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Hector L Monforte,  M.D.


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501 6th Ave S, Dept 7020
St Petersburg, FL 33701


Hector Monforte, M.D., is the director of the pediatric biorepository at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He is also the director of anatomic pathology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s 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’s primary areas of interest within pediatric and adolescent pathology include oncologic surgical pathology of solid tumors, gastrointestinal pathology, including Hirschsprung disease, and 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.

Dr. Monforte worked closely with Margaret Penno, Ph.D., a biorepository expert with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who was the interim director of the pediatric biorepository at JHACH until her retirement in March 2016. She will continue to share her expertise in a consulting role.

A native of San Diego, California, Dr. Monforte was raised and educated in Mexico. He came to the  
United States in 1985 for a residency in anatomic pathology at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, followed by a fellowship in oncologic pathology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. In addition, he completed a pediatric pathology fellowship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

He is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic pathology and in pediatric pathology. Dr. Monforte is active in several professional societies, and has contributed and presented clinical research at national and international meetings.

  • Board Certification
  • Education
    • Medical Education Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara
      8/1/1976 - 6/30/1981
    • Residency Jackson Memorial Hospital
      7/1/1985 - 6/30/1989
    • Fellowship Univ of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
      7/1/1989 - 6/30/1990
    • Fellowship Children's Hospital, Los Angeles
      7/1/1990 - 6/30/1991
501 6th Ave S, Dept 7020
St Petersburg, FL 33701
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