Paula E. North, MD, PhD

Professor and Chief, Pediatric Pathology;
Medical Director, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin;
Director, Children’s Research Institute Histology and Imaging Cores;
Medical Director, Pediatric Biobank and Tissue Analytical Core, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Introduction

Paula E. North, MD, PhD

Paula E. North, MD, PhD

Dr. North serves as Chief of Pediatric Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and as Medical Director of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She is responsible for oversight of all clinical, administrative, research, and teaching aspects of Pediatric Pathology in the Department and directs the CHW Clinical Laboratories.

She also founded and now directs 3 research core facilities at the Children’s Research Institute that are open to all investigators at MCW and its affiliated institutions. Dr. North’s research program and anatomic clinical practice is focused in the area of vascular anomalies; she also serves as a Principal Investigator/Core Director for Histology and Imaging Cores on a Stem Cell Program Project (P01) as well as the Children’s Environmental Health Science Center Grant.

Research Interests
  • Pathogenic mechanisms in vascular tumors and malformations of infancy and childhood
  • Pediatric molecular diagnostics
  • Global laboratory medicine – development of sustainable models for telepathology-supported laboratory testing in challenging environments
Professional Background
  • Director of Clinical Laboratories and Vice Chief of Pediatric Pathology, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, AR (1995 – 2005)
  • Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (1995 – 2001)
  • Associate Professor of Pathology (with tenure), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2001 – 2004)
  • Professor of Pathology (with tenure), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2004 – 2005)
  • Professor (with tenure) and Chief (Pediatric Pathology), Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin (2005 – present)
Educational Background
  • University of Virginia – BA in Biology (1974)
  • Vanderbilt University – PhD in Molecular Biology (1982)
  • Vanderbilt University – post-doctoral fellowship in Physiology, Vanderbilt University (1982 – 1984)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – MD (1992)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (1992 – 1995)
Board Certifications
  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (American Board of Pathology)
  • Pediatric Pathology (American Board of Pathology)

Publications

Contact Information

Office Address
Children’s Hospital
9000 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Ann Diamond, Administrative Assistant
Phone
(414) 266-2255

adiamond@chw.org