Joo Song

Joo Y Song, M.D.

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology

Joo Y Song, M.D.

  • Anatomical & Clinical Pathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma

Joo Song, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor at City of Hope's Department of Pathology. He is also a member of the Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center at City of Hope.

Double board-certified in hematopathology and clinical/anatomic pathology, Dr. Song comes to City of Hope from the University of California, Davis Medical Center where he was an assistant professor of pathology and associate medical director of outreach.

While at UC Davis, Dr. Song received the Department of Pathology Faculty Teaching Award, and was awarded a University of California Center for Health Quality and Innovation Fellowship.  He has received scholarships and awards from UCLA and George Washington University. Dr. Song earned his undergraduate degree (cum laude and with honors) in biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his medical degree from George Washington University, in Washington, DC, where he also completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology. He furthered his training with a clinical fellowship in a hematopathology at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, MD, under the supervision of Elaine Jaffe, M.D.

Dr. Song is a member in good standing with various professional associations including the College of American Pathologists and the Society for Hematopathology. He has more than 28 peer-reviewed publications, abstracts and book chapters to his credit, has been principal investigator on two externally funded research grants, and has been invited to speak at numerous national conferences.

  • 2014-present, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2011-2014, Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Davis, CA
  • 2011-2014, Associate Medical Director of Outreach, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Davis, CA
  • Hematopathology Fellowship Program


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  • 2005, M.D., George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • 1999, B.S., University of California, Los Angeles (Biology), Cum Laude and College Honors


  • 2009-2011, Clinical Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Hematopathology, Bethesda, MD


  • 2005-2009, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • American Board of Pathology (AP/CP)
  • American Board of Pathology (Hematology)

Venkataraman G, Song JY, Traverse-Glehen A, Eberle F, Hanson J, Tzankov A, Dirnhofer S, Heinze G, Kohl M, Raffeld M, Pittaluga S, Jaffe ES. Aberrant T-Cell Antigen Expression in Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma is Associated with Decreased Event-Free Survival and Overall Survival. Blood. 2013;121(10):1795-1804.; Salaverria I, Royo C, Carvajal-Cuenca A, Clot G, Navarro A, Valera A, Song JY, Woroniecka R, Rymkiewicz G, Klapper W, Hartmann EM, Sujobert P, Wlodarska I, Ferry JA, Gaulard P, Ott G, Rosenwald A, Lopez-Guillermo A, Quintanilla-Martinez L, Harris NL, Jaffe ES, Siebert R, Campo E, Bea S. CCND2 rearrangements are the most frequent genetic events in cyclin D1(-) mantle cell lymphoma. Blood. 2013;121(8):1394-1402.; Song JY, Dwyre DM. Metastatic adenocarcinoma involving the bone marrow. Blood. 2012.120:3170.; Song JY, Filie AC, Venzon D, Stetler-Stevenson M, Yuan CM. Flow cytometry increases the sensitivity of detection of leukemia and lymphoma cells in bronchoalveolar lavage specimens. Cytometry B Clinical Cytometry. 2012;82(5):305-312.; Sonu R, Song JY, Chen M. Extramedullary hematopoiesis associated with myeloproliferative neoplasm manifesting as pleural effusion: case report and review of literature. Journal of Hematopathology. 2012: 1-7.; Barnhard S, Pai A, Chew HK, Song JY. Richter's Syndrome with aberrant CD2 and CD4 expression. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2012.; Eberle FC, Song JY*, Xi L, Raffeld M, Harris NL, Wilson WH, Pittaluga S, Jaffe ES. Nodal involvement by cutaneous CD30-positive T-cell lymphoma mimicking classical Hodgkin lymphoma. American Journal of Surgical Pathology. 2012; 36(8):716-725. *Co-first author.; Brohl A, Song JY, Lieberman R, Gause B. Synchronous indolent primary gastrointestinal lymphomas managed successfully with conservative measures. American Journal of Therapeutics. 2011.; Carvajal-Cuenca A, Sua LF, Silva NM, Pittaluga S, Royo C, Song JY, Sargent RL, Espinet B, Climent F, Jacobs SA, Delabie J, Naresh KN, Bagg A, Brousset P, Warnke RA, Serrano S, Harris NL, Swerdlow SH, Jaffe ES, Campo E. "In-situ Mantle Cell Lymphoma." Clinical implications of an incidental finding with indolent clinical behavior. Haematologica. 2012;97::270-278.; Song JY, Strom TS, Raffeld M, Pittaluga S, Jaffe ES. Peripheral T-cell lymphoma with aberrant expression of CD30, CD15, and CD20. Journal of Clinical Oncology.  2011, 29(32):789-791.; Garcia-Herrera A, Song JY, Chuang S, Villamor N, Colomo L, Pittaluga S, Alvaro T, Rozman M, de Anda Gonzalez J, Arrunategui AM, Fernandez E, Gonzalvo E, Estrach T, Colomer D, Raffeld M, Gaulard P, Campo E, Jaffe ES, Martinez A. Non-hepatosplenic ?? Tcell lymphomas represent a spectrum of  aggressive cytotoxic T-cell lymphomas with a mainly extranodal presentation. American Journal of Surgical Pathology. 2011; 35(8):1214-1225.; Song JY, Eberle FC, Xi L, Raffeld M, Rahma O, Wilson WH, Dunleavy K, Pittaluga S, Jaffe ES. Coexisting and clonally identical classical Hodgkin lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma. American Journal of Surgical Pathology. 2011; 35(5):767-772.; Stewart S, Poon B, Song JY, Chen ISY. 1999. HIV-1 Vpr Induces Apoptosis Through Caspase Activation. Journal of Virology 74 (7): 3105-3111.

  • College of American Pathologists
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • Present Society for Hematopathology