Mark R. Wick, M.D.

Mark R. Wick, M.D.
Professor Emeritus of Pathology,
Division of Surgical Pathology


Medical School: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, MD (with honors), 1978
Residency: Mayo Clinic/Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology 1978 – 1983


Diagnostic immunohistology and general surgical pathology


Protein chemistry and immunohistology of human neoplasms; clinical outcomes analysis


Peer reviewed publications:

  • Husain AN, Colby T, Ordonez N, Krausz T, Attanoos R, Beasley MB, Borczuk AC, Butnor K, Cagle PT, Chirieac LR, Churg A, Dacic S, Fraire A, Galateau-Salle F, Gibbs A, Gown A, Hammar S, Litzky L, Marchevsky AM, Nicholson AG, Roggli V, Travis WD, Wick M, International Mesothelioma IG: Guidelines for pathologic diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma: 2012 update of the consensus statement from the International Mesothelioma Interest Group. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2013, 137:647-667. DOI: 10.5858/arpa.2012-0214-OA.
  • Kanner WA, Barry CI, Smart CN, Frishberg DP, Binder SW, Wick MR: Reticulin and NM23 staining in the interpretation of lymph nodal nevus rests.  Am J Dermatopathol 2013; 35: 452-457.
  • Wick MR, Nappi O, Pfeifer JD: Molecular techniques in anatomic pathology: an overview. Semin Diagn Pathol 2013, 30:263-283. DOI: 10.1053/j.semdp.2013.11.009.
  • Marchevsky AM, Wick MR: Controversies in the pathology of thymoma viewed through the prism of evidence-based pathology.  Oncology 2012; 26: 982-984.
  • Rifai N, Annesley TM, Berg JP, Brugnara C, Delvin E, Lamb EJ, Ness PM, Plebani M, Wick MR, Wu A, Delanghe J: An appeal to medical journal editors: the need for a full description of laboratory methods and specimen handling in clinical study reports.  Clin Biochem 2012; 45: 185-186.
  • Wick MR: Histochemistry as a tool in morphological analysis: a historical review.  Ann Diagn Pathol 2012; 16: 71-78.
  •  Yaziji H, Eisen R, Wick M, Swanson P, Badve S, Cartun R, Haas T, Marolt M, Hicks D, Martin A, Barry T, Alsabeh R, Taylor J, Fulton R, Goldsmith J, Shen S, Taylor C: Immunohistochemistry cocktails are here to stay: Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services should revise its new reimbursement policy. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol 2012, 20:331-333. DOI: 10.1097/PAI.0b013e31825ed8a5.
  • Wick MR, Marchevsky AM: Evidence-based principles in pathology: existing problem areas and the development of “quality” practice patterns.  Arch Pathol Lab Med 2011; 135: 1398-1404.
  • Foo WC, Cruise MW, Wick MR, Hornick JL: Immunohistochemical staining for TLE1 distinguishes synovial sarcoma from histologic mimics.  Am J Clin Pathol 2011; 135: 839-844.
  • Tan BH, Barry CI, Wick MR, White KP, Brown JG, Lee A, Litchfield AH, Lener EV, Shitabata PK: Multicentric reticulohistiocytosis and urologic carcinomas: a possible paraneoplastic association.  J Cutan Pathol 2011; 38: 43-48.


  • Wick MR, Patterson JW: Neoplastic Mimics in Dermatopathology, Demos Publishing, New York, NY, 2013.
  • Wick MR, Tazelaar HD: Neoplastic Mimics in Thoracic & Cardiovascular Pathology, Demos Publishing, New York, NY, 2013.
  • Marchevsky AM, Wick MR (Editors): Evidence-Based Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Springer, New York, NY, 2011.

Book Chapters:

  • Wick MR, Patterson JW:  Vascular tumors of the skin.  In: Practical Skin Pathology (Patterson JW, Editor), Elsevier, New York, 2013.
  • Wick MR, Patterson JW: Neural & adipocytic tumors of the skin.  In: Practical Skin Pathology (Patterson JW, Editor), Elsevier, New York, 2013.
  • Wick MR, Patterson JW: Metastatic tumors in the skin.  In: Practical Skin Pathology (Patterson JW, Editor), Elsevier, New York, 2013.A current list of Dr. Wick’s journal publications can be obtained from PubMed.