Carolyn Glass
Associate Professor of Pathology

Current Research Interests

Cardiac and Thoracic Pathologist
Division Chief, Cardiovascular Pathology 
Associate Residency Program Director
Co-Director, Division of Artificial Intelligence and Computational Pathology
Director, Duke University Hospital Autopsy Service 

Dr. Glass received her BS in Neuroscience with Departmental Honors from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1997, before earning her MS from Baylor College of Medicine and MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Magna Cum Laude in 2007. Dr. Glass initially trained as a vascular surgeon with a focus on endovascular/interventional procedures through the Integrated Vascular Surgery Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  As a recipient of the NIH National Lung Blood Institute T32 Ruth Kirschstein National Service Research Award, she completed a Ph.D with a concentration in Genomics and Epigenetics in 2014.

Dr. Glass completed residency in Anatomic Pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 2016 followed by fellowships in Cardiothoracic Pathology also at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Pulmonary/Transplant Pathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. As a thoracic pathologist, Dr. Glass also has a special interest in identifying new epigenetic biomarkers that may predict response or resistance to conventional, targeted and immune therapy using computational techniques. She works closely with the Duke Thoracic Oncology Group and DCI Center for Cancer Immunotherapy. 

Dr. Glass is the recipient of the Society of Cardiovascular Pathology (SCVP) Young Investigator’s Award, the William von Liebig Vascular Biology Research Fellowship at the Harvard Institutes of Medicine, the Duke Pathology Salvatore V. Pizzo Faculty Research Mentor Award, the Duke Department of Pathology Early Career Research Achievement Award and is author of over 80 publications (including book chapters in the recent W.H.O. Classification Tumours of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart) and 40 national presentations in cardiovascular disease, thoracic malignancies, surgery and machine learning. Dr. Glass is also an NIH-funded Principal Investigator (U54, SBIR).

In addition to her clinical and research activities, Dr. Glass serves on the Executive/National Committees for the Society of Cardiovascular Pathology, College of American Pathology Artificial Intelligence Committee and the Duke School of Medicine Executive Admissions Committee. 

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 214D Davison Building, 40 Duke Medicine Circle, Box #3712 Duhs, Durham, NC 27710

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