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Christopher C Griffith, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Pathology Division(s):
Anatomic Pathology

Email Address:


M.D., Ph.D.   State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 2002 - 2010
Resident: Anatomic Pathology   University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2010 - 2013
Fellow: Head & Neck/Endocrine Pathology   University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013 - 2014
Fellow: Cytopathology   University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2014 - 2015

Specialty Boards:

  •  Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology
  •  Cytopathology, American Board of Pathology

Selected/Most Recent Publications:

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Published and Accepted Research Articles -

  • Griffith CC, Pai RK, Schneider F, Duvvuri U, Ferris RL, Johnson JT. Seethala RR. Salivary gland tumor fine needle aspiration cytology: A proposal for a risk stratification classification. Am J Clin Pathol. 2015. 143(6):839-853.
  • Williams L, Thompson LDR, Seethala RR, Weinreb I, Assaad AM, Tuluc M, Ud Din N, Purgina B, Lai C, Griffith CC, Chiosea SI. Salivary duct carcinoma: The predominance of apocrine morphology, prevalence of histologic variants, and androgen receptor expression. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015. 39(5):705-713.
  • Chiosea SI, Williams L, Griffith CC, Thompson LD, Weinreb I, Bauman JE, Luvison A, Roy S, Seethala RR, Nikiforova MN. Molecular characterization of apocrine salivary duct carcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015. 39(6):744-752.
  • Griffith CC, Goodstein LA, Tuluc M, Prestipino A, Cognetti D, Spiegel J, Seethala RR. A rare case of carcinoma cuniculatum involving the larynx in association with a saccular cyst. Head and Neck Pathol. 2015. 9(3):421-425.
  • Griffith CC, Thompson LDR, Assaad A, Purgina BM, Lai C, Seethala RR, Chiosea SI. Salivary duct carcinoma and the concept of "early carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma". Histopathol. 2014. 65(6):854-860.
  • Warner BM, Griffith CC, Taylor WD, Seethala RR. Sclerosing rhabdomyosarcoma: Presentation of a rare sarcoma mimicking myoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid gland and review of the literature. Head and Neck Pathol. 2015. 9 (1):147-152.
  • Griffith CC, Seethala RR, Luvison A, Miller M, Chiosea SI. PIK3CA mutations and PTEN loss in salivary duct carcinomas. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013. 37(8):1201-1207.
  • Griffith CC, Stelow EB, Saqi A, Khalbuss WE, Schneider F, Chiosea SI, Seethala RR. The cytological features of mammary analogue secretory carcinoma: A series of six molecularly confirmed cases. Cancer Cytopath. 2013. 121(5):234-241.
  • Chiosea SI, Griffith C, Adel A, Seethala RR. Clinicopathologic characterization of mammary analogue secretory carcinoma of salivary glands. Histopathol 2012. 61(3):387-394.
  • Chiosea SI, Griffith C, Assaad A, Seethala RR. The profile of acinic cell carcinoma after recognition of mammary analogue secretory carcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol 2012. 36(3):343-350.
  • Longo SL, Griffith C, Glass A, Shillitoe EJ, Post DE. Development of an oncolytic Herpes simplex virus using a tumor-specific HIF-responsive promoter. Cancer Gene Ther 2011. 18(2):123-134.
  • Griffith C, Zhang S, Mukhopadhyay S. Synchronous metastatic medullary and papillary thyroid carcinomas in a patient with germline RET mutation: case report, molecular analysis, and implications for pathogenesis. Endocr Pathol 2010. 21(2):115-119.
  • Griffith C, Noonan S, Lou E, Shillitoe EJ. An oncolytic mutant of Herpes simplex virus type-1 in which replication is governed by a promoter/enhancer of human papillomavirus type-16. Cancer Gene Ther 2007. 14(12): 985-993.