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Paul S. Dickman, MD

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Areas of Expertise

  • Surgical Pathology PNET Ewing Sarcoma Clinical Pathology Bone Neoplasms Anatomic Pathology


Phoenix Children's Hospital - Main
1919 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85016

About Paul S. Dickman, MD

Dr. Dickman's interests focus on pediatric solid tumors, particularly Ewing sarcoma. For many years he was a study pathologist on COG clinical trials of Ewing sarcoma. He has carried out in-vitro biochemical studies of tumors as well as clinical and immunohistochemical studies. Currently he collaborates with hematologist/oncologists at PCH on studies of possible therapeutic targets in solid tumors. He is also interested in other pediatric diseases, such as microvillus inclusion disease.
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Education & Training

Medical School / Education

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA


(Anatomic Pathology) M.S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA; (Anatomic/Clinical Pathology) University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA


(Research) Ultrastructural Pathology Section, National Institute of Heath, National Cancer Institute Laboratory of Pathology, Bethesda, MD

Academic Affiliations

Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson; Professor of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix; Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Medical School

Professional Affiliations

American Association for the Advancement of Science; International Academy of Pathology; Society for Pediatric Pathology; Fellow, College of American Pathologists; Arizona Society of Pathologists; Arizona Medical Association

Research & Publications

Tsokos M, Alaggio R, Dehner LP, Dickman PS. Ewing sarcoma/peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor and related tumors. Pediatr Dev Pathol 2012;15 supplement:108-126.

Dickman PS, Fanburg-Smith JC. Bone and joint lesions. Chapter 12 in Cohen MC, Scheimberg I, eds, Essentials of Surgical Pediatric Pathology, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, co. 2014, pp. 397-437.

Knowles BC, Roland JT, Krishnan M, Tyska MJ, Lapierre LA, Dickman PS, Goldenring JR, Shub MD. Myosin Vb uncoupling from RAB8A and RAB11A elicits microvillus inclusion disease. J Clin Invest. 2014 Jul;124(7):2947-62.

Lussier DM, O'Neill L, Nieves LM, McAfee MS, Holechek SA, Collins AW, Dickman P, Jacobsen J, Hingorani P, Blattman JN.; Enhanced T-cell immunity to osteosarcoma through antibody blockade of PD-1/PD-L1 interactions. J Immunother 2015;38(3):96-106.

Pathology of Ewing's Sarcoma/Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor