Robert J Cabay, MD, DDS

Robert J. Cabay, MD, DDS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology





Areas of Interest

  • Cytopathology
  • Head and Neck Pathology

Clinical Focus

Head and Neck Pathology

Research Focus

Interrelationships of the clinical, histologic, cytologic, and molecular aspects of head, neck, and oral lesions
Regulatory effects of adipose tissue and nutrition on inflammatory and immune responses

What I Do

I am a cytopathologist and surgical pathologist with special interest in head and neck pathology.  My diverse health care background enables me to bring a broad perspective and valuable professional experience to the examination of pathologic tissues and fluids. I embrace my role as an educator and relishes my participation in the training of fellows, residents, and students.  My internal and external collaborations with renowned clinicians and researchers have resulted in numerous publications in a wide variety of peer-reviewed medical and dental journals.


MD:    University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
DDS:  Loyola University of Chicago School of Dentistry, Maywood, IL
MPH:  University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Chicago, IL
BSGS: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Residency Training

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL


Cytopathology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Surgical Pathology, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Head and Neck Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital / Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA (Visiting Fellowship)
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC (Donald West King Fellowship)


Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology
Cytopathology, American Board of Pathology

Honors & Awards

Listed in multiple editions of Marquis Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare

Selected Recent Publications

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Cytopathology, head and neck pathology