our patients, physicians, and health system leadership. I also coordinate research and development for clinical laboratories, and provide profession interpretation for molecular diagnostic testing including the wide range of PCR, quantitative PCR, sequencing and FISH based tests for inherited genetic diseases, hematologic malignancies, solid tumors and infectious diseases.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1999
PhD, Molecular Cancer Biology, Duke University Medical Center, 1999
RESIDENCY
Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, 2004
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Pathology, Pathology General
American Board of Pathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology
American Board of Pathology, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research program focuses on developing multi-gene assays to determine cancer patient-specific prognoses in the context of breast, ovary and colon cancer. The ultimate goal of this work is to produce improved molecular diagnostic assays that incorporate genome-wide prognostic and diagnostic molecular profiling into the clinical laboratories for routine patient care. This involves the study of factors that affect the precision and accuracy of array-based and next generation sequencing-based approaches, as well as the discovery of new diagnostic molecular makers.

PUBLICATIONS
View Michael Datto's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.