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Brian Rubin, MD, PhD

Institute Chair

PLMI Institute Chairman
Brian Rubin, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


About Brian Rubin, MD, PhD

Brian Rubin, MD, PhD, is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic pathology. He specializes in the diagnosis of diseases of bone and soft tissue and is an expert in the diagnosis of sarcomas.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Boston, MA USA

Medical Education - Cornell University Medical College
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA USA

Professional Highlights

  • Treasurer, International Society of Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology
  • Board Member, Connective Tissue Oncology Society
  • Member of Working Group, 2002 WHO Classification of Tumours of Bone and Soft Tissue
  • Senior Associate Editor, Laboratory Investigation


  • Pathology - Anatomic Pathology

Specialty Interests

bone and soft tissue pathology, cancer genetics, targeted cancer therapies


  • International Society of Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology
  • College of American Pathologists
  • Connective Tissue Oncology Society
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/5/2023, Dr. Rubin has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Rubin receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Avalon Healthcare Solutions

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

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