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Pathology & Immunology

Houston, Texas

Pathology and Immunology
Pathology & Immunology
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Gordana Verstovsek, M.D.Associate Professor


  • M.D., School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia


  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, BCM


  • Cytopathology, BCM


  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Cytopathology

Board Certification

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Cytopathology

Area of Interest

  • Cytopathology
  • Surgical Pathology

Current Position

  • Staff Pathologist, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, BCM

Professional Positions Held

  • Member, Pathology Residency Committee, BCM
  • Member, Pathology Curriculum Committee, BCM
  • Member, Physician Pay Compensation Panel, MEDVAMC
  • Course Coordinator for Anatomic Pathology Medical Student Clinical Elective, BCM

Professional Organization Memberships

  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • American Society of Cytopathology

Representative Publications

  • D. Rosen, R. Laucirica, G.Verstovsek: Fine Needle Aspiration of Male Breast Lesions. Accepted, Acta Cytologica . 2009
  • L. Granville, R. Laucirica, G.Verstovsek : Clinical significance of cultures collected from fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) . Diagn Cytopathol . 36 ( 2 ): 85-8 , 2008
  • Bhargava P, Verstovsek G , Stain M, , Vollink J: Metastasis to Psoas Muscle Detected by F-18 FDG PET-CT Imaging. Clinical Nuclear Medicine , 2008 Oct;33(10):723-4.
  • Tony S Ma, M.D., Ph.D., Nilesh S. Mathuria, M.D., Teresa G. Hayes, M.D., Ph.D., Gordana Verstovsek , M.D., Anita Deswal, M.D., M.P.H., and Audrius Bredikis, M.D: Theophylline antagonism of octreotide-induced heart block in a patient with carcinoid heart disease . Seminars in Cardiovascular Medicine, 2008 14:1
  • Catherine Liebig, M.D., Neeti Agarwal, Ph.D., Gustavo E. Ayala, M.D., Gordana Verstovsek , M.D., Rile Li, M.D., George P. Tuszynski, Ph.D., Daniel Albo, M.D., Ph.D.: Angiocidin Inhibitory Peptides Decrease Tumor Burden in a Murine Colon Cancer Model . J Surg Res . 142 ( 2 ): 320-6, 2007
  • Liebig, C; Ayala, G; Agarwal, N; Berger, D. H; Verstovsek, G; Albo, D: Neurogenesis and Perineural Invasion are Independent Predictors of Survival in Colorectal Cancer. American Surgical Association Meeting 2007
  • L. Granville, R. Laucirica, G. Verstovsek: Clinical significance of cultures collected from fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). American Society of Cytopathology Meeting 2006
  • Anand BS, Verstovsek G, Cole R: Tubulovillous adenoma of anal canal: a case report. World J Gastroenterol. 2006 Mar 21;12(11):1780-1
  • Habra MA, Hijazi R, Verstovsek G, Marcelli M: Medullary thyroid carcinoma associated with hyperthyroidism: a case report and review of the literature. Thyroid, 2004 May;14(5):391-6
  • Verstovsek G., Chakraborty S., Ramzy I., Jorgensen J.: Large B-cell lymphomas: fine needle aspiration plays an important role in initial diagnosis of cases which are falsely negative by flow cytometry. Diagn Cytopathol, 27:282-285, 2002
  • Verstovsek G., Mohammadaghaei M., Barboza S., Mendoza P.M., Whitaker B.P., Parti S., Johnson K., Cagle P.T.: Pleuropulmonary malignancies with giant cell component: utility of calretinin immunostaining in unusual variants of mesothelioma versus unusual variants of lung carcinoma and pleural sarcoma. Modern Pathology, 14:227A, 2001

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