Pathology Resident Research

Recent Resident Publications

Vijayanarayanan A, Omosule A J, Dabak V, et al. Acute Splenic Sequestration Crisis in Hemoglobin SC Disease: Efficiency of Red Cell Exchange . Cureus (): e. doi:10.7759/cureus.

Abou Shaar R., Zia S., Alhamar M., Ormsby A., (2020) Pretibial Myxedema, Nodular Variant: Unique Presentation and Clinical Course. JOJ Dermatol & Cosmet. 2020; 2(4): 555591

Bhan A., Mosella MS, Singer M, Keller CE, Abou Shaar R, Chang S, Wu V, Stephen J, Worsham M, Poisson LM, Alkhoory WL, Malta TM, Sabedot TS, Noushmehr H, and Castro A. (2018). DNA methylation signature associated with risk of recurrence in papillary thyroid carcinoma. Thyroid, 28 (A24)

Abou Shaar R, Eby C.S., Otrock Z.K. (2017) Serum Ferritin Trends Are Associated with Survival in Adult Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. Blood 130 (2272)

Successful treatment of hereditary hemorrhagic teleangiectasia with octreotide. Houghton K, Ahsan BU, Schairer J. ACG Case Reports Journal. 2019 Jun 10.

Metastatic malignant melanoma to the esophagus, first case diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided fine needle aspiration (FNA). Ahsan BU, Alhamar M, Pompa R, Schultz D, Zhang Z. Cytopathology 2019 Apr:1-4.

Appendiceal endosalpingiosis: clinical presentation and imaging appearance of a rare condition of the appendix. Tudor J, Williams TR, Myers DT, Ahsan BU. Abdominal Radiology. 2018 Oct:1-6.

A “Double-Hit” lymphoblastoid transformation of follicular lymphoma in the eye. Tashakori M, Carey JL, Inamdar KV, Menon MP. American Journal of Clinical Pathology, volume 146, Issue suppl 1.

Pathologic staging of renal cell carcinoma: a review of 300 consecutive cases with emphasis on retrograde venous invasion. Taneja K, Arora S, Rodgers CG, Gupta NS, Williamson SR. Histopathology 2018, Jun 13, doi 10.1111/his 13672.

Unclassified hemangioma-like renal cell carcinoma: a potentially novel entity. Taneja K, Arora S, Rogers C, Cheng L, Williamson SR. Human Pathology 2018 May; 75:132-36.

Pseudosarcomatous myofibroblastic proliferations of the genitourinary tract are genetically different from nodular fasciitis and lack USP6, ROS1, and ETV6 gene rearrangements. Jebastin JAS, Smith SC, Perry KD, Gupta NS, Alanee S, Carskadon S, Chitale DA, Palanisamy N, Williamson SR. Histopathology. Apr 2018.

Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma with retrograde venous invasion and gain of chromosome 21: potential harbingers of aggressive clinical behavior. Jamal M, Taneja K, Arora S, Barod R, Rodgers CG, Sanchez J, Gupta NS, Williamson SR. J Surg Pathol 2018 Sep, 26(6) 536-541.

Updates in pathologic staging and grading of renal cell carcinoma. Taneja K, Williamson SR. Book chapter in Surg Pathology clinics. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016.In press

Renal cell carcinoma staging, pitfalls, challenges, and updates. Williamson SR, Taneja K, Cheng L. Histopathology annual review issue. In press.

Personal Health Information (PHI) Breach. Jebastin JAS, Sharma G. ASCP-Check Path Lab Management. Pleomorphic fibroma of the skin with MDM2 immunoreactivity: a potential diagnostic pitfall. Tashakori M, Pimentel J, Sanchez J, Michalowski S, Chitale D, Ormsby AH, Williamson SR, Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, 2018 Jan;45(1):59-62. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 28981153.

Small bowel obstruction: a result of metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Sanchez D, Garcia-Rodriguez L, Umar B, Steven Chang. Ann Clin Otolaryngol. 2017; 2(2): 1011.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation that worsened with standard treatment. Jebastin JAS, Tibbetts R, Pritt BS, Boxwalla A, Linoj S. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2017 June 15; 64(12): 1799-1800.

Recent Resident Poster Presentations

Anjanaa Vijayanarayanan, Brandon Shaw, Kathryn Hogan, Kedar Inamdar, Madhu Menon. The Need for Rapid Cytogenetics in the Era of Vyxeos Therapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia with Myelodysplasia Related Changes (AML-MRC). United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology abstract 1485.Modern Pathology 2020; 33 (suppl 2): page1402 Stowell- Orbison Award Category

Vijayanarayanan A, Hogan K, Ahsan BU, Callahan K, Tibbetts R, Samuel L. Reducing culture reporting errors in the microbiology laboratory. Winner of Best Oral Abstract at the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, September 2019.

Anjanaa Vijayanarayanan,Kathy Callahan,Kareem Rofoo,Robert Tibbetts,Linoj Samuel Increase in Blood Culture Yield and Challenges Associated with Implementation of New Blood Culture Instrumentation. Accepted to the American Society of Microbiology, annual meeting, Chicago, June, 2020

A Vijayanarayanan, R. Laforest, S. Philip, J. Hayward, I. Lopez-Plaza Clinical Utilization of Lupus Anticoagulant Testing in a Large Hospital System. Accepted for the XXVIII Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, July 2020

Resolution of a Modified CDC Definition for Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) using a Rapid Multiplex, Cartridge-Based Molecular Assay for the confirmation of Carbapenemase Genes, Harshita Mehrotra MD1, Laura Favazza MD1, Brie E Kezlarian MD1, Randal C Fowler PhD2, Nancy D Hanson PhD2, Robert Tibbetts PhD1, 1Department of Pathology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, 2Department of Medical Microbiology, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nevada - Poster presented at USCAP 2020

Endometrial clear cell carcinoma with metastases to the common hepatic duct. Authors – Harshita Mehrotra, Beena U. Ahsan, Daniel S. Schultz, Ziyaing Zhangh – Case report for poster presentation at MSP Dec 2019

Clinical and laboratory profile of patients with cold agglutinin disease. Harshita Mehrotra, Zaher K. Otrock, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA. - Presentation for HFH research symposium 2020

Utilization of rapid PCR assay to confirm Carbapenemase producing CREs. Harshita Mehrotra MD1, Laura Favazza MD1, Brie E Kezlarian MD1, Randal C Fowler PhD2, Nancy D Hanson PhD2, Robert Tibbetts PhD1, 1Department of Pathology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, 2Department of Medical Microbiology, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nevada - Presentation for HFH research symposium 2020

Abou Shaar R., Zia S., Friedman B.J., (2021) A CASE OF SALIVARY GLAND HYALINIZING CLEAR CELL CARCINOMA (HCCC) WITH CUTANEOUS METASTASIS. International Society of Dermatopathology (ISDP) 23rd Joint Meeting; California, USA

Abou Shaar R., Selzer R., Otrock Z. (2020). Red blood cell alloimmunization in hyper-inflammatory states: a study on Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. Virtual Presentation at: Henry Ford Hospital 27th Annual Medical Education Research Forum; Michigan, USA

Alhamar M., Abou Shaar R., Ormsby A., (2019) Trichostasis Spinulosa of the Heel: Unusual Site with Characteristic Morphology. Poster presentation at the American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP) 56th Annual Meeting; California, USA

Alhamar M., Onwubiko I., Abou Shaar R., Tuthill M., (2019) Remote Access for Whole Slide Imaging: Resident Group Experience. Poster presentation the Digital Pathology Association (DPA) annual conference; Florida, USA

Ormsby A., Abou Shaar R., Alhamar M., (2019) Metastatic Large Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Lung Presenting as Metastasis to the Skin. Podium presentation at the 24th World Congress of Dermatology (WCD) meeting; Milan, Italy

Abou Shaar R., Onwubiko I., Alkhoory W., Keller C., (2018) Use of Core Needle Biopsies in Patients with Non-diagnostic Thyroid FNAs: A Single-Institution Experience. Podium presentation at National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) 40th National Medical Convention, Michigan, USA

Abou Shaar R., Otrock Z., (2018). Serum Ferritin Trends Are Associated with Survival in Adult Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. Podium Presentation at: Henry Ford Hospital 25th Annual Medical Education Research Forum; Michigan, USA

Reducing culture reporting errors in the microbiology laboratory. Vijayanarayanan A, Hogan K, Ahsan BU, Callahan K, Tibbetts R, Samuel L. Winner of Best Oral Abstract at the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, September 2019.

Lack of alloimmunization to the D antigen in D-negative liver transplant recipients receiving D-positive RBCs perioperatively. Ahsan BU, Wlosinski L, El-Bashir J, Abouljoud MS, Yoshida A, Nagai S, Otrock Z. 26th Annual Medical Education Research Forum, Henry Ford Health System, May 2019.

Analysis of microRNA signature in liver neoplasms. Ahsan BU, Tashakori M, Hogan K, Alhamar M, Datta L, Raoufi M. College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting, September 2019.

Improving the quality of cytologic diagnoses: root cause analysis of indeterminate cytologic diagnoses in body cavity fluid specimens. Ahsan BU, Tashakori M, Cole G, Copeland J, Varney R, Gagnon L, Stone C, Perry K, Schultz D, Zhang Z. 26th Annual Quality Exposition, Henry Ford Health System, February 2019.

Identification of a microRNA signature in distinguishing well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma from hepatocellular adenoma. Ahsan BU, Tashakori M, Abouljoud MS, Li J, Whiteley L, Chitale D, Raoufi M. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting, March 2019.

Utility of p53 and mCEA immunostaining in biliary cytology specimens. Ahsan B, Robison A, Tashakori M, Schultz D, Stone C, Perry K, Zakhia A, Gagnon L, Tsai L, Zhang Z. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting, March 2019.

Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy as primary manifestation of lupus in a pregnant patient: a rare and atypical presentation. Umar A, Muhammad B, Ahsan BU, Chang E, Elhammali B, Bradley C. 13th Annual International Lupus Conference, April 2019.

A rare case of esophageal rhabdomyoma diagnosed by fine needle aspiration. Robison A, Umar B, Zhang Z, Perry K. American Society of Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting, October 2018.

Successful treatment of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia with octreotide. Umar B, Houghton K, Raoufi M, Schairer J. American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, October 2018.

Metastatic malignant melanoma to the esophagus: first case diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided fine needle aspiration (FNA). Umar B, Pompa RL, Alhamar M, Horton NJ, Marshall T, Zhang Z. College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting, October 2018.

Two rare cases of fallopian tube teratomas. Robison A, Umar B, Allo G. College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting, October 2018.

A mysterious and exceedingly rare case of a cecal mass. Alhamar M, Umar B, Raoufi M. College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting, October 2018.

Substaging of T1 urothelial bladder neoplasms based on extent of lamina propria invasion. Taneja K, Lu Z, Williamson SR, Gupta NS. College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting, 2018.

Use of core needle biopsies in patients with non-diagnostic thyroid FNAs: a single-institution experience. Abou Shaar R, Keller C, Alkhoory W. Platform presentation at National Arab American Medical Association 40th National Medical Convention, September 2018.

The role of GDF-15 (growth/differentiation factor 15) during prostate carcinogenesis. Sadasivan S, Chen Y, Taneja K, Gupta NS, Alan MS, Gonzalez A, Kuan HH. American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, 2018.

Plasmapheresis as an adjunct treatment in myeloma cast nephropathy. Alhamar M, Uduman J, Lopez-Plaza I. Michigan Association of Blood Banks, September 2018.

Serum ferritin trends are associated with survival in adult hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytoses. Abou Shaar R, Eby CS, Otrock ZK. Platform presentation at Henry Ford’s 25th Annual Research Symposium, May 2018.

Prognostic value of microscopic linear length and Gleason score of the tumor at positive margin in robot assisted radical prostatectomy specimens. Umar B, Taneja K, Alhamar M, Diaz-Insua M, Williamson S, Gupta N. Henry Ford’s 25th Annual Medical Education Research Forum, May 2018. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, March 2018.

The role of plasmapheresis and photopheresis for the treatment of liver allograft rejection. Umar B, Eisenbrey A, Tashakori M, Raoufi M, Moonka D, Lopez-Plaza I. American Society of Apheresis Annual Meeting, April 2018.

Prognostic significance of lymph node metastasis patterns in endometrial cancers. Hogan K, Divine G, Elshaikh M, Munkarah A, Bergman D, Allo G. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, March 2018.

Significance of non16/non18 high-risk HPV in women with negative or atypical concomitant cervical cytology. Hogan K, Zhang Z, Schultz D, Gaba A, Allo G. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, March 2018.

Correlation of clinicopathological features and treatment outcomes of extracorporeal photopheresis in refractory liver allograft rejection. Umar B, Tashakori M, Raoufi M, Lopez-Plaza I. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, March 2018.

Characteristics of secondary tumors in patients with multifocal prostate cancer and its implications in focal therapy: a study of 102 whole mount radical prostatectomies. Lu Z, Taneja K, Diaz-Insua M, Williamson SR, Rodgers C, Peabody J, Menon M, Gupta NS. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting 2018.

Are certain high grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia subtypes associated with increased risk of prostatic adenocarcinoma? Umar B, Alhamar M, Taneja K, Tashakori M, Onwubiko I, Palanisamy N, Williamson S, Gupta N. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, March 2018.

Efficacy and utility of intraoperative frozen section analysis in robot-assisted radical prostatectomy. Datta L, Taneja K, Williamson SR, Gupta NS. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting 2018.

Prognostic value of microscopic extracapsular extension in locally advanced surgically treated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Umar B, Chang S, Ghanem T, Siddiqui F, Jacobsen G, Isrow D, Keller C. Michigan Society of Pathologists Annual Meeting, December 2017.

Multidisciplinary approach for standardized care and control of opioid administration for pain management patients. Mehlberg L, Totten A, Umar B, Copeland J, Varney R, Crow J, Shah V, Cook B. American Association of Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting, August 2018. Henry Ford’s 25th Quality Exposition, September 2017.

Aberrant nuclear immunoreactivity for MDM2 in MDM2-amplification-negative pleomorphic fibroma of the skin. Tashakori M, Pimentel J, Sanchez J, Michalowski S, Chitale D, Ormsby AH, Williamson SR. 20th Joint Meeting of the International Society of Dermatopathology (ISDP), March 2017.

Significance of clinical-pathologic correlation in a case of hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma (HLRCC) syndrome. Tashakori M, Hertel D, Huggins RH, Williamson SR, Ormsby AH. 20th Joint Meeting of the International Society of Dermatopathology (ISDP), March 2017.

Does the extent of extracapsular spread in lymph node metastases correlate with outcomes in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma? - A retrospective study. Umar B, Chang S, Ghanem T, Siddiqui F, Jacobsen G, Isrow D, Keller C. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, March 2017.

Perineural and lymphovascular invasion in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Umar B, Jacobsen G, Keller C. Michigan Society of Pathologists Annual Meeting, December 2016.

Linear (blaschkoid) lichen planus: a rare presentation during infancy. Tashakori M, Pimentel J, Shwayder TA, Chaffins ML, Ormsby AH. American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP) 53rdAnnual Meeting, October 2016.

Pseudosarcomatous myofibroblastic proliferations of the genitourinary tract lack the USP6 gene rearrangement common in nodular fasciitis. Jebastin J. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, March 2016.

Rare aggressive sarcoma progression to leukemia. Jebastin J. Michigan Society of Pathologists Conference, 2015.

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