Dr. Allen Gown
Founder, Medical Director – Phenopath
Dr. Gown received his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY in 1975, and then completed his Pathology Residency as well as Pathology Fellowship training at the University of Washington, Seattle, the latter under the aegis of Dr. Earl Benditt. Dr. Gown rose through the ranks to full Professor of Pathology and served as attending pathologist at the University of Washington Medical Center, where he developed and directed the immunohistochemistry (IHC) laboratory. In 1997, Dr. Gown left the University of Washington to found PhenoPath, which has grown to become an internationally renowned specialty pathology reference laboratory. Currently, Medical Director and Chief Pathologist at PhenoPath, Dr. Gown is a pathologist-scientist recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in the diagnostic and research applications of IHC. He has developed numerous clinically important monoclonal antibodies employed in IHC laboratories around the world (HMB-45, OSCAR, etc.). Dr. Gown is a member of the editorial boards of many of the major pathology journals. He is a Clinical Professor of Pathology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, and an Affiliate Investigator in the Clinical Research Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA. Dr. Gown continues to be at the forefront of clinical investigative studies employing IHC and other modalities with over 300 peer-reviewed publications and as a frequent presenter at national and international conferences.