Jason A Jarzembowski, MD

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Pediatric Pathology
Children’s Wisconsin since 2007
  • Medical director, Clinical Laboratory, Children's Wisconsin
  • CEO, Children's Specialty Group, Children's Wisconsin
  • Chief, Division of Pediatric Pathology, the Medical College of Wisconsin




Dr. Jason Jarzembowski is a Professor and chief (Pediatric Pathology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin as well as Medical Director of the clinical laboratory at Children’s Wisconsin. In addition, he is the program director of Perinatal Pathology at Children’s Wisconsin.

Dr. Jarzembowski’s clinical expertise is in pediatric and perinatal pathology and focuses on fetal and placental examination. For the past five years he has also served as the medical advisor to the Infant Death Center, which helped spur an interest in SIDS and safe sleep education and research. In 2010, he helped begin Children’s Wisconsins Safe Sleep Initiative and currently collaborates on several projects aimed at investigating the molecular underpinnings of SIDS, and at better understanding safe sleep practice and knowledge amongst parents and medical caregivers.

Dr. Jarzembowski also directs much of his clinical and research efforts toward neuroblastoma, one of the most common pediatric cancers. He is Vice-Chair of the Pathology Discipline Committee for Children’s Oncology Group, and serves on the steering committee for three treatment protocols. He is also a member of the International Neuroblastoma Pathology Committee and collaborates on multiple research projects.


  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Pediatric Pathology

Areas of Interest

  • Pathology
  • Autopsy pathology
  • Cancer genetics
  • Infant mortality prevention
  • Perinatal and placental pathology
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Education and Awards


  • 2002, Medical College of Wisconsin, MD


  • 2006, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) - PATHOLOGY-ANATOMIC CLINICAL


  • 2007, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine - Ped Pathology


  • 1992 Pew Foundation Research Fellow
  • 1993 Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Award
  • 1996 Cremer Research Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1996 National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health
  • 2002 Armand J. Quick Award for Excellence in Biochemistry, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 2002 Graduation with Research Honors, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 2006 Young Investigator Research Award, Society for Pediatric Pathology
  • 2006 Clinical Pathology Resident of the Year, University of Michigan
  • 2008-2011 Outstanding Medical Student Teacher Award, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 2009 Young Investigator Mentee, Children’s Oncology Group

Research and publications