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Michael A. Teitell, MD, PhD

Anatomic Pathology


Michael Teitell received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the UCLA College Honors Program as a Departmental Scholar in Chemistry and Biochemistry in 1985. He earned combined M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in the UCLA Medical Scientist Training Program in 1993. His graduate and early post-doctoral studies were with Dr. Mitchell Kronenberg at UCLA in Molecular and Cellular Immunology. Dr. Teitell was a Resident and Clinical Instructor in Anatomic Pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School from 1993-1995. During this time he was a Research Associate with Dr. Richard Blumberg. From 1995-1997, Dr. Teitell was a Resident in Clinical Pathology at UCSF and a post-doctoral researcher with Dr. Joe Gray. From 1997-1999, he held a joint appointment at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles as a Pediatric Pathology Fellow and at UCLA as a Clinical Instructor in Pathology. He became an Assistant Professor in the UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in 1999. He was jointly appointed in the UCLA Department of Pediatrics in 2001 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2004. He currently serves as Chief of the Division of Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, with board certification in anatomic, clinical and pediatric pathology.

Dr. Teitell has received several important honors and awards. Among these are the David Paul Kane Scholar Award of the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation (2000-2001), the Lymphoma Research Foundation Junior Faculty Award (2001-2002), the FOCIS/Millenium Pharmaceuticals Young Investigator Award in Genomics Research (2001-2002), a Scholar Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (2003-2008), election to the American Society of Clinical Investigators (2004) and a Margaret E. Early Medical Research Trust Award (2005).

Education and Training

  • 1981-1985 UCLA. B.S., M.S. - Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • 1985-1993 UCLA. M.D., Ph.D. - Molecular Immunology and Medicine

Research, Professional Experience and Professional Positions

  • 1991-1993 Post-doctoral Fellow, Microbiology and Immunology, UCLA
  • 1993-1995 Clinical Instructor and Resident, Anatomic Pathology, Harvard Medical School
  • 1994-1995 Research Associate, Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • 1995-1997 Resident, Clinical Pathology, UCSF
  • 1997-1999 Fellow, Pediatric Pathology, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles
  • 1999-2004 Assistant Professor, Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics, UCLA
  • 2004-2008 Associate Professor, Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics, UCLA
  • 2008-present Professor, Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics, UCLA

Professional Activities

  • 1995-present American Association of Immunologists, Abul Abbas (sponsor)
  • 1999-present Member of the Molecular Biology Institute, UCLA
  • 1999-present Member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA
  • 2002-present American Society for Biochem and Molec Biology, Joan Conaway (sponsor)
  • 2003-present Medical Scientist Training Program, Executive Committee, UCLA
  • 2004-present American Association for Cancer Research, Richard Gatti (sponsor)
  • 2004-present NIH, Cancer Genetics Study Section Member
  • 2005-present Member, California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
  • 2005-present Member, Broad Center for Stem Cell Research (ISCBM), UCLA
  • 2006-present Member, Epigenetics Society
  • 2006-present American Society for Microbiology
  • 2006-present Section Editor, Laboratory Investigation
  • 2006-present Editorial Board, Nanomedicine
  • 2006-present Consulting Editor, Editorial Board, Pediatric Research
  • 2007-present Member, Biophysical Society, Robert Callender (sponsor)
  • 2007 Judge, College Board, Siemens Comp. in Math, Science & Technology, National Finals, NYU
  • 2008-2009 Chair, Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, UCLA
  • 2008 Chair, California Cancer Research Coordinating Committee
  • 2008 Chair, Oncogenic & Tumor Suppressor Pathways, AACR Annual Meeting


Medical Board Certifications

Pathology-Pediatric, American Board of Pathology, 2001
Pathology-Anatomic/Pathology-Clinical, American Board of Pathology, 1997


Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, 1999


UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1997
Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1995


Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1994


UCLA School of Medicine, MD, 1993
UCLA School of Medicine, PhD, 1991

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



  • 2012 - present: Lya and Harrison Latta Endowed Chair in Pathology
  • 2008 Stohlman Scholar, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • 2005 Margaret E. Early Medical Research Trust Award
  • 2004 Elliot Osserman Award (for service in support of cancer research), ICRF
  • 2004 Elected to American Society of Clinical Investigators (ASCI)
  • 2003-2008 Scholar Award, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • 2001 FOCIS/Millenium Pharmaceuticals Award for Genomics Research
  • 2000 Lymphoma Research Foundation of America Junior Faculty Award
  • 1999 David Paul Kane Scholar, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Foundation
  • 1997-1999 Lymphoma Research Foundation of America Fellow
  • 1985 Phi Beta Kappa, Eta Chapter
  • 1984-1985 Departmental Scholar in Biochemistry, UCLA
  • 1981-1985 University College Honors Program, UCLA