As an integral part of their growth and development, residents are given several opportunities to participate in departmental research activities. Clinically-oriented research is ongoing in all sections of the laboratory and interdepartmental research provides the opportunity to collaborate with hematology/oncology, transplantation pathology, surgery and gastroenterology. Basic research programs in breast cancer, prostate cancer, neuropathology, nutrition, immunology, and proteomics are available on both the Sacramento and UC Davis campuses. In addition, biophotonics, informatics and bioengineering are other areas of active research paving the way for new technologies in the digital age of pathology.

Each resident is required to participate in an original scientific project with the goal of publication in a peer review journal.  Residents also are encouraged to present their research findings at regional and national conferences, including USCAP, CAP, AABB and UCDMC research symposiums.  The Department offers a generous annual travel stipend (Travel Award Policy and Procedure).

Recent Resident / Fellow Presentations

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Andrew Jones, M.D., Resident
(American Society for Clinical Pathology) ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
"Sevelamer-Associated Appendicitis"
October 3-5, 2018

Dongguang Wei, M.D., Ph.D., Resident
(American Society for Clinical Pathology) ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
"Prestin Can Be Used as a New Marker of Choroid Plexus Tumor"
October 3-5, 2018

Dongguang Wei, M.D., Ph.D., Resident
(American Society for Clinical Pathology) ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
"Gorham-Stout Syndrome (Vanishing Bone Disease): A Case of a Rare Entity"
October 3-5, 2018

Dongguang Wei, M.D., Ph.D., Resident
(American Society for Clinical Pathology) ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
"Doxycycline Related Gastric Mucosal Injury, a Peculiar Pathological Pattern"
October 3-5, 2018

 

Dongguang Wei, M.D., Ph.D., Resident
(American Society for Clinical Pathology) ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
"Mycobacterium Gordonae Infection Presenting as Appendiceal Mass"
October 3-5, 2018

Guofeng Gao, M.D., Ph.D., Resident
(American Society for Clinical Pathology) ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
"Sequential Blindness in a Diabetic Patient: Unusual Presentation of Rhino-Orbito-Cerebral Mucormycosis"
October 3-5, 2018

Guofeng Gao, M.D., Ph.D., Resident
(American Society for Clinical Pathology) ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
"An Unusual Case of Co-Existing Pancreatic Undifferentiated Carcinoma with Osteoclast-like Giant Cells and Neuroendocrine Carcinoma by Fine Needle Aspiration with Liver Metastasis of the Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Component"
October 3-5, 2018

Andrew Jones, M.D., Resident
California Blood Bank Society (CBBS) / South Central Association of Blood Banks (SCABB) Annual Meeeting, Phoenix, Arizona
"Apheresis and Ethics" - Click on image for Presentation
April 26-27, 2018

Guofeng Gao, M.D., Resident
U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Conference 2018, Vancouver, Canada
"Donor Characteristic, Recipient Outcomes, and Histologic Findings of Kidney Allografts with Diffuse Donor-Derived Glomerular Fibrin Thrombi"
March 17-23, 2018

Amir Ghorbani, M.D., Resident
U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Conference, 2018, Vancouver, Canada
"MUSE (Microscopy with UV Surface Excitation): A Novel Ex-Vivo Microscopy in Surgical Pathology"
March 17-23, 2018

Ananya Datta Mitra, M.D., Resident
8th Annual UC Davis Healthcare Quality Forum, Sacramento, CA
"A Review of Patient Factors, Transfusion Practices, and Outcomes in Patients with Transfusion-Associated Circulatory Overload (TACO) at UCDMC in 2016-2017: A Quality of Care Change Pilot Program"
March 14, 2018

Amir Ghorbani, M.D., Resident
The American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP) 2017, Baltimore, MD
"Applications of MUSE (Microscopy UV Surface Excitation) a novel ex-vio microscopy in Dermatopathology" - Oral Presentation
October 26-29, 2017

Nima Amini, M.D., Resident
The American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP) 2017, Baltimore, MD
"Hemartoma Vascular Neoplasm, a New Entity"
October 26-29, 2017

Andrew Jones, M.D., Resident
AABB 2017, San Diego, CA
"Auto Anti-E in a 2-Month-Old Male: A Case of IPEX"
October 6-9, 2017

Guofeng Gao, M.D., Resident
CAP 2017, Natinal Harbor, MD
"Pseudovascular and Spindle Cell Carcinoma in the Maxillary Sinus - Report of a Rare Entity"
October 6-9, 2017

Ananya Datta Mitra, M.D., Resident
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) 2017, Chicago, IL
"B Lymphoblastic Leukemia with Aberrant T Cell Antigen (CDS) Expression: A rare entity"
September 6-8, 2017

Nicholas Coley, M.D., Resident
American Association of Neuropathologists (AAN) 2017, Garden Grove, CA
"Brain Tumors and Neuronatomical Imaging by Microscopy with UV Surface Excitation (MUSE)"
June 7-11, 2017

Ruijun Su, M.D., Resident
International Society of Laboratory Hematology, Honolulu, HI
"Quantification of Bone Marrow Pre-plasmacytoid dendritic cell after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation by Flow Cytometry"
May 4-6, 2017

Dongguang Wei, M.D., Resident
U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Conference 2017, San Antonio, TX
"Radiation Therapy Related Down-Regulation of PD-L1 on High-Grade Poorly Differentiated Sarcomas Justify the Combined Radio-Immunotherapy"
March 6-10, 2017

Andrew Jones, M.D., Resident
U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Conference 2017, San Antonio, TX
"Microfollicular Pattern and Absence of Pseudoinclusions Are Common Cytologic Characteristics in Noninvasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasms with Papillary-Like Nuclear Features"
March 6-10, 2017

Ananya Datta Mitra, M.D., Resident
U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Conference 2017, San Antonio, TX
"Increased Expression of LOX-1: A Potential Biomarker for Tumor Angiogenesis and Metastasis
March 6-10, 2017

Nima Amini, M.D., Resident
ASDP Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
"Atypical Fibroxanthoma Metastasis: A Mystery for One Thousand and One Nights"
October 26-30, 2016

Andrew Jones, M.D., Resident
AABB Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
"Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in Carfilzomib-induced Thrombotic Microangiopathy"
October 22-26, 2016

Dongguang Wei, M.D., Resident
College of American Pathologists (CAP) 2016 - The Pathologists' Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
"Primary Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma of Spleen - A Rare Localization and Review of Literature" and "Primary Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma of Breast with Bone Marrow Metastasis Mimicking Acute Leukemia: a Diagnostic Challenge"
September 26-29, 2016

    

Amir Ghorbani, M.D., Resident
XXXI International Congress of the International Academy of Pathology and 28th Congress of the European Society of Pathology, Cologne, Germany
"Centronuclear Myopathy" and "BRAF Mutation"
September 26-29, 2016

Jessica Rogers, M.D., Resident
College of American Pathologists (CAP) 2016 - The Pathologists' Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
"Disseminated Peritoneal Leiomyomatosis: A Complication of Uterine Morcellation"
September 26-29, 2016

Saba Ali, M.D., Resident
2016 American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
"Atypical Marginal Zone Hyperplasia (MZH) Is a Mimic for Marginal Zone Lymphoma (MZL) in Pediatric Patients"
September 14-16, 2016

Nima Amini, M.D., Resident
2016 American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
"Mast Cell Rich Leiomyoma as a Mimic of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor"
September 14-16, 2016

Nicholas Coley, M.D., Resident
2016 American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP), Baltimore, MD
"EBV-Associated B-Cell Lymphoproliferative Disorder of the CNS in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with Mycophenolate Immunosuppression"
June 15-20, 2016

Grace Monis, M.D., Ph.D., Transfusion Medicine Fellow
American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA"Two-For-One TPE: Managing Steroid-Resistant Encephalopathy in a Patient with Both Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Hepatitis C Viremia"
May 5, 2016

Grace Monis, M.D. Ph.D., Transfusion Medicine Fellow
6th Annual UC Davis Healthcare Quality Forum, Sacramento, CA
"In and Out on Photopheresis: Does Vascular Access Choice Improve Procedural Efficiency and Patient Safety?"
March 16, 2016
Ananya Datta Mitra, M.D., Resident
6th Annual UC Davis Healthcare Quality Forum, Sacramento, CA
"Implementation of Integrated Hematopathological Services: To Improve Patient Care and Reduce Cost!"
March 16, 2016

Saba Ali, M.D., Resident
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Conference, Seattle, WA
"Validation and Utility of Telepathology for Immediate Intraoperative Consulation of Donor Kidney Biopsies"
March 14-18, 2016
Nicholas Coley, M.D., Resident
ASCP 2015, Long Beach, CA
"Interactions Between Mechanosensory Hair Cells and Support Cells of the Zebrafish Lateral Line During Development, Death, and Regeneration: Is Taking Your Sox(es) Off a Key to Mechanosensory Hair Cell Regeneration?"
October 27-30, 2015

Jessica Rogers, M.D., Resident
ASCP 2015, Long Beach, CA
"Xanthomatous Pseudotumor as a Rare Cause of Small Bowel Obstruction and Mimic of Malignancy: Case Report and Review of the Literature"
October 27-30, 2015

Andrew Jones, M.D., Resident
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association's 33rd Annual Conference, Portland, OR
"Changing Medical Minds: Analysis of Shifting Trends in Attitudes, Knowledge, and Beliefs in Pre-Clinical Medical Students Regarding LGBT+ People and Healthcare"
September 25, 2015

Hospital Quality 2015  

Sarah Barnhard, M.D., Transfusion Medicine Fellow
5th Annual UC Davis HealthCare Quality Forum, Sacramento, CA
April 1, 2015

     
"Using the UC Davis Tethered Meta Registry to Improve the UCDMC Patient Blood Management System"   Sarah Barnhard, M.D.
Rebecca Sonu, M.D.
"Using the UC Davis Tethered Meta Registry to Improve the UCDMC Patient Blood Management System."
AABB Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA
October 24-28, 2014
     
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Elham Vali Khojeini, M.D.
Mingyi Chen, M.D.
"Stromal Rich Variant of Hyaline-Vascular Castleman Disease: A Case Report of an Unusual Tumor with Review of the Literature"
College of American Pathologists (CA) Annual Meeting, 2014, Philadelphia, PA
September 7-11, 2014

     
Using the UCD Tethered Meta Registry   Sarah Barnhard, M.D.
Rebecca Sonu, M.D.
"Using the UC-Davis Tethered Meta Registry to Improve the UCDMC Patient Blood Management System."
UC Davis Fourth Annual Quality Healthcare Forum
Sacramento, CA
March 18, 2014
     
Evaluation of Oral Calcium Carbonate   Sarah Barnhard, MD
"Evaluation of Oral Calcium Carbonate Prophylaxis for Therapeutic Plasma Exchange during a Calcium Gluconate Shortage."
UC Davis Fourth Annual Quality Healthcare Forum
Sacramento, CA
March 18, 2014
     
 

Elham Vali Khojeini, M.D., Resident
Michael Van Ness, M.D., Resident
"Increased CD5+ Hematogones in the Peripheral Blood and Bone Marrow of an Infant with Immune Thrombocytopenia"
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Retreat
Arden Hills Conference Center
September 5, 2013

     
  Adam Stelling, M.D., Resident
"Acute4 Myeloid Leukemia with Isolated Trisomy 19 Associated with Diffuse Osteosierosis"
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Retreat
Arden Hills Conference Center
September 5, 2013
     
  Rebecca Sonu, M.D., Resident
UCDMC ThirdAnnual
IntegratingQuality Symposium:
Linking Clinical and Educational Excellence
Education Building, LectureHall 1222
March 12, 2013
     
  Christina Diloreto, M.D., Resident
USCAP 2013 Annual Meeting
March 2-8, 2013
Baltimore, MD
     
  Michael Van Ness, M.D.
College of American Pathologists (CAP) Annual Meeting 2012
Sept. 9-12, 2012
San Diego, CA