Director of Anatomic Pathology

4400 V Street,
Sacramento, CA 95817
Tel: (916) 734-3277
Pg: (916) 816-3063 

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine

Personal Interests

Cinema and reading

Reason for selecting UC Davis for Residency

Its reputation for having a collaborative academic environment

Clinical Interests

  • Gynecological Cytopathology and Surgical Pathology, including applications of image analysis, molecular and immunohistochemistry, and automated imaging systems, LEAN laboratory management

Research Interests

  • Interlaboratory harmonization in immunohistochemistry
  • Assessment of in-vivo imaging of cardiovascular disease

Brief Biography

Dr. John Bishop graduated from Yale University cum laude with a Bachelors of Arts in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry in 1973. He went on to study Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and received his Medical Degree in February, 1977. Following his formal education, Dr. Bishop completed an Internship in categorical pathology at Tufts-New England Medical Center Hospitals and then his Pathology Residency (AP-CP) at the Naval Regional Medical Center (NRMC) San Diego.

John Bishop began his professional career with the Navy, being stationed in both San Diego and Japan through the 1980s. From there he worked at several hospitals throughout the United States. He served as Associate Professor of Pathology, Creighton University School of Medicine throughout most of the 1990s. In 1999 he came to UC Davis Medical Center and stayed until the end of 2001. Following his time here at UC Davis Medical Center he worked in the private sector until joining the University of Cincinnati as an Associate Professor from August 2003-March 2007. Most recently, Dr. Bishop served as Medical Director for Bostwick Laboratories Inc., Gynecor® Division. He has returned to UC Davis Medical Center and serves as Health Sciences Clinical Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Services.

He holds medical licenses in five (5) states and is certified in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology through the American Board of Pathology. He is also certified in Cytogenetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics.

Dr. Bishop is a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists. He holds memberships with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, American Society of Cytopathology, and the United States - Canadian Academy of Pathology.