Nicholas Willard, DO
Instructor/Fellow- GME, Pathology

Photo
Medical School:
  • DO, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (2015)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Colorado State University (CO) (2011)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Anatomic and Clinical (2019)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Molecular Genetic (2020)
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Pathology (2021)
Languages: English
Department: Pathology

Recognition & Awards

  • Harry B. Neustein Award, Society for Pediatric Pathology (2021)
  • Gary J. Miller Award for Outstanding Research by a Graduate Student or Resident, University of Colorado, Department of Pathology (2019)
  • Harry B. Neustein Award, Society for Pediatric Pathology (2017)

Research Interests

Molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis in primary central nervous system tumors in pediatric and adult patients.

Publications

  • Katherine T Lind, MD, Hannah V Chatwin, BA, John DeSisto, MS, Philip Coleman, BA, Bridget Sanford, MS, Andrew M Donson, BS, Kurtis D Davies, PhD, Nicholas Willard, DO, Calvin A Ewing, Aaron J Knox, PhD, Jean M Mulcahy Levy, MD, Ahmed Gilani, MD, Adam L Green, MD, Novel RAF Fusions in Pediatric Low-Grade Gliomas Demonstrate MAPK Pathway Activation, Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology, 2021;, nlab110, https://doi.org/10.1093/jnen/nlab110
  • Kent A Riemondy, Sujatha Venkataraman, Nicholas Willard, Anandani Nellan, Bridget Sanford, Andrea M Griesinger, Vladimir Amani, Siddhartha Mitra, Todd C Hankinson, Michael H Handler, Martin Sill, Jennifer Ocasio, Seth J Weir, Daniel S Malawsky, Timothy R Gershon, Alexandra Garancher, Robert J Wechsler-Reya, Jay R Hesselberth, Nicholas K Foreman, Andrew M Donson, Rajeev Vibhakar, Neoplastic and immune single-cell transcriptomics define subgroup-specific intra-tumoral heterogeneity of childhood medulloblastoma, Neuro-Oncology, 2021;, noab135, https://doi.org/10.1093/neuonc/noab135
  • Roberts SJ, McNally B, Rosser JA, Willard N, Golitz L, Wisell J. Diverse clinical and histopathologic features of cutaneous post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders: A presentation of two cases. Australas J Dermatol. 2019 Nov;60(4):e317-e321. PubMed PMID: 31144292
  • Willard N, Honce JM, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK. PRES: Review of Histological Features. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2018 Feb 1;77(2):100-118. PubMed PMID: 29325172
  • Willard N, Bocsi GT. A New Monoclonal Band in a Patient with Refractory Multiple Myeloma. Clin Chem. 2017 Apr;63(4):927-935. PubMed PMID: 28351858
  • Willard N, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK. Massive dissemination of adult glioblastomas. Clin Neuropathol. 2015 Nov-Dec;34(6):330-42. PubMed PMID: 26308254
View All (6 Total) View Less

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Anatomic and Clinical, Board Certification (2019)
  • Molecular Genetic, Board Certification (2020)
  • Pediatric Pathology
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include molecular pathology of hematopoietic and solid tumors in both pediatric and adult patients.

Care Philosophy
I am committed to providing high-quality patient care through use of modern molecular diagnostic techniques. This testing is increasingly vital for understanding, treatment, and prognostication of human disease.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • DO, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (2015)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Colorado State University (CO) (2011)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Anatomic and Clinical (2019)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Molecular Genetic (2020)
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Pathology (2021)
Languages: English
Department: Pathology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

Update My Profile
;