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Linda M. Schiffhauer, M.D.

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Office: (585) 275-3270

Fax: (585) 273-3637

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Dr. Schiffhauer's clinical interests include general surgical pathology and breast pathology. She has collaborated with researchers in Medicine and Radiology in investigating the accuracy and efficiency of different methods for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. In 2006 she received a Dean's Teaching Fellowship award to compare the use of virtual microscopy versus light microscopy in the teaching laboratory setting. She is Director of Pathology Medical Student Education, responsible for coordinating the Pathology content of all medical student courses throughout the four-year curriculum.


Dr. Schiffhauer's research activities have focused on the expression of C35 and HER-2 in breast cancer.



MD | Albany Medical College of Union University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1996 - 06/30/1997
Fellowship in Pathology, Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

07/01/1996 - 07/30/1997
Fellowship in Pathology, Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology at UPMC Credentials Verification Office

07/01/1992 - 06/30/1996
Residency in Pathology, Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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Eric A Schenk Award for Excellence in Teaching
Sponsor: Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Location: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2006 - 2008
George W Merck Dean's Teaching Fellow, Mentor-Janet Sparks PhD
Sponsor: Undergraduate Pathology Medical Education
Location: Rochester, NY

1996 - 1997
Breast Cancer Research
Sponsor: National Research Service Award
Location: Laboratory of Barbara Weber, MD; Philadelphia, PA

Albany Medical College Alumni Scholarship

Albany Medical College alumni Scholarship, University of Rochester Alumni Scholarship

Wilcox Scholarship

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Journal Articles

Wilson RA, Zavislan JM, Schiffhauer LM. "Optical segmentation of unprocessed breast tissue for margin assessment." The Breast : official journal of the European Society of Mastology.. 2014 Aug; 23(4):413-22. Epub 2014 May 21.

Wilson RA, McAleavey SA, Schiffhauer LM, Zavislan J. "Design and validation of two optical beacons for guidewire localization in breast-conserving surgery." Applied optics.. 2013 Jun 10; 52(17):4024-34.

Subik K, Shu L, Wu C, Liang Q, Hicks D, Boyce B, Schiffhauer L, Chen D, Chen C, Tang P, Xing L. "The ubiquitin E3 ligase WWP1 decreases CXCL12-mediated MDA231 breast cancer cell migration and bone metastasis." Bone.. 2012 Apr; 50(4):813-23. Epub 2012 Jan 11.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Analysis of susceptibility to inherited breast cancer with emphasis on BRCA1 and BRCA2
Book Title: Advances in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Author List: Couch, F.J.; Farid, L.M.; Weber, B.L.
Published By: Mosby-Year Book 1996 in St. Louis, MO