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John L. Blau, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology

Contact Information

Primary Office
SW243 General Hospital (GH)
Iowa City, IA 52242


BS, Chemistry, Utah State University
MD, Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Resident, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Fellow, Pathology Informatics, University of Michigan


Halvorson, T., Blau, J. & Firchau, D. (2021). Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries. (Vols. 50). pp. 107267. Cardiovasc Pathol. PMID: 32818611.

Yao, K., Singh, A., Sridhar, K., Blau, J. L. & Ohgami, R. S. (2020). Artificial Intelligence in Pathology: A Simple and Practical Guide. Advances in anatomic pathology. PMID: 32773432.

Liu, X., Sutton, P. R., McKenna, R., Sinanan, M. N., Fellner, B. J., Leu, M. G. & Ewell, C. (2019). Evaluation of Secure Messaging Applications for a Healthcare System: A Case Study. Applied Clinical Informatics. PMID: 30812040.

Blau, J. L., Wilford, J. D., Dane, S. K., Karandikar, N. J., Fuller, E. S., Jacobsmeier, D. J., Jans, M. A., Horning, E. A., Krasowski, M. D., Ford, B. A., Becker, K. R., Beranek, J. M. & Robinson, R. A. (2017). Implementation of Epic Beaker Anatomic Pathology at an Academic Medical Center. Journal of Pathology Informatics, 8, 47. PMID: 29387505.

Imborek, K. L., Nisly, N. L., Hesseltine, M. J., Grienke, J., Zikmund, T. A., Dreyer, N. R., Blau, J. L., Hightower, M., Humble, R. M. & Krasowski, M. D. (2017). Preferred Names, Preferred Pronouns, and Gender Identity in the Electronic Medical Record and Laboratory Information System: Is Pathology Ready?. Journal of Pathology Informatics, 8, 42. PMID: 29114436.

Krasowski, M. D., Wilford, J. D., Howard, W., Dane, S. K., Davis, S. R., Karandikar, N. J., Blau, J. L. & Ford, B. A. (2016). Implementation of Epic Beaker Clinical Pathology at an academic medical center. Journal of Pathology Informatics, 7, 7. PMID: 26955505.

Krasowski, M. D., Schriever, A., Mathur, G., Blau, J. L., Stauffer, S. L. & Ford, B. A. (2015). Use of a data warehouse at an academic medical center for clinical pathology quality improvement, education, and research. J Pathology Informatics, 6, 45. PMID: 26284156.

Kim, E. J., Sahai, V., Abel, E. V., Griffith, K. A., Greenson, J. K., Takebe, N., Khan, G. N., Blau, J. L., Craig, R., Balis, U. G., Zalupski, M. M. & Simeone, D. M. (2014). Pilot clinical trial of hedgehog pathway inhibitor GDC-0449 (vismodegib) in combination with gemcitabine in patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Clinical cancer research: an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, 20(23), 5937-45. PMID: 25278454.

Krasowski, M. D., Drees, D., Morris, C. S., Maakestad, J., Blau, J. L. & Ekins, S. (2014). Cross-reactivity of steroid hormone immunoassays: clinical significance and two-dimensional molecular similarity prediction. BMC Clinical Pathology, 14, 33. PMID: 25071417.

Krasowski, M. D., Davis, S. R., Dress, D., Morris, C., Kulhavy, J., Crone, C., Bebber, T., Clark, I., Nelson, D., Teul, S., Voss, D., Aman, D., Fahnle, J. & Blau, J. L. (2014). Autoverification in a core clinical chemistry laboratory at an academic medical center. Journal of Pathology Informatics, 5(13). PMID: 24843824.

Krasowski, M. D., Blau, J. L. (2010). Drug interactions with St. John's wort. In A. Dasgupta , C. A. Hammett-Stabler (Eds.) Herbal Supplements: Efficacy, Toxicity, Interactions with Western Drugs, and Effects on Clinical Laboratory Tests. pp. 273-290. Hoboken (NJ): Hoboken (NJ): John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Koppang, M. D., Blau, J. L. (1999). Electrochemical oxidation of polyamines at diamond thin-film electrodes. Analyt Chem, 71(6), 1188-1195.