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Philip A. Szanto, MD (1935–2017)

Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

Professor of Pathology


  • University of Chicago, BA and BS
  • University of Basel, Switzerland, MD
  • University of Chicago, Internship, 1965–1966
  • Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL, Pathology Residency, 1966–1968
  • Presbyterian–St. Luke’s Hospital, Chicago, IL, Pathology Residency, 1968–1970

Military Service

Army Major, MC USA, 1970–1972

9th Medical Lab., Viet-Nam, 1970–1971

5th Medical Lab., Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, 1971–1972


American Cancer Society Fellowship, M.D. Anderson Hospital, Houston, TX, 1972–1973


American Board of Pathology (AP&CP), 1975




Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence, Chicago Medical School American Medical Student Association, 1999, 2000

Representative Publications

Szanto, P., Luna, M.A., Tortoledo, M.E., and White, R.A. Histological grading of adenoid cystice carcinoma. Cancer (54),pp. 1062–1069: 1984

Mosnaim, A.D., Wolf, M.E., and Szanto, P.A. Plasma methionine–enkephalin levels in patients with tardive dyskinesia after the administration of butaperazine. Research Communications in Substances of Abuse. Volume 5, No. 4: 1984

Mosnaim, A.D., Wolf, M.E., Chevesich, O.H., Callaghan, O.H., and Szanto, P.A. Phenylethylamine metabolism by postmortem human brain and liver preparations. Drugs and Trace Aminies: Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology. P. Biech et. al., eds. Humana Press, New Jersey, 1985

Szanto, P.A., Ehrenpreis, E., Krakow, M., Rubinstein, O., and Ehrenpreis, S. Histological changes in the guinea pig agastrointestinal tract following one week administration of chlorpromazine, haloperidol and atropine – “Psychopharmacology”.95:351–355, 1988


Pathology by Schneider, A.S. and Szanto, P.A. Published by Williams and Wilkins, 1993

Pathology and Laboratory medicine by Schneider, A.S. and Szanto, P.A. to be published by Williams and Wilkins in 1998.

“Keep up your enthusiasm, your intellectual curiosity, and your humanity.”