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Sean (Xuemo) Fan, MD., PhD

  • Pathology

Sean (Xuemo) Fan, MD, PhD, specializes in laboratory procedures used in diagnosing and studying cancers and other diseases. He is a researcher and consultant on the pathology of a variety tumor types with a special interest in those of the brain and nervous system (neuropathology).

Since joining Cedars-Sinai in 2002, Dr. Fan has collaborated with other Brain Tumor Center scientists in publishing journal articles on pediatric tumors, Rathke’s cleft cyst, malignant astroblastoma, pituitary tumors and several other brain tumors. He also has presented research findings and case reports at national and international conferences.

He received his medical and residency training at Nanjing Medical University in China, where he also served as an attending physician in the Department of Pathology. He earned a master’s degree in pathology and a doctorate in neuroendocrinology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Dr. Fan also completed an anatomic pathology residency and fellowships in surgical pathology and neuropathology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

• College of American Pathologists
• Invited reviewer, American Journal of Case Reports

• Recipient of two National Research Service Awards for Neuroscience Postdoctoral Training Grant Fellowships

• Master’s Degree: Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1991
• Doctorate (Ph.D.) : Neuroendocrinology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1995
• Medical Degree: Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China, 1983
• Residency: Anatomic Pathology, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China 1987
• Residency: Anatomic Pathology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2001
• Fellowship: Neuropathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 2001
• Fellowship: Surgical Pathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 2002

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