David Grier.

David D. Grier, MD

  • Staff Pathologist, Division of Pathology
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine



As a hematopathologist, I use pathology techniques to diagnose pediatric leukemia, lymphoma and myelodysplastic syndrome. I also use flow cytometry, a tool for rapid detection and characterization of cells that contribute to disease.

Pathologists are the “doctor’s doctor.” We solve problems and help our clinical colleagues answer questions about patient care. While we don’t see patients, we care about helping them as much as those doctors and nurses who have face-to-face interactions with them every day.

In my free time, I am a photographer and a potter.

MD: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2001.

Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2006.

Fellowship: Hematopathology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2007.


Pediatric hematopathology; flow cytometry

Services and Specialties


Research Areas



Acute myeloid leukemia in SRP54-mutated congenital neutropenia. Sabulski, A; Grier, DD; Myers, KC; Davies, SM; Rubinstein, JD. 2022; 3:521-525.

ALK-positive histiocytosis: a new clinicopathologic spectrum highlighting neurologic involvement and responses to ALK inhibition. Kemps, PG; Picarsic, J; Durham, BH; Hélias-Rodzewicz, Z; Hiemcke-Jiwa, L; van den Bos, C; van de Wetering, MD; van Noesel, CJ M; van Laar, JA M; Verdijk, RM; et al. Blood. 2022; 139:256-280.

Inflammatory biomarkers in COVID-19-associated multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, Kawasaki disease, and macrophage activation syndrome: a cohort study. Rodriguez-Smith, JJ; Verweyen, EL; Clay, GM; Esteban, YM; de Loizaga, SR; Baker, EJ; Do, T; Dhakal, S; Lang, SM; Grom, AA; et al. The Lancet. Rheumatology. 2021; 3:e574-e584.

Reversible Myelofibrosis in Pediatric Renal Osteodystrophy. Sabulski, A; Hughley, E; Nehus, EJ; Grier, DD; Niss, O. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 226:303-305.

A 6-week-old male infant with persistent leukocytosis. Matthews, R; McLean, TW; Grier, DD; Shetty, AK. Paediatrics and Child Health. 2020; 25:131-133.

Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm with t(2;8)(p12;q24). Seiwell, AP; Buckley, K; Pettenati, M; Grier, DD. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2020; 67:e28097.

Prematriculation Healthcare Employment Predicts Success in Clerkship Environment. Strowd, LC; Gao, H; O'Brien, MC; Burns, C; Freischlag, JA; Strowd, RE; Grier, D; Peters, TR. Medical Science Educator. 2020; 30:211-217.

Acute Leukemias. Shi, Y; Grier, DD; Neff, J. Practical Lymph Node and Bone Marrow Pathology. : Springer Nature; Springer Nature; 2020.

Performing Under Pressure: Varsity Athletes Excel in Medical School. Strowd, LC; Gao, H; O'Brien, MC; Reynolds, P; Grier, D; Peters, TR. Medical Science Educator. 2019; 29:715-720.

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