Richard E. Sobonya, MD

Following a fellowship in pulmonary pathology, Dr. Sobonya spent two years at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in the Pulmonary-Mediastinal Branch. He then joined the faculty at Kansas University Medical Center. He moved to the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1977 and was a participating investigator in a multi- disciplinary NIH grant on the epidemiology of obstructive lung diseases. His special interests, besides lung pathology, include directing the Autopsy Service and participating in electron microscopy, muscle pathology, and cardiac pathology. Among his 70+ publications are articles on arrthymogenic right ventricular dysplasia and a chapter on fungal diseases in Churg’s Pathology of the Lung. He is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the College of American Pathologists. Extramedical interests include philately, lepidoptera, and fishing.

Research Interests: 

Pulmonary infections, especially coccidioidomycosis Diagnostic pulmonary pathology Autopsy Pathology

  • MD: Case Western Reserve University, 1967
Honors and Awards
  • Director, Residency Program
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Program Directors Section of the Association of Pathology Chairs
  • University Hospital of Cleveland, Pathology
  • St. Luke’s Hospital (Cleveland, OH), Pulmonary Pathology, 1969-1971
  • Pulmonary-Mediastinal Branch Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Washington, DC), 1972-1974
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pathology