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Pathology & Immunology

Houston, Texas

Pathology and Immunology
Pathology & Immunology
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Faculty

Linda K. Green M.D.Professor

Education

  • M.D. (AOA Honor Society), University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, 1978-82
  • B.A. Biology (Summa Cum Laude - GPA 4.0), North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, 1974-78

Residency

  • Residency, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, 1982-86

Fellowship

  • Fellowship, Surgical Pathology, The University of Texas System Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston, Texas, 1986-87

Specialty

  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • Cytopathology

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American Board of Pathology (Anatomical and Clinical), 1986
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pathology, (Cytopathology Added Qualification), 1996
  • Recertification (ten years), American Board of Pathology (Anatomical and Clinical), 1999

Area of Interest

  • Cytology
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Pulmonary Pathology
  • Liver Pathology

Current Position

  • Professor Department of Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Staff Pathology, Directory of Cytopathology and Flow Cytometry, M.E. DeBakey VAMC

Professional Positions Held

  • Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine,Houston, Texas, 1995-2002
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1987-1994
  • Physician-in-Charge, Histology Laboratory, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service, VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas, 1987-91
  • Physician-in-Charge, Fine Needle Aspiration, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service, VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas, 1988-present
  • Physician-in-Charge, Flow Cytometry, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service, VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas, 1988-present
  • Physician-in-Charge, Cytopathology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service, VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas Appointed as a Center of Excellence in the VA System in Cytopathology, 1992-present
  • Physician-in-charge, Hematology and Coagulation, VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas, Aug. 2000-2002

Other Positions

  • Alternate-Delegate, District 1, 2, 3, TSP House of Delegates, Texas Society of Pathologists, 2006-2009
  • Member Cytopathology Fellowship Program Committee, Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX, 2003-present
  • Expert Cytopathology Consultant for the National VAMC Laboratory Services, 2004-present
  • Member, Anatomic Pathology Ambassador Group for the Laboratory System Re-engineering Initiative, 2004-present
  • Chairman, National Cytopathology Advisory Committee of the VA Hospital System and the VAMC Cytoproficiency Program (Base of Operation: Ann Arbor VAMC, Michigan), 2003-present
  • Member, VAMC Operative and Invasive / Non-invasive Procedures Committee (COIN), 2000-present
  • Member, VAMC Pulmonary/Thoracic Tumor Board, 1999-present
  • Chairman, VAMC Tissue Committee, 1997-present
  • Member, VHA National Surgical Pathology Committee, 1997-present
  • Member, National Cytopathology Advisory Committee of the VA Hospital System, 1994-present
  • VA liaison, CheckPath's Cytopathology Expert Review Panel, College of American Pathology, 1995-11/2004
  • VA Member, Baylor Pathology Residency Committee, 1990-2000
  • Member, Pathology Field Advisory Board of the National Directors of Pathology of VHA, 1997-1999
  • Member, Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Committee, Baylor College of Medicine, 1994-1999
  • Chairman, Communications Committee, Texas Society of Pathology, 1996-1997
  • Member, Residents' and Fellow's Committee, Texas Society of Pathology, 1995-1998
  • Chairman, Baylor Basic Sciences Curriculum Subcommittee of the GI section, 1994-1996
  • Member, Constitution and Bylaws Council, Texas Society of Pathologists, 1994-1997
  • Member, Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Committee, Texas Society of Pathologists, 1994-1997
  • Member, Baylor Pathology Seminar Committee, 1990-1996
  • Member, CORE Pathology Committee, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1989-1995
  • Chairman, Education Committee, Houston VA Medical Center, 1989-1990
  • Member, Ancillary/Support Services Task Force, Region #3, San Antonio, Texas, 1988
  • Member, Quality Assurance Committee, Houston VA Medical Center, 1988-1999
  • Member, Quality Control Committee, Laboratory Service, Houston VA Medical Center, 1987-1999
  • Member, Education Committee, Laboratory Service, Houston VA Medical Center, 1987-1999

Honors and Awards

  • VAMC TEAM Award as a member of the Committee for Operative and Invasive/Non-invasive Procedures, 2003
  • Director's Award for Professional Leadership, VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas, 1990
  • Honorable Mention in the Texas Society of Pathologists Residents and Fellows Award Program, 1987
  • American Cancer Society Clinical Fellowship, M.D. Anderson, 1986-1987
  • Award for Teaching Excellence, Department of Pathology (UTHSC. at Houston), 1986
  • Second Place Award, Texas Society of Pathologists Residents and Fellows Award Program, 1986
  • Chief Resident, Pathology Residency (UTHSC. at Houston), 1985-1986
  • Honors, Surgical Pathology and Hematopathology Electives (U.T.H.S.C. at San Antonio), 1982
  • Honors, Psychiatry Clerkship (U.T.H.S.C. at San Antonio), 1981
  • Honors, Pathology and Psychiatry (U.T.H.S.C. at San Antonio), 1980
  • JK Silvey Society Award (N.T.S.U.), 1978
  • Best Senior Biology Student Award (N.T.S.U.), 1978
  • Summa Cum Laude (N.T.S.U.), 1978
  • Who's Who in America, 1978
  • President, Beta Beta Beta, with recognition as best Chapter in US, 1977-1978
  • President, Alpha Chi Honor Society (N.T.S.U.), 1977-1978
  • Blue Key Honor Society (N.T.S.U.), 1976-1978
  • Alpha Chi Honor Society (N.T.S.U.), 1976-1978
  • Beta Beta Beta, Biology Honor Society, 1976-1978
  • Sigma Delta Phi Honor Society (N.T.S.U.), 1975
  • Audobon Society Ecology Award for Research, 1974
  • Award for Achievement, State Science Fair, 1974
  • Award in Science, Castleberry High School, 1974
  • Valedictorian, Castleberry High School, Ft. Worth, Texas, with accompanying scholarship, 1974
  • List of Honors and Awards

Professional Organization Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Clinical Pathology
  • American Society of Cytology
  • Association of Veteran Affairs Pathologists
  • Clinical Cytometry Society
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • International Society for Analytical Cytology
  • MD Anderson Alumni Association
  • Papanicolaou Society
  • Pulmonary Pathology Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Society of Cytology
  • Texas Society of Pathology
  • United States & Canadian International Academy of Pathology
  • College of American Pathology

Representative Publications

  • Grumelli S, Corry DB, Song LZ, Song L, Green L, Huh J, Hacken J, Espada R, Bag R, Lewis D, Kheradmand F: An immune basis for lung parenchymal destruction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema. PloS Medicine 2004 Oct;1(1):1-9
  • Sharafkhaneh A, Baaklini W, Gorin AB, Green L: Yield of transbronchial needle aspiration. (TBNA) in diagnosis of Mediastinal lesions. Chest 2003 Dec;124(6):2131-3135
  • Lee JR, Anstadt MP, Khwaja S, Green L: Gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the posterior mediastinum. European J of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 2002 Dec;22(6):1014-1016
  • McGregor DK, Krishnan B, Green L: Fine needle aspiration of adult rhabdomyoma: A case report with review of the literature. Diagnostic Cytopath 2003, 28 (2): 92-95
  • Anderson S, Nevins CL, Green LK, El-Zimaity H, Anand BS: Assessment of liver histology in chronic alcoholics with and without hepatitis C virus infection. Dig Dis Sci. 2001Jul;46(7):1393-1398
  • Treaba D, Assad L, Govil H, Sariya D, Reddy VB, Kluskens L, Green L, Selvaggi SM, Gattuso P: Diagnostic role of fine-needle aspiration of bone lesions in patients with a previous history of malignancy. Diagnostic cytopath 2002, 26 (6):380-383
  • Anderson J, Reddy VB, Green L, Bitterman P, Borok R, Maggi-Galluzzi C, Montironi R, Wick M, Gould VE, Gattuso P: Role of expression of cell cycle inhibitor p27 and MIB-1 in predicting lymph node metastases in male breast carcinoma. Breast J 2002, Mar-Apr:8(2):101-107
  • Amrikachi M, Green LK, Rone R, Ramzy, I: Gynecomastia: Cytologic features and diagnostic pitfalls in needle aspirates. Acta Cytologic 2001, 45(6):948-952
  • Hertz G, Reddy V, Green L, Kluskens L, Spitz D, Selvaggi SM, Gattuso P: FNA of Live: A multi-centric study in 602 cases. Diagnostic cytopath 2000, 23(5):326-328
  • Green L, Griffin J: Increased NK cells in fluids: A new and sensitive means in detecting malignancies Acta Cytol 1996, 40:1240-1245
  • Green LK, Ansari MQ, Schwartz MR, Ro JY, Alpert LC: Nonspecific fluorescent whitener stains in the rapid recognition of pulmonary dirofilariasis: A report of twenty cases. Thorax 1994:49,590-593
  • Green LK, Klima M: The use of immunohistochemistry in metastatic prostatic adenocarcinoma to the breast. Human Pathol 1991, 22:242-246
  • Green LK, Gallion TL, Gyorkey F: Peripheral mucoepidermoid tumor of lung.Thorax 1991, 46:65-66
  • Green LK, Gyorkey F: Sudden death in patients on prolonged antipsychotic drugs: (Check sample). ASCP/CAP 1990
  • Green LK, Zachariah S, Graham DY: Diagnosis of metastatic lesions to the stomach by salvage cytology: a report of three cases. Dig Dis Sciences 1990, 35:1421-1425

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