Wenqing Cao, B.Med.

Wenqing Cao, B.Med.

Contact Information

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

Office: (585) 275-7562
Fax: (585) 273-3637

Research Bio

Dr. Cao's research interest is in pancreatic and liver disease.

She was a research associate in the Department of Pathology at Northwestern University in Chicago from 1998 through 2003. She worked on several projects that included hepatocarcinogenesis, pancreas stem cells, and pancreatic carcinogenesis. Her specific focus was on mice and rat models of peroxisome proliferator-induced hepatocarcinogenesis and acyl-CoA oxidase deficient mice models of spontaneous hepatocarcinogenesis. From 2003 through 2005 she was a research associate in the Department of Medicine at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare where she studied the effect of ApoE on glia-mediated inflammation induced by oligometric verus fibrillar amyloid beta 1-42.

Awards & Honors (National)

Resident Research Symposium Top Ten | American Society of Clinical Pathology | ASCP Annual Meeting, New Orleans 2007

Awards & Honors (Local)

Goldberg Family Charitable Trust Travel Award | Northwestern Memorial Foundation 2007
Goldman Family Charitable Trust Travel Award | Northwestern Memorial Foundation 2006
University Scholarship | Tongji Medical University 1988 - 1991

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 22 available »

2015 Jun
Barry CT, Hazard C, Hah Z, Cheng G, Partin A, Mooney RA, Chuang KH, Cao W, Rubens DJ, Parker KJ. "Shear wave dispersion in lean versus steatotic rat livers." Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2015 Jun; 34(6):1123-9.
2015 Jan
Nieman DR, Peyre CG, Watson TJ, Cao W, Lunt MD, Lada MJ, Han MS, Jones CE, Peters JH. "Neoadjuvant treatment response in negative nodes is an important prognosticator after esophagectomy." The Annals of thoracic surgery. 2015 Jan; 99(1):277-83. Epub 2014 Nov 05.
2014 Apr
Barry CT, Hah Z, Partin A, Mooney RA, Chuang KH, Augustine A, Almudevar A, Cao W, Rubens DJ, Parker KJ. "Mouse liver dispersion for the diagnosis of early-stage Fatty liver disease: a 70-sample study." Ultrasound in medicine & biology. 2014 Apr; 40(4):704-13. Epub 2014 Jan 10.
2014 Apr
Harpaz N, Taboada S, Mabel Ko H, Yu J, Yang Q, Xu H, Cao W. "Expression of MACC1 and MET in inflammatory bowel disease-associated colonic neoplasia." Inflammatory bowel diseases. 2014 Apr; 20(4):703-11.
2014 Mar
Ren B, Cao W. "Neuromuscular and vascular hamartoma: is it a true hamartoma?" Journal of clinical pathology. 2014 Mar; 67(3):284-7. Epub 2013 Nov 21.

Current Appointments

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


Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology - American Board of Pathology


MS | Medical Science | Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, China1995
MD | Medicine | Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, China1992

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine07/01/2009 - 06/30/2010
Residency in Anatomic Path & Clinical Path at McGaw Medical Center06/20/2005 - 06/29/2009
Residency in Dermatology at Union Hospital, Tongji Medical University07/01/1995 - 10/30/1997
Internship at Union Hospital, Tongji Medical University07/01/1991 - 06/30/1992