Memorial Sloan Kettering pathologist David Klimstra

David S. Klimstra, MD



Medical Consultant

Clinical Expertise

Gastrointestinal Tumors; Hepatobiliary Tumors; Pulmonary Pathology; Anatomic Pathology


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About Me


MD, Yale University School of Medicine


Yale University School of Medicine


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Anatomic Pathology

Dr. David Klimstra is a Consultant Pathologist for the Department of Pathology.  Dr. Klimstra is an expert in the pathology of pancreatobiliary and gastrointestinal neoplasms and reviews cases submitted from pathologists around the world, while also providing diagnostic expertise for the MSK gastrointestinal pathology team.  Dr. Klimstra served as the Chair of the Pathology Department and held the James Ewing Alumni Chair in Pathology from 2012-2021.

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Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

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David S. Klimstra discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • American Registry of Pathology
    Provision of Services
  • Paige.AI, Inc.
    Fiduciary Role/Position; Ownership / Equity Interests; Provision of Services
  • UptoDate
    Provision of Services

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