Department of Pathology & Immunology

Scholarly Activity

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Grants/Scholarships

  • Society of '67 Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) Pathology Trainee Project, 2020:
    • Kelsey Hummel, D.O.: Mycoplasma Genitalium Prevalence and Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns in Pregnant Women
    • Faculty Mentor: Kenneth L. Muldrew, M.D., M.P.H.
       
  • The Texas Society of Pathologists (TSP19) Educational Foundation Scholarship, 2019:
    • Annie Garcia, M.D.: Molecular Genomics of Kinase Fusion Genes in Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumors
    • Faculty Mentor: Angshumoy Roy, M.D., Ph.D.

Awards

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP20) Virtual Meeting, September 2020: Blue Ribbon Finalists in Scientific Category:
    • Cagla Yasa Benkli, M.D.: Diagnostic challenges and clinical implications for systemic EBV-associated T-cell lymphoproliferative disorders of childhood
    • Kelsey Hummel, D.O.: Mycoplasma genitalium and Streptococcus agalactiae Colonization In Pregnant Women: An Emerging Relationship
       
  • Texas Society of Pathologists, (TSP), Plano-Texas, January 2020: 1st Place Platform Presentation Award:
    • Annie Garcia, M.D.: Detection of a Targetable EGFR Kinase Domain Duplication in Congenital Mesoblastic Nephroma
       
  • Texas Society of Pathologists, (TSP), Bastrop-Texas, January 2019: Case Report Abstract Award:
    • Annie Garcia, M.D.: Spindle Cell Rhabdomyosarcoma: A Rare Neoplasm with NCOA2 Rearrangements

Platform and other Presentations

  • Texas Society of Pathologist (TSP) Annual meeting, January 2021:
    • Cagla Yasa Benkli, M.D.: Diagnostic challenges and clinical implications for systemic EBV- associated T-cell lymphoproliferative disorders of childhood 
       
  • Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP): “Get AMPED” Molecular Pathology Outreach Course, Virtual Meeting, November 2020:
    • Annie Garcia, M.D.: Interactive Cases on Pre-Analytic Considerations in Molecular Testing
       
  • The Young Pathologists’ Section, Texas Society of Pathologists (YPS), Virtual Meeting, September 2020:
    • Kelsey Hummel, D.O.: Mycoplasma Genitalium and Streptococcus Agalactiae Colonization in Pregnant Women: An Emerging Relationship 
    • David Gustafson, M.D.: Rhabdomyosarcoma of the Mandible with FUS/TFCP2 Fusion in a Young Female Patient
       
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Meeting (USCAP), Los Angeles-California, March 2020:
    • John Powell, M.D., M. Suzanne Bloomquist, M.D.: Lack of Uniformity in Reporting Autoimmune Metaplastic Atrophic Gastritis Among a Diverse Group of Pathologists
       
  • Texas Society of Pathologists Meeting (TSP), Plano-Texas, January 2020:
    • Annie Garcia, M.D.: Detection of a Targetable EGFR Kinase Domain Duplication in Congenital Mesoblastic Nephroma
       
  • Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists (HSCP) H. Stephen Gallager Residents and Fellows Seminar, Houston-Texas, March 2019:
    • Annie Garcia, M.D.: Detection of CRLF2 Rearrangements in B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children with Down Syndrome

Poster Presentations

  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Meeting (USCAP), Virtual Meeting, March 2021:
    • Andrea Agualimpia Garcia M.D.: Cytological Findings in Bronchoalveolar Lavage of COVID-19 Positive Patients    
       
  • Texas Society of Pathologist (TSP) Virtual Meeting, January 2021:
    • Kimberly Hein, M.D.: Plexiform Fibromyxoma: A benign tumor mimicking gastrointestinal stromal tumor
    • Mary Doan, M.D.: Collision Tumor of the Gastroesophageal Junction: A Case Report 
    • Yuriko Fujita, M.D., Ph.D., Kelsey Hummel, D.O.: A case of retroperitoneal leiomyosarcoma with rhabdoid features. 
    • Hanna Siatecka, M.D.: Mammary Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, Solid-Basaloid Type Presenting with Cancerization of Ducts and Lobules Mimicking High Grade Ductal Carcinoma in Situ – A Case Report and Review of the Literature 
    • Juhi Mahadik, M.D., M.B.B.S.: Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection of T- and NK-cell type: Acute hepatitic presentation of an enigmatic disease 
    • Andrea Agualimpia Garcia, M.D., Sarah Al-Awami, M.D.: Cytological Findings in Bronchoalveolar Lavage of Covid-19 Positive Patients 
       
  • Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), Virtual Meeting, November 2020:
    • Shajia Ansari, M.B.B.S., M.D.: Somatic Mutation Testing for Pediatric Patients with Known or Suspected Inherited Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
       
  • American Society for Dermatopathology (ASDP), Virtual Meeting, November 2020:
    • M. Suzanne Bloomquist, M.D.: Ibrutinib-associated skin toxicities exhibit a spectrum of histopathologic features - a review of two cases 
    • M. Suzanne Bloomquist, M.D.: CD4 Count is a Useful Tool in Diagnosing Skin Lesions in HIV+ Individuals
    • Cagla Yasa Benkli, M.D., M. Suzanne Bloomquist, M.D.: Pseudoepitheliomatous Hyperplasia associated with Gouty Tophi
    • Mugahed Hamza, M.B.B.S., Sarah Al-Awami, M.D.: Cutaneous Metastasis of Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma Mimicking Atypical Hidradenoma: A potential Diagnostic Pitfall
       
  • College of American Pathologists (CAP), Virtual Meeting, October 2020:
    • M. Suzanne Bloomquist, M.D.: Anti–PD-1 Therapy–Associated Gastritis: Histologic Spectrum From Inflammatory to Atrophic Gastritis
    • Denisse Leza Rincon, M.D.: STAT5b Gain-of-Function Mutation in Early Onset Nonclonal Eosinophilia
    • Mohammed S. Ahmed, MBBS: Significance of Flow Cytometric CD10 Expression on T Cells in Reactive Lymphoid Hyperplasia and Lymphoma
    • Wedad Alfarkh, M.D.: Malakoplakia After Kidney Transplantation Mimicking Renal Cell Carcinoma
    • Wedad Alfarkh, M.D.: A Case of Primary Ductal Adenocarcinoma of the Lacrimal Gland
    • Cagla Yasa Benkli, M.D., Hanna Siatecka, M.D.: Endometriosis-Associated Ovarian Epithelial Tumors: A Clinicopathologic Study
    • Hanna Siatecka, M.D.:  Rare Case of Gout Presenting as an Abdominal Abscess
    • Ali M. Alani, M.D.: Primary Cardiac Leiomyosarcoma in a Child Presenting With Shortness of Breath
    • Ali M. Alani, M.D.: Recurring Osteoma Cutis in Albright Hereditarily Osteodystrophy
    • Hanna Siatecka, M.D.: Rare Case of Metastatic Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Annie Garcia, M.D.: Diagnostic and Targetable Kinase Fusions in Pediatric Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumors
       
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP20) Virtual Meeting, September 2020:
    • Cagla Yasa Benkli, M.D.: Diagnostic challenges and clinical implications for systemic EBV-associated T-cell lymphoproliferative disorders of childhood
    • Hanna Siatecka, M.D.: Ossifying Fibroma of the Mandible - Benign Tumor with Aggressive Presentation
    • Kelsey Hummel, D.O.: Mycoplasma genitalium and Streptococcus agalactiae Colonization In Pregnant Women: An Emerging Relationship 
       
  • The Young Pathologists’ Section, Texas Society of Pathologists (YPS), Virtual Meeting, September 2020:
    • Kimberly Hein, M.D.: Plexiform Fibromyxoma: A Benign Tumor Mimicking Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
    • Kaitlyn Levett, M.D., Sarah Al Awami, M.D.: Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia of the vaginal wall: report of a patient with a familiar lesion in a remarkably unusual location
    • Julia Gallardo, M.D., M. Suzanne Bloomquist, M.D.: Testicular Serous Borderline Tumor: A Case Report
       
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Meeting (USCAP), Los Angeles-California, March 2020:
    • Yu Yang, M.B., Ph.D.: Flow Cytometry is Superior to Conventional Cytology in the Evaluation of Paucicellular Surveillance Cerebrospinal Fluid Specimens for Involvement by Leukemia or Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
    • Annie Garcia, M.D.: Utility of CRLF2 Flow Cytometry to Detect CRLF2 Gene Rearrangements in Pediatric B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia 
    • David Henriquez Ticas, M.D.: Applicability of the WHO Classification of Tumors of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs: A Survey Among Pathologists of a Lower Middle-Income Country - Implications for Global Health
       
  • Texas Society of Pathologists Meeting (TSP), Plano-Texas, January 2020:
    • Derek Danner, M.D., Kaitlyn Levett, M.D., John Powell, M.D.: Mixed Neuroendocrine-Nonneuroendocrine Neoplasm of the Ampulla of Vater: A case report further characterizing a rare entity
    • Denisse Leza Rincon, M.D.: Sepsis-induced Thrombocytopenia Associated Multiple Organ Failure with Purpura Fulminans
    • Stephen Cheney, M.D.: Role of Antifibrinolytic Therapy for Severe Fibrinolysis Causing Life Threatening Bleeding in Pediatric Liver Failure
    • David Henriquez Ticas, M.D.: Working up a Metastatic Renal Medullary Carcinoma: A Rare Case Report with Cyto-histological and Clinical Correlation
    • Juhi Mahadik, M.B.B.S., M.D.: MOC-31 expression in Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A diagnostic challenge
    • M. Suzanne Bloomquist, M.D., Annie Garcia, M.D.: Cutaneous Amyloidosis of Foreskin Presenting as Phimosis – A Case Report and Review of Literature
    • Cagla Yasa Benkli, M.D.: Metaplasia in a spontaneously infarcted Warthin’s Tumor mimicking low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma
    • Julie Youngs, M.D.: Interesting case of alopecia with structural abnormalities of the hair shaft
    • Don Le, M.D., Julie Youngs, M.D.: A Rare Case of Actinomycosis Mimicking Malignant Soft Tissue Tumor
    • Kelsey Hummel, D.O.: Testicular Histoplasmosis in an HIV Positive Patient Mimicking Malignancy: A Rare Case Report