Dr. Monforte is the director of the Tissue-Based Diagnosis and Research Core, in addition to serving as the director of the pediatric biorepository at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He is also the director of anatomic pathology at the hospital, where he was an attending pathologist from 1991 through 1993 and then returned in 2005 after 12 years as an attending pathologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Dr. Monforte earned his medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine in Mexico. He completed his residency in anatomic pathology at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, followed by two years of fellowship—one in oncologic pathology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and the other in pediatric pathology at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Dr. Monforte’s primary areas of interest within pediatric and adolescent pathology include oncologic surgical pathology of solid tumors and gastrointestinal pathology, including motility disorders, intraoperative consultation and frozen section diagnosis. His expertise includes optimal methods of specimen procurement, allocation and maximization of tissue derived resources for diagnostic, research and archival applications.
He is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology, with a subspecialty certification in Pediatric Pathology. Dr. Monforte is active in several professional societies, and has published clinical research in peer-reviewed journals. He is also active in didactic conferences and presentations at national and international meetings, intramural and teaching conferences at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Pathology residency program.
Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara
8/1/1976 - 6/30/1981
Jackson Memorial Hospital
7/1/1985 - 6/30/1989
Univ of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
7/1/1989 - 6/30/1990
Children's Hospital, Los Angeles
7/1/1990 - 6/30/1991