Michael Deavers, MD

Professor of Clinical Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Academic Institute
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist

Breast-Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship


Dr. Deavers received his MD from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1989. After completing an anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, in 1994, he completed his surgical pathology fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Deavers joined the faculty at the MD Anderson Cancer Center as an instructor in the Department of Pathology in 1997. He became Professor of Pathology in 2007. In 2014, Dr. Deavers was recruited to the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine at the Houston Methodist Hospital.  Dr. Deavers is the Co-Director of Immunohistochemistry and the Director of the Women’s Health fellowship at the Houston Methodist Hospital.

Prior to joining the Methodist Hospital, Dr. Deavers served first as a Co-Medical Director, and then as the Director of the Immunohistochemistry Laboratory at the MD Anderson Cancer Center from 2005-2014. Additionally, Dr. Deavers was the Director of Clinical Operations in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at MD Anderson from 2010-2014. His dedication to the field of pathology research has been recognized by a number of awards, including the Russell L. Holman Memorial Pathology Award and his recognition as one of the Best Doctors in America. Dr. Deavers is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. His research interests include gynecologic pathology and immunohistochemistry.

Description of Research

His research interests include gynecologic oncology and sarcoma.

Areas Of Expertise

Gynecologic oncology Immunohistochemistry

Ovarian Mixed Epithelial Carcinoma with Extensive Bilateral Fallopian Tubes Metastases by the Low-grade Serous Carcinoma Component Mimicking Serous Tubal Intraepithelial Carcinoma: Case Presentation and Literature Review
Zhang, L, Velazquez, M, Wang, X, Masand, R, Deavers, M & Zhang, S 2021, , International Journal of Gynecological Pathology, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 305-309. https://doi.org/10.1097/PGP.0000000000000705

Correlation between programmed death receptor-1 expression in tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and programmed death ligand-1 expression in non-small cell lung carcinoma
Monroig-Bosque, PDC, Driver, B, Morales-Rosado, JA, Deavers, M, Tacha, D, Bernicker, E, Cagle, PT & Miller, RA 2018, , Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 142, no. 11, pp. 1388-1393. https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2017-0516-OA

Deavers, M & Miller, RA 2018, . in I Ramzy, D Mody & R Laucirica (eds), Clinical Cytopathology: Fundamental Principles and Practice. 3rd edn, McGraw Hill Education, pp. 755-788.

Do Skin Lacerations Imply Tissue Transfer From Surgeon to Patient During Arthroscopic Knot Tying?
Burn, MB, Holtorf, HL, Smith, KM, Bernstein, DT, Delgado, DA, Prudhomme, N, Deavers, M, McCulloch, P & Harris, JD 2017, , Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol. 33, no. 12, pp. 2248-2254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arthro.2017.07.033

Programmed death ligand-1 (pd-l1) expression in either tumor cells or tumor-infiltrating immune cells correlates with solid and high-grade lung adenocarcinomas
Driver, BR, Miller, RA, Miller, T, Deavers, M, Gorman, B, Mody, D, Ge, Y, Barrios, R, Bernicker, E, Kim, M & Cagle, PT 2017, , Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 141, no. 11, pp. 1529-1532. https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2017-0028-OA

Retiform Sertoli-Leydig Cell Tumor in a 38-Year-Old Woman: A Case Report, Retrospective Review, and Review of Current Literature
Nwogu, LC, Showalter, JA, Roy, S, Deavers, MT & Zhao, B 2017, , Case reports in pathology, vol. 2017, pp. 3421832. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3421832

Pannus of Mitral Valve Prosthesis Causing Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction
Abudiab, MM, McKay, J, Deavers, M, Zoghbi, WA & Chang, SM 2016, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 183. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-12-3-183

Next-generation sequencing of a cohort of pulmonary large cell carcinomas reclassified by world health organization 2015 criteria
Driver, BR, Portier, BP, Mody, DR, Deavers, M, Bernicker, EH, Kim, MP, Teh, BS, Santacruz, JF, Kopas, L, Munden, RF & Cagle, PT 2016, , Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 140, no. 4, pp. 312-317. https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2015-0361-OA

The Utility of Core Needle Biopsy and Fine-Needle Aspiration in the Workup of Tumors of Suspected Müllerian Origin
Crumley, SM, Okoye, EI, Deavers, M & Coffey, D 2015, , Acta Cytologica, vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 465-473. https://doi.org/10.1159/000443517

Hidradenoma papilliferum associated with pregnancy: A case report
McClain, CM, Deavers, M, Sauls, CD & Diwan, AH 2015, , Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, vol. 42, no. 12, pp. 983-986. https://doi.org/10.1111/cup.12586

Hypertensive Emergency Following Embolization of a Large Adrenal Myelolipoma–Adrenal Medullary Infarction, Pheochromocytoma, or Acute Sympathetic Discharge? A Case Report and Literature Review
Ansari, MZ, De La Garza, MM, Deavers, M, Balogh, J, Rosenberg, WR, Hai, S, Ruppe, M & Hamilton, DJ 2015, , AACE Clinical Case Reports, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. e216-e220. https://doi.org/10.4158/EP14539.CR

Concurrent primary peritoneal low-grade serous carcinoma and endometrial high-grade serous carcinoma
Lockyer, MG, Deavers, MT & Zarrin-Khameh, N 2015, , International Journal of Gynecological Pathology, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 288-292. https://doi.org/10.1097/PGP.0000000000000133

Hypertensive Emergency Following Embolization of a Large Adrenal Myelolipoma_Adrenal Medullary Infarction, Pheochromocytoma or Acute Sympathetic Discharge?
Ansari, M, Dela Garza, M, Deavers, M, Balogh, J, Rosenberg, WR, Hai, S, Ruppe, M & Hamilton, DJ 2015, , AACE Clinical Case Reports, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. e216-e220. https://doi.org/10.4158/EP14539.CR

Collision of ductal carcinoma in situ of anogenital mammary-like glands and vulvar sarcomatoid squamous cell carcinoma
Tran, TAN, Deavers, MT, Carlson, JA & Malpica, A 2015, , International Journal of Gynecological Pathology, vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 487-494. https://doi.org/10.1097/PGP.0000000000000184

Pulmonary artery intimal sarcoma diagnosed using endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration
Caraway, N, Salina, D, Deavers, M, Morice, R & Landon, G 2015, , CytoJournal, vol. 12, no. 1, 151667. https://doi.org/10.4103/1742-6413.151667

Uroplakin II is a more sensitive immunohistochemical marker than uroplakin III in urothelial carcinoma and its variants
Li, W, Liang, Y, Deavers, MT, Kamat, AM, Matin, SF, Dinney, CP, Czerniak, B & Guo, CC 2014, , American Journal of Clinical Pathology, vol. 142, no. 6, pp. 864-871. https://doi.org/10.1309/AJCP1J0JPJBPSUXF

Cross-talk between EphA2 and BRaf/CRaf is a key determinant of response to dasatinib
Huang, J, Hu, W, Bottsford-Miller, J, Liu, T, Han, HD, Zand, B, Pradeep, S, Roh, JW, Thanapprapasr, D, Dalton, HJ, Pecot, CV, Rupaimoole, R, Lu, C, Fellman, B, Urbauer, D, Kang, Y, Jennings, NB, Huang, L, Deavers, MT, Broaddus, R, Coleman, RL & Sood, AK 2014, , Clinical Cancer Research, vol. 20, no. 7, pp. 1846-1855. https://doi.org/10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-13-2141

ERG and FLI1 protein expression in epithelioid sarcoma
Stockman, DL, Hornick, JL, Deavers, MT, Lev, DC, Lazar, AJ & Wang, WL 2014, , Modern Pathology, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 496-501. https://doi.org/10.1038/modpathol.2013.161

Does ifosfamide therapy improve survival of patients with dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma?
Kawaguchi, S, Sun, T, Lin, PP, Deavers, M, Harun, N & Lewis, VO 2014, , Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. 472, no. 3, pp. 983-989. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11999-013-3360-5

Spontaneous hip dislocation secondary to intraarticular neurofibroma: A case report
Kumar, R, Neto, ADRT, Deavers, MT, Amini, B & Lewis, VO 2014, , Skeletal Radiology, vol. 43, no. 7, pp. 1007-1011. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00256-014-1828-3