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Ioana Moisini, M.D., Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 276-6907

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Professional Background

2016-2017: Cytopathology Fellow, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2015-2016: Breast-Gynecologic Pathology Clinical Instructor, Magee-Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2014-2015: Surgical Pathology Fellow, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2010-2014: Pathology Resident (Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology), Mt. Sinai School of Medicine – St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY.

2007-2010: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laboratory of Dr. Anne Davidson – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY.
Research interests: Mechanisms of immune tolerance using transgenic mice; characterization of lupus-prone mice; therapeutic outcome of BAFF-R-Ig, CTLA4-Ig, and 4-1BB on B-cell tolerance.

2001-2007: Research Assistant/Graduate student, Laboratory of Dr. Terrence Geiger – Department of Pathology St. Jude Children's Research Hospital/University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Doctoral thesis: "Humanized Chimeric Receptors in the Therapy of Multiple Sclerosis."

1999-2001: Staff Pathologist at University Hospital of Psychiatry "Socola", Ia?i, Romania

1995-1999: Resident Physician, Department of Anatomic Pathology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Grigore T. Popa" and University Hospital "Sf. Spiridon", Ia?i, Romania

1988-1994: Doctor in Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Grigore T. Popa", Ia?i, Romania


1. Ioana Moisini, Jimmie Stewart III. Subacute Granulomatous (de Quervain's)thyroiditis: A Cyto/Histo Correlation. ASCP Case Rep Cytopathol. 2017;CY17-1.

2. Moisini I, Hreiki J, Votava H. Trichoblastic Carcinoma. ASCP Check Sample series (August 2013).

3. Jour G, Paniz Mondolfi AE, Slova D, Reidy J, Moisini I, Anderson L, Modica I. Anogenital Sweat Gland Adenocarcinoma of the Vulva: A Diagnostic Conundrum. American Journal of Dermatopathology 2012, 34(7): 773-777.

4. Slova D, Paniz Mondolfi A, Moisini I, Levi G, Urken M, Zevallos J, Mansoor S, Khorsandi A, Bloch D, Vidhun R, Wenig B. Colonic-Type Adenocarcinoma of the Base of the Tongue: A Case Report of a Rare Neoplasm. Head Neck Pathology 2012,6:250–254

5. Ioana Moisini, Weiqing Huang, Ramalingam Bethunaickan, Ranjit Sahu, Peta-Gay Ricketts, Meredith Akerman, Martin Lesser Tony Marion. The Yaa locus and IFN? fine tune germinal center B cell selection in murine SLE. The Journal of Immunology 2012, 189:4305-4312.

6. Moisini I*, Huang W*, Bethunaickan R, Sahu R, Akerman M, Eilat D, Lesser M, Davidson. BAFF/APRIL inhibition decreases selection of naive but not antigen-induced autoreactive B cells in murine systemic lupus erythematosus. The Journal of Immunology, 2011,187(12): 6571-6580.

7. Moisini I, Davidson A. BAFF: a local and systemic target in autoimmune diseases. Clinical and Experimental Immunology, 2009,158(2):155-163.

8. Moisini I, Fugger L, Geiger TL. Re-directing therapeutic T-cells against myelin-specific T-lymphocytes and EAE blockade using a humanized myelin basic protein HLA-DR2-CD28-? chimeric receptor. The Journal of Immunology, 2008,180:3601-3611.

9. Nguyen P, Moisini I, Geiger TL. Identification of a murine CD28 dileucine motif that suppresses single-chain chimeric T-cell receptor expression and function. Blood, 2003;102- 4320-4325.

2017: "Efficacy of endoscopic-guided fine needle aspiration in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal spindle cell tumors". Ioana Moisini, Khalid Amin, Jimmie Stewart III, Tetyana Mettler. San Antonio, Texas March 4-10, 2017. Article pending.

2016: "Uroplakin II: A specific marker of urothelial carcinoma". Ioana Moisini, Rajiv Dhir, Aatu Singhi, Aditi Ranade, Esther Elishaev, David Dabbs and Rohit Bhargava. USCAP Meeting, Seattle, Washington March 12-18, 2016

2011: "BAFF/APRIL Inhibition Induces Negative Selection of naïve Autoreactive B Cells but Does Not Prevent Positive Selection of Autoreactive B Cells in the Germinal Center". Ioana Moisini, Weiqing Huang, Ramalingam Bethunaickan, Ranjit Sahu, Meredith Akerman, Martin Lesser, Dan Eilat, Anne Davidson. ACR/ARHP Scientific Meeting, Chicago, Illinois November 5-9, 2011

2010: "TLR7 And IFN Influence B Cell Selection In The Germinal Center". Ioana Moisini, Weiqing Huang, Tony Marion, Anne Davidson. ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting Atlanta, Georgia November 6-11, 2010.

2008: "NZB/W and NZW/BXSB Mice with a Knock-In Heavy Chain Transgene Show Differences in B Cell Selection and Peripheral Tolerance". Ioana Moisini, Anne Davidson. The Merinoff Symposium "Systemic Lupus: Bringing Science to the Patient" – Cutting Edge Basic and Translational Research – September 2008, New Paltz, NY.

2005 : "Receptor-Modified T cells as Novel Therapeutic Approach for Multiple Sclerosis". Ioana Moisini, Terrence Geiger. FOCIS 5th Annual Meeting, May 2005, Boston, MA.



  • Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology - American Board of Pathology
  • Cytopathology - American Board of Pathology


MD | Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy

PhD | University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017
Fellowship in Cytopathology at University of Minnesota Medical School

07/01/2015 - 06/30/2016
Fellowship in at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Human Resource Dept

07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015
Fellowship in Surgical Pathology at University of Minnesota Medical School

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2014
Residency in Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

01/01/1995 - 02/28/1999
Residency in Anatomic Pathology at Sf. Spiridon University Hospital

8/1/2007 - 6/30/2010
Research in Research at Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

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2012 - 2012
Arthur Purdy Stout Award
Location: Gynecologic Pathology, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Best Poster presentation award
Sponsor: The Merinoff Symposium
Location: New Paltz, NY

Clinician Travel award
Sponsor: FOCIS Course in Basic & Clinical Immunology
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Travel award and Best poster presentation award
Sponsor: FOCIS 5th Annual Meeting
Location: Boston, MA

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Journal Articles

Moisini I, Huang W, Bethunaickan R, Sahu R, Ricketts PG, Akerman M, Marion T, Lesser M, Davidson A. "The Yaa locus and IFN-? fine-tune germinal center B cell selection in murine systemic lupus erythematosus." The Journal of immunology : official journal of the American Association of Immunologists.. 2012 Nov 1; 189(9):4305-12. Epub 2012 Sep 28.

Jour G, Paniz Mondolfi AE, Slova D, Reidy J, Moisini I, Anderson L, Modica I. "Anogenital sweat gland adenocarcinoma of the vulva: a diagnostic conundrum." The American Journal of dermatopathology.. 2012 Oct 0; 34(7):773-7.

Slova D, Paniz Mondolfi A, Moisini I, Levi G, Urken M, Zevallos J, Mansoor S, Khorsandi A, Bloch D, Vidhun R, Wenig B. "Colonic-type adenocarcinoma of the base of the tongue: a case report of a rare neoplasm." Head and neck pathology.. 2012 Jun 0; 6(2):250-4. Epub 2011 Sep 25.