Housestaff Kudos Corner

Housestaff Kudos Corner

Our housestaff are making fantastic strides in their training and professional development.

Here are some of the awesome things that have been accomplished over this academic year: 

  • Resident’s Fellowship Acceptances:
    • Henry Bateman (Hematopathology - UVA);
    • Chelsea Kidd (Molecular Genetic Pathology - VCU );
    • Jaime Singh (Surgical Pathology – MUSC/Medical University of South Carolina);
    • Ashley Ellis (Transfusion Medicine – St. Louis University)
    • Jeremiah Karrs (Hematopathology – NIH);
    • Patrick Memari (Cytopathology – VCUH);
    • Paulo Garcia (Cytopathology– VCUH);
    • Irene Shyu (GI Pathology – U. of Wash) 
    • Makinzie Mott (Forensic Pathology – UK)

  • Poster Presentations (housestaff are bold):
    • “Interobserver Variability in Scoring Percentages of Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes in Breast Core Needle Biopsies”: Bryce Hatfield MD, Patricija Zot MD, Valentina Robila MD, Michael Idowu MD. (2018 CAP Meeting)
    • “Fibroepithelial Lesions - The utility of using a template of histologic criteria on core needle biopsy”: Patricija Zot MD, Lorraine Colon Cartagena MD, Bryce Hatfield MD, Michael Idowu MD, Valentina Robila MD (2018 CAP Meeting)
    • “Fibroepithelial Lesions - Still A Diagnostic Conundrum in Breast Cord Needle Biopsies”: Lorraine Colon Cartagena MD, Patricija Zot MD, Bryce Hatfield MD, Michael Idowu MD, Valentina Robila MD. (2018 CAP Meeting)
    • “Expression of Cycle-Cycle Regulators Proteins Associated With Senescence May Provide Prognostic Value In Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma”: Memari, P. Joshi, A.T. Chawla, J.C. Standfield, A. Sima, M. Contos, S. Grossman, M.O. Idowu. (2018 CAP Meeting)
    • “TdT Expression in Germ Cell Neoplasia – A Pitfall in Differential Diagnosis with Lymphoma”: Gayhart MG, Richard HT, Wiles AB, Smith SC. (2018 ASCP Meeting)
    • “Development and Implementation of a Resident Training Tracking Tool Targeted to the Documentation of Milestone Fulfillment”: Caleb King MD, Pamela Adams-Lewis MBA HSA EdD, Lori  Bachmann PhD, Susan Roseff MD, Cora Uram-Tuculescu MD, Melissa Contos MD, David Wilkinson MD PhD, Steven Smith MD PhD (2018 ASCP Meeting)
    • “Utilization and Application Trends in Whole Slide Imaging from an Early Adopting Institution “ : Gayhart MG, Smith SC. (Pathology Visions 2018)
    • “Modified Becker Tumor Regression Grading of Rectal Adenocarcinoma After Neoadjuvant Therapy Predicts Distant Recurrence”: Paulo Garcia, MD Kaitlyn Wieditz, MD,MPH Melissa Contos, MD Michael Idowu, MD,MPH (2019 USCAP Meeting)
    • “CtBP2 Overexpression and Clinical Outcomes in Colorectal Cancer”: Irene Shyu, Matthew Gayhart, Bryce Hatfield, Arushi Khurana, Ayesha T. Chawla, Steven Grossman, Michael Idowu, Bhaumik Patel (2019 USCAP Meeting)
    • “CtBP2 Overexpression in NeoadjuvantlyTreated Breast Cancer by Immunohistochemistry and Its Relation to Clinical Outcomes”: Matthew Gayhart MD, Kelly McCoy BS, Lorraine Colon Cartagena MD, Michael Idowu MD PhD (2019 USCAP Meeting)
    • “SOX10-Positive Perivascular Cells in Sentinel Lymph Nodes: A Reliable Internal Control”: Lorraine Colón Cartagena MD, Steven C. Smith MD, PhD, Mark C. Mochel, MD (2019 USCAP Meeting)
    • “The Predictive and Prognostic Value of Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes in Pre-Treatment Biopsies of Neoadjuvantly Treated Colorectal Carcinoma”: Kaitlyn Wieditz MD, Paulo Garcia MD, Michael Idowu MD and Melissa Contos MD (2019 USCAP Meeting)
    • “Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes at the Invasive Edge are Predictive of Distant Recurrence of Neoadjuvant Rectal Adenocarcinoma”: Paulo Garcia MD, Kaitlyn Wieditz MD, Melissa Contos MD, Michael Idowu MD MPH (2019 USCAP Meeting)
    • “Breast Conserving Surgery With and Without Cavity Shave Margins Have Different Re-excision Rates but Similar Overall Cost”: Lorraine Colón Cartagena MD, Patricija Zot MD, Raghavendra Pillappa MD, Michael Idowu MD, MPH, Valentina Robila MD, PhD (2019 USCAP Meeting)
    • “Intensity of Ki67 staining may be an adjuvant predictor of response to neoadjuvant therapy in patients with high Ki67”: Patricija Zot MD, Lorraine Colon Cartagena MD, Raghavendra Pillappa MD, Michael Idowu MD and Valentina Robila MD (2019 USCAP Meeting)
    • “Correlation of Mucinous Component with Molecular Alterations in Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma”: Liu Liu, MD; Raghavendra Pillappa, MD; Valentina Robila, MD, PhD (2019 USCAP Meeting)
    • “Using Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing to Detect Single Nucleotide Variants, Fusions and Copy Number Variants in Hematologic Malignancies”: Karrs J, Xu, X, Williamson, V, Sabato-Charreun, F, Tang, W, Ferreira-Gonzalez A (2019 USCAP Meeting)
    • “Challenges in Mismatch Repair Protein Expression Interpretation in Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma”: Matthew Gayhart MD, Steven C. Smith MD, PhD (2019 USCAP Meeting)
  • Awe-Inspiring Experiences:
    • ASCP Global Fellowship at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania – Dr. Jaime Singh
    • GI Observership at Washington University – Dr. Irene Shyu
    • CAP inspection at the VA Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland – Dr. Bryce Hatfield
    • CAP inspection at UVA in Charlottesville, Virginia – Dr. Jaime Singh
    • CAP Graduate Medical Education Committee – Dr. Irene Shyu
    • CAP Resident Forum – Dr. Patrick Memari
    • CAP Continuous Compliance Committee – Dr. Jaime Singh
    • ASCP Research Travel Grant – Dr. Matthew Gayhart
    • AMP Annual Meeting – Drs. Jeremiah Karrs, Nasim Babaidorabad, and Zhongbo (Jerry) Yang
    • 2018 Osler Board Study Course – Dr. Jaime Singh
    • 2018 Neoplastic Tutorial – Drs. Susan Harley and Weihua Tang


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