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Diana Agostini-Vulaj, D.O.

Diana Agostini-Vulaj, D.O.

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About Me

Faculty Appointments

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


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2017 - 2018

Residency, Pathology, Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2013 - 2017


DO | Midwestern University. 2013


Strong Star. 2018

Chief Resident Recognition Award, Department of Pathology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2015 - 2016


Journal Articles

Elusive and Aggressive: Unraveling /INI1-Deficient Undifferentiated Carcinoma With Rhabdoid Features Arising From the Colon: A Case Report and Comprehensive Literature Review.

Liu XL, Agostini-Vulaj D

International journal of surgical pathology.. 2024 February 20 :10668969241232699. Epub 02/20/2024.

SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: Clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical study.

Chen IY, Ettel MG, Bell PD, Huber AR, Findeis-Hosey JJ, Wang W, Hezel AF, Dunne RF, Drage MG, Agostini-Vulaj D

Human pathology.. 2024 January 31 Epub 01/31/2024.

Lobular capillary hemangioma (pyogenic granuloma) of the gastrointestinal tract : Clinicopathologic analysis of 34 cases.

Booth AL, Voltaggio L, Waters R, Goldblum J, Feely MM, Agostini-Vulaj D, Pezhouh M, Gonzalez RS

American journal of clinical pathology.. 2023 June 8 Epub 06/08/2023.

Multi-Institutional Study of Pathologist Reading of the Programmed Cell Death Ligand-1 Combined Positive Score Immunohistochemistry Assay for Gastric or Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer.

Fernandez AI, Robbins CJ, Gaule P, Agostini-Vulaj D, Anders RA, Bellizi A, Chen W, Chen ZE, Gopal P, Zhao L, Lisovsky M, Liu X, Shia J, Wang H, Yang Z, McCann L, Chan YG, Weidler J, Bates M, Zhang X, Rimm DL

Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc.. 2023 February 1336 (5):100128. Epub 02/13/2023.

Glutathione supports lipid abundance .

Asantewaa G, Tuttle ET, Ward NP, Kang YP, Kim Y, Kavanagh ME, Girnius N, Chen Y, Duncan R, Rodriguez K, Hecht F, Zocchi M, Smorodintsev-Schiller L, Scales TQ, Taylor K, Alimohammadi F, Sechrist ZR, Agostini-Vulaj D, Schafer XL, Chang H, Smith Z, O'Connor TN, Whelan S, Selfors LM, Crowdis J, Gray GK, Bronson RT, Brenner D, Rufini A, Dirksen RT, Hezel AF, Huber AR, Munger J, Cravatt BF, Vasiliou V, Cole CL, DeNicola GM, Harris IS

bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology.. 2023 February 11 Epub 02/11/2023.

Metastatic large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung masquerading as a primary gallbladder carcinoma: A case report.

Syposs C, Agostini-Vulaj D

SAGE open medical case reports.. 2023 11 :2050313X231166773. Epub 04/13/2023.

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.

High-Grade Appendiceal Mucinous Neoplasm.

Gonzalez RS, Carr NJ, Liao H, Pai RK, Agostini-Vulaj D, Misdraji J

Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine.. 2022 April 26 Epub 04/26/2022.

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) arising in uncommon locations: clinicopathologic features and risk assessment of esophageal, colonic, and appendiceal GISTs.

Hu S, Alpert L, Cates JMM, Gonzalez RS,

Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc.. 2021 October 26 Epub 10/26/2021.

Clinicopathologic features of metastatic small cell carcinoma of the prostate to the liver: a series of four cases.

Bell PD, Huber AR, Agostini-Vulaj D

Diagnostic pathology.. 2021 April 2316 (1):35. Epub 04/23/2021.

Sometimes You Have to Judge a Book by Its Cover: The Case of a Masquerading Pancreatic Mucinous Cyst.

Miller J, Agostini-Vulaj D, Howard V, Schoeniger L, Kothari T

ACG case reports journal.. 2021 April 8 (4):e00554. Epub 04/27/2021.

Increasing Tumor Budding in Cholangiocarcinoma is Associated with Decreased Disease-Specific Survival.

Agostini-Vulaj D, Cates JMM, Bratton LE, Gonzalez RS

Human pathology.. 2021 March 13 Epub 03/13/2021.

Solitary fibrous tumor presenting as a colonic polyp: Report of a case and literature review.

Katerji R; Agostini-Vulaj D.

Human Pathology: Case Reports. 2021; 25(200547).

Phosphomannose Isomerase High Expression Associated with Better Prognosis in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma.

Alipour Z, Agostini-Vulaj D, Findeis-Hosey J, Liu L, Gonzalez RS, Drage MG, Krigman H, Zhou Z

Clinical and experimental gastroenterology. 2021 14 :353-360. Epub 09/01/2021.

A rare histologic subtype of hepatocellular carcinoma, sarcomatoid hepatocellular carcinoma: report of a case.

Numbere N, Zhang D, Agostini-Vulaj D

Hepatic oncology.. 2020 December 298 (2):HEP33. Epub 12/29/2020.

Composition, spatial characteristics, and prognostic significance of myeloid cell infiltration in pancreatic cancer.

Väyrynen SA, Zhang J, Yuan C, Väyrynen JP, Dias Costa A, Williams H, Morales-Oyarvide V, Lau MC, Rubinson DA, Dunne RF, Kozak MM, Wang W, Agostini-Vulaj D, Drage MG, Brais LK, Reilly E, Rahma OE, Clancy TE, Wang J, Linehan DC, Aguirre A, Fuchs CS, Coussens LM, Chang DT, Koong AC, Hezel AF, Ogino S, Nowak JA, Wolpin BM

Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.. 2020 December 1 Epub 12/01/2020.

Intestinal Angiolipofibroma: Clinicopathologic Characteristics of 11 Cases.

Agostini-Vulaj D, Bsirini C, Drage MG, Huber AR

International journal of surgical pathology.. 2020 May 4 :1066896920916832. Epub 05/04/2020.

Smooth muscle tumors of the gastrointestinal tract: an analysis of prognostic features in 407 cases.

Alpert L, Al-Sabti R, Graham RP, Pai RK, Gonzalez RS, Zhang X, Smith V, Wang HL, Westbrook L, Goldblum JR, Bakhshwin A, Shetty S, Klimstra DS, Shia J, Askan G, Robert ME, Thomas C, Frankel WL, Alsomali M, Hagen C, Mostafa ME, Feely MM, Assarzadegan N, Misdraji J, Shih AR, Agostini-Vulaj D, Meis JM, Tang S, Chatterjee D, Kang LI, Hart J, Lee SM, Smith T, Yantiss RK, Hissong EM, Gao ZH, Wu J, Resnick MB, Wu EY, Pai RK, Zhao L, Doyle LA, Chopra S, Panarelli NC, Hu S, Longacre TA, Raghavan SS, Lauwers GY, Ghayouri M, Cooper HS, Nagarathinam R, Bellizzi AM, Kakar S, Hosseini M, Rong J, Greenson JK, Lamps LW, Dong Z, Bronner MP

Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc.. 2020 February 12 Epub 02/12/2020.

Evaluation of histologic changes in the livers of patients with early and late hepatic artery thrombosis.

Gonzalez RS, Agostini-Vulaj D, Lee M

Human pathology.. 2019 May 7 Epub 05/07/2019.

Incidence and Significance of GATA3 Positivity in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma and Cholangiocarcinoma.

Gonzalez RS, Ramesh MK, Yang Q, Findeis-Hosey JJ, Zhou Z, Cates JMM, Dunne RF, Bratton LE, Agostini-Vulaj D

Applied immunohistochemistry & molecular morphology : AIMM. 2019 April 24 Epub 04/24/2019.

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 April 3 :1066896919837665. Epub 04/03/2019.

Heterotopic Respiratory Mucosa in the Rectum: An Unusual Type and Site of Heterotopia in the Gastrointestinal Tract.

Bsirini C, Tirumanisetty P, Dytoc JN, Tirumanisetty P, Agostini-Vulaj D, Steevens C, Ullah A, Huber AR

International journal of surgical pathology.. 2019 April 27 (2):221-224. Epub 08/16/2018.

Intrasinusoidal Spread of Hepatic Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma: Implications for the Diagnosis in Minimal Samples.

Agostini-Vulaj D, Pehlivanoglu B, Weiss SW, Krasinskas A, Feely MM, Hornick JL, Cates JMM, Bentley KLM, Adsay NV, Gonzalez RS

The American journal of surgical pathology.. 2019 January 16 Epub 01/16/2019.

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.. 2018 September 18 Epub 09/18/2018.

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.

Metastatic adenocarcinoma involving atypical meningioma

Agostini-Vulaj, D.; Rosella, P.; Yeaney, G.

Applied Radiology. 2018; 47(3): 27-28.

Tactile Corpuscle-Like Bodies (Wagner-Meissner Corpuscles) of the Colorectum: A Series of 5 Cases.

Huber AR, Agostini-Vulaj D, Drage MG, Lemmon JW

International journal of surgical pathology.. 2017 December 25 (8):684-687. Epub 08/07/2017.

Distinction between inflammatory hepatocellular adenoma and mass effect on liver sampling.

Agostini-Vulaj D, Sharma AK, Findeis-Hosey JJ, McMahon LA, Gonzalez RS

Human pathology.. 2017 March 61 :105-110. Epub 12/15/2016.

Management of concomitant factor VII deficiency and Factor V Leiden mutation.

Agostini-Vulaj D, Francis CW, Refaai MA

International journal of laboratory hematology.. 2017 February 39 (1):e10-e13. Epub 1900 01 01.