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    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    Emory University School of Medicine
    Emory University Hospital
    Room H183
    1364 Clifton Road, NE
    Atlanta, GA 30322, USA

    Emory: Anatomic Pathology
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    Anatomic Pathology Division

    The Division of Anatomic Pathology has over 35 full-time faculty located at various sites including Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Grady Memorial Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston campus, Atlanta Veteran's Administration Hospital, and the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office. The multiplicity of sites, each with its unique character and patient population, creates a fascinating blend of case material, research opportunities, and teaching venues largely unrivaled in this country.

    Training in anatomic pathology provides residents with broad-based, hands-on experience in all aspects of diagnostic pathology, supplemented by a core of didactic lectures, structured teaching conferences, and ample elective time for specialty training and research. The anatomic pathology program can be completed as a 4-year AP/CP or a dedicated 3-year AP program. Rotations in surgical pathology, cytopathology, and autopsy pathology in a variety of locations (see above) provide an unsurpassed wealth of experiences during residency. Teaching is carried out by a distinguished faculty, many of whom are listed among the Best Doctors in America. The division enjoys national prominence in several specialty areas including: soft tissue, urologic, dermatologic, oral, renal, neurologic, and hematologic pathology. Throughout the program we emphasize graduated responsibility, with residents and fellows playing an integral role in the supervision of junior residents.

    Diagnostic case signouts represent the cornerstone of the anatomic pathology rotations. These are conducted exclusively by faculty interacting directly with residents around multi-headed microscopes in state-of-the art facilities equipped with digital dictation equipment. An integral part of the program is the core lecture series which, over a three-year period, covers all topics in anatomic pathology. Aimed at practical problems, this sequence begins with tissue artifacts and processing, progresses to organ-specific pathology, and concludes with laboratory management and administration. Lectures are given by Emory faculty and selected outside guest professors. Teaching conferences include a weekly surgical pathology unknown conference, a daily surgical pathology consensus conference, a weekly gross and autopsy pathology conference, a weekly cytology consensus conference, and a monthly journal club. The departmental Pathobiology Conference allows residents to develop an understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying various diseases through a critical analysis of a current scientific paper. Each year the Division of Anatomic Pathology also sponsors a CME course entitled Diagnostic Problems in Anatomic Pathology, a case-based seminar which attracts pathologists from all over the Southeast.

    Our faculty have numerous and diverse research interests ranging from the basic biology of epithelial cells to clinical problems in differential diagnosis. Many have strong collaborative ties with the Winship Cancer Institute and have developed robust translational research programs and specialized centers of excellence. They are supported by exceptional facilities including a tissue bank located in the Department of Pathology, laser capture and microdissection equipment, and a digital imaging center.

    Finally, as a group, we take pride in teaching and particularly in the quality of our interactions with our residents. We encourage them to seek us out to obtain help with a case, solicit career advice, or exchange ideas informally. Residents are our junior colleagues, and their accomplishments are also ours. Our goal is to "train pathologists who will make a difference" whether they chose a career path in academic medicine or in clinical practice.


    Meet our Anatomic Pathology faculty...

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    Carlos R Abramowsky, MD


    Professor
    Pediatric Pathology


    Clinical Focus -

    My interests are focused on diagnosis of pediatric pathologic disorders affecting children of all ages. I take special interest in fetal and neonatal pathology and placental pathology. Other interests include: immunodeficiencies, gastrointestinal and liver disorders, placental inflammation, transplant pathology.

    Research Interests -

    Placental mechanisms of defense against infections, Primary Immunodeficiencies. - My research deals with placental responses (cytokines, cellular responses) to infections (HIV, malaria) that may affect the fetus. I also investigate immunodeficiencies, liver diseases, and transplantation.


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    George G. Birdsong, MD


    Professor
    Cytopathology
    Surgical Pathology


    Clinical Focus -

    At Grady Memorial Hospital, I am the Chief of Service for Anatomic Pathology. I am most heavily involved in the busy Cytopathology service, which runs 3 free-standing Fine Needle Aspiration clinics each week in addition to processing a substantial number of atypical Pap tests. I am also working toward optimizing use of the Laboratory Information System, and improving the quality assurance procedures in the department.

    Positions in national organizations -
    President, American Society of Cytopathology
    Member, Diagnostic Intelligence and Health Information Technology Committee, College of American Pathologists
    Member, Pathology Electronic Reporting Task Force, College of American Pathologists

    Research Interests -

    Research Overview - I am interested in all aspects of cytopathology, and particularly quality assurance in gynecologic cytopathology. During my term as a member of the Cytopathology Resource Committee of the College of American Pathologists, I authored or co-authored several studies aimed at defining the diagnostic accuracy of the Pap test, and I have done several presentations to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee of CDC on behalf of the American Society of Cytopathology.

    Pathology informatics -


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    Daniel J Brat, MD, PhD


    Professor
    Cancer Biology
    Neuropathology


    Clinical Focus -

    My clinical interest is diagnostic neuropathology with a focus on brain tumors. Together with my colleagues in the Neuropathology Division, I am responsible for the pathlogic diagnosis of brain lesions from patients seen at Emory Healthcare Hospitals. This involves histopathologic assessment as well as the use of advance molecular diagnostic techniques. I also direct the Neuropathology Fellowship and co-direct the Pathology Residency Program, with an emphasis on recruitment and career development.

    Research Interests -

    Mechanisms Underlying Glioblastoma Progression - We investigate mechanisms of progression to glioblastoma (GBM), the highest grade astrocytoma, including genetics, hypoxia, and angiogenesis. Progression is characterized by tumor necrosis, severe hypoxia and microvascular hyperplasia, a type of angiogenesis. We propose that vaso-occlusion and intravascular thrombosis within a high grade glioma results in hypoxia, necrosis and hypoxia-induced microvascular hyperplasia in the tumor periphery, leading to neoplastic expansion outward. Since the pro-thrombotic protein tissue factor is upregulated in gliomas, we investigate mechanisms of increased expression and pro-coagulant effects.

    In Silico Brain Tumor Research - We initiated an In Silico Center for Brain Tumor Research to investigate the molecular correlates of pathologic, radiologic and clinical features of gliomas using pre-existing databases, including as TCGA and Rembrandt. Using datasets and image analysis algorithms, we study whether elements of the tumor micro-environment, such as tumor necrosis, angiogenesis, inflammatory infiltrates and thrombosis, may correlate with gene expression subtypes in TCGA gliomas. We also have demonstrated the clinical relevance of TCGA subclasses within the lower grade gliomas using the Rembrandt dataset.

    Regulators of Asymmetric Cellular Division in Glioblastoma Stem Cells - We study mechanisms that confer specialized biologic properties to glioma stem cells (GSC) in GBM. The Drosophila brain tumor (brat) gene normally regulates asymmetric cellular division and neural progenitor differentiation in the CNS of flies and, when mutated, leads to a massive brain containing only neuroblastic cells with tumor-like properties. We study the human homolog of Drosophila brat, Trim3, for its role in regulating asymmetric cell division and stem-like properties in GSCs. Trim3 may elicit its effects is through repression of c-Myc and Notch1.


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    Craig S Campus, MD


    Assistant Professor



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    Mark Allen Edgar, MD


    Associate Professor
    Surgical Pathology
    Neuropathology
    Soft Tissue Pathology


    Clinical Focus -

    Neuropathology

    Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology

    Research Interests -

    Clinical research in tumors of connective tissue - My research aims to refine the diagnostic criteria and prognostic indicators for bone and soft tissue sarcomas.


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    Carla Ellis, MD, MS


    Assistant Professor
    Genitourinary Pathology
    Renal Pathology



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    Alton Brad Farris, MD


    Associate Professor
    Renal Pathology


    Clinical Focus -

    My primary clinical focus is renal allograft pathology, the diagnosis of medical renal disease, and the practice of surgical pathology, particularly gastrointestinal pathology. In the area of gastrointestinal pathology, I have become increasingly interested in the area of hepatic pathology and hepatic transplantation pathology.

    Research Interests -

    Renal allograft pathology - I am interested in the diverse spectrum seen in renal allograft pathology and how the changes interpreted by pathologists can impact renal allograft recipients. Recently my efforts in this regard have been the study of the chronic changes in renal allografts, particularly chronic antibody mediated (humoral) rejection.

    Pathology Informatics - I am interested in applying new technology in anatomic pathology. In particular, I have applied whole slide imaging to the analysis of renal biopsies to measure parameters such as fibrosis. I have also been involved in several studies in the surgical pathology subspecialties of gastrointestinal and pulmonary pathology where I have applied similar techniques. I hope that performing quantitative analysis on pathology specimens will eventually yield new insights, facilitate accurate diagnoses, and ultimately lead to optimal patient care.

    Surgical Pathology - I have been involved in investigating various topics in surgical pathology, particularly in gastrointestinal and pulmonary pathology. One focus of my research has been the study of incipient neoplasia and the application of immunohistochemistry and informatics methods to help understand various disorders in surgical pathology. I enjoy collaborating with suspecialists in these areas and helping them apply new methods to eventually discover novel insights.


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    Jan Marie Gorniak, DO


    Assistant Professor
    Forensic Pathology



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    Christopher C Griffith, MD, PhD


    Assistant Professor



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    Krisztina Z Hanley, MD


    Assistant Professor
    Cytopathology, Gynecologic and Breast Pathology


    Clinical Focus -

    My clinical service is divided between cytopathology (gynecologic and fine needle aspiration) and surgical pathology. My primary subspeciality interest and training is in gynecologic pathology. In addition I actively participate in the interdisciplinary gynecologic oncology and breast tumor boards.

    Research Interests -

    - My primary research focus is on clinicopathologic study of gynecologic malignancies in young women. In addition I`m involved in the ongoing GOG studies within the Emory Health System and a smaller projects related to the role of HPV in cervical carcinogenesis.


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    Lara R Harik, MD


    Assistant Professor



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    Stephen B Hunter, MD


    Associate Professor
    Neuropathology
    Surgical Pathology


    Clinical Focus -

    I am co-director of the diagnostic neuropathology service with an interest in neurooncology and infectious diseases of the nervous system. I also participate in the diagnostic surgical pathology service. My clinical focus is on the integration of diagnostic neuropathology and surgical pathology.

    Research Interests -

    - My research interest are focused on the use of formalin-fixed parafin embedded tissue specimens for molecular analysis and diagnosis, including quantitative PCR, in-situ hybridization and DNA sequencing.


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    David L Jaye, MD


    Assistant Professor
    Hematopathology
    Cancer Biology


    Clinical Focus -

    I serve as an attending physician on the Hematopathology service at Emory University Hospital and as a consultant at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. My clinical focus encompasses use of morphologic analysis, flow cytometric immunophenotyping, molecular diagnostic and fluorescence in situ hybridization/cytogenetics studies that are relevant to the subspecialty of hematopathology.

    Research Interests -

    Inflammation/ Hematopathology - I have 2 areas of ongoing investigation. One focus is a C-type lectin-family receptor (CD303) expressed uniquely on the surface of human plasmacytoid dendritic cells. Data suggest that this receptor impacts function of these cells in innate and adaptive immunity. We have developed unique biochemical tools to better understand the structure and function of CD303 including identification of natural binding targets whether of self or non-self origin. Specific efforts focus on identifying the specific counter-receptors on these targets and better characterizing the impact of receptor-ligand engagement. A second focus involves deciphering the role of the Bcl-6 interacting transcriptional co-repressor MTA3 and BCL6 in B cell lymphomas, work done in collaboration with Dr. P. Wade at NIEHS, and translating this knowledge into diagnostically useful tools.


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    Carolyn S. Katzen, MD


    Assistant Professor
    Surgical Pathology


    Clinical Focus -

    As an attending anatomic pathologist at the Crawford Long campus, I provide clinical services in general surgical pathology, autopsy pathology, and cytopathology. Our large and varied case mix at Crawford Long offers rich opportunities for residents and fellows to experience a busy general pathology service. With more than 10 years of earlier experience in private practice, I am especially interested in practice management, finance, and the evolving pathology marketplace.


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    Alyssa Krasinskas, MD


    Professor


    Clinical Focus -

    GI pathology (resections and biopsies)

    Pancreaticobiliary pathology

    Hepatic pathology (including liver transplantation)

    Director of Surgical Pathology

    Director of GI / Liver Pathology Fellowship

    Research Interests -

    Pancreatic cancer - Molecular pathogenesis Treatment effect

    Ampullary cancer - Classification and staging of ampullary tumors Molecular pathogenesis

    Peritoneal disease - Mesotheliomas and mucinous adenocarcinomas

    Liver allograft rejection -


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    Uma Krishnamurti, MD, PhD


    Assistant Professor
    Cytopathology
    Surgical Pathology
    Breast/Gyn Pathology



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    Melinda Moore Lewis, MD


    Associate Professor
    Cytopathology


    Research Interests -

    Women's Health Issues - I have centered my research interests on womens health issues, particularly on breast cancer. My research focus is the application of new technology, including flow cytometry, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), PCR, and mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF) to enhance the diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive power of cytologic specimens.


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    Xiaoxian (Bill) Li, MD, PhD


    Assistant Professor
    Breast Pathology



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    James V. Little, MD


    Assistant Professor
    Surgical Pathology


    Clinical Focus -

    My clinical focus is in surgical pathology and cytopathology at Emory Crawford Long Hospital. This includes an emphasis on bone and soft tissue pathology, breast pathology, and gynecologic oncology. I am also the Director of Pathology Services at Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

    Research Interests -

    Quality Assurance Metrics - Collaborative work with the CDC and the University of Pittsburgh Cooperative Agreement to assess efficacy, economic impact and patient care outcomes of frequently employed metrics in Quality Assurance in the anatomic and clinical laboratories.


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    Kelly R Magliocca, DDS, MPH


    Assistant Professor
    Oral, Head and Neck Pathology


    Clinical Focus -


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    Marina Mosunjac, MD


    Associate Professor
    Surgical Pathology


    Clinical Focus -

    I am an attending at the department at Grady Memorial Hospital that averages 15 000 surgical specimens a year serving an economically disadvantaged population including over 4000 HIV positive patients. With Grady being a part of Georgia Cancer Center and Avon-funded Breast Cancer Center, my clinical interests include ,breast and GYN pathology as well as malignancies associated with HIV.

    Research Interests -

    - My research is primarily focused on HIV-associated malignancies, HIV in women, HIV and cervical dysplasia, and GYN and breast pathology. Working in an inner city hospital I am especially focused on socioeconomic and demographic factors that could influence present disparities in diagnostics, treatment, and outcome of cancer patients and HIV patients.


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    Mario Mosunjac, MD


    Assistant Professor
    Surgical Pathology
    Autopsy Pathology


    Clinical Focus -

    I am the Director of Autopsy Services and also a surgical pathologist. My clinical focus involves academic and administrative responsibilities related to the Autopsy Service at Emory and Grady Memorial Hospital, surgical pathology sign-out at Grady, resident and medical student teaching in autopsy techniques and procedures, participating in the Anatomic Pathology core lecture series, and Morbidity & Mortality conferences.

    Research Interests -

    Research Overview - My main interests are in studying clinicopathological aspects of sudden, unexpected and unusual causes of death, HIV and peripartum cardiomyopathy, changing patterns of HIV-related morbidity & mortality, and myocardial reperfusion injury.


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    Stewart G Neill, MD


    Assistant Professor
    Neuropathology
    Surgical Pathology, Autopsy Pathology


    Clinical Focus -

    As a neuropathologist at Emory University Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital, I focus on neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the central nervous system. I am particularly engaged in utilizing genomic information in the diagnosis and characterization of CNS neoplasia. My goal in using genomics in my practice is to aid in improving therapy for patients with brain tumors by providing more accurate diagnoses as well as information that opens up treatment options. As a general surgical pathologist at Grady Memorial Hospital, I diagnose diseases from all parts of the body. I function as a member of a large and dedicated team of healthcare professionals at this hospital that is pivotal for the health of the greater Atlanta area.


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    Gabriela M Oprea, MD


    Assistant Professor
    Surgical Pathology
    Cytopathology


    Clinical Focus -

    I provide pathology and cytology services at Grady Memorial Hospital that averages 15 000 surgical and 30 000 cytology specimens/year, with active FNA clinic involvement. My emphasis is on cytological diagnosis with histopathology correlation.

    Research Interests -

    Breast Cancer - My current interest relates to breast cancer: The in-homogenous nature of breast cancer, proven by gene micro array represents a challenge to the researcher, and as the principal investigator of the breast tissue bank, I am interested in questioning the molecular events of breast carcinogenesis in the context of its in-homogeneity as applied to a racial diverse, economically challenged population.

    HIV Infection in Women - In addition I am interested in an in depth study of the effect of the HIV infection, from reactive to neoplastic, on different organs and systems, with emphasis on women health issues.


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    Adeboye O Osunkoya, MD


    Professor
    Genitourinary Pathology
    Surgical Pathology


    Clinical Focus -

    My clinical focus is in Surgical Pathology with major emphasis on Urologic/Genitourinary Pathology. I sign out general Surgical Pathology cases and frozen sections at both Emory University Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. I also sign out autopsies, gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology (including urine cytology) cases at the latter. I handle in house Urologic/Genitourinary Pathology consultation cases from Emory University Hospital, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Emory Midtown Hospital, Grady Hospital and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston and Scottish Rite. In addition, I offer expert consultation from outside institutions in the area of Urologic/Genitourinary Pathology (please see separate website link: http://pathology.emory.edu/ExpertConsultation_Forms.html). I have a secondary appointment in the department of Urology and I am active in their tumor boards at both the Emory University Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

    Research Interests -

    Urologic/Genitourinary Pathology - My research interests are mainly in the field of Urologic/Genitourinary pathology. Prostate: We have studied the largest series to date of mucinous prostate cancer, colon cancer with prostatic involvement, primary mucin-producing urothelial-type adenocarcinoma of prostate and prostate cancer with aberrant p63 expression. We have also analyzed the expression of MUC-2, VEGF and ZEB-1 in prostate cancer, and have utilized multiplexed quantum dots in molecular mapping of tumor heterogeneity on tissue specimens of patients with prostate cancer. Kidney: We have analyzed diagnostic biomarkers for renal cell carcinoma (RCC), based on a selection utilizing novel bioinformatics systems for microarray data analysis. We have also studied the utility of Claudin 7 and 8 in the distinction between renal oncocytoma and chromophobe RCC, and the expression of PAX-2 and CA-IX in RCC. In addition, we are one of the first groups to confirm the distinction between tubulocystic carcinoma and collecting duct carcinoma of the kidney at the molecular level, based on comparison of gene expression profiles. Urinary Bladder: We are one of the first groups to describe a unique variant of bladder cancer (urothelial carcinoma with villoglandular differentiation). We have also analyzed one of the largest series to date of plasmacytoid urothelial carcinoma and smooth muscle neoplasms of the urinary bladder. Testis: We have analyzed the significance of rete testis involvement by malignant germ cell neoplasia and/or intratubular germ cell neoplasia. We have also studied lymphoid neoplasms of the urinary tract and male genital organs.


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    Douglas C Parker, MD


    Associate Professor
    Surgical Pathology
    Dermatopathology


    Clinical Focus -

    My primary clinical duties involve the histopathologic interpretation and diagnosis of skin lesions at both Emory University Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital. I also spend a portion of my clinical time involved in the diagnosis of surgical pathology specimens. In addition to diagnostic pathology responsibilities, I am extensively involved in the teaching of dermatology residents, pathology residents and medical students. I serve as assistant course director for the second year medical student pathology course.

    Research Interests -

    Melanocytic neoplasms, melanoma; unusual variants of melanoma including desmoplastic melanoma; sentinel lymph nodes in melanoma. - My primary research focus is melanocytic neoplasms, with emphasis on unusual variants of melanocytic nevi and melanoma including desmoplastic melanoma. In addition, I am involved in clinical, histopathologic and immunohistochemical studies aimed at further delineating the role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma and melanocytic neoplasms of uncertain biologic potential.


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    Brian Quigley, MD


    Assistant Professor



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    Michelle D Reid, MD, MS


    Associate Professor
    Cytopathology
    Surgical Pathology


    Clinical Focus -

    My clinical focus is in surgical pathology and cytopathology with special interest in the use of EUS-guided FNA, novel immunohistochemical and molecular markers as well as F.I.S.H. for the diagnosis of pancreatobiliary tumors.

    Research Interests -

    Cytopathology of the pancreatobiliary tract - My current research interests include the use of molecular markers and fluorescence in situ hybridization in the cytohistologic diagnosis of pancreatobiliary neoplasms.


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    Thomas E Rogers, MD


    Assistant Professor



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    Alessandra C Schmitt, MD


    Assistant Professor



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    Charles W Sewell, MD


    Professor
    Surgical Pathology
    Breast Pathology


    Clinical Focus -

    I am a surgical pathologist with twenty-five years and special expertise in Breast Pathology.

    Research Interests -

    Breast Disease - Current investigative activities in breast disease are concentrated in pathologic-mammographic correlation studies. There is particular interest in core needle biopsy, radial sclerosing lesions, ductal carcinoma in situ, atypical ductal hyperplasia, and lesions which produce mammographic distortions such as lobular carcinoma.


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    Gabriel Sica, MD, PhD


    Associate Professor


    Clinical Focus -

    My clinical interests lie primarily in the pathology of the lungs, pleura and mediastinum. I am especially interested in the pathology of neuroendocrine tumors of the lung such as typical carcinoids, atypical carcinoid, small cell carcinoma and large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma.

    Research Interests -

    - I have special interests in correlating tumor histology with the underlying molecular alterations of a particular tumor and probing the role of tumor stroma in the facilitation/inhibition of tumor growth and metastasis. I am especially interested in the role of the inflammatory stroma in facilitating and promoting phenotypic alterations, such as increased chemotaxis and angioinvasion. I am also interested in mining the published microarray expression databases in an attempt to identify prognostically useful genetic markers with subsequent confirmation utilizing fresh frozen human tissue and paraffin embedded formalin fixed archived tissues.


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    Talaat S Tadros, MD


    Associate Professor
    Surgical Pathology
    Cytopathology


    Clinical Focus -

    Performing and interpreting the Fine Needle Aspiration on Superficial palpable masses in the Comprehensive Cancer Center (15-25 cases) in clinics weekly ¿ Adequacy evaluation for non-palpable masses performed by Radiology,Pulmonary and Gyn departments.Interpretation of GYN (Pap smears-60 cases/day) and non-GYN Cytology cases

    Research Interests -

    Anal Pap Smears -

    Breast FNA -

    Human papillomavirus in cervical pre-invasive lesions and cervical carcinoma - Collaboration with CDC focuses upon the detection of the molecular aspects of Human papillomavirus in cervical pre-invasive lesions and cervical carcinoma. Federally funded (Molecular signature of cervical cancer, NCI Early Detection Network-IA99 007) Collaborate Other interest: Breast Diseases


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    Sharon W Weiss, MD


    Professor
    Surgical Pathology
    Soft Tissue Pathology


    Clinical Focus -

    Dr. Weiss is a surgical pathologist who directs Emory's Expert Consultation Service in Anatomic Pathology. She specializes in the diagnosis of bone and soft tissue neoplasms and oversees a large soft tissue diagnostic service which encompasses over 3000 cases sent to her for a second opinion as well as cases from within the Emory system. Her daily signouts which include residents, a soft tissue fellow, and occasionally visitors from other institutions provide the educational venue for review of these materials. In addition she directs the ACGME-accredited year long soft tissue fellowship.

    Dr. Weiss is also the newly appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Development (part-time) and is responsible for the development of school of medicine wide initiatives for developing programs to enhance faculty success.

    Research Interests -

    Clinicopathologic features and biomarkers of soft tissue neoplasms - Dr. Weiss' research focuses on the clinicopathologic features and biomarkers that characterize soft tissue neoplasms. Her publications have centered on the several themes: borderline vascular tumors, pleomorphic sarcomas, and dedifferentiation in liposarcomas. She is attributed with seminal descriptions of a number of new entities including pleomorphic hyalinizing angiectatic tumor of soft parts, paraganglioma like dermal melanocytic tumor, spindle cell hemangioma, and kaposiform hemangioendothelioma.


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    Yue Xue, MD, PhD


    Assistant Professor
    GI Pathology