John Bishop, M.D.

John Bishop, M.D.


Pathology - Anatomic


Pathology - Surgical

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


  • Vice Chair for Clinical Services, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Health Sciences Clinical Professor


To see if John Bishop is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Pathology Building

4400 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:

Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 916-734-3277
Fax: 916-734-2560
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

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.




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

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

Internship: 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

Board Certifications

American Board of Medical Genetics - Clinical Cytogenetics, 1987

American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2006

American Board of Pathology, Cytopathology, 1989

Professional Memberships

American Society of Clinical Pathologists

American Society of Cytopathology

College of American Pathologists, Fellow

United States - Canadian Academy of Pathology

Select Recent Publications

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.

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.

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.

Lloyd H. Smith, Gary Leiserowitz, Guibo Xing, John Bishop, “Short-term Femara (letrozole) treatment and suppression of Ki67 expression in postmenopausal endometrial carcinoma”. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013; 3, 347-351.

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.

Maksem JA, Robboy SJ, Bishop JW, Meiers I; Cytology of the Endometrium, Essentials in Cytopathology series, Springer  ISBN-10: 038789909X; ISBN-13: 978-0387899091.2009.

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.

Bishop JW. Cellularity of liquid-based, thin-layer cervical cytology slides. Acta Cytol. 2002 Jul-Aug;46(4):633-6.