Philip J. Katzman, M.D.

Philip J. Katzman, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 626
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 273-4091
Fax: (585) 273-3637

Lab Information

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Research Bio

Dr. Katzman's research interests include placental pathology and development disorders, such as DiGeorge syndrome. He has begun investigating the ability to confirm morphologically diagnosed hydatidiform moles using fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) in cases where cytogenetic analysis on submitted tissue is unhelpful (no growth) or cannot be processed due to fixation. FISH could become an alternative diagnostic method for these specimens in our clinical laboratory. Dr. Katzman has also investigated the enigmatic "maternal floor infarction" in the placenta and is particularly interested in its identification as a possible etiology in recurrent first trimester losses.



Dr. Katzman developed an interest in DiGeorge syndrome and the deletion 22q11.2 spectrum while in pediatric pathology fellowship. He has studied a cohort of autopsied patients with congenital heart disease compiled in the Cardiac Registry of Boston Children's Hospital to identify a subpopulation with the 22q11.2 deletion. He used the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to evaluate loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in this chromosome region for each patient. He hopes to confirm his data by performing FISH on the same cases and to develop a PCR assay for the 22q11.2 deletion as an alternative to the currently used clinical FISH assay.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Perinatal Pathology Award: "Immunohistochemical evaluation of immune markers in chronic villitis of unknown etiology" | Society of Pediatric Pathology 2008
Neustein Award, Society of Pediatric Pathology, best paper in Developmental Pathology, "Cardiac registry screening for DiGeorge Critical Region deletion using loss of heterozygosity analysis 2002
Finalist for Graduate Research Award, University of Vermont College of Medicine, "Effect of corticosteroids and arachidonic acid cascade products on multidrug resistant cancer cells 1991

Recent Journal Articles

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2014 Jan
Hackney DN, Tirumala R, Salamone LJ, Miller RK, Katzman PJ. "Do placental histologic findings of chorion-decidual hemorrhage or inflammation in spontaneous preterm birth influence outcomes in the subsequent pregnancy?" Placenta. 2014 Jan; 35(1):58-63. Epub 2013 Nov 10.
2013 Jun
Curtin WM, Katzman PJ, Florescue H, Metlay LA. "Accuracy of signs of clinical chorioamnionitis in the term parturient." Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association.. 2013 Jun; 33(6):422-8. Epub 2012 Nov 15.
2013 Mar
Rana A, Katzman PJ, Pegoli W, Qualia C. "An unusual cause of abdominal pain: duodenal cystic lymphangioma." Gastroenterology & hepatology. 2013 Mar; 9(3):192-5.
2013
Katzman PJ. "Variable ALK protein and ALK gene staining in inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors." Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society. 2013 16(3):232-3. Epub 2013 Mar 20.
2013
Katzman PJ, Oble DA. "Eosinophilic/T-cell chorionic vasculitis and chronic villitis involve regulatory T cells and often occur together." Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society. 2013 16(4):278-91. Epub 2013 Apr 19.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Pediatric Pathology - American Board of Pathology
Anatomic Pathology - American Board of Pathology

Education

MD | Medicine | University of Vermont College of Medicine1992
BA | Biochemistry | Brandeis University1985

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric Pathology at Children s Hospital07/01/1998 - 06/30/2000
Residency in Pathology at University of Rochester Department of Pathology07/01/1995 - 06/30/1998
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester07/01/1993 - 06/30/1994
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester07/01/1992 - 06/30/1993