Michael W. Lawlor, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology; Director, Pediatric Pathology Neuromuscular Laboratory


pediatric pathology

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Michael W. Lawlor, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor


Phone: (414) 955-2959

FAX:      (414) 266-2779

Office Address

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

9000 W Wisconsin Ave.

Milwaukee, WI 53226

Dr. Lawlor’s clinical responsibilities include the diagnosis of nerve, muscle, brain and spinal cord specimens from surgical and autopsy material, with an emphasis on pediatric muscle and nerve biopsies. 

His research laboratory studies animal models of congenital myopathy (X-linked myotubular myopathy, in most cases) in an effort to further understand these diseases and develop new treatments.

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McGarry SD, Hurrell SL, Kaczmarowski AL, Cochran EJ, Connelly J, Rand SD, Schmainda KM, LaViolette PS.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Based Radiomic Profiles Predict Patient Prognosis in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Before Therapy.

Tomography 2016 Sep;2(3):223-228


Cochran EJ, Schlauderaff A, Rand SD, Eckardt GW, Kurpad S.

Spinal osteoblastic meningioma with hematopoiesis: radiologic-pathologic correlation and review of the literature.

Ann Diagn Pathol 2016 Oct;24:30-4


Pace J, Lozen AM, Wang MC, Cochran EJ.

Extradural chondroma presenting as lumbar mass with compressive neuropathy.

J Craniovertebr Junction Spine 2014 Jul;5(3):131-3


LaViolette PS, Mickevicius NJ, Cochran EJ, Rand SD, Connelly J, Bovi JA, Malkin MG, Mueller WM, Schmainda KM.

Precise ex vivo histological validation of heightened cellularity and diffusion-restricted necrosis in regions of dark apparent diffusion coefficient in 7 cases of high-grade glioma.

Neuro Oncol 2014 Dec;16(12):1599-606


Heroux MS, Chesnik MA, Halligan BD, Al-Gizawiy M, Connelly JM, Mueller WM, Rand SD, Cochran EJ, LaViolette PS, Malkin MG, Schmainda KM, Mirza SP.

Comprehensive characterization of glioblastoma tumor tissues for biomarker identification using mass spectrometry-based label-free quantitative proteomics.

Physiol Genomics 2014 Jul 01;46(13):467-81


Lazzaro MA, Cochran EJ, Lopes DK, Prabhakaran S.

Moyamoya syndrome in an adult with essential thrombocythemia.

Neurol Int 2011 Jun;3(1):e3