Charlotte K. Ryan, M.D.

Charlotte K. Ryan, M.D.

Contact Information

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

Office: (585) 275-1662
Fax: (585) 273-3637

Research Bio

Dr. Ryan's research endeavors with the liver transplant program include the study of post transplant biopsies in hepatitis C patients more particularly regarding response to antiviral therapy and the treatment of acute cellular rejection. Additional projects have included liver grafts from donors with CNS tumors and analysis of outcomes in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis. Collaboration with Oncology is ongoing and involves the association of tissue factor (TF) with VEGF expression in colorectal, pancreatic and gastric carcinomas, suggesting a link between hemostatic activation and angiogenesis. Past studies included EGFR and VEGF expression and mutated K12-ras as indicators of survival in colon cancer. Another field of investigation concerns the development and evaluation of microtubule-targeting agents as therapeutic candidates in hepatic and colorectal cancers.

Recent Journal Articles

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2012 Feb
Barry CT, D'Souza M, McCall M, Safadjou S, Ryan C, Kashyap R, Marroquin C, Orloff M, Almudevar A, Godfrey TE. "Micro RNA expression profiles as adjunctive data to assess the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after liver transplantation." American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 2012 Feb; 12(2):428-37. Epub 2011 Oct 18.
2010 May 19
Wu MH, Ma WL, Hsu CL, Chen YL, Ou JH, Ryan CK, Hung YC, Yeh S, Chang C. "Androgen receptor promotes hepatitis B virus-induced hepatocarcinogenesis through modulation of hepatitis B virus RNA transcription." Science translational medicine. 2010 May 19; 2(32):32ra35.
2006 Nov
Saad, WEA; Ryan, CK; Davies, MG; Fultz, PJ; Rubens, DJ; Patel, NC; Sahler, LG; Lee, DE; Kitanosono, T; Sasson, T; Waldman, DL. "Safety and efficacy of fluoroscopic versus ultrasound guided core liver biopsies for potential living related liver transplant donors." J. Vasc Interv Radiol. 2006; 17(11). Link
Saad, WEA; Davies, MG; Ryan, CK; Rubens, DJ; Lee, DE; Sahler, LG; Patel, NC; Waldman, DL. "Incidence of arterial injuries detected by angiography following percutaneous right-lobe ultrasound-guided core liver biopsies in human subjects." Am J Gastro. 2006; 101: 1-5. Link
2005 Sep
Jain A, Orloff M, Kashyap R, Lansing K, Betts R, Mohanka R, Menegus M, Ryan C, Bozorgzadeh A. "Does valganciclovir hydrochloride (valcyte) provide effective prophylaxis against cytomegalovirus infection in liver transplant recipients?" Transplantation proceedings. 2005 Sep; 37(7):3182-6.

Current Appointments

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


Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine - American Board of Pathology


MD | Medicine | Johns Hopkins U Sch Medicine1975
BA | Chemistry | Hofstra University1971

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellow, Surgical Pathology University of Rochester Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 1991
Chief Resident, University of Rochester Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 1981
Pathology Residency, University of Rochester Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 1980
Research Assistant, Laboratory of Dr. Cecil Robinson Department of Pharmacology The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Organic Synthesis of Steroid Compounds 0