Treatment & Services
- Gynecologic Surgical Pathology Slide Review
- Molecular Pathology
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD USA
Fellowship - Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Ph.D. Molecular Biology
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical Education - Zhengzhou University School of Medicine
Zhengzhou, CH China
- President of the Chinese American Pathologist Association (CAPA) 2007-2008
- President-elect of the Chinese American Pathologist Association 2006-2007
- Pathology - Anatomic Pathology
- Pathology - Cytopathology
- Pathology - Pathology Recertification
Cytopathology, Gynecologic pathology, fine needle aspiration, Molecular Pathology
Awards & Honors
- Patient Advocacy Award for promoting Pap tests and cervical cancer screening in under-served rural areas in China, from American Society of Cytopathology 2008
- ASC Research Seed Award from American Society of Cytopathology 2008
- Outstanding Achievement Award from Chinese American Pathologist Association 2008
- Geno Saccomanno New Frontiers in Cytology Award, from American Society of Cytopathology 2007 (only person who has received this prestigious award twice)
- Innovator Award for innovation in molecular cytopathology from Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2006
- Hans Popper Research Award from American Society of Hepatopathology, 2003
- Young Investigator Award for excellence in Clinical Research from Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 2003
- Geno Saccomanno New Frontiers in Cytology Award from American Society of Cytopathology, 2002
- George Hoffman Award for excellent resident from Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Pathology, 2000
- Resident Research Awards (First and Second Places) from Cleveland Society of Pathologists, 1999
- William E. Lower Clinical Research Award (Honorable Mention) from Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1999
Innovations & Patents
- We have successfully filed a US patent with a title of "Detection of urothelial carcinoma in urine using DNA methylation profiling of tumor suppressor genes." (US utility patent #05136). Our study showed that using DNA methylation profiling, the sensitivity in detection of low grade bladder urothelial carcinoma is increased from 20% by cytomorphology alone to 85% using molecular approaches.
- United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
- College of American Pathologists
- American Society of Investigative Pathology
- American Association of Cancer Research
- American Society of Cytopathology
Research & Publications
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