John W. Bishop, M.D.

Health Sciences Clinical Professor Emeritus

John W. Bishop is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Pathology - Anatomic

Pathology - Clinical


Locations and Contact

Pathology Building

4400 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Clinical Interests

Dr. Bishop's clinical and research interests include gynecological surgical pathology and cytopathology, including applications of image analysis, molecular and immunohistochemistry, and automated imaging systems.



Undergraduate School

B.A., Yale University, New Haven CT 1973

Medical School

M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston MA 1977


Categorical Pathology, Tufts-New England Medical Center Hospitals, Boston MA 1977-1978


Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Naval Regional Medical Center, San Diego CA 1978-1980

McCabe P, Bishop JW, Semrad TJ. Non-Alpine Thyroid Angiosarcoma After Radiation Exposure: A Case Report. AACE Clinical Case Reports. 2017 Summer;3(3):e205-e209. doi:10.4158/EP161423.CR.

Dochow S, Fatakdawala H, Phipps JE, Ma D, Bocklitz T, Schmitt M, Bishop JW, Margulies KB, Marcu L, Popp J. Comparing Raman and fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy from human atherosclerotic lesions using a bimodal probe. J Biophotonics. 2016 Sep;9(9):958-66. doi:10.1002/jbio.201500341. Epub 2016 Mar 22. PMID:27003796.

Goodman LF, Bateni CP, Bishop JW, Canter RJ. Delayed phlegmon with gallstone fragments masquerading as soft tissue sarcoma. J Surg Case Rep. 2016 Jun 22;2016(6):rjw106. doi:10.1093/jscr/rjw106. PMID:27333918.

Zhang Y, Afify A, Gandour-Edwards RF, Bishop JW, Huang EC. Small cell mesothelioma: A rare entity and diagnostic pitfall mimicking small cell lung carcinoma on fine-needle aspiration. Diagn Cytopathol. 2016 Jun;44(6):526-9. doi:10.1002/dc.23460. Epub 2016 Mar 7. PMID:26952387.

Bhambra AC, Zhang Y, Huang EC, Bishop J, Matin M, Afify A. Pleural fluid metastases of myoepithelial carcinoma: A case report and review of the literature. Cytojournal. 2016 Jun 10;13:13. doi:10.4103/1742-6413.183829. PMID:27382407.

Engelberg JA, Retallack H, Balassanian R, Dowsett M, Zabaglo L, Ram AA, Apple SK, Bishop JW, Borowsky AD, Carpenter PM, Chen YY, Datnow B, Elson S, Hasteh F, Lin F, Moatamed NA, Zhang Y, Cardiff RD. "Score the Core" Web-based pathologist training tool improves the accuracy of breast cancer IHC4 scoring. Hum Pathol. 2015 Nov;46(11):1694-704. doi:10.1016/j.humpath.2015.07.008. Epub 2015 Jul 29. PMID:26410019.

Fatakdawala H, Gorpas D, Bishop JW, Bec J, Ma D, Southard JA, Margulies KB, Marcu L. Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Combined with Conventional Intravascular Ultrasound for Enhanced Assessment of Atherosclerotic Plaques: an Ex Vivo Study in Human Coronary Arteries. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2015 Jun;8(4):253-63. doi:10.1007/s12265-015-9627-3. Epub 2015 May 1. PMID:25931307.

Smith LH, Leiserowitz G, Xing G, Bishop J. Short-term Femara (letrozole) treatment and suppression of Ki67 expression in postmenopausal endometrial carcinoma. Open J Obstetrics Gynecol. 2013;3(3):347-351. doi:10.4236/ojog.2013.33064.

McGahan JP, Bishop J, Webb J, Howell L, Torok N, Lamba R, Corwin MT. Role of FNA and Core Biopsy of Primary and Metastatic Liver Disease. Int J Hepatol. 2013;2013:174103. doi:10.1155/2013/174103. Epub 2013 Nov 21. PMID:24369506.

Pacheco MC, Conley RC, Pennington DW, Bishop JW. Concordance between original screening and final diagnosis using imager vs. manual screen of cervical liquid-based cytology slides. Acta Cytol. 2008 Sep-Oct;52(5):575-8. doi:10.1159/000325600.