Our Pathologists

Dr. Thomas J. Lawton

Dr. Thomas J. Lawton is a board-certified surgical pathologist with over 15 years of post-fellowship experience in academia and the private sector. A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Lawton completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University. He has served on the medical school faculties at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Washington. At the University of Washington, he was appointed Associate Professor and founded and directed the Breast Pathology Subspecialty Service. Dr. Lawton left the University of Washington in 2008 and founded Seattle Breast Pathology Consultants, where he directed the laboratory for three years prior to co-founding Pacific Breast Pathology.

Dr. Lawton has been a co-investigator on numerous breast-cancer focused research grants, and has served as the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center representative for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s Committee on Breast Cancer Risk Reduction. He has co-authored numerous journal articles and textbook chapters on breast pathology including being the principle author and editor of Cambridge University Press' Breast (Illustrated Surgical Pathology Series). One of Dr. Lawton’s key focuses in breast pathology is on the controversies regarding treatment of women with a “high risk” lesion on core needle biopsy. He has co-authored a book chapter in Radiologic Clinics of North America and lectured at Radiology meetings on this topic with his breast imaging colleague Dr. Georgian-Smith of Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Phil Dutt

Dr. Phil Dutt is a board-certified surgical pathologist with over twenty years of post-fellowship experience in academia and the private sector. A graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Dutt subsequently completed his residency and fellowship training at Vanderbilt University. During his surgical pathology fellowship at Vanderbilt, he worked with noted breast pathologist Dr. David Page on his breast consultation service. After serving on the medical school faculty at the University of South Alabama, Dr. Dutt practiced as a pathologist in private practice prior to co-founding Pacific Breast Pathology.

Dr. Dutt has co-authored several scientific articles and book chapters, including a chapter on “Extent and Multicentricity of In Situ and Invasive Breast Carcinoma” in the textbook The Breast: Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Disease (Saunders/Elsevier).

Dr. Dutt also holds a law degree from the University Of Michigan Law School.