Resident Research and Awards

Listed below are a few of our recent resident research projects and accomplishments!

 

Amanda Herrmann, PGY-2

AABB Annual Meeting 2020; Oral Presentation: Bleed to Breathe: Venous venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Anticoagulation Management in the Setting of COVID-19-Associated Hyper-coagulopathy; Awards: Outstanding Abstract for Trainees; AABB Annual meeting 2020_ COVID ECMO Late Breaking

AABB Annual Meeting 2020; Poster Presentation: Cost Savings and Patient Safety Analysis of Mixed Age Red Cell Exchange in Sickle Cell Patients: A Single Treatment Center Experience; AABB RCE poster 2020

American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting 2020; Poster Presentation; A Challenging Case of Myeloid Sarcoma Misdiagnosed as High Grade B Cell Lymphoma; Awards: Blue Ribbon Finalist, Education Practice Category. ASCP 2020

College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting 2020; Poster Presentation; Anencephaly and diaphragmatic hernia in the setting of microduplication 22q11.2: unexpected anatomical anomalies in a pre-term infant. CAP 2020

Association for Pathology Chairs Annual Meeting 2020; Awards: Society of ’67 Scholar.

 

Michelle McDonald, PGY-3

McDonald M, Bhattacharjee M. Neuropathology in COVID-19 autopsy examinations – a single institutional experience (abs#112). On “Platform 6: COVID-19 and the CNS.” Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology. 2021 June; Vol. 80:6: 587. https://doi.org/10.1093/jnen/nlab042

Platform Presentation: June 2021 AANP Annual Conference.

McDonald M, Zhang S, Buja LM, Zhao B. COVID-19 Autopsy Findings: A Case Series from Houston, TX (abs#23). Modern Pathology. 2021 March. 34(S2): 19-22. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41379-021-00750-9

Presentation: March 2021 USCAP Annual Conference

Stowell-Orbison Surgical and Autopsy Pathology Award Finalist  

McDonald M, Mai B, Bai Y, Castillo B, Klein K, Tint H. The Effect of Therapeutic Plasma Exchange for Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia in Cardiac Surgery Patients (abs #P-TA-20). Transfusion. 2019 Sept. 59(S3): 186-187. https://doi.org/10.1111/trf.15462

Poster presentation: 2019 AABB Annual Conference

Hooper J, Padera R, Dolhnikoff M, da Silva L, Duarte-Neto A, Kapp M, Lacy J, Mauad T, Nascimento Saldiva P, Rapkiewicz A, Wolf D, Felix J, Benson P, de Almeida Monteiro R, Shanes E, Gawelek K, Marshall D, McDonald M, Muller W, Priemer D, Solomon I, Zak T, Bhattacharjee M, Fu L, Gilbert A, Harper H, Litovsky S, Lomasney J, Mount S, Reilly S, Sekulic M, Steffensen T, Threlkeld K, Zhao B, Williamson A. A Postmortem Portrait of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: A Large Multiinstitutional Autopsy Survey Study. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 2021 Jan 15. https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2020-0786-SA. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33449998.

Brown R, McDonald M, Ghosh A. Letter to the Editor: Morphoproteomics Points to the IL-6 Cytokine Storm as One Factor and a Therapeutic Target in the Pathogenesis of Thrombosis in COVID-19 Patients. Annals of Clinical & Laboratory Science. 2021 Jan-Feb; 51:1. PMID: 33653795.

Buja LM, Wolf D, Zhao B, Akkanti B, McDonald M, Lelenwa L, Reilly N, Ottaviani G, Elghetany M, Trujillo D, Aisenberg G, Madjid M, Kar B. The emerging spectrum of cardiopulmonary pathology of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Report of 3 autopsies from Houston, Texas, and review of autopsy findings from other United States cities. Cardiovascular Pathology. 2020 Sep-Oct; 48:107233. doi: 10.1016/j.carpath.2020.107233. Epub 2020 May 7. PMID: 32434133.

Kaous M, Xian J, Rongo D, McDonald M, Ocazionez D, Mathew R, Estrada-Y-Martin R, Patel B, Cherian S, Jani P. Clinical, radiologic, pathologic patterns and outcomes of vaping related pulmonary injury in a single institution; A case series. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2020 Nov; 173:106153. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2020.106153. Epub 2020 Sep 20. PMID: 33017782.

Kaous M, Estrada-Y-Martin R, Cherian S, McDonald M, Buja LM. Cor pulmonale resulting from pulmonary tumor microemboli. CHEST. 2019 Oct; 156:4(S): A1889-A1890. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2019.08.1632

 

Hanadi El Achi, PGY-4

Achi HE, Dono A, Zhu P, Bundrant BE, Esquenazi Y, and Ballester LY. Diffuse gliomas with FGFR alterations, histopathological features, genetic alterations, and potential clinical implications. Poster Presentation. American Association of Neuropathologist 96th Annual Meeting, Virtual Meeting 2020. AMP 2019

El Achi H, Hu Z. Localized AL Amyloidosis with Associated B-Cell Lymphoproliferative Neoplasm: A Report of Two Cases. Poster Presentation. College of American Pathologists (CAP) virtual Annual Meeting 2020.

El Achi H, Zhu P, Takayasu T, Hines G, Esquenazi Y, Ballester L. Genetic alterations in FGFR genes in adult Gliomas. Poster presentation, Association of Molecular Pathology Annual Meeting 2019.

El Achi H, Velazquez M, Hu Z. Myeloid neoplasm with JAK2 V617 mutation and monocytosis: a case report. Poster Presentation, College of American Pathologists (CAP) annual meeting 2019.

El Achi H, Glass WF, Velazquez M, Hu Z. A 62-year-old African American woman with stable lymphadenopathy over five years. Poster Presentation, American Society of Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting 2019. ASCP 2019

Zorofchian S, El-Achi H, Esquenazi Y, Ballester L.. Characterization of Genomic Alterations in Primary Central Nervous System Lymphomas. Poster Presentation, Texas Society of Pathologists Annual Meeting 2019.

El Achi H, Chen L, Wahed A, Nguyen A. Automated Diagnosis of Lymphoma with Digital Pathology Images Using Deep Learning. Poster Presentation, College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting 2018; Poster Presentation, Pathology Visions 2019 Conference -Digital Pathology Association, October 2019, Awards: Best Poster by a Resident. DPA 2019

El Achi H, Nguyen N, Wahed AM, Vaziri E, Salihi S, Bhattacharjee M. Cyclin D1–Positive Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma with Chromosome 11 Duplication. Poster Presentation, Texas Society of Pathologists Annual Meeting 2018. TSP 2018

Characterization of Genomic Alterations in Primary Central Nervous System Lymphomas, Research Award, Texas Society of Pathologists 2017.

Zorofchian S, El-Achi H, Yan Y, Esquenazi Y, Ballester LY. Characterization of genomic alterations in primary central nervous system lymphomas. J Neurooncol. 2018 Dec;140(3):509-517. doi: 10.1007/s11060-018-2990-6. Epub 2018 Aug 31. PMID: 30171453. Zorofchian 2018

 

Mei Lin, PGY-4

M Lin, H Zhu, J Liu, J Buryanek, N Thosani, J Thomas, S Zhang. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle biopsy (EUS-FNB) cytology: the experience of 538 cases from a single academic center. ASC 2019 Annual Meeting

M Lin, W Wang, N Aakash, R Brown, SM Hu, XH Wang, L Chen, MA Wahed, A Nguyen, J Medeiros, ZH Hu. Hiv-associated plasmablastic lymphoma: ten-year experience in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Poster presentation: USCAP 2019 Annual Meeting. National Harbor, MD.

M Lin, L Chen, MA Wahed, A Nguyen. Predicting prognosis of acute myeloid leukemia with deep-learning analysis. Poster presentation: CAP2018 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Lin M, Mai B, El Achi H, Aakash A, Wang I, Hu Z, Chen L, Wahed MA, Rios A, Nguyen And. Application of Deep Learning on Predicting Prognosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia with Cytogenetics, Age, and Mutations. Clinical Oncology & Research. 2020 March; 3(3): 2-6

 

Albina Murzabdillaeva, PGY-4

Dodge DL, Cherian SV, Ali Y, Murzabdillaeva A, Hu Z, Estrada-Y-Martin RM. “A 35-Year-Old Woman with Progressive Dyspnea and Cough”. DOI: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.02.068. PMID: 32892884. Murzabdillaeva A, Belousova T, Cai Z, Billah S. “Primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystic neoplasm leading to multifocal invasive adenocarcinoma of the small and large intestine.” Human Pathology Case Reports: Volume 22, November 2020, 200419

Murzabdillaeva A, Zhao B. “Poorly differentiated biliary adenocarcinoma leading to Boerhaave syndrome: a case report and review of the literature.” Annals of Clinical & Laboratory Science. Volume 49, # 3, 2019. PMID: 31308042

Murzabdillaeva A, Ali Y, Nfn A; Armstrong J, Ghorbani R; Zhang S. “Pleomorphic invasive lobular carcinoma of the male breast: two case reports with opposite hormone receptor status.” Annals of Clinical & Laboratory Science. Volume 49, # 4, 2019. PMID: 31471345

King N; Kukreja K, Murzabdillaeva A, Ali Y, Willis J, Maiti A, Ma H, Bull J. “A Rare Presentation of Malignant Carcinosarcoma of the Bone in a Young Female; Response with Gemcitabine and Docetaxel.” Clinical Sarcoma Research. 2019; 9: 10. PMID: 31304003

Murzabdillaeva A, Elzamly S, Jafri SH, Rowe J, Brown R, Buryanek J. “Prometastatic CXCR4 and Histone Methyltransferase EZH2 are Upregulated in SMARCB1/INI1-deficient and TP53-mutated Metastatic Poorly Differentiated Chordoma of the Liver.” Awards: Blue Ribbon Finalist at ASCP-2020 annual meeting Chordoma-ASCP 2020

Murzabdillaeva A, Taha H, Hausner RJ. “Unusual Case of Multiple Synchronous Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors of the Jejunum Presenting as an Arteriovenous Malformation.” Accepted to ASCP-2020 annual meeting GIST-ASCP2020

Murzabdillaeva A, Billah S. “Retroperitoneal primary mucinous cystic neoplasm leading to multifocal invasive moderately to poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma.” Presented at CAP-2019 annual meeting

Murzabdillaeva A, Belousova T, Nfn A, Ali Y, Armstrong J, Zhao B. “Poorly differentiated biliary adenocarcinoma leading to Boerhaave syndrome: a case report and review of the literature.” Presented at CAP-2018 annual meeting

Murzabdillaeva A, Tong YT, Armstrong J, Yan P, Zhang S. “Pleomorphic invasive lobular carcinoma of the male breast: report of two cases.” Presented at CAP-2018 annual meeting

Murzabdillaeva A, Chen C, Ambelil M, Chen L. “Acute Leukemia of Ambiguous Lineage Presenting with Retroperitoneal Lymphadenopathy.” Presented at CAP-2018 annual meeting

Elzamly S, Murzabdillaeva A, Taha H, Shitawi M, Zhu H. “SMARCA4 Deficient Poorly Differentiated Non-small Cell Lung Carcinoma Presenting with a Pathologic Fracture of L5 vertebral body and Proximal Tibia.” Accepted to ASCP-2020 annual meeting

Nfn A, Lin M, Murzabdillaeva A, Zhang S. “A Rare Case of High-Grade Adenosquamous Carcinoma of the Breast: Case Report and Review of Literature.” Presented at CAP-2019 annual meeting

Belousova T, Murzabdillaeva A, Rodriguez J, Zhu H. “Ovarian endometrioid adenocarcinoma arising from endometrioid borderline tumor with diffuse CDX2 positivity: report of one case and review of literature.” Presented at TSP-2019 annual meeting

Nfn A, Murzabdillaeva A, Zhang S. “Endocervical adenocarcinoma with skip lesion in a fundal endometrial polyp mimicking endometrioid adenocarcinoma arising from the endometrial polyp.” Presented at TSP-2019 annual meeting

King N, Kukreja K, Murzabdillaeva A, Ali Y, Bull J. “Don’t Ignore Back Pain! A Rare Case of a Common Complaint.” Presented at American College of Physicians – 2019 annual meeting

Belousova T, Murzabdillaeva A, Yang MY, Brown RE. “Genomic and Morphoproteomic Findings Implicate c-Met, STAT3 and CXCR4 in the Histogenesis of Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma and Provide Therapeutic Targets: A Case Study.” Presented at ASCP-2018 annual meeting

Ali Y, Ambelil M, Murzabdillaeva A, Yan P. “A case report study of a Rare Pulmonary Sacomatoid Carcinoma diagnosis.” Presented at CAP-2018 annual meeting

Nfn A, Thomas-Ogunniyi J, Bhattacharjee MB, Navarro P, Saluja K, Murzabdillaeva A, Zhang S, Zhu H. “Fetal-Type Rhabdomyoma of the Soft Palate in an Adult Patient: Report of One Case and Review of the Literature.” Presented at ASCP-2018 annual meeting