David L Rimm, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Director of Pathology Tissue Services; Director of Translational Pathology

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Signal Transduction

Office of Student Research

Pathology: ExPath | Rimm Lab | Surgical Pathology | Yale Pathology Tissue Services

Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale

SPORE in Skin Cancer

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Cytoskeleton and Cell Morphogenesis; Receptors and Signal Transduction | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology: Cancer Biology and Therapeutics; Cytoskeleton and Cell Migration/Morphogenesis; Human Disease Pathology, Physiology and Intervention

Yale Medical Group


David Rimm is a Professor in the Department of Pathology at the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed an MD-PhD at Johns Hopkins University Medical School followed by a Pathology Residency at Yale and a Cytopathology Fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia. He is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology. At Yale since 1994, Dr. Rimm is the Director of Yale Pathology Tissue Services and the Yale Tissue Microarray Facility. He is a member of the Executive Team in Pathology and serves as the Director of Translational Pathology. His lab group (15 researchers) focuses on quantitative pathology using the AQUA® technology invented in his lab with projects related to predicting response to therapy in breast cancer and predicting recurrence or metastasis in melanoma and lung cancer. He is currently supported by 9 grants from both public and private sources. He serves as a reviewer for the NIH and was a charter member of the Cancer Biomarkers Study Section. He is an editorial board member for 7 pathology journals and a member of the pathology committee for TransALLTO and TEACH (cooperative groups or therapeutic clinical trials). He is an author of over 275 peer-reviewed papers and 8 patents and was the scientific co-founder of HistoRx, a digital pathology company (sold to Genoptix in 2012) and Metamark Genetics, a prognostic determinant company.

Education & Training

MD Johns Hopkins University (1989)
PhD Johns Hopkins University (1989)
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Fellow Medical College of Virginia

Honors & Recognition

  • Lauren Ackerman LectureshipWashington University of St. Louis (2008)

  • StarwoodCommitment Award 2004Greenwich Breast Cancer Alliance (2004)

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Contact Info

David L Rimm, MD, PhD
Patient Care Locations
Yale PathologyBrady Memorial Laboratory
310 Cedar Street, Ste BML 55

New Haven, CT 06510
Yale PathologyYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste East Pavilion 2-631

New Haven, CT 06510
Office Location
Department of PathologyBrady Memorial Laboratory
310 Cedar Street, Ste BML 116A

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
310 Cedar Street
PO Box 208023

New Haven, CT 06520-8023

Rimm Lab

Yale Pathology Tissue Services