Peter M. Sadow, M.D., Ph.D.



ENT Pathology

Board Certification

  • Anatomic Pathology

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3159
Fax: 617-573-3389
Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm



Clinical Interests: Endocrine Pathology, Head and Neck Pathology

Research Interests:
Dr. Sadow's research interests involve endocrine pathology, studying the mechanisms of endocrine carcinogenesis through translational studies involving the proteomics and genomics of endocrine neoplasms, primarily of the thyroid and adrenal glands. Dr. Sadow's Mass. Eye and Ear research has also involved pediatric laryngeal pathology and lesions of the sinonasal tract.

Selected Publications:

Courville EL, Lew M, and Sadow PM. Routine Evaluation of Adult Tonsillectomy Specimens: Toward Establishing a New Standard of Care. Int J Surg Path. 2011 In Press. Epub 2011 Mar 21.

Nucera C, Nehs MA, Nagarkatti SS, Sadow PM, Mekel M, Fischer AH, Lin PS, Bollag GE, Lawler J, Hodin RA and Parangi S. Targeting BRAFV600E with PLX4720 displays potent anti migratory and invasive activity in preclinical thyroid cancer models. Oncologist. 2011;16(3)296-309. Epub 2011 Feb 25.

Misra M, Parangi S, Ross DS, Shailam R, and Sadow PM. A 13 year-old girl with an enlarging neck mass. N Engl J Med 2010 Dec; 363:2445-2454.

Cleary JM, Sadow PM, Randolph GW, Palmer EL, Lynch TP, Nikiforov YE, and Wirth LJ. Neoadjuvant Treatment of Unresectable Medullary Thyroid Cancer with Sunitinib. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Aug 10;28(23):e390-2.

Sadow PM, Heinrich MC, Corless CL, Fletcher JA, and Nose V. Absence of BRAF, NRAS, KRAS, HRAS Mutations and RET/PTC Gene Rearrangements Distinguishes Dominant Nodules in Hashimoto Thyroiditis from Papillary Thyroid Carcinomas. Endocr Pathol. 2010 Jun;21(2):73-9.

Rothenberg SM, Mohapatra G, Rivera MN, Winokur D, Nitta M, Sadow PM, Sooriyakumar G, Brannigan BW, Ulman MJ, Perera RM, Wang R, Ma X-J, Erlander M, Rocco JW, Cohen E, Louis DN, Settleman J, and Haber DA. A genome-wide screen for microdeletions reveals disruption of polarity gene components in diverse human cancers. Cancer Res. 2010 Mar;70(6):2158-64.

Sadow PM and Hunt JL. Mixed Medullary-follicular-derived Carcinomas of the Thyroid Gland, Adv Anat Pathol, 2010. Jul:17(4):282-5.

Sadow PM. Endocrine Neoplasia. In: Skarin AT, ed. Atlas of Diagnostic Oncology, Fourth Edition, Elsevier Press, 2010.

Bongiovanni M, Sadow PM, and Faquin WC. Poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma: a cytological-histological review, Adv Anat Pathol, 2009. Sept;16(5):283-289.

Sadow PM, Rumilla KM, Erickson LA, and Lloyd RV. Expression of the Microtubule Modulator Stathmin in Benign and Malignant Pheochromocytomas and Paragangliomas. Endocr Pathol. 2008 Summer;19(2):97-103.



  • University of Chicago, M.D.


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Anatomic Pathology


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Surgical Pathology