URMC Labs - Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology

Department Investigators

Wenqing Cao Barrett's esophagus and inflammatory bowel disease
Jennifer Findeis-Hosey Lynch Syndrome
Charlotte K. Ryan VEGF expression in gastric, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers
Kunchang Song Immunohistochemical characteristics of early neoplastic change in the GI tract
Christa Whitney-Miller HER2 expression in GI malignancies
Zhongren Zhou Esophageal cancer

Current Awards

Christa Whitney-Miller HER2 in gastric and GE junction adenocarcinoma (Genentech)

Interdepartmental Collaborations

Surgery

Tony Godfrey Biomarkers and epidemiology of esophageal cancer
Jeffrey Peters Translational research in esophageal cancer
Chris Barry Ultrasound methods of detecting hepatosteatosis; hepatobiliary tissue bank; miRNA analysis of hepatocellular carcinoma

Medical Oncology

Gregory Connelly HER2 overexpression in upper GI malignancies
Aram Hezel Murine models of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

Imaging Sciences

George Holland Correlation of imaging results and histopathology

Educational Opportunities

  • Postresidency fellowship in GI/Hepatobiliary pathology

Clinical Highlights

  • Gastrointestinal pathologists: Wenqing Cao, Charlotte Ryan, Kunchang Song, Christa Whitney-Miller, Zhongren Zhou
  • Liver transplant program
  • Liver transplant pathologists: Wenqing Cao, Jennifer Findeis-Hosey, Charlotte Ryan, Christa Whitney-Miller
  • Histopathologic diagnostic services for the entire luminal GI tract, including both medical and neoplastic processes
  • Complete diagnostic reports of resection specimens from oncology, thoracic and foregut, and colorectal surgery
  • Immunohistochemical testing for microsatellite instability of colorectal carcinomas as well as HER2 analysis of upper GI malignancies
  • Case review conferences: GI Tumor Board, Adult and Pediatric Gastrointestinal, Liver Tumor Board, Post-transplant Liver Biopsy Review

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