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Gregory J. Tsongalis, Ph.D.

Professor of Pathology


Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, PhD 1990
Uniiv. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, post-doctoral 1990-1994

Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Contact Information:

Department of Pathology
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: Borwell, 538W
Phone: 603-650-5498
Fax: 603-650-6120
Email: Gregory.J.Tsongalis@hitchcock.org

Assistant: Carol Hart
Asst. Phone: 603-650-6821

Professional Interests:

Development of molecular diagnostic technologies and applications for rapid diagnosis of infectious diseases and human cancers.

SNP genotpying as it relates to clinical patient mangement.

Selected Publications:


  • Cervinski MA, Schwab MC, Lefferts JA, Lewis LD, Lebel KA,Tyropolis AM, Pflueger SMV, Tsongalis GJ. Establishment of a CYP2C19 genotyping assay for clinical use. Am J Clin Pathol, Feb 139(2):202-207, 2013.

  • Sidor IF, Dunn JL, Tsongalis GJ, Frasca Jr S. A multiplex real-time PCR assay with two internal controls for the detection of Brucella spp. in tissues, blood and feces from marine mammals. J Vet Diagn Invest. Jan 25(1):72-81, 2013.

  • Marotti JD, Schwab MC, McNulty NJ, Rigas JR, DeLong PA, Memoli VA, Tsongalis GJ, Padmanabhan V. Cytomorphologic Features of Advanced Lung Adenocarcinomas Tested for EGFR and KRAS Mutations: A Retrospective Review of 50 Cases. Diagn Cytopathol J, Jan 41(1):15-21, 2013

  • Sam S , Lebel KA, Bissaillon CL, Tafe LJ, Tsongalis GJ, Lefferts JA. Automation of genomic DNA isolation from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues. Pathol Res Pract. Dec 208(12):705-707, 2012.

  • Rauwerdink CA, Tsongalis GJ, Tosteson TD, Hill JM, Meehan KR. The practical application of chimerism analyses in allogeneic stem cell transplant recipients: Blood chimerism is equivalent to marrow chimerism. Exp Molec Pathol Dec 93:339-344, 2012

  • Pipas JM, Zaki BI, McGowan MM, Tsapakos MJ, Ripple GH, Suriawinata AA, Tsongalis GJ, Colacchio TA, Gordon SR, Sutton JE, Srivastava A, Smith KD, Gardner TB, Korc M, Davis TH, Preis M, Tarczewski SM, MacKenzie TA, Barth Jr RJ. Neoadjuvant Cetuximab, , twice-weekly Gemcitabine, and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Annals Oncol Nov 23(11):2820-7 2012.

  • Martin IW, Steinmetz HB, Lefferts CL, Dumont LJ, Tafe LJ, Tsongalis GJ. Evaluation of the Cobas 4800 HPV tests for detecting high-risk human papilloma-virus. Pathogens, Sept 1:30-36; 2012

  • Abou Tayoun AN, Ward BP, Maltezos G, Scherer A, Tsongalis GJ. Evaluating the thermostability of commercial fast real-time PCR master mixes. Exp Molec Pathol May 93:261-263, 2012.

  • Hlousek L, Voronov S, Diankov V, Leblang AB, Wells PJ, Ford DM, Nolling J, Hart KW, Espinoza PA, Bristol MR, Tsongalis GJ, Yen-Lieberman B, Slepnev VI, Kong LI, Lee MC Automated high multiplex PCR platform for simultaneous detection and quantification of multiple ncleic acid targets. Biotechniques, May 52(5):316-324, 2012.

  • Olson KM, Augeri AL, Seip RL, Tsongalis GJ, Thompson PD, Pescatello LS. Correlates of endothelial function and the peak systolic blood pressure response to a graded maximal exercise test. Atherosclerosis, May 222(1):202-207, 2012