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