Mirna Lechpammer, M.D., Ph.D.

Mirna Lechpammer, M.D., Ph.D.




  • Associate Professor
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Pathology Building

4400 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 916-734-8331
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Clinical Interests

Dr. Lechpammer's clinical interests include Neuropathology, Ocular pathology, Molecular pathology and Tissue banking.

Dr. Lechpammer has a strong interest in graduate pathology education and served as a Co-Director of the Longwood Neuropathology Fellowship Program and currently serves on the UC Davis Medical School Admissions Selection Committee.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr Lechpammer's research interests include: Investigation of molecular mechanisms involved in the metabolic adaptation to hypoxia in pediatric benign and malignant brain conditions; Pre-clinical testing of novel targeted therapies directed at molecular pathways implicated in pathogenesis of pediatric hypoxic/ischemic injury and in the brain tumor growth and progression; and Development and validation of slide-free methods for rapid tissue histological analysis in diagnosis of human neoplastic and non-neoplastic brain disorders.


Anatomic Pathology


M.D., University of Zagreb Medical School, Croatia 1994

Ph.D., Oncology, University of Zagreb Medical School, Croatia 2001

M.Sc., Immunology, University of Zagreb Medical School, Croatia 1997


Anatomic Pathology, Brown University, Providence RI 2005-2008


Donald West King Fellow, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Department of Defense, Washington DC 2007

Neuropathology, Brigham and Women?s Hospital and Boston Children?s Hospital 2008-2010

Board Certifications

American Board of Pathology, Anatomic Pathology,

American Board of Pathology, Neuropathology,

Professional Memberships

American Association of Neuropathologists

Children?s Oncology Group

College of American Pathologists

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Honors and Awards

Co-Director of the Longwood Neuropathology Fellowship Program,

UC Davis Medical School Admissions Selection Committee,

Harvard Catalyst ? The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center Award, 2010

Select Recent Publications

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