39587-Umphress, Brandon

Brandon A. Umphress, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

IU Health Pathology Laboratory
350 W 11th Street, Rm 4050

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Dr. Umphress completed medical school at Indiana University where he was awarded the Carleton D. Nordshow Award and ICPI Pathology National Honor Society Award for outstanding student in Pathology. Dr. Umphress continued his medical training by completing a combined AP/CP residency at Northwestern McGaw Medical Center in Chicago, IL. At Northwestern he was awarded the Outstanding First Year Resident Award in Autopsy and was awarded as the 2019 Anatomic Pathology Resident of the Year. Subsequent to residency, Dr. Umphress completed an oncologic surgical pathology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City where he received specialized training in cancer diagnostics. He finished his training by completing the Dermatopathology Fellowship at Indiana University, where he is now a faculty Surgical Pathologist and Dermatopathologist.

Dr. Umphress is the recipient of the Indiana University Anatomic Pathology Faculty Educator of the Year Award for 2022-2023 and is currently serving as the Pathology Associate Residency Program Director. 

Key Publications

Umphress B, Sanchez B, Paintal A, Nayar R, Maniar KP. Utility of CK7 Versus p16 as a Prognostic Biomarker in CIN 2. Am J Surg Pathol. 2018 Apr;42(4):479-484. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000001032. PMID: 29438168.

Lin X., Umphress B.A., Wiggins E.F., Gupta R., Nemcek A.A. (2020) Liver. In: Nayar R., Lin X., Paintal A., Gupta R., Nemcek Jr. A. (eds) Atlas of Cytopathology and Radiology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24756-0_2

Alomari AK, Tharp AW, Umphress B, Kowal RP. The utility of PRAME immunohistochemistry in the evaluation of challenging melanocytic tumors. J Cutan Pathol. 2021 Mar 3. doi: 10.1111/cup.14000. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33660310

Umphress B, Raparia K. Rhinoscleroma. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2018 Dec;142(12):1533-1536. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2018-0073-RA. Epub 2018 Aug 31. PMID: 30168726.

Umphress B, Philip J, Zhang Y, Lin X. Diagnosis of primary peritoneal high-grade serous carcinoma in a man by cytology. Cytopathology. 2018 Oct;29(5):474-477. doi: 10.1111/cyt.12551. Epub 2018 May 15. PMID: 29660830.

Xiao H, Hooper PB, Umphress BA, Wolverton JE. Keratoacanthoma centrifugum marginatum. Dermatol Online J. 2021 Mar 15;27(3):13030/qt5vp5f7bq. PMID: 33865282.

Umphress B and Maniar KP. Cytokeratin 7. PathologyOutlines.com 2020. 

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Pathology Associate Residency Program Director
  • Education
    2020 Fellowship Indiana University School of Medicine
    2020 Fellowship Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    2019 Residency Northwestern McGaw Medical Center
    2015 MD Indiana University
    2010 MS Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
    2009 BS University of Indianapolis
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pathology - Dermatopathology
    American Board of Pathology - Pathology-Anatomic/Pathology-Clinical*

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