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Department of Pathology & Immunology

Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical Resident Research

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Trainee Research Symposium

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The Pathology and Immunology Trainee Research Symposium is an annual meeting hosted by the department offering an excellent opportunity to the clinical and research trainees to showcase their research work to the entire department and institution.

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Resident Awards

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  • Best Resident Oral Presentation, April 2022:
    • Kelsey Hummel, D.O.: Utilization of Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy for Management of Pancreatic Lesions in Pediatrics: A Single Site 10 Year Study
       
  • Best Resident Poster Presentation, April 2022:
    • Kelsey Hummel, D.O.: Utilization of Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy for Management of Pancreatic Lesions in Pediatrics: A Single Site 10 Year Study
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Grants/Scholarships

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  • Texas Society of Pathologists Educational Foundation Scholarship, 2022:
    • Mohammed Eltahir, M.D.: An Unusual Case of Multifocal PEComa (PEComatosis) of the Uterus
    • Faculty Mentor: Abubaker Elshaikh, M.D.
       
  • American Society of Cytopathology Patient Advocacy Grant, 2022:
    • Kelsey Hummel, D.O.: Effects of Cancer Screening and Education by Implementing a Mobile Cytology Clinic in Rural Southern Rwanda
    • Faculty Mentor: Daniel G. Rosen, M.D., M.Ed.
       
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology Global Health Trainee Grant, 2021:
    • Kelsey Hummel, D.O.: HER2/neu and Mismatch Repair Patterns in Gastric and Colorectal cancers from Southern Rwanda
    • Faculty Mentor: Daniel G. Rosen, M.D., M.Ed.
       
  • Society of '67 Association of Pathology Chairs 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.
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Awards

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  • American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting, Chicago-Illinois, September 2022: Blue Ribbon Finalists in Education Practice Category
    • Jun Fujita, M.D., PhD., Kelsey Hummel, D.O.: ​Pulmonary Tumor Thrombotic Microangiopathy Caused by Metastatic Ovarian High-Grade Serous Carcinoma: A Rare Case Report and Literature Review  
       
  • Texas Society of Pathologists Annual Meeting, Houston-Texas, April 2022: 3rd Place for Best Poster Presentation
    • Jun Fujita, M.D., Ph.D.: Mammary Analogue Secretory Carcinoma in Maxillary Gingiva with Regional Lymph Node Metastasis
       
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology 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
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Platform and other Presentations

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  • American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting, Chicago-Illinois, October 2022:
    • Margaret Parham, M.D.: Illustrative Pitfalls of FISH Interpretation in Atypical Cases: Metastatic Melanoma Initially Diagnosed as Synovial Sarcoma with SS18 Rearrangement 
       
  • Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists H. Stephen Gallager Residents and Fellows Seminar, Houston-Texas, March 2022:
    • Mary Doan, M.D.: Evaluation of COVID-19-Related Changes in Cytopathology Case Volume at a Large County Hospital in Texas
       
  • Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists H. Stephen Gallager Residents and Fellows Seminar, Houston-Texas, March 2021:
    • Kelsey Hummel, D.O.: Mycoplasma Genitalium Prevalence and Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns in Pregnant Women
       
  • Texas Society of Pathologist Annual Meeting, Virtual Meeting, January 2021:
    • Cagla Yasa Benkli, M.D.: Diagnostic challenges and clinical implications for systemic EBV- associated T-cell lymphoproliferative disorders of childhood 
       
  • Young Pathologists’ Section, Texas Society of Pathologists, 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, 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
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Poster Presentations

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  • American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting, Chicago-Illinois, October 2022:
    • David Gustafson, M.D.: An Unusual Case of Secondary Syphilis with Minimal Inflammation and Associated Tinea Versicolor in an HIV-Positive Patient.
    • Margaret M. Parham, M.D.: Diagnostic Utility of Mast Cell Counts in the Diagnosis of Cutaneous Mastocytosis
       
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting, Chicago-Illinois, September 2022:
    • Shajia Rahman Ansari, M.B.B.S, M.D.: An Exceedingly Rare Case of Nodular Fasciitis of Tongue in an Infant 
    • Jennifer Awuku, M.D.: A Rare Case of Non-Gestational Ovarian Mixed Intermediate Trophoblastic Tumor Associated with a Mature Cystic Teratoma 
    • Fouad El-Dana, M.D., Mohamed Eltahir, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., Hanna Siatecka, M.D.: Extranodal Marginal Zone Lymphoma of the Thyroid with Extensive Amyloid Deposition: A Rare Case Presentation
    • Mohamed Eltahir, M.B.B.S, Ph.D.: Essential Thrombocythemia Associated with Plasma Cell Neoplasm  
    • Yuriko Nishiyama-Fujita, M.D., Ph.D.: Rare Case of Paratesticular Cystadenoma with Ovarian Stroma Found by Scrotal Ultrasound on a Cirrhotic Patient with Elevated Alpha-fetoprotein
    • Tania Platero Portillo, M.D.: Giant Cell Tumor of Soft Tissue Arising From Breast With Distant Metastases Post-therapy: A Rare Entity 
       
  • College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans-Louisiana, October 2022
    • Mary Clay Bailey, M.D.: Leiomyosarcoma of the Colon, an Aggressive Tumor With Pitfalls in Diagnosis  
    • Nicholas J. Dcunha, M.D.: A case report of a "Triple Hit" B cell lymphoma involving the stomach, spleen, and pancreas  
    • Mary E. Doan, M.D.: Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma with an Atypical Presentation as an Inguinal Mass  
    • Fouad El-Dana, M.D., Hanna Siatecka M.D.: Metastatic Cutaneous Angiosarcoma Involving Bilateral Pleural Effusions: A Rare Case Presentation  
    • Mohamed Eltahir, M.D.: A Case Report of Unusual Multifocal PEComa (PEComatosis) of the Uterus    
    • David Gustafson, M.D.: Challenging Cases of Cylindroma-like Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma at Unusual Sites: A Unique Morphology  
    • David Gustafson, M.D.: Localized Cutaneous Amyloidosis due to Insulin Injections: A Unique Presentation in an Underreported Condition  
    • Juhi Mahadik, M.D.: Diagnostic utility of flow cytometric evaluation for classical monocyte determination in chronic myelomonocytic leukemia  
    • Juhi Mahadik, M.D.: Unusual Presentation of Metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma to the Shoulder
       
  • Texas Society of Pathologists Annual Meeting, Houston-Texas, April 2022
    • John Costanza, M.D.: Lymphoepithelioma-like Urothelial Carcinoma and Plasmacytoid Urothelial Carcinoma Found in the Same Patient: A Case Report – The Importance of Histologically Distinguishing Variants
    • Nicholas Dcunha, M.D.: Mantle Cell Lymphoma of the Colon Simulating Marginal Zone Lymphoma; A Case Report
    • Mohamed Eltahir, M.D., Ph.D.: An Unusual Case of Multifocal PEComa (PEComatosis) of the Uterus
    • Jun Fujita, M.D., Ph.D.: Mammary Analogue Secretory Carcinoma in Maxillary Gingiva with Regional Lymph Node Metastasis
    • David Gustafson, M.D.: Cutaneous Infection Caused by Mycobacterium Kansasii Associated with Tattooing: A rare Case Report
    • Elizabeth Schuele, M.D.: Hepatic Angiomyolipoma: A Case Report
    • Hanna Siatecka, M.D.: Experience Using BRAF V600E Immunohistochemistry in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma with Extrathyroidal Extension
       
  • Society of Pediatric Pathology Meeting, Los Angeles-California, March 2022
    • Tania Platero Portillo, M.D.: Placental Features in Selective Reduction: A Retrospective Case Series.
    • Elizabeth Schuele, M.D.: Pulmonary Miliary Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in a Neonate: A Case Report and Review of Institutional Guidelines for Infection Control
       
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Meeting, Los Angeles-California, March 2022
    • Mary Doan, M.D.: Evaluation of COVID-19-Related Changes in Cytopathology Case Volume at a Large County Hospital in Texas
    • Julia Gallardo, M.D.: Rates and Causes of Frozen Section Discordance in an Analysis of 352 Whipple Specimens- Focused on Quality Assessment and Improvement
       
  • American Society of Cytopathology, Las Vegas-Nevada, November 2021:
    • Kelsey Hummel, D.O.: Utilization of Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy for Management of Pancreatic Lesions in Pediatrics: A Single Site 10 Year Study
       
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology, Boston-Massachusetts, October 2021:
    • Yuriko Nishiyama-Fujita, M.D., Ph.D.: Primary Cutaneous Cryptococcosis of Nasal Ala with Extensive Tissue Destruction 
    • Julia Gallardo, M.D., Kelsey Hummel, D.O.:  Extrauterine Epithelioid Trophoblastic Tumor Arising from an Antecedent Undiagnosed Molar Pregnancy Presenting as an Adnexal mass: A Case Report. 
    • Julia Gallardo, M.D., Juhi Mahadik, M.B.B.S.: A Challenging and Rare Case of Metastatic Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma Originating from a Tonsil. 
    • Julia Gallardo, M.D.: Gastric marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated tissue and Epstein-Barr Virus associated lymphoepithelioma gastric carcinoma: Two primaries with an unusual metachronous presentation. 
    • Juhi Mahadik, M.B.B.S.: Epstein-Barr Virus associated gastric carcinoma in a patient with germline STAT3 gain-of-function mutation.
    • Kelsey Hummel, D.O.: Cytology Detects Endobronchial Metastasis from Appendiceal Signet-Ring Cell Carcinoma in the Absence of Radiographic Lung Masses: A Case Report.
       
  • American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting, Virtual Meeting, October 2021:
    • Kaitlyn Levett M.D.: Basal Cell Carcinoma with Intravascular Invasion: A case report and review of the literature. 
    • Hanna Siatecka M.D., Kaitlyn Levett M.D.: Isolated Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma Presenting as a Cutaneous Indurated Plaque 
    • Kaitlyn Levett M.D., Hanna Siatecka M.D.: Diagnostic Utility of SOX10 Immunostaining in Benign Lichenoid Keratosis: A study of 21 cases.
    • Kaitlyn Levett M.D.: Recurrent Primary Cutaneous Mucinous Carcinoma of the Scalp after Complete Excision.
       
  • College of American Pathologists, Virtual Meeting, September 2021:
    • Shajia Rahman Ansari, M.B.B.S.: Small Round Blue Cell Tumors of the Sinonasal Tract - A Review of 29 Cases
    • Mary E. Doan, M.D., Shajia Rahman Ansari, M.B.B.S.: Vasitis Nodosa with Extensive Perineural Invasion and CA19-9 Positivity
    • Kaitlyn Levett, M.D.: Herpesvirus Infection Masquerading as a Neoplasm in an HIV-Positive Patient: A Potential Diagnostic Pitfall
    • Juhi Mahadik, M.B.B.S.: Pneumocystis Jiroveci pneumonia mimicking inherited surfactant disorder in an infant with Hyper IgM syndrome: An autopsy report
    • Hanna Siatecka, M.D.: Correlation Between Silva Pattern of Stromal invasion and Endocervical Adenocarcinoma with Extra-nodal Metastasis and Recurrence
       
  • College of American Pathologists, Virtual Meeting, September 2021:
    • Juhi Mahadik, M.B.B.S.: Pneumocystis Jiroveci pneumonia mimicking inherited surfactant disorder in an infant with Hyper IgM syndrome: An autopsy report
    • Kaitlyn Levett, M.D.: Herpesvirus Infection Masquerading as a Neoplasm in an HIV-Positive Patient: A Potential Diagnostic Pitfall
    • Mary E. Doan, M.D., Shajia Rahman Ansari, M.B.B.S.: Vasitis Nodosa with Extensive Perineural Invasion and CA19-9 Positivity
    • Shajia Rahman Ansari, M.B.B.S.: Small Round Blue Cell Tumors of the Sinonasal Tract - A Review of 29 Cases
       
  • International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Virtual Meeting, July 2021:
    • Nathan Wilken, M.D.: D-dimer elevation at time of admission is associated with need for ventilator support among pediatric patients with COVID-19 infection
       
  • Texas Society of Pathologist, 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 Nishiyama-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