Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Research (CeDER)

Cara M. Gatto-Weis, MD.

Cara M. Gatto-Weiss, MD

Cara Gatto-Weis, MD. Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology.


Dr. Cara Gatto-Weis received her MD degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey. She carried out her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, as well as fellowships in Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology, at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She then served as Chief Resident in Pathology, until she joined the University of Toledo College of Medicine in 2003.

Dr. Gatto-Weis’ special clinical interests include fine needle aspiration and diagnosis of palpable lesions, in addition to oncologic surgical pathology. She has been actively involved with CeDER, serving as its pathology director and collaborating with several CeDER investigators in the interpretation of mouse histology for the past 3 years. Her current collaborations with Dr. Najjar include investigation of the role of PTEN and CEACAM1 genes as tumor suppressor genes in multiple organ systems, including endometrium, prostate and lymphoid tissues, and how these pathways mediate the link between these types of cancer and metabolic and inflammatory disorders such as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

Dr. Gatto-Weis has authored 3 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 5 clinical articles and book chapters. Her research interest is fundamental to the growth of translational research in this institution.
Last Updated: 3/23/15