Richard C. Jordan, DDS, PhD


Richard Jordan is a pathologist in the Dermatopathology and Oral Pathology Service. He has special expertise in the diagnosis of oral cavity and head and neck diseases, including salivary gland tumors, mucosal disease and oral cancer. A professor in the Orofacial Sciences and Pathology Departments at the UCSF School of Dentistry, Jordan's research focuses on head and neck cancers and human papilloma virus.

Jordan earned his dental degree from the University of Toronto, where he also completed residencies in anatomic pathology and oral and maxillofacial pathology. He completed a fellowship at the Royal College of Pathologists in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and NRG Oncology, a non-profit clinical research organization.


Head and Neck Surgery Cancer Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 885–7528
Fax: (415) 885–7711

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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University of Toronto School of Dentistry 1986
University of London (U.K.), Ph.D., Experimental Pathology 1995


University of Toronto, Oral Pathology 1992

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Krings G, Joseph NM, Bean GR, Solomon D, Onodera C, Talevich E, Yeh I, Grenert JP, Hosfield E, Crawford ED, Jordan RC, van Zante A, Zaloudek C, Shin SJ, Chen YY. Genomic profiling of breast secretory carcinomas reveals distinct genetics from other breast cancers and similarity to mammary analog secretory carcinomas. Mod Pathol. 2017 Aug; 30(8):1086-1099.
  2. Ozawa H, Ranaweera RS, Izumchenko E, Makarev E, Zhavoronkov A, Fertig EJ, Howard JD, Markovic A, Bedi A, Ravi R, Perez J, Le QT, Kong CS, Jordan RC, Wang H, Kang H, Quon H, Sidransky D, Chung CH. SMAD4 Loss Is Associated with Cetuximab Resistance and Induction of MAPK/JNK Activation in Head and Neck Cancer Cells. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Sep 01; 23(17):5162-5175.
  3. Weiss EP, Jordan RC, Frese EM, Albert SG, Villareal DT. Effects of Weight Loss on Lean Mass, Strength, Bone, and Aerobic Capacity. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 01; 49(1):206-217.

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