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David S. Brink, M.D.

Professor; Director, Residency Training Program
Pediatric Pathology


M.D., Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 1995
B.A., Washington University, 1990


Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Pediatric Pathology

Research Interests

Pediatric surgical pathology, pediatric autopsy pathology, fetal/developmental pathology, pediatric renal pathology, skeletal muscle pathology, renal pathology


PubMed Listing

Costa DJ, Mitchell RB, Brink DS. Congenital/infantile fibrosarcoma in a 3-week-old boy. Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal 87(4): 196-198, 2008.

Vogler C, Wang Y, Brink DS, Wood E, Belsha C, Walker PD. Renal pathology in the pediatric transplant patient. Advances in Anatomic Pathology 14(3):202-216, 2007.

Brink DS. Transient leukemia (transient myeloproliferative disorder, transient abnormal myelopoiesis) of Down syndrome. Advances in Anatomic Pathology 13:256-262, 2006.

Geller T, Loftis L, Brink DS. Cerebellar infarction in adolescent males associated with acute marijuana use. Pediatrics 113:e365-e370, 2004.

Brink DS, Luisiri A, Grange DK. Case report: lethal multiple pterygium syndrome. Pediatric Pathology and Molecular Medicine 22(6):461-470, 2003.

Polski JM, Dunphy CH, Evans HL, Brink DS. Lymph node infarction. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 127(8):922, 2003.

Vadlamani I, Ma E, Brink DS, Batanian JR. Trisomy 15 in a case of pediatric hemangiopericytoma and review of the literature. Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics 138(2):116-119, 2002.

Brink DS, Fenton GA, Noguchi A, Manepalli AN, Vogler C. Clinicopathologic conference: neurologic dysfunction in a premature infant. Journal of Pediatrics 140(1):110-115, 2002.

9. Batanian JR, Brink DS, Thorpe CM, Haddad BR. Case of lipoblastoma with two derivative chromosomes 8 containing homogeneously staining-like regions and a review of the literature: lipoblastoma and chromosome 8. Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics 125(1):10-13, 2001.

Keller MS, Weber TR, Sotelo-Avila C, Brink DS, Luisiri A. Duodenal duplication cysts: a rare cause of acute pancreatitis in children. Surgery 130(1):112-115, 2001.


Lechner AJ, Matuschak GM, Brink DS. Respiratory: An Integrated Approach to Disease (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012)

Book Chapter

Vogler C, Brink DS, Grange DK. Inborn errors of metabolism. In: Stocker JT, Dehner LP, Husain AN (Ed.): Stocker & Dehner’s Pediatric Pathology: Third Edition (Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011)

Honors and Awards

  • Golden Apple Award (2016), Saint Louis University School of Medicine and American Medical Student Association
  • Faculty of the Year, Department of Pathology (2014-2015) Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Best Doctors List, St. Louis Magazine, 2011-2018
  • Distinguished Teacher Award for the M.D. Program, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 2008, 2003
  • Award of Appreciation, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 1998

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Maternal, Child and Family Health Coalition of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2006-present
  • Children’s Oncology Group, 2003-present
  • Society for Pediatric Pathology, 2001-present
  • College of American Pathologists, 1995-present
  • Missouri State Representative, Residents’ Forum, 1996-1998
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology, 1993-present
  • St. Louis Pathological Society/Wagih Bari Society of St. Louis Pathologists, 1992-1993 and 1995-2000
  • American Medical Association, 1990-present
  • Missouri State Medical Association, 1990-present
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Association, 1990-present