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Robert T. Ownbey

Robert T. Ownbey, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Practices: Drexel Pathology

Specialties: Pathology


  • MD - Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • BS - Adelphi University

Robert Ownbey, MD, is a director of the Hahnemann University Hospital Autopsy Service and the Drexel University College of Medicine Regional Autopsy Service. He is board certified in anatomic pathology with special interests in gynecologic and soft tissue pathology. Dr. Ownbey works in Center City Philadelphia.


  • College of American Pathologists
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

In the News

Clinical Services

Clinical pathology, Pathology - surgical and autopsy, Pathology - gynecologic


  • Surgical Pathology - University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Research - Department of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University


  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - University of Massachusetts Medical School


  • Family Medicine - Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Robert Ownbey, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. He serves as an instructor for the second-year medical student pathology course, and as an instructor and mentor for the Pathologist's Assistant and Forensic Science programs. He is a member of the Core Curriculum Committee for the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency program and previously served as associate director of that program.


"Human Eotaxin is a Specific Chemoattractant for Eosinophil Cells and Provides a New Mechanism to Explain Tissue Eosinophilia"
Garcia-Zepeda EA, Rothenberg ME, Ownbey RT, Celestin J, Leder P and Luster AD
Nature Medicine. 2 (4): April 1996.

"Eotaxin Triggers Eosinophil-Selective Chemotaxis and Calcium Flux Via a Distinct Receptor and Induces Pulmonary Eosinophilia in the Presence of Interleukin 5 in Mice"
Rothenberg ME, Ownbey RT, Mehlhop PD, Loiselle PM, van de Rijn M, Bonventre JV, Oettgen HC, Leder P and Luster AD
Molecular Medicine. 2 (3): 334-48, May 1996.

"T Cell-Dependent Regulation of Eotaxin in Antigen-Induced Pulmonary Eosinophilia"
MacLean JA, Ownbey RT and Luster AD
Journal of Experimental Medicine. 184 (4): 1461-9, Oct. 1, 1996.

"Angiogenesis Associated Protein Annexin II in Breast Cancer: Selective Expression in Invasive Breast Cancer and Contribution to Tumor Invasion and Progression"
Meena R. Sharma, Lauren Koltowski, Robert T. Ownbey, George P. Tuszynski and Mahesh C. Sharma
Experimental and Molecular Pathology. 81 (2): 146-56, Oct 2006.

"Morphologic Classification Of Polarizing Particulate Matter In Biopsy Specimens Of Sarcoidosis Patients"
Priya Bakaya, Yeilim Cho, Robert T. Ownbey, Han C. Ryoo, Herbert Patrick.
Chest Meeting Abstract. 132 (4 meeting abstracts), September 2007.

"Porcine intact and wounded skin responses to atmospheric nonthermal plasma"
Andrew S. Wu, MD, Sameer Kalghatgi, PhD, Danil Dobrynin, PhD, Rachel Sensenig, MD, Ekaternia Cerchar, MD, Erica Podolsky, MD, Essel Dulaimi, MD, Michelle Paff, BS, Kimberly Wasko, CVT, Krishna Priya Arjunan, PhD, Kristin Garcia, BS, Gregory Fridman, PhD, Manjula Balasubramanian, MD, Robert Ownbey, MD, Kenneth A. Barbee, PhD, Alexander Fridman, PhD, Gary Friedman, PhD, Suresh G. Joshi, MD, PhD, and Ari D. Brooks, MD.
Journal of Surgical Research. XXX, EI-EI2, 2012.

Contact Information

Practice Office

Drexel Pathology Lab
245 N. 15th Street
Mail Stop 435
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.8911
Fax: 215.762.3274