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.

2017-19 House Staff Publications

House Staff Abstracts and Presentations

USCAP 2019

Title: Diagnostic Utility of 5hmC Immunohistochemistry in Differentiating Seminoma from Nonseminomatous Elements: A Study of 83 Testicular Germ Cell Tumors
Authors: Makhoul E, Siref A, Cox B, Luthringer D, De-Peralta Venturina M 

Title: Diagnostic Utility of 5hmC in Distinguishing Hepatocellular Neoplasia from Non-Neoplastic Liver
Authors: Siref A, Larson B, Guindi M

Title: 5-hmC as a Potential Biomarker in Urothelial Neoplasia
Authors: Siref A, Cox B, De Peralta-Venturina M, Luthringer D

Title: An Assessment of the Heterogeneous Expression of Glypican-3 (GPC3) in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) in the Era of GPC3 as a Biomarker
Authors: Cox B, Waters K, Dhall D, Larson B, Guindi M

Title: Diagnostic Utility of 5hmC Immunohistochemistry in Differentiating Seminoma from Nonseminomatous Elements: A Study of 83 Testicular Germ Cell Tumors
Authors: Makhoul E, Siref A, Cox B, Luthringer D, De-Peralta Venturina M 

Title: Quantification of 5-methylcytosine and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Organ Transplant Recipients
Authors: Shon W, Khan M, Cox B, Balzer B

Improved Recognition of Hematogones from Precursor B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia by a Single Tube Flow Cytometric Analysis
Authors: Don M, Lim W, Cox B, Huang Q, Kitahara S, Lopategui J, Alkan S

Title: Chromosomal Microarray Identifies Distinctive Genomic Signatures in Uterine Smooth Muscle Tumors of Uncertain Malignant Potential (STUMP), Leiomyosarcoma, and Leiomyoma with Bizarre Nuclei
Authors: Khullar G, Medeiros F, Balzer B, Silberman A, Baden K, Halprin C, Khullar R, Khan M, Vail E, Schreck R, Song J, Alkan S, Engman D, Lopategui J

Title: Novel Immunohistochemical Panel Utilizes DNA Methylation Markers 5HMC and H327Kme3 to Characterize Uterine Smooth Muscle Tumors
Authors: Halprin C, Khullar G, Alkan S, Lopategui J, Balzer B, Medeiros F

Title: The Use of Kaplan-Meier Statistics and Neural Networks to Estimate Prognosis in Patients with Pulmonary Typical Carcinoid Tumors
Authors: Marchevsky A, Manzoor D, Walts A

Title: Evaluation for Serrated Epithelial Changes (SEC) in Prior Biopsies of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Associated Flat Dysplasia
Authors: Makhoul E, Chi Z, Dhall D, Waters K

Title: Next Generation Sequencing Identifies Mutational Distinction between Primary and Metastatic Colorectal Carcinoma: Implications for Specimen and Therapy Selection
Authors: Khullar G, Vail E, Frye J, Makhoul E, Martinez JS, Engman D, Lopategui J

Title: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) - Associated Dysplasia Shows an Increased Mutational Load In Comparison to Sporadic Adenomas in Patients With IBD
Authors: Taguibao RA, Vail E, Makhoul E, Khullar G, Guindi M, Waters, Lopategui, Dhall D

Title: INSM1 Immunohistochemical Evaluation of Merkel Cell Carcinoma and Other Cutaneous Epithelial Tumors
Authors: Frye J, Mertens R, Frishberg D, Balzer B, Shon W

Title: Interobserver Agreement and the Utility of Immunohistochemistry (IHC) for Assessing Tumor Budding in Colorectal Adenocarcinoma
Authors: Wong M, Guindi M, Chi Z, Dhall D, Kim S, Larson B, Mertens R, Taguibao RA, Waters K 

Title: Autoimmune Metaplastic Atrophic Gastritis (AMAG): Assessment of Correlation with Serology and Adequacy of Clinical Follow-Up
Authors: Imam S, Wong M, Dhall D, Waters K 

Title: Chromosomal Microarray Identifies Imbalances in Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes Predictive of Early vs Late Relapse in EGFR Mutated Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Authors: Khullar G, Baden K, Khan M, Khullar R, Vail E, Schreck R, Song J, Marchevsky A, Engman D, Lopategui J

Other Presentations

Oral platform presentation: Khan MS, Frishberg D. Dermatopathology Trainee World Cup. A case report of an acquired medallion-like dermal dendrocyte hamartoma presenting as a dermal nodule on the left shin. International Society of Dermatopathology Meeting; Feb. 14, 2018. San Diego, California.

2017-19 Awards and Honors

Andrew Siref, MD

  • 2017 Second Place: Resident and Fellow Symposium, Los Angeles Society of Pathologists
  • 2018 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Academic Pathology Mini Grant Award for Basic, Translational and Clinical Research, Cedars-Sinai

Brian Cox, MD

  • December 2018 Just Say Know! From Mentoring to High Performance USCAP/ASCP Leadership Symposium, Palm Springs, California

Chelsea Halprin, MD

  • 2018 Mini Grant Recipient, Cedars-Sinai Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Corey Chang, MD, PhD

  • 2018 Travel Award, California Society of Pathologist, Sacramento, California
  • Joseph Frye, MD
  • 2017 Nathan B. Friedman Research Travel Award, Cedars-Sinai
  • 2017-18 Co-Investigator: Corticotropin Releasing Hormone Expression in Normal Thymus and Thymic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms. Mini-grant approval funded through the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars-Sinai. Principal investigator: Alberto Marchevsky, MD
  • 2017-18 Co-Investigator: INSM1 is a Novel Immunohistochemical Marker for Neuroendocrine Tumors. Mini-grant approval and funding provided through the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars-Sinai. Principal investigator: Wonwoo Shon, MD

Mary Wong, MD

  • 2017 Finalist: Nathan B. Friedman Award in Research, Department of Pathology, Cedars-Sinai 
  • 2018 First Place: Los Angeles Society of Pathologists Resident/Fellow Symposium, Los Angeles, California 
  • 2018 Leo G. Rigler Award for Academic Achievement, Department of Pathology, Cedars-Sinai
  • 2018 Nathan B. Friedman Prize for Excellence in Research, Department of Pathology, Cedars-Sinai
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