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Jason R. Pettus, MD, BS

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Pathology Gross Room Medical Director
Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

B.S. Saint Louis University | 2004

M.D. University of Missouri-Columbia | 2008

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center | 2012

Fellowship in Head & Neck and Genitourinary Surgical Pathology
Massachusetts General Hospital | 2013

Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Contact Information

One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: 603-650-7468
Phone: 603-650-7468
Fax: 603-650-7214
Email: Jason.R.Pettus@Dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests

HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer, thyroid cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, pathology informatics, molecular pathology.

Courses Taught

Scientific Basis of Medicine - Reproduction Course presenter, Urologic pathology

Pathology Small Group Discussions


Dr. Pettus joined faculty in 2013 primarily as a pathologist clinician-teacher. He is interested in collaborative research related to head and neck, urologic, and endocrine pathology.

Selected Publications


A case of IgM nephropathy secondary to NSAIDs.
Sedlacek M, Pettus JR
Clin Nephrol. 2022 Aug;98(2):112-114. doi: 10.5414/CN110890.
PMID: 35713164

Highlighting the Diversity of Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor: A Case Series.
Asadbeigi SN, Diaz-Perez JA, Rosenberg AE, Pettus JR, Kerr DA, Linos K
Int J Surg Pathol. 2023 Apr;31(2):142-151. doi: 10.1177/10668969221095178. Epub 2022 Apr 24.
PMID: 35466756

In Reply.
Torous VF, Allan RW, Balani J, Baskovich B, Birdsong GG, Dellers E, Dryden M, Edgerton ME, Giannico GA, Heayn M, Jackson CR, Klepeis VE, Olson JE, Pettus JR, Simpson RW, Sirintrapun SJ, Smith DL, Srigley JR, Berman MA
Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2022 Jan 2;146(2):141b-143. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2021-0461-LE.
PMID: 35073403

Complete remission of tip lesion variant focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) with the Janus Kinase (JAK) inhibitor tofacitinib.
Sedlacek M, Pettus JR
CEN Case Rep. 2022 May;11(2):225-230. doi: 10.1007/s13730-021-00658-y. Epub 2021 Nov 5.
PMID: 34741283

First-In-Human Study in Cancer Patients Establishing the Feasibility of Oxygen Measurements in Tumors Using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance With the OxyChip.
Schaner PE, Williams BB, Chen EY, Pettus JR, Schreiber WA, Kmiec MM, Jarvis LA, Pastel DA, Zuurbier RA, DiFlorio-Alexander RM, Paydarfar JA, Gosselin BJ, Barth RJ, Rosenkranz KM, Petryakov SV, Hou H, Tse D, Pletnev A, Flood AB, Wood VA, Hebert KA, Mosher RE, Demidenko E, Swartz HM, Kuppusamy P
Front Oncol. 2021;11:743256. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.743256. Epub 2021 Oct 1.
PMID: 34660306

Automated identification of glomeruli and synchronised review of special stains in renal biopsies by machine learning and slide registration: a cross-institutional study.
Wilbur DC, Smith ML, Cornell LD, Andryushkin A, Pettus JR
Histopathology. 2021 Oct;79(4):499-508. doi: 10.1111/his.14376. Epub 2021 Aug 3.
PMID: 33813779

College of American Pathologists Cancer Protocols: From Optimizing Cancer Patient Care to Facilitating Interoperable Reporting and Downstream Data Use.
Torous VF, Simpson RW, Balani JP, Baras AS, Berman MA, Birdsong GG, Giannico GA, Paner GP, Pettus JR, Sessions Z, Sirintrapun SJ, Srigley JR, Spencer S
JCO Clin Cancer Inform. 2021 Jan;5:47-55. doi: 10.1200/CCI.20.00104.
PMID: 33439728

Using Image Registration and Machine Learning to Develop a Workstation Tool for Rapid Analysis of Glomeruli in Medical Renal Biopsies.
Wilbur DC, Pettus JR, Smith ML, Cornell LD, Andryushkin A, Wingard R, Wirch E
J Pathol Inform. 2020;11:37. doi: 10.4103/jpi.jpi_49_20. Epub 2020 Nov 7.
PMID: 33343997

Exploring the College of American Pathologists Electronic Cancer Checklists: What They Are and What They Can Do for You.
Torous VF, Allan RW, Balani J, Baskovich B, Birdsong GG, Dellers E, Dryden M, Edgerton ME, Giannico GA, Heayn M, Jackson CR, Klepeis VE, Olson JE, Pettus JR, Simpson RW, Sirintrapun SJ, Smith DL, Srigley JR, Berman MA
Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2021 Apr 1;145(4):392-398. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2020-0239-ED.
PMID: 33238006

OxyChip Implantation and Subsequent Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Oximetry in Human Tumors Is Safe and Feasible: First Experience in 24 Patients.
Schaner PE, Pettus JR, Flood AB, Williams BB, Jarvis LA, Chen EY, Pastel DA, Zuurbier RA, diFlorio-Alexander RM, Swartz HM, Kuppusamy P
Front Oncol. 2020;10:572060. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2020.572060. Epub 2020 Oct 27.
PMID: 33194670

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