Publications

Research

Research is considered an important aspect of education and has strong departmental and institutional support, including a large, well-organized biobank. Participation in at least one research project over the four-year program is required, typically resulting in an abstract and publication. Most residents undertake several studies. Residents select their projects and the faculty with whom they want to work, with clinical and/or translational studies available in all anatomic pathology and clinical pathology subspecialty areas.

House Staff Publications and Awards

2013-2016 House Staff Publications

  • Alimchandani M, Lai JP, Aung PP, Khangura S, Kamal N, Gallin JI, Holland SM, Malech HL, Heller T, Miettinen M, Quezado MM. Gastrointestinal histopathology in chronic granulomatous disease: a study of 87 patients. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013;37:1365-72.
  • Koo J, Zhou X, Moschiano E, De Peralta-Venturina M, Mertens R; Dhall D. The immunohistochemical expression of islet 1 and PAX8 by rectal neuroendocrine tumors should be taken into account in the differential diagnosis of metastatic neuroendocrine tumors of unknown primary origin. Endocr Pathol. 2013;24:184-90.
  • Parson SJ & Luthringer DJ. Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. College of American Pathologists. PIP-A 2013 Performance Improvement Program Critique Case # 2013-40.
  • Amin MB, Smith SC, Agaimy A, Argani P, Compérat EM, Delahunt B, Epstein JI, Eble JN, Grignon DJ, Hartmann A, Hes O, Hirsch MS, Jimenez RE, Kunju LP, Martignoni G, McKenney JK, Moch H, Montironi R, Paner GP, Rao P, Srigley JR, Tickoo SK, Reuter VE. Collecting Duct Carcinoma Versus Renal Medullary Carcinoma: An Appeal for Nosologic and Biological Clarity. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014;38:871-4.
  • Amin MB, Smith SC, Eble JN, Rao P, Choi WWL, Tamboli P, Young RH. Glandular Neoplasms of the Urachus: A Report of 55 Cases Emphasizing Mucinous Cystic Tumors with Proposed Classification. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014;38:1300-45.
  • Balzer B, Wick MR, Parson SJ. (2014) Mesenchymal tumors of the mediastinum. In Marchevsky AM & Wick MR (Eds.), Pathology of the Mediastinum (pp. 227-269). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Chevarie-Davis M, Riazalhosseini Y, Arsenault M, Aprikian A, Kassouf W, Tanguay S, Latour M, Brimo F. The morphological, immunohistochemical and chromosomal spectrum of papillary renal cell carcinoma (PRCC): A study including 132 cases with pure type 1 and type 2 morphology as well as tumors with overlapping features. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014;38:887-94.
  • Gallet R, Tseliou E, Dawkins J, Middleton R, Valle J, Angert D, Reich H, Luthringer D, Kreke M, Smith R, Marbán L, Marbán E. Intracoronary Delivery of Self-Assembling Heart-Derived Microtissues (Cardiospheres) for Prevention of Adverse Remodeling in a Pig Model of Convalescent Myocardial Infarction. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2015;8 e002391.
  • Kryvenko ON, Haley SL, Smith SC, Shen SS, Paluru S, Gupta NS, Jorda M, Epstein JI, Amin MB, Truong LD. Hemangiomas In Kidneys With End-Stage Renal Disease: A Novel Clinicopathological Association. Histopathol. 2014 Feb 18 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Lai JP, Chen ZM, Lok T, Chan OT, Himmelfarb E, Zhai Q, Lin F, Wang HL. Immunohistochemical stains of proliferating cell nuclear antigen, insulin-like growth factor 2 and clusterin help distinguish malignant from benign liver nodular lesions. J Clin Pathol. 2014; 67:464-9.
  • Louvanto K, Chevarie-Davis M, Ramanakumar AV, Franco E, Ferenczy A. HPV Testing with Cytology Triage for Cervical Cancer Screening in Routine Practice. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014;210:474.e1-7.
  • Miyai K, Schwartz MR, Divatia MK, Anton RC, Park YW, Ayala AG, Ro JY. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of breast: Recent advances. World J Clin Cases. 2014;2:732-41.
  • Miyai K, Kristiansen A, Egevad L, Pina-Oviedo S, Divatia MK, Shen SS, Miles BJ, Ayala AG, Park YW, Ro JY. Seminal vesicle intraepithelial involvement by prostate cancer: putative mechanism and clinicopathological significance. Hum Pathol. 2014;45:1805-12.
  • Mohanty SK, Smith SC, Chang E, Luthringer DJ, Gown AM, Aron M, Amin MB. Evaluation of Contemporary Prostate and Urothelial Lineage Biomarkers in a Consecutive Cohort of Poorly-Differentiated Bladder Neck Carcinomas. Am J Clin Pathol. 2014;142:173-83.
  • Moschiano EJ, Barbuto DA, Walsh C, Singh K, Euscher ED, Roma AA, Ali-Fehmi R, Frauenhoffer EE, Montiel DP, Kim I, Djordjevic B, Malpica A, Hong SR, Silva EG. Risk factors for recurrence and prognosis of low-grade endometrial adenocarcinoma; vaginal versus other sites. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2014;33:268-73.
  • Okoye E, Choi EK, Divatia M, Miles BJ, Ayala AG, Ro JY. De novo large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the prostate gland with pelvic lymph node metastasis: a case report with review of literature. Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2014;7:9061-6.
  • Smith SC, Mohanty SK, Kunju LP, Chang E, Chung F, Carvalho JC, Paner GP, Hansel DE, Luthringer DJ, dePeralta-Venturina M, Amin MB. Uroplakin II Outperforms Uroplakin III in Diagnostically Challenging Settings. Histolpatol. 2014; 65:132-8.
  • Smith SC, Palanisamy N, Zuhlke K, Johnson AM, Siddiqui J, Chinnaiyan AM, Kunju LP, Coonery KA, Tomlins SA. HOXB13 G84E-related Familial Prostate Cancers: A Clinical, Histologic, and Molecular Survey. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014;38:615-26.
  • Smith SC, Palanisamy N, Betz BL, Tomlins SA, Mehra R, Schmidt LA, Lucas DR, Myers JL. At the Intersection of Primary Pulmonary Myxoid Sarcoma and Pulmonary Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma: Observations from Three New Cases. Histopathology. 2014;65:144-6.
  • Smith SC, Buehler D, Choi EK, McHugh JB., Rubin BP, Billings SD, Balzer B, Thomas DG, Lucas DR, Goldblum JR, Patel RM. CIC-DUX sarcomas demonstrate frequent MYC amplification and ETS-family transcription factor expression. Mod Path. 2014 Jun 20 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Williamson SR, Eble JN, Amin MB, Gupta NS, Smith SC, Sholl LM, Montironi R, Hirsch MS, Hornick JL. Succinate dehydrogenase-deficient renal cell carcinoma: Detailed characterization of eleven tumors defining a unique subtype of renal cell carcinoma. Mod Path. 2014 Jul 18 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Xu B, Chevarie-Davis M, Chevalier S, Scarlata E, Zeizafoun N, Dragomir A, Tanguay S, Kassouf W, Aprikian A, Brimo F. The prognostic role of ERG immunopositivity in prostatic acinar adenocarcinoma: a study including 454 cases and review of the literature. Hum Pathol. 2014; 45:488-497.
  • Aggarwal N, Pongpruttipan T, Patel S, Bayerl MG, Alkan S, Nathwani B, Surti U, Kitahara S, Chinthammitr Y, Swerdlow SH. Expression of S100 protein in CD4 positive T-cell lymphomas is often associated with T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 (In press).
  • Choi EK, Kim D, Divatia M, Takei H. Molecular alterations of appendiceal serrated lesions. Hum Pathol. 2015;46:1062-3.
  • Divatia M & Luthringer D. Spermatocytic seminoma. College of American Pathologists. PIP-A 2015 Performance Improvement Program Critique Case #2015-26.
  • Farahani N, Pantanowitz L. Overview of Telepathology. Surg Pathool Clin. 2015;8:223-231.
  • Felder SI, Larson B, Balzer B, Wachsman A, Haker K, Fleshner P, Annamalai A, Marguiles D. Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis: preoperative CT and pathology distribution are concordant. Am Surg Pathol. 2014; 80:1064-1068.
  • Hayes C, Alkan S, Kitahara S. Indolent Fibrin-associated EBV-positive Large B-cell Lymphoproliferative Disorder in a Lower Extremity Aneurysmal Hematoma: A Case Report. J Hematopathol. 2014;7:139-143.
  • Hayes C, Kitahara S, Tcherniantchouk O. Decreased Threshold of Aggregation to Low-Dose Epinephrine is Evidence of Platelet Hyperaggregability in Patients with Thrombosis. Hematology Reports. 2014;6:5326.
  • Hayes C, Ma Y, Delioukina M, Alkan S, Huang Q. Bone Marrow Manifestation of Plasmablastic Transformation of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: A Case Report. J Hematopathol.2014;7:189-193.
  • Hirsch M, Mehra R, Smith SC, Divatia M, Amin MB. Emerging Entities in Renal Neoplasia. Surg Pathol Clin. 2015 (In press).
  • Kim MJ, Divatia MK, Lee JH, Shen S, Miles BJ, Hwang JH, Ayala AG, Ro JY. Collagenous micronodules in prostate cancer revisited: are they solely associated with Gleason pattern 3 adenocarcinomas? Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2015;8:3469-76.
  • Larson BK, Balzer B, Goldwasser J, Dhall D. Calcifying fibrous tumor: an unrecognized IgG4-related disease? APMIS. 2015;123:72-76.
  • Larson BK, Dhall D, Guindi M. Immunohistochemistry as a surrogate marker for molecular diagnosis in hepatic tumours. Diagn Histopathol (Oxf). 2015 (In press).
  • Sacks W, Larson B. A patient with a benign thyroid nodule on initial cytology presents with thyroid cancer after 15 years. Clin Thyroidol. 2014; 26:326-328.
  • Tang S, Beigel R, Arsanjani R, Larson B, Luthringer D, Siegel R. Infective endovascular fibrin sheath vegetation - a new cause of bacteremia detected by transesophageal echocardiogram. Am J Med. 2015 (In press).
  • Usmani A, Walts AE, Patel S, Alkan S, Kitahara S. HHV8-negative effusion-based lymphoma: a series of 17 cases at a single institution.J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2015; 4:37-43.
  • Larson B, D. Dhall, Guindi M; Arginase Is Superior to Hepar for Distinguishing Clear Cell Hepatocellular Carcinoma from Clear Cell Tumors Metastatic to the Liver (Poster presentation, USCAP 2016); Modern Pathology Volume 29, Issue Supplement 2, p.422-423A, 2016.
  • Larson B, Guindi M; Applying criteria for hepatocellular neoplasm of uncertain malignant potential reclassifies >50% of Hepatocellular Adenomas (Poster presentation, USCAP 2016); Modern Pathology Volume 29, Issue Supplement 2, p.422A, 2016.
  • Lo A., Goel R, Vasovic L; Therapeutic Apheresis; In Sallman D, Chaudhury A, et al (Eds.) Handbook of Hematologic Malignancies; Demos US; In press.
  • Marban E, Reich HJ, Tseliou E, de Couto G, Angert D, Valle J, Kubota Y, Luthringer D, Mirocha J, Sun B, Smith R, Marbán L; Repeated transplantation of allogeneic cardiosphere-derived cells boosts therapeutic benefits without immune sensitization in a rat model of myocardial infarction; Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation; In press.


2013-2016 House Staff Awards and Special Notations

  • 2013 American Heart Association – Best in Basic Science Research Abstract Award Recipient
    Angert D, Berretta R, Kubo H, Barbe M, Kajstura J, Starosta T, Houser SR. Repair of the Injured Adult Heart Involves c-Kit+ Cardiac Stem Cells and New Myocyte Formation Regionally Greatest in the Apex and Epicardium, Dallas, TX.
  • 2013 American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting - Best Resident Poster Finalist
    Cheng C, Stephenson A, Setty S, Levy B, Wiley E. Comparing a Computer-Assisted Image Analyzer to a Pathologist in the Scoring of Ki-67 Breast Cancer Images, Chicago, IL
  • 2013 American Society for Clinical Pathologists Appointment
    Matthew Miller, Appointed to the Resident Council for 2013-2015
  • 2014 United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Meeting Stowell-Orbison Award Poster Presentations
    Steven C Smith
    Amanda E. Lo
    Michael T. Schmidt
    Snehal Patel
  • 2014 International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP): Excellence in Urologic Pathology Resident/Fellow Research Award Recipient
    Smith SC, Mohanty SK, McDaniel AS, dePeralta-Venturina MN, Luthringer DJ, Tomlins SA, Amin MB. Neuroendocrine Differentiation (NED) in Prostatic Adenocarcinoma (PCa): A Dual-Institutional Review with Respects to a Newly Proposed Classification System, San Diego, CA
  • 2014 The Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology (JASC): 2014 Physician In-Training-Award Recipient
    Usmani A, Walts AE, Alkan S, Kitahara S. HHV8-Negative Primary Effusion Lymphoma: A Series of 17 Cases at a Single Institution, San Diego, CA
  • 2014 Los Angeles Society of Pathologists Annual Resident & Fellow Symposium
    3rd Place: Caleb Cheng, Thromboelastography and the Management of a Bleeding Patient
  • 2014 Sports Spectacular Endowed Fellowship Award Recipient, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Myriam Chevarie-Davis, for research in the area of hematologic tumors, where she formed an innovative 6 year retrospective analysis of cases analyzed for JAK2 gene mutations, establishing a new diagnostic threshold that allows for early detection and treatment of myeloproliferative neoplasms
  • 2014 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) Research Day V Poster Presentation
    Cheng C, Zhaoxuan M, Bhele S, Mohanty S, Chu YT, Luthringer D, Amin MB, Knudsen B, Gertych A. Fractal dimensions and lacunarity of nuclear distribution separate benign tissue and cancer grades in radical prostatectomies
  • 2014 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) SOCCI Poster Day, Finalists:
    Kandukuri S, et al. High-grade Ovarian Serous Carcinomas (HGOSC): Significant Correlation of Histologic Patterns with EGFR Signaling Pathway Protein IMP3 and Epithelial-mesenchymal Transition (EMT) Molecule E-cadherin Predicting Disease Recurrence
    Snehal P, et al. “S100 is Frequently Expressed in T-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia
    Zhou X, et al. Primary Hepatic Small Cell Carcinoma with Cushing's Syndrome: Case Report and Literature Review.
  • 2015 Sports Spectacular Endowed Fellowship Award Recipient, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Mukul Divatia, Urologic Pathology Fellow
  • 2015 Los Angeles Society of Pathologists Annual Resident & Fellow Symposium
    2nd Place: Mukul Divatia, Urologic Pathology Fellow, "Male Adnexal Tumor of Woffian Origin”
    3rd Place: Kristine Astvatsaturyan, "Integration of EGFR and CK5/6 Immunoexpression in Predicting Survival of Triple Negative Breast Cancer"
  • 2016 Sports Spectacular Endowed Fellowship Award Recipient, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center:
    Snehal Patel, Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellow
  • 2016 Los Angeles Society of Pathologists Annual Resident & Fellow Symposium
    First Place: Deepika Sirohi, Urologic Pathology Fellow, “Post-Transplant Urothelial Carcinoma: Something to Think About”
  • 2016 Clinical Fellows Award for Excellence in Research, Finalist Poster Presentation, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Snehal Patel (molecular genetic pathology fellow) “Next Generation Sequencing: A Novel Approach to Distinguish Multifocal Primary Lung Adenocarcinomas from Intrapulmonary Metastases"
  • 2016 Paul Rubenstein, MD Prize for Excellence in Resident Research Finalist Poster Presentation:
    Wendy Kadi
  • 2016 Nathan B. Friedman Prize Award: Pathology Research prize
    Snehal Patel (molecular genetic pathology fellow) “Next Generation Sequencing: A Novel Approach to Distinguish Multifocal Primary Lung Adenocarcinomas from Intrapulmonary Metastases”


2013-2016 House Staff Abstracts and Presentations

  • Cheng C, Groth J, Rooper L, Prabhu S, et al.; Interobserver Variability in the Recognition of Fibrotic Cancer Stroma (Desmoplasia) in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Arch Pathol Lab Med; 137:1343-1526, 2013; Abstract presented at CAP'13 THE Pathologists' meeting, Orlando, FL, September 2013.
  • Cheng C, Stephenson A, Setty S, Levy B, Wiley E; Comparing a Computer-Assisted Image Analyzer to a Pathologist in the Scoring of Ki-67 Breast Cancer Images; Am J Clin Pathol; 140:A231, 2013; Abstract presented at the American Society for Clinical Pathology annual meeting, Chicago, IL, September 2013.
  • Cheng C, Lopatka, K, Braniecki M; A Case of Basaloid Follicular Hamartoma Arising in a Nevus Sebaceus; Abstract presented at the American Society of Dermatopathology annual meeting, Washington, DC, October 2013.
  • Farahani N, Kitahara S, Tcherniantchouk O; Prospective comparison of the HIT expert probability (HEP) score versus the Warkentin’s 4T’s score in a quaternary care center; Abstract presented at the XXIV Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis & Haemostasis, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 2013.
  • Farahani N, Kitahara S, Tcherniantchouk O; Cost-effective HIT diagnosis: Utilizing IgG-specific PF4 assays reduces the number of confirmatory serotonin release assays without missing true HIT; Abstract presented at the XXIV Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis & Haemostasis, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 2013.
  • Kandukuri S, Scumpia P, Worswick S, Binder S; Unusual presentation of Bacillary angiomatosis; Abstract presented at the American Society of Dermatopathology annual meeting, Washington, DC, October 2013.
  • John S, Kandukuri S, Gaertner E, Switlyk S. Uncommon paraneoplastic dermatitides. Abstract presented at the American Society of Dermatopathology annual meeting, Washington, DC, October 2013.
  • Kandukuri S, Gaertner E, Alkan S, Pillai R; Primary cutaneous presentation of s100+ peripheral t-cell lymphoma; Abstract presented at the American Society of Dermatopathology annual meeting, Washington, DC, October 2013.
  • Larson BK, Kim SA, Guindi M; Evaluating the staining pattern and prognostic implications of IMP3 in hepatocellular carcinoma; Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013;137:1388-1389; Abstract presented at CAP'13 THE Pathologists' meeting, Orlando, FL, September 2013.
  • Larson BK, Goldwasser J, Balzer B, Dhall D; Calcifying fibrous tumor: within the spectrum of IgG4-related disease? Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013;137:1393; Abstract presented at CAP'13 THE Pathologists' meeting, Orlando, FL, September 2013.
  • Larson BK, Mohanty SK, Walts AE, Bose S, Wu JM; Utility of ProExC immunoreactivity in anal intraepithelial neoplasia; Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013;137:1401; Abstract presented at CAP'13 THE Pathologists' meeting, Orlando, FL, September 2013.
  • Kim SA, Larson BK, Guindi M; Hepatic progenitor cells in hepatocellular adenomas by subtype; Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013;137:1409; Abstract presented at CAP'13 THE Pathologists' meeting, Orlando, FL, September 2013.
  • Usmani AF, Kitahara SK, Tcherniantchouk O; Laboratory evaluation of prolonged aPTTs: does normal saline (NS) mixing improve assay specificity?; Poster presented at the American Society for Clinical Pathology, Chicago, IL, September 2013.
  • Zhou X, Dhall D, Moschiano E, Mertens R, Venturina M, Koo J; Rectal neuroendocrine tumors should be taken into account in the differential diagnosis of metastatic neuroendocrine tumors of unknown primary origin; Abstract presented at the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society annual meeting, Charleston, SC, October 2013.
  • Angert D, Berretta R, Kubo H, Barbe M, Kajstura J, Starosta T, Houser SR; Repair of the Injured Adult Heart Involves c-Kit+ Cardiac Stem Cells and New Myocyte Formation Regionally Greatest in the Apex and Epicardium; Circulation; 128:A10746, 2014; Abstract presented at the American Heart Association Conference Scientific Sessions, Dallax, TX; November 2014.
  • Venturina M, Mertens R, Smith SC, Chang E, Silva E; SATB2 immunohistochemical staining is useful in distinguishing primary from metastatic mucinous tumors in the ovary; Mod Path; 27:280A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Cheng C, Ma Z, Mohanty S, Amin M, Knudsen B, Gertych A; Fractal Dimensions and Lacunarity of Nuclear Distribution Separate Benign Tissue and Cancer Grades in Radical Prostatectomies; Abstract presented at Cedars-Sinai Research Day, Los Angeles, CA, January 2014.
  • Cheng C, Zhaoxuan M, Bhele S, Mohanty S, Chu YT, Luthringer D, Amin MB, Knudsen B, Gertych A; Fractal dimensions and lacunarity of nuclear distribution separate benign tissue and cancer grades in radical prostatectomies; Mod Path; 27:396A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Chevarie-Davis M, Baden K, Fournier P, Magat C, Thorpe E, Lopategui J; Frequent heterogeneity of Her2 amplification in colorectal carcinoma; Mod Path; 27:168A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Chevarie-Davis M, Riley C, Lopategui J; Low level JAK2 V617F is significant in confirming a clinical suspicion of myeloproliferative neoplsasm (MPN); Mod Path; 27:342A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Brimo F, Eveleigh RJM, Chevarie-Davis M, Arsenault M, Bertos N, Tanguay S, Latour M, Riazalhosseini Y; Mixed Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma (PRCC) Represents Similar Patterns of Chromosomal Abnormalities to Those of Pure Type 1 PRCC: A Study Including Nine Cases; Mod Path; 27:219A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Demicco EG, Harms PW, Patel RM, Smith SC, Carskadon SL, Camelo-Piragua S, McHugh JB, Siddiqui J, Palanisamy J, Lucas DR, Lazar AJ, Wang W; STAT6 Immunohistochemistry Is Useful in the Diagnosis of Solitary Fibrous Tumors; Mod Path; 27:15-16A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Farahani N, Fine J; Automated Pathology Workflow for 21st Century; Poster presented at the Pathology Informatics Summit, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2014
  • Kandukuri S, Mohanty S, Patel D, Sing C, Walsh C, Silva E; High grade ovarian serous carcinomas (HGOSC): significant correlation of histologic patterns with EGFR signaling pathway problem IMP3 and epithelial mesenchymal transitition (EMT) molecule E-cadherin predicting disease recurrence; Mod Path; 27:289A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Kristiansen G, Smith SC, McDaniel A, Harms PW, McHugh JB, Thomas D, Lucas DR, Patel RM; Evaluation of CD24 Expression in Mesenchymal Neoplasms: A Specific Biomarker for Low Grade Fibromyxoid Sarcoma?; Mod Path; 27:21A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Lai J, Knudsen B, Guindi M; Can hypoxia after transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) trigger a progenitor/cholangiocytic cell phenotype in hepatocellular carcinoma? Mod Path; 27:423A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Lai J, Larson B, Thakur S, Sahu S, Agarwal S, Guindi M, Kalra K. Dhall D, Pillai R; Differential expression of miR-196a and miR-261a in cholangiocarcinoma and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma; Mod Path; 27:451A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Larson B, Dhall D, Chopra S, Kahn M, Guindi M; Laminin 1 deposition parallels CD34 antigenicity in hepatocellular carcinoma; Mod Path; 27:188A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Choi M, Liles G, Dadmanesh F, Zhang X, Han B, Lester J, Karlan B, Giuliano A, Cui X, Amersi F; The clinicopathologic significance of FOXC1in BRCA mutant breast cancer; J Clin Oncol 32:5s, 2014; American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, Chicago, IL, June 2014.
  • Hussein Y, Weigelt B, Levine D, Schoolmeester J, Dao L, Balzer B, Liles G, Karlan B, Soslow R; Clinicopathologic Analysis of Endometrial Carcinomas with POLE Hotspot Mutation; Mod Path; 27:287A, 2014; Proffered paper presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Liles G, Mohanty S, Chung F, Alkan S, Dadmanesh F; Evaluation of C-myc expression by immunohistochemistry (IHC) in invasive breast carcinoma (BC); Mod Path;27:65A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Mohanty S, Liles G, Thakur S, Sahu S, Kalra K, Amin MB, Pillai R, Dadmanesh F; miRNA expression pattern in predicting BRCA mutation status in invasive breast carcinoma; Mod Path; 27:68A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Liles G, Scharre K, Balzer B, Barbuto D, Silva E; Morphologic correlates of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection in low grade squamous lesions of the female external genital tract; Mod Path; 27:293A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Lo A, Chevarie-Davis M, Lopategui J, Silva E; How reliable is p16 staining in cervical HPV suspected lesions? Mod Path; 27:293A, 2014; Stowell-Orbison poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Lugo H, Liles G, Smith SC, McFall M, Mohanty SK. Amin MB, Kahn M, Balzer B; Diagnostic of BCL-2, CD44, and CD117 in distinction of well differentiated neuroendocrine tumors (WD) and high grade neuroendocrine carcinomas (HG); Mod Path; 27:153A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Lugo H, Bose S; A five-year analysis of the indeterminate Bethesda category of thyroid cytology; Mod Path; 27:111A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Lugo H, McFall M, Liles G, Mohanty S, Chung F, Yuan X, Amin MB, Balzer B, Dhall D; Diagnostic utility of SATB2 in determining the site of origin of well differentiated neuroendocrine tumors; Mod Path; 27:155A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • McFall M, Mohanty S, Conley A, Bhele S, Yuan X, Amin MB, Knudsen B, Dhall D, Balzer B; Integration between immunohistochemistry (IHC) and mRNA expression patterns reveals novel biomarkers for Merkel Cell carcinoma; Mod Path; 27:137A, 2014; Proffered paper presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • McFall M, Mohanty S, Usmani A, Wu J, Frishberg D; Does immunohistochemistry add to morphology in differentiating Trichoepithelioma, desmoplastic Trichoepithelioma, morpheaform basal cell carcinoma and microcystic adnexal carcinoma; Mod Path; 27:138A; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • McFall M, Mohanty S, Liles G, Lugo H, Chung F, Knudsen B, Yuan X, Amin MB, Dhall D, Balzer B; Diagnostic Utility of an expanded panel of novel and well established immunohistochemical (IHC) markers to differentiate Merkel Cell carcinoma from high grade non-Merkel cell neuroendocrine carcinomas; Mod Path; 27:137A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Sobhani K, Miller MJ, Tcherniantchouk O, Torbati S; Quantitatively Assessing Fibrin Interference with Troponin I Measurement; Clin Chem; 59:A230, 2013; Abstract presented at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry annual meeting, Houston, TX, July 2013.
  • Miller MJ, Cervania M, Pillai R, Alkan S; Separation of hematogones from precursor B-acute lymphocytic leukemia; Presented at the International Clinical Cytometry meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, October 2013.
  • Patel S, Vescio R, Bresee C, Chung F, Kim E, Alkan S; Overexpression of c-MYC portends a poor prognosis in plasma cell myeloma;Mod Path; 27:370A, 2014; Stowell-Orbison poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Patel S, Huang Q, Alkan S, Kitahara S; S100 is frequently expressed in T-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia; Mod Path; 27:370A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Schmidt M, Cinar M, Cinar B, Pillai R, Shoeili E, Abali G, Kitahara S, Alkan S; Myc is frequently overexpressed in Reed-Sternberg Cells in Hodgkin Lymphoma and its downregulation induces apoptosis; Mod Path; 27:376A, 2014; Stowell-Orbison poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Williamson SR, Eble JN, Amin MB, Gupta N, Smith SC, Sholl L, Hirsch M, Hornick JL; Succinate dehydrogenase-deficient renal cell carcinoma: detailed characterization of clinicopathologic and immunoshistochemical features of a distinct morphologic ovarian; Mod Path; 27:270A, 2014; Proffered paper presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Kryvenko O, Haley S, Smith SC, Shen S, Paluru S, Gupta N, Jorda M, Epstein J, Amin MB, Truong L; Hemangiomas in Kidney with end-stage renal disease – a novel clinicopathological association; Mod Path; 27:242A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Mohanty S, Smith SC, Kim E, Chung F, Hansel D, Venturina M, Luthringer D, Wang S, Amin MB; Evaluation of the mid/hind gut differentiation marker SATB2 in glandular lesions of the urinary bladder; Mod Path; 27:249A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Smith SC, Mohanty S, Kunju L, Chang EE, Chung F, Carvalho J, Paner G, Hansel D, Luthringer D. Venturina M, Amin MB; Uroplakin II outperforms uroplakin III in diagnostically challenging settings; Mod Path; 27:262A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Smith SC, Mohanty S, McDaniel A, Venturina M, Luthringer D, Tomlins S, Amin MB; Neuroendocrine differentiation (NED) in prostatic adenocarcinoma (PCa): a dual institutional review with respects to a newly proposed classification system; Mod Path; 27:261A, 2014; Stowell-Orbison poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Schmidt L, Smith SC, Palanisamy N, Betz B, Tomlins SA, Mehra R, Lucas DR, Myers JL; Primary Pulmonary Myxoid Sarcoma Versus Pulmonary Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma: Cases with Overlapping Features?; Mod Path; 27:28A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Smith SC, Palanisamy N, Choi EK, Schuetze S, McHugh JB, Lucas DR, Thomas D, Patel RM; Overexpression of ETS-Family Transcription Factors in CIC-DUX4 Sarcomas: A Useful Diagnostic Adjunct?; Mod Path; 27:29A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Usmani A, Walts AE, Alkan S, Kitahara S; HHV8-Negative Primary Effusion Lymphoma: A Series of 17 cases at a single institution; Mod Path; 27:125A, 2014; Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
  • Astvatsaturyan K, Yue Y, Bose S. Androgen Receptor Immunoexpression in Triple -Negative Breast Cancer. Mod Path;28:33A, 2015. Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015.
  • Yue Y, Astvatsaturyan K, Cui X, Zhang X, Fraass B, Bose S. Integration of EGFR and CK5/6 Immunoexpression in Predicting Survival of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. Mod Path;28:74A, 2015. Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015.
  • Bu L, Kowalewska J, VanBeek C. Renal Biopsy Findings and PLA2R Status in Pregnancy-Associated Membranous Nephropathy. Mod Path;28:406A, 2015. Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015.
  • Divatia MK, Smith SC, Hes O, Epstein JI, Amin MB, et al. Refining the Diagnostic Criteria and Immunophenotype of Collecting Duct Carcinoma (CDC) in Light of Emerging Entities. Mod Path;28:216A, 2015. Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015.
  • Divatia MK, Smith SC, Kunju LP, Hirsch M, Amin MB, et al. Renal Cell Carcinoma, Unclassified – Medullary Phenotype (RCCU-MP): Findings Supporting a Close Relationship with Renal Medullary Carcinoma (RMC). Mod Path;28:217A, 2015. Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015.
  • Divatia MK, Smith SC, Colecchia M, Aron M, Amin MB, et al. Diagnostic Utility of a Comprehensive Immunohistochemical (IHC) Panel for Testicular Sex Cord Stromal Tumors (TSCST): A Study of 76 Cases. Mod Path;28:216A, 2015. Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015.
  • Sanz J, Divatia MK, Zampini C, Smith SC, dePeralta-Venturina M, Luthringer D, Amin MB. Urothelial-Associated Marker S100P Expression in a Multi-Tumor Cohort: Immunohistochemical (IHC) Evaluation in a Tissue Microarray (TMA) study of 300 cases. Mod Path;28:256A, 2015. Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015.
  • Zampini C, Divatia MK, Smith SC, dePeralta-Venturina M, Balzer B, Amin MB. Pitfalls in the Diagnostic Application of S100A1 as a Marker of Renal Neoplasia in Metastatic Settings. Mod Path;28:270A, 2015. Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015.
  • Lee JH, Portier BP, Kim M, Zhou H, Miyai K, Divatia M, Shen SS, Ayala AG, Ro JY. Renal Angiomyoadenomatous Tumor (RAT): A Separate Entity or a Spectrum of Clear Cell Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma (ccpRCC). Mod Path;28:238A, 2015. Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015.
  • Smith SC, Trpkov K, Mehra R, Divatia MK, Amin MB, et al. Is Tubulocystic Carcinoma with Dedifferentiation a form of HLRCC/Fumarate Hydratase-deficient RCC? Mod Path;28:260A, 2015. Platform presentation at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015.
  • Hayes C, Shafi H, Mason H, Klapper E. Successful Reduction of Plasma Free-Hemoglobin Using Therapeutic Plasma Exchange: A Case Report. Poster presentation at the American Society for Apheresis, San Antonio, TX, May 2015.
  • Hayes C, Hammer M, Sharma K, Shafi H, Mason H, Klapper E. Massive Transfusion Protocol in Obstetric Post-Partum Hemorrhage. Transfusion; 54:188A, 2014. Poster presentation at the American Association of Blood Banks annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 2014.
  • Kumar P, Luthringer D, Patel J, Liou F, Kobashigawa J. Recurrence of Amyloid in Endomyocardial Biopsies Following Orthotopic Heart Transplantation. Mod Path;28:78A, 2015. Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015.
  • Larson BK, Guindi M. A limited immunohistochemical panel for subtyping hepatocellular adenomas in routine clinical practice. Arch Pathol Lab Med;138:e4, 2014. Poster presentation at the College of American Pathologist's annual meeting, September 2014.
  • Larson BK, Dhall D, Lai JP, Guindi M. Application of the 2010 WHO classification can classify previously uncategorized hepatobiliary tumors as combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma subtypes. Arch Pathol Lab Med;138:e4, 2014. Poster presentation at the College of American Pathologist's annual meeting, September 2014.
  • Martowski A, Cinar M, Cinar B, Huang Q, Amin, HM, Alkan S. Immunohistochemical and Functional Analysis of Polycomb-Group Proteins in Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Mod Path;28:362A, 2015. Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015.
  • McPhaul C, Dhall D, Guindi M. Evaluation of fibrosis patterns and glutamine synthetase staining in congestive liver disease. Mod Path;28:179A, 2015. Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015.
  • Nazarullah A, Martowski A, Alkan S, Huang Q. Expression Pattern of Polycomb Group Proteins EZH1, EZH2 and Bmi1 in Low Grade Small B-cell Lymphomas. Mod Path;28:367A, 2015. Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015.
  • Nazarullah A, Alkan S, Larson B, Hayes C, Kitahara S, Huang Q, Pillai RK. MYC Positivity in Proliferation Centers of Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma. Mod Path;28:367A, 2015. Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015.
  • Patel S, Lopategui JR, Farahani N, Alkan S, Pao A, Aguiluz A, Hodge J. Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Identifies Mutational Distinction Between Synchronous and Metachronous Distant Metastases of Colorectal Carcinoma (CRC). Mod Path;28:184A, 2015. Platform presentation at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015.
  • Roma AA, Barbuto DA, Samimi SA, Stolnicu S, Alvarado-Cabrero I, Chanona-Vilchis J, Aguilera-Barrantes I, dePeralta-Venturina M, Malpica A, Rutgers JKL, Silva EG. Vascular invasion in Uterine Sarcomas. Is It Always Real? A Multi-Institutional Study. Mod Path;28:304A, 2015. Poster presented at the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015.
  • Usmani A, Lo A, Hayes C, Ma Y, Shafi H, Mason H, Klapper E. Effect of Computer Alerts on Non-Red Blood Cell Component Utilization. Transfusion;54:240A-241A, 2014. Poster presentation at the American Association of Blood Banks annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 2014.
  • Angert D, Berretta R, Kubo H, Starosta T, Luthringer DJ, Houser SR; Repair of the Injured Adult Heart Involves Regionally Specific cKit+ Cardiac Stem Cells and New Myocyte Formation.
  • Patel S, Pao A, Lopategui JR; Next Generation Sequencing of Tumors: An Institutional Experience of 200 Consecutive Cases.
  • Angert D, Berretta R, Kubo H, Starosta T, Luthringer DJ, Houser SR; Repair of the Injured Adult Heart Involves Regionally Specific cKit+ Cardiac Stem Cells and New Myocyte Formation; (Stowell-Orbison Award); 2016 USCAP Annual Meeting.
  • Astvatsaturyan K, Yue Y, Bose S; Integration of Androgen Receptor (AR) Expression to Predict Survival for Triple-Negative Breast Carcinoma (TNBC); 2016 USCAP Annual Meeting.
  • Yue Y, Bose S, Astvatsaturyan K, Cui X, Zhang X, Fraass B; The Forkhead Box Transcription Factor FOXC1 Further Stratifies Prognosis of Patients with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer; 2016 USCAP Annual Meeting.
  • Kadi W, Lopategui J, Marchevsky AM, Walts AE, Patel S, Pao A; Next Generation Sequencing: A Novel Approach to Distinguish Multifocal Primary Lung Adenocarcinomas from Intrapulmonary Metastases; 2016 USCAP Annual Meeting.
  • Lally KA, Fan X, Alkan S; SAE2 Expression in c-MYC Positive Triple-Negative Breast Carcinomas; 2016 USCAP Annual Meeting.
  • Larson B, D. Dhall, Guindi M; Arginase Is Superior to Hepar for Distinguishing Clear Cell Hepatocellular Carcinoma from Clear Cell Tumors Metastatic to the Liver; 2016 USCAP Annual Meeting.
  • Larson B, Guindi M; Applying criteria for hepatocellular neoplasm of uncertain malignant potential reclassifies >50% of Hepatocellular Adenomas; 2016 USCAP Annual Meeting.
  • Larson B, Dhall D, Guindi M; Carbonic Anhydrase 9 is Overexpressed in a Subset of Untreated Clear Cell Hepatocellular Carcinomas; USCAP 2016 Annual Meeting.
  • Lo A, Alkan S, Huang Q; GATA-3 Expression in T/NK Cell Neoplasms Determined by Immunohistochemistry; 2016 USCAP Annual Meeting.
  • Farahani N, Lo A, Marchevsky AM; Personallized Medicine: How do we transition from cancer survival statistics to patient-specific forecasting? Presentation; Association Pathology Informatics, Pittsburgh, 2015.
  • Ohe C; A Reappraisal of Morphologic Differences between Renal Medullary Carcinoma (RMC) and Collecting Duct Carcinoma (CDC) after Exclusion of Newer Subtypes of Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC): Report from the High-Grade Distal Nephron Adenocarcinoma (HDNA); 2016 USCAP Annual Meeting.
  • Patel S, Pao A, Lopategui JR; Next Generation Sequencing of Tumors: An Institutional Experience of 200 Consecutive Cases; (Stowell-Orbison Award) 2016 USCAP Annual Meeting.
  • Patel SB, Kadi W, Walts AE, Marchevsky AM, Pao A, Aguiluz A, Mudalige T, Lopategui J; Next Generation Sequencing: A Novel Approach to Distinguish Multifocal Primary Lung Adenocarcinomas from Intrapulmonary Metastases; Poster Presentation; 2016 Clinical Fellows Research Award Finalist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
  • Patel S, Chevarie-Davis M, Baden K, Fournier P, Magat MC, Thorpe E, Lopategui JR; Her-2 expression is colorectal cancer correlates with Her-2 gene amplification.
  • Patel S, Farahani N, Chevarie-Davis M, Pao A, Aguiluz A, Riley C, Hodge JC, Alkan S, Deng N, Liu Z, Lopategui JR; Next generation sequencing (NGS) identifies mutational distinction between synchronous and metachronous distant metastases of colorectal carcinoma; 6th Annual Poster Day at Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars-Sinai; 2015, Poster.
  • Sirohi D, Amin MB, Luthringer DJ; Amyloidosis of the Bladder and Association with Urothelial Carcinoma: Report of 18 Cases; 2016 USCAP Annual Meeting.
  • Sirohi D, Epstein JI, Balzer BL, Kryvenko ON, Paluru S, De Peralta-Venturina M, Amin MB; Clinico-Pathologic Analysis of 12 Cases of Primary Renal Glomus Family of Tumors; 2016 USCAP Annual Meeting.
  • Sirohi D; Clinical and Immunohistochemical (IHC) Spectrum of Renal Cell Carcinomas (RCCs) with Aberrant Fumarate Hydratase (FH)-Related Studies: Report from the High-Grade Distal Nephron Adenocarcinoma (HDNA) International Consortium; 2016 USCAP Annual Meeting.
  • Smith S, Sirohi D, Ohe C, et al.; A Novel Low Grade Morphologic Variant of Hereditary Leiomyomatosis-Renal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome-Associated Renal Cell Carcinoma (HLRCC-RCC)? 2016 USCAP Annual Meeting.
  • Gulavita P, Zhou M, Amin MB, Sirohi D, Garcia E, Dal Cin P, Williamson SR, Hirsch M; Morphologic and Molecular Evaluation of Thyroid-Like Follicular Carcinoma of the Kidney; 2016 USCAP Annual Meeting.
  • Sirohi D, Smith SC, Ohe C, de Peralta-Venturina M, Luthringer DJ, Tomlins SA, Suryavanshi M, Gertych A, Knudsen B, Amin MB; Prostate Cancer (PCa) with Overlapping Features of Small Cell Carcinoma and Acinar Adenocarcinoma: A Critical Appraisal of Morphology and Correlation with Immunohistochemical (IHC) Markers; (Stowell-Orbison Award); 2016 USCAP Annual Meeting.
  • Zhou X, Frishberg DP; Expression of SATB2 in Common Metastatic Tumors in Bone; CAP 2016 Annual meeting; Poster session.
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