Richard Cote, MD

Richard Cote, MD

Primary Academic Title

Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Chair of the Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine

Research Interest

Pathways of tumor progression and response to therapy, particularly in bladder and prostate cancer, cancer metastasis research through analysis of lymph node and bone marrow occult metastases


  • 1980: MD, University of Chicago


  • 1980 - 1981: Intern, surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 1985 - 1987: Resident, pathology, Cornell University Medical College, New York Hospital, New York City
  • 1987 - 1988: Fellow, pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City
  • 1988 - 1990: Chief fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certification

  • 1987: American Board of Pathology - anatomic pathology

Selected Research Publications

AI-guided histopathology predicts brain metastasis in lung cancer patients.
  • Zhou H, Watson M, Bernadt CT, [...] Cote RJ
  • J Pathol 2024
Extrinsic and intrinsic preanalytical variables affecting liquid biopsy in cancer.
  • Batool SM, Hsia T, Beecroft A, [...] Cote RJ, [...] Balaj L
  • Cell Rep Med 2023
The Liquid Biopsy Consortium: Challenges and opportunities for early cancer detection and monitoring.
  • Batool SM, Yekula A, Khanna P, [...] Cote RJ, [...] Balaj L
  • Cell Rep Med 2023

Contact Information

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Contact Information