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Christa L. Whitney-Miller, M.D.

Christa L. Whitney-Miller, M.D.

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About Me

Dr. Whitney-Miller is a surgical pathologist with a focus on gastrointestinal pathology.
Dr. Whitney-Miller is a surgical pathologist with a focus on gastrointestinal pathology.

Certified Specialties

Pathology, Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology - American Board of Pathology

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD)

Chair - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD)

Frieda Robscheit-Robbins Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD)

Vice Chair, Anatomic Pathology - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Pathology, Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, UPMC Credentials Verification Office. 2003 - 2005

Internship, Pathology, Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 2002 - 2003


MD | SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine. 2002


Margaret Billingham Award - Best Published Paper. 2022

Chair's Recognition Award. 2015

Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. 2002

A. Geno Andreatta Student Affairs Award. 2002

American Medical Women's Association Leadership and Service Award. 2002

Pathology Award for Graduating Medical Student. 2002

Alpha Omega Alpha. 2002

Association of Pathology Chairs Honor Society. 2000

Phi Beta Kappa. 1997


Journal Articles

Smad4 restricts injury-provoked biliary proliferation and carcinogenesis.

Alexander WB, Wang W, Hill MA, O'Dell MR, Ruffolo LI, Guo B, Jackson KM, Ullman N, Friedland SC, McCall MN, Patel A, Figueroa-Guilliani N, Georger M, Belt BA, Whitney-Miller CL, Linehan DC, Murphy PJ, Hezel AF

Disease models & mechanisms.. 2024 June 117 (6)Epub 02/28/2024.

Clinical Implications of Microscopic Colitis Isolated to Polyps.

Miller C, Whitney-Miller C, Ettel MG

International journal of surgical pathology.. 2023 July 10 :10668969231185085. Epub 07/10/2023.

Ensuring remote diagnostics for pathologists: an open letter to the US Congress.

Lennerz JK, Pantanowitz L, Amin MB, Eltoum IE, Hameed MR, Kalof AN, Khanafshar E, Kunju LP, Lazenby AJ, Montone KT, Otis CN, Reid MD, Staats PN, Whitney-Miller CL, Abendroth CS, Aron M, Birdsong GG, Bleiweiss IJ, Bronner MP, Chapman J, Cipriani NA, de la Roza G, Esposito MJ, Fadare O, Ferrer K, Fletcher CD, Frishberg DP, Garcia FU, Geldenhuys L, Gill RM, Gui D, Halat S, Hameed O, Hornick JL, Huber AR, Jain D, Jhala N, Jorda M, Jorns JM, Kaplan J, Khalifa MA, Khan A, Kim GE, Lee EY, LiVolsi VA, Longacre T, Magi-Galluzzi C, McCall SJ, McPhaul L, Mehta V, Merzianu M, Miller SB, Molberg KH, Moreira AL, Naini BV, Nosé V, O'Toole K, Picken M, Prieto VG, Pullman JM, Quick CM, Reynolds JP, Rosenberg AE, Schnitt SJ, Schwartz MR, Sekosan M, Smith MT, Sohani A, Stowman A, Vanguri VK, Wang B, Watts JC, Wei S, Whitney K, Younes M, Zee S, Bracamonte ER

Nature medicine.. 2022 December 28 (12):2453-2455. Epub 1900 01 01.

Arid1a mutation suppresses TGF-? signaling and induces cholangiocarcinoma.

Guo B, Friedland SC, Alexander W, Myers JA, Wang W, O'Dell MR, Getman M, Whitney-Miller CL, Agostini-Vulaj D, Huber AR, Mello SS, Vertino PM, Land HK, Steiner LA, Hezel AF

Cell reports.. 2022 August 3040 (9):111253. Epub 1900 01 01.

Tumor Size, Not Small Vessel Invasion, Predicts Survival in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma.

Zhang D, Love T, Hao Y, Liu BL, Thung S, Fiel MI, Whitney-Miller CL, Liao X

American journal of clinical pathology.. 2022 July 1158 (1):70-80. Epub 1900 01 01.

Interobserver agreement in the diagnosis of anal dysplasia: comparison between gastrointestinal and gynaecological pathologists and utility of consensus conferences.

Abu-Farsakh S, Drage MG, Huber AR, Turner BM, Varghese S, Wang X, Whitney-Miller CL, Gonzalez RS

Histopathology.. 2022 March 80 (4):648-655. Epub 12/14/2021.

The spectrum of macrophage-predominant inflammatory myocardial disease presenting as fulminant heart failure.

Goldman BI, Choung HY, Sainvil M, Miller CW

Cardiovascular pathology : the official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology.. 2022 57 :107393. Epub 10/23/2021.

Congenital hepatic fibrosis and its mimics: a clinicopathologic study of 19 cases at a single institution.

Chen IY, Whitney-Miller CL, Liao X

Diagnostic pathology.. 2021 August 3016 (1):81. Epub 08/30/2021.

Clinicopathologic Features of Varicella Zoster Virus Infection of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract.

Mostyka M, Shia J, Neumann WL, Whitney-Miller CL, Feely M, Yantiss RK

The American journal of surgical pathology.. 2021 February 145 (2):209-214. Epub 1900 01 01.

A redirection of laboratory resources for better value-based surgical pathology; a quality assurance pilot study

Bsirini C; Ayoub A; Whitney-Miller CL; Huber AR.

J Gastrointest Dig Syst. 2021; 11(3): 644.

Gastrin Staining in Inflamed Stomach Biopsies Labeled as "Antral" Rarely Detects Atrophic Gastritis.

Dunn ALJ, Drage MG, Whitney-Miller CL, McMahon LA, Gonzalez RS

American journal of clinical pathology.. 2020 November 4154 (6):761-766. Epub 1900 01 01.

Impact of Subspecialty Sign-Out on Interobserver Variability and Accuracy in Gastrointestinal Pathology.

Whitney-Miller CL

Surgical pathology clinics.. 2020 September 13 (3):371-376. Epub 1900 01 01.

Cholestasis and disseminated histoplasmosis in a psoriatic patient on infliximab: case report and review of literature.

Park S, Cheong J, Kyi K, Aranez J, Abu-Farsakh S, Whitney-Miller C, Al-Judaibi B, Laryea M

BMC gastroenterology.. 2020 May 820 (1):141. Epub 05/08/2020.

Effects of subspecialty signout and group consensus on the diagnosis of microscopic colitis.

Sharma M, Whitney-Miller CL, Drage MG, Huber AR, Gonzalez RS

Virchows Archiv : an international journal of pathology.. 2019 November 475 (5):573-578. Epub 07/29/2019.

Update on genetic predisposition to colorectal cancer and polyposis.

Valle L, de Voer RM, Goldberg Y, Sjursen W, Försti A, Ruiz-Ponte C, Caldés T, Garré P, Olsen MF, Nordling M, Castellvi-Bel S, Hemminki K

Molecular aspects of medicine.. 2019 October 69 :10-26. Epub 03/18/2019.

Florid Vascular Proliferation of the Small Bowel and Colon, a Potential Masquerader of Malignancy: Report of Three Cases.

Huber AR, Cellini C, Whitney-Miller CL, Agostini-Vulaj D

International journal of surgical pathology.. 2019 September 27 (6):609-612. Epub 04/03/2019.

ARID1A, a SWI/SNF subunit, is critical to acinar cell homeostasis and regeneration and is a barrier to transformation and epithelial-mesenchymal transition in the pancreas.

Wang W, Friedland SC, Guo B, O'Dell MR, Alexander WB, Whitney-Miller CL, Agostini-Vulaj D, Huber AR, Myers JR, Ashton JM, Dunne RF, Steiner LA, Hezel AF

Gut.. 2019 July 68 (7):1245-1258. Epub 09/18/2018.

Impact of Specimen Type and Specimen Number on HER2 Status in Gastroesophageal Junction and Gastric Adenocarcinoma.

Whitney-Miller CL, Hicks DG, Guo J, McMahon L, Henry J, Koltz BR, Buscaglia B, Huber AR

American journal of clinical pathology.. 2019 April 2151 (5):461-468. Epub 1900 01 01.

Unexpectedly High Prevalence of Cystoisospora belli Infection in Acalculous Gallbladders of Immunocompetent Patients.

Noor M, Katzman PJ, Huber AR, Findeis-Hosey JJ, Whitney-Miller C, Gonzalez RS, Zhou Z, N'kodia HD, Skonick K, Abell RL, Saubermann LJ, Lamps LW, Drage MG

American journal of clinical pathology.. 2019 January 1151 (1):100-107. Epub 1900 01 01.

and Mutations Cause Cholangiocyte- and Hepatocyte-Derived Cholangiocarcinoma.

Hill MA, Alexander WB, Guo B, Kato Y, Patra KC, O'Dell MR, McCall MN, Whitney-Miller CL, Bardeesy N, Hezel AF

Cancer research.. 2018 August 1578 (16):4445-4451. Epub 06/05/2018.

IMP3 Immunohistochemical Expression Remains Consistent Among All Grades of Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors.

Agostini-Vulaj D, Whitney-Miller CL, Gonzalez RS, McMahon LA, Findeis-Hosey JJ

Applied immunohistochemistry & molecular morphology : AIMM. 2018 April 26 (4):288-293. Epub 1900 01 01.

Accuracy of vascular invasion reporting in hepatocellular carcinoma before and after implementation of subspecialty surgical pathology sign-out.

Huber AR, Gonzalez RS, Orloff MS, Barry CT, Whitney-Miller CL

Indian journal of pathology & microbiology.. 2017 60 (4):501-504. Epub 1900 01 01.

Immunohistochemistry as a surrogate for molecular subtyping of gastric adenocarcinoma.

Gonzalez RS, Messing S, Tu X, McMahon LA, Whitney-Miller CL

Human pathology.. 2016 October 56 :16-21. Epub 06/21/2016.

A microRNA biomarker of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence following liver transplantation accounting for within-patient heterogeneity.

Xie QY, Almudevar A, Whitney-Miller CL, Barry CT, McCall MN

BMC medical genomics.. 2016 April 89 :18. Epub 04/08/2016.

Endoscopic Appearance of Rectal Spread of Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Sprung B, Lunt MD, Whitney-Miller C, DeCross AJ

The American journal of gastroenterology.. 2016 January 111 (1):25. Epub 1900 01 01.

MicroRNA-494 is a master epigenetic regulator of multiple invasion-suppressor microRNAs by targeting ten eleven translocation 1 in invasive human hepatocellular carcinoma tumors.

Chuang KH, Whitney-Miller CL, Chu CY, Zhou Z, Dokus MK, Schmit S, Barry CT

Hepatology : official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.. 2015 August 62 (2):466-80. Epub 05/06/2015.

College of American Pathologists Guidelines for Reporting HER2 Test Results in Gastric Cancer.

Whitney-Miller C, Hicks DG

Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine.. 2015 June 139 (6):709-10. Epub 10/08/2014.

Disseminated varicella-zoster virus involving the esophagus and stomach.

Cornish C, Urban E, Whitney-Miller C, Mayo K, Philips G

Gastrointestinal endoscopy.. 2015 May 81 (5):1282; discussion 1283. Epub 03/06/2015.

Plac8 links oncogenic mutations to regulation of autophagy and is critical to pancreatic cancer progression.

Kinsey C, Balakrishnan V, O'Dell MR, Huang JL, Newman L, Whitney-Miller CL, Hezel AF, Land H

Cell reports.. 2014 May 227 (4):1143-55. Epub 05/01/2014.

The evolving role of HER2 evaluation for diagnosis and clinical decision making for breast and gastric adenocarcinoma.

Hicks D, Whitney-Miller C

Biotechnic & histochemistry : official publication of the Biological Stain Commission.. 2013 May 88 (3-4):121-31. Epub 01/07/2013.

Tissue pattern recognition error rates and tumor heterogeneity in gastric cancer.

Potts SJ, Huff SE, Lange H, Zakharov V, Eberhard DA, Krueger JS, Hicks DG, Young GD, Johnson T, Whitney-Miller CL

Applied immunohistochemistry & molecular morphology : AIMM. 2013 January 21 (1):21-30. Epub 1900 01 01.

Updates in HER2 Testing in Gastric Cancer

28. Taboada S and Whitney-Miller CL.

2013; : 131.

Gastric and Gastro-esophageal Adenocarcinoma: Emerging Therapeutic Options and Diagnostic Testing Challenges Related to HER2.

29. Lunt MD, Hicks DG and Whitney-Miller CL.

Journal of OncoPathology. 2013; : 39-45.

Primary gastric amyloidosis presenting as an isolated gastric mass.

Rivera R, Kaul V, DeCross A, Whitney-Miller C

Gastrointestinal endoscopy.. 2012 July 76 (1):186-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Kras(G12D) and p53 mutation cause primary intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.

O'Dell MR, Huang JL, Whitney-Miller CL, Deshpande V, Rothberg P, Grose V, Rossi RM, Zhu AX, Land H, Bardeesy N, Hezel AF

Cancer research.. 2012 March 1572 (6):1557-67. Epub 01/20/2012.

HER2 testing in gastric and esophageal adenocarcinoma: new diagnostic challenges arising from new therapeutic options.

Koltz B, Hicks D, Whitney-Miller C

Biotechnic & histochemistry : official publication of the Biological Stain Commission.. 2012 January 87 (1):40-5. Epub 07/12/2011.

HER2 testing in gastric and gastroesophageal junction cancers: a new therapeutic target and diagnostic challenge.

Hicks DG, Whitney-Miller C

Applied immunohistochemistry & molecular morphology : AIMM. 2011 December 19 (6):506-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Eosinophilic esophagitis: a retrospective review of esophageal biopsy specimens from 1992 to 2004 at an adult academic medical center.

Whitney-Miller CL, Katzka D, Furth EE

American journal of clinical pathology.. 2009 June 131 (6):788-92. Epub 1900 01 01.

A sinonasal inverted papilloma of mixed histology: implications for management of all sinonasal papillomas.

Steiger JD, Chiu AG, Whitney-Miller C

Ear, nose, & throat journal.. 2007 December 86 (12):752-3. Epub 1900 01 01.

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia presenting with symptomatic central nervous system involvement.

Akintola-Ogunremi O, Whitney C, Mathur SC, Finch CN

Annals of hematology.. 2002 July 81 (7):402-4. Epub 06/13/2002.

Do warning lights and sirens reduce ambulance response times?

Brown LH, Whitney CL, Hunt RC, Addario M, Hogue T

Prehospital emergency care.. 2000 4 (1):70-4. Epub 1900 01 01.

Use of local climatic data to determine if weather precludes the operation of an air medical system.

Whitney CL, Brown LH, Hunt RC

Air medical journal.. 2000 19 (1):22-4. Epub 1900 01 01.


Histopathology in Pharmaceutical Development (2014)

Chapter: Development of a Tissue Image Analysis Algorithm for Celiac Drug Development

Authors: Hagendorn E, Whitney-Miller CL, Huber AR, Potts S

Publisher: Wiley 2014

Histopathology in Pharmaceutical Development (2014)

Chapter: New wine in old wineskins: Adapting HER2 Testing for a Different Organ

Authors: Lunt MD and Whitney-Miller CL.

Publisher: Wiley 2014

Bailey's Head and Neck Surgery-Otolaryngology (5th edition) (2014)

Chapter: Pathology: Otolaryngologic Pathology

Authors: Miller MC and Whitney-Miller C

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2014