Dr. Chi grew up in Beijing China. He attended undergraduate study at Peking University and medical school at Peking Union Medical College. He later joined Drs. Valina and Ted Dawson’s laboratory at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he studied the molecular mechanisms of neuroprotection and neurodevelopment. His Ph.D. works were published in high-profile journals including Cell, Development Cell, Cell reports, Nature Medicine, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Chi subsequently trained in anatomic and clinical pathology residency at Indiana University School of Medicine, and gastrointestinal and liver pathology fellowship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor at UTSW in July 2018.

Dr. Chi’s current research interests include clinicopathological, immunohistochemical, and molecular characterization of gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and liver neoplasm as well as inflammatory diseases. He also actively engages in collaborative research projects with basic scientists interested in gastrointestinal and pancreatic diseases. Dr. Chi currently serves as co-investigators for multiple NIH funded studies and always looks forward to more collaborating opportunities.


Other Post Graduate Training
John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Medical School
Peking Union Medical College (2003)
Graduate School
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2009)
Johns Hopkins Hospital (2013), Post Doctoral
Indiana University School of Medicine (2017), Pathology
Cedars Sinai Medical Center (2018), Gastrointestinal & Liver Pathology

Research Interest

  • Clinicopathologic characterization of gastrointestinal tract inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease and microscopic colitis.
  • Clinicopathologic characterization of gastrointestinal tract, liver, and pancreatic tumors, with a current emphasis on esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.


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