Resident Publications and Accomplishments

RESIDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2013-2014

Residents Accepted to Fellowships and Future Employment

  • Trevor Caldwell, MD – Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, MD, 2015-2016
  • Meghan Kessler, DO – Forensics Fellowship at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 2015-2016
  • Parvez Lokhandwala, MD, PhD – Molecular Genetics Pathology Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute (JHMI), Baltimore, MD, 2015-2016; Transfusion Medicine Fellowship at the JHMI, Baltimore, MD, 2016-2017
  • Michael Lynch, MD – Dermatopathology Fellowship at Penn State University Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, 2015-2016
  • Sara Ohanessian, MD – Forensics Fellowship at the Virginia Commonwealth Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Richmond, VA, 2015-2016
  • Meghan Riley, MD – Hematopathology Fellowship at Penn State University Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, 2015-2016
  • Xuebin Yang, MD, PhD – Surgical Pathology Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Philadelphia, PA, 2015-2016; GI Pathology Fellowship at the UPenn, Philadelphia, PA, 2016-2017]
  • Jordan Newell, MD – Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Penn State University Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, 7/1 – 12/31/2014; Appointment as Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, 1/2015
  • Jordan Olson, MD – Medical Director, Apheresis Services, Geisinger Health Systems, Danville, PA, July 2014 - present
  • Sarah Voss, MD – Transplant Pathology Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2014-2015
  • Lee Wilkinson, MD – Cytopathology Fellowship, Geisinger Health Systems, Danville, PA, 2014-2015

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Weyant GW, Newell JM, Benko FA, Donaldson KJ. A Methodologic Comparison of Invader and Autogenomics INFINITI in Factor V Leiden and Prothrombin Gene Mutation Testing. J Clin Diagn Res. 2:104, 2014.
  • Lam C, Weyant GW, Billingsley, EM. Longitudinal Melanonychia of the Toenail. JAMA Dermatol. 150(4):449-450, 2014.  (PMID:  24577153)
  • Dellenbaugh SG, Wilkinson L, Aydogan U.  Giant cell tumor of the distal phalanx of the great toe. A case report. Foot Ankle Spec. 7(3):237-41, 2014. (PMID:  24521755)
  • Lynch MC, Drabick JJ, Neves RI, Fox EJ, Mackley HB, Anderson BE. Palliative effect of capecitabine and cetuximab for refractory metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the perineum in epidermodysplasia verruciformis.  Skinmed. 12(1): 54-6, 2014.  (PMID: 24720087)
  • Lynch MC, Chung CG, Specht CS, Wilkinson M, Clarke LE.  Giant cell angiofibroma or localized periorbital lymphedema? J Cutan Pathol. 40(12):1059-62, 2013. (PMID:  24117715)
  • Lynch MC, Baker A, Drabick JJ, Williams N, Goldenberg D. Extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma arising in the larynx. Head Neck Pathol. 8(2):225-8, 2014. (PMID: 24072589)
  • Tam T, Harkins G, Caldwell T, Zaino R, Hazard D. Endometrial dye instillation: a novel approach to histopathologic evaluation of morcellated hysterectomy specimens. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 20(5): 667-71, 2013.  (PMID:  23714746)
  • Tam T, Harkins G, Hazard D, Caldwell T, Zaino R.  Reply to Dr. Ozturk.  J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 21(1): 152-3, 2014.  (PMID:  24291208)
  • Baker AR, Ohanessian SE, Adil E, Crist HS, Goldenberg D, Mani H. Dedifferentiated eptithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma: analysis of a rare entity based on a case report and literature review. Int J Surg Pathol. 21(5): 514-9, 2013. (PMID: 23222809)
  • Rashidi A, Riley M, Goldin TA, Sayedian F, Bayerl MG, Aguilera NS, Vos JA, Goudar RK, Fisher SI. Delay in the administration of all-trans retinoic acid and its effects on early mortality in acute promyelocytic leukemia: Final results of a multicentric study in the United States. Leuk Res. June 2014, Epub ahead of print. (PMID:  25035073)
  • Olson J, Talekar M, Sachdev M, Castellani W, DelaCruz N, Davis J, Liao J, George M. Potassium changes associated with blood transfusion in pediatric patients. Am J Clin Pathol. 139(6):800-5, 2013. (PMID: 23690124)
  • Lynch MC, Wood L, Anderson BE, Clarke LE. An asymptomatic dermal plaque. Accepted in J Am Acad Derm.  In press.
  • Lynch MC, Graber EM, Johnson TS, Clarke LE. Epithelioid sarcoma resembling benign fibrous histiocytoma. Accepted in Cutis.  In press.
  • Weyant GW, Benko F, Wisotzkey J, Donaldson K. BRAF Mutation Testing in Solid Tumors: A Methodological Comparison, Accepted in J Mol Diag. 

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles, Submitted

  • Weyant GW, Chung CG, Helm KF. Halo Nevus: Review of the Literature and Clinicopathologic Findings, submitted Int J Dermatol.
  • Weyant GW, Lee YH, Chung CG. Linear Papules in an Infant, submitted Ped Derm.
  • Voss SM, Riley MP, Lokhandwala PM, Gusani NJ, Yang Z. The Utility of Phosphohistone H3 immunostain in the Assessment of Mitotic Rate and Histologic Grade of Well-Differentiated Neuroendocrine Tumors in Pancreas, submitted Am J Surg Path.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles, In Preparation

  • Denlinger L, Lokhandwala PM, Abendroth CS. Phyllodes tumor of vulva – case report and review.
  • Lokhandwala PM, Davis JW, Shike H, Domen RE, Morrow C, Wang M, George MR. Establishing an Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA)-Compatible Platelet Donor Program.
  • Lokhandwala PM, Abendroth CS, Williams NC, Mani H, Walls M, Wang M and Zander, DS. Evaluation of TBSRTC for reporting thyroid cytopathology.

Published Abstracts

These abstracts were presented at national/international meetings as posters, unless otherwise indicated.

  • Lynch MC, Ioffreda MD. Tickbite alopecia with features of trichotillomania, J Cutaneous Pathol 2013.
  • Lynch MC, Bennett JA, Samson T, Clarke LE. Cutaneous myofibroma J Cutaneous Pathol 2013.
  • Lynch MC, Mucha S, Al-Mondhiry H, Clarke LE. A rare hit: massive rapid skin necrosis caused by low-molecular weight heparin injections, J Cutaneous Pathol 2013.
  • Lynch MC, Reiter GT, Drabick J, Specht C. Primary malignant melanoma of the leptomeninges with GNA11 (Q209L) mutation: Case report and literature review, J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 2014.
  • Wilkinson LA, Abendroth CS. Lymphocytic Thyroiditis Associated Atypia of Uncertain Significance.  J Am Soc Cytopathol 2013; 2(1S): S49.
  • Mikesell K, Davis J, Lokhandwala PM, Domen R, George M, Castellani, W.  Detection of Passive Anti-D Antibodies by Solid Phase Antibody Screening over time following Administration of Rh-IgG. Transfusion suppl. 2013.
  • Olson J, George M, Domen R. Whole Blood and Transfusion of Incompatible Plasma Containing Products. Transfusion suppl. 2013.
  • Jordan A, Ioffreda M, Sceppa J, Helm K. Trichoshavomania: The Importance of Clinical History in Alopecia, J Cutaneous Pathol 2013.
  • Jordan A, Ioffreda M, Helm K. Melanocytic Lesions Associated with Syringomas, J Cutaneous Pathol 2013.
  • Jordan A, Ioffreda M, Helm K. Perianal Poroma, J Cutaneous Pathol 2013.
  • Weyant G, Lam C, Billingsley EM, Helm KF, Clarke LE. Onychomatricoma Presenting as Longitudinal Melanonychia, J Cutaneous Pathol 2013.
  • Weyant G, Clarke LE, Wilkinson MJ, Baccon JW. Preauricular Nodules in a Newborn, Archives Pathol & Lab Med 2013.
  • Lokhandwala PM, Abendroth CS, Williams NC, Mani H, Walls M, Wang M and Zander DS. Assessment of Cytotechnologist-Cytopathologist Interpretative Agreement Using the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology. Modern Pathol 2014.
  • Lokhandwala PM, Zander DS, Williams NC, Mani H, Walls M and Abendroth CS. Performance Testing Of The Bethesda System For Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology In Children. Modern Pathol 2014.
  • Riley MP, Voss SM, Lokhandwala PM, Yang Z. The Utility of Phosphohistone H3 Immunostain in Assessment of Mitotic Rate in GI Stromal Tumor of the Stomach. Modern Pathol 2014.
  • Smith-Chakmakova F, Navarro-Alvarez P, Yang Z. Frozen section evaluations of margins for pancreatectomy Modern Pathol 2014.
  • Voss SM, Riley MP, Lokhandwala PM, Gusani NJ, Yang Z. The Utility of Phosphohistone H3 immunostain in the Assessment of Mitotic Rate and Histologic Grade of Well-Differentiated Neuroendocrine Tumors in Pancreas. Modern Pathol 2014.
  • Riley MP, Lokhandwala PM, Voss SM, Karamchandani D, and Yang Z. The Utility of Phosphohistone H3 immunostain in the Assessment of Mitotic Rate in Neuroendocrine Tumors of the mid-gut. Modern Pathol 2014.
  • Riley MP, Chetlen AL, Schetter S, Mack J, Hollenbeak CS, Han B, and Karamchandani D. Pathologic-radiologic correlation in evaluation of retroareolar margin in nipple sparing mastectomy Modern Pathol 2014.
  • Voss SM, Hollenbeak C, and Yang Z. The utility of routine HE stain and Ubiquitin immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis of steatohepatitis. Modern Pathol 2014.
  • Voss SM, Yang Z, Zander DS, Bruggeman TR, and Karamchandani DM.  Identification of ROS1 rearrangement in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Modern Pathol 2014.
  • Yang X, Clawson G, Varlotto JM, Zander DS, Mani H and Rassaei N. Increased epithelial-to mesenchymal transition in non-small cell lunch cancers of diabetic patients. Modern Pathol 2014.
  • Yang X, Stairs D, Lehman H, Bruggeman RT and Nie X. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma model of 3D organotypic tissue culture system with genetic modification of epidermal growth factor receptor and p120-catenin. FASEB J 2014.
  • Kim J, Sasso M, Caldwell TR, and Craft DW.  Antimicrobial Stewardship and Therapeutic Outcomes of Patients with Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia Detected by Conventional Culture Methods.  J Clin Micro C-1082, 2014.
  • Kessler M, Miller C, Myers D, Craft D. Assessment of Gram stain result and concordance with bacterial culture in respiratory secretions from a CF patient population.  J Clin Micro C-2031, 2014.

Workshop Abstracts

  • Riley M, Bayerl M. Case 116. Session:  AML with meylodysplasia-related changes.  Soc for Hematopathol/Eur Assoc for Hematopathol 2013 Workshop. Houston, TX, 10/2013. (accepted abstract)
  • Yang X, Bayerl MG, Pu J, Malysz J, Klapper J. AML with myelodysplasia-related changes. Soc for Hematopathol/Eur Assoc for Hematopathol 2013 Workshop, Houston, TX, 10/2013. (accepted abstract)

Poster Presentations

These abstracts were presented at local/regional meetings as posters, unless otherwise indicated.

  • Lokhandwala PM, Mikesell K, Shike H, Domen R, George M. Establishing an Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA)-Compatible Platelet Donor Program. PA Medical Society, Hershey, PA, 10/2013. (2nd place winner)
  • Mathur P, Chuang C, Lokhandwala PM, Whitener C. Uncovering the diagnosis: Fever of unknown origin in a seemingly immunocompetent patient. PA Medical Society, Hershey, PA, 10/2013.
  • Mikesell K, Davis J, Lokhandwala PM, Domen R, George M, Castellani, W.  A Comparison of Tube Testing and Solid Phase Antibody Screening Methods in Detecting Passive Anti-D Antibodies. PA Medical Society, Hershey, PA, 10/2013.  (First place winner)
  • Weyant G, Housman C, Weinstein J, Liang D, Specht C. Peters' Anomaly with Multiple Congenital Malformations: Light & Electron Microscopic Study of a Case, Eye & Vision Res Day, Hershey, PA, 6/2014.

¿See published abstracts for presentations at: AABB, AANP, ASC, ASDP, ASM, CAP, FASEB, and USCAP .

Publications – Online and book chapters

  • Bent MA, Varacalla E, Fox EJ, Voss S, Frauenhoffer EE. Lipoma Arborescens and Coexisting Psoriatic Arthritis. JBJS Case Connector. 3(4): e121 1-5, 11/27/2013. (electronic journal article)

Invited Oral Presentations

International/National presentations

  • Weyant GW, Fox EJ, Neves RI, Clarke LE. DF to AFH to MFH. Am Soc of Dermatopathol, Washington, D.C. 10/2013.  (oral platform presentation)

Regional Presentations

  • Lokhandwala PM.  "HLA-typing using Next Generation Sequencing,"  Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, MD, 11/2013
  • Newell JM . Adaptation and Implementation of a Multi-analyte Single Platform for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics. PA Association of Pathologists Meeting, Harrisburg, PA, 4/2014

Institutional presentations (Penn State Hershey Medical Center)

  • Kessler M. Autopsy findings case A13-44, Pediatric Intensive Care, Morbidity & Mortality Conf, 8/2013
  • Lokhandwala PM.  Infectious disease testing of blood products. Continued Education lecture for Virology technicians, Div of Clinical Pathology, 8/2013
  • Kessler M. Autopsy findings case A13-45, Neonatal Intensive care, Morbidity & Mortality Conf, 9/2013
  • Olson J, Ballard J, Al-Marrawi M, Creer MH. Hereditary Non-Spherocytic Hemolytic Anemia. Benign Hematology Conference, 9/15/2013
  • Caruso CR, Erdman PA. Dept. of Pediatrics. Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, Morbidity & Mortality Conf, 9/2013
  • Riley MP, Creer MH. Molecular Diagnostics in Hematologic Malignancies: A Methodological and Interpretive Review, Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds, 10/3/2013
  • Mikesell KV. The Wonderful World of Plasma Derivatives. Benign Hematology Conference, 9/19/2013
  • Nie X, Creer MH. Mild Hemophilia A: The Challenge of Molecular Diagnostics for Individualizing Treatment. Benign Hematology Conference, 10/17/2013
  • Kessler M. Gray Platelet Syndrome, case presentation and discussion. Benign Hematology Interdisciplinary conference, 11/21/2013
  • Ohanessian SE, Creer MH. Laboratory Testing Algorithms for Evaluation of prolonged PT and aPTT. Benign Hematology Conference, 1/16/2014
  • Lokhandwala PM, Creer MH. Protein C Biology, Laboratory Measurement and case study of Protein C deficiency. Benign Hematology Conference, 2/20/2014
  • Lynch MC, Creer MH. Protein C and Protein S Anticoagulant: Part 2. Benign Hematology Conf, 3/20/2014
  • Weyant GW, Creer MH. Factor V Leiden: Lab Evaluation, Interaction with the PC/PS Anticoagulant System and Molecular Diagnostics of Thrombophilia. Benign Hematology Conference, 4/17/2014
  • Jordan A. Quality Assurance in Melanocytic Neoplasms. Natl Med Lab Prof Week CE session, Div of Anatomic Pathology, 4/2014
  • Newell J. Complete Pathological Examination of the Appendix for Improved Diagnostic Yield of Endometriosis. Natl Med Lab Prof Week CE session, Div of Anatomic Pathology, 4/2014
  • Lokhandwala PM. Establishing HLA-compatible Platelet Donor Program.  Natl Med Lab Prof Week CE session, Div of Clinical Pathology, 4/2014
  • Mikesell KV. Evaluating Differing Testing Methods for Identifying Rh-Immunoglobulin in Red Cell Antibody Screens. Natl Med Lab Prof Week CE session, Div of Clinical Pathology, 4/2014
  • Olson JE. Pneumatic Tube System Dashboard.  Natl Med Lab Prof Week CE session, Div of Clinical Pathology, 4/2014
  • Frampton WP, Shah TS. Dept. of Pediatrics. Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, Morbidity & Mortality Conf, 4/2014
  • Voss SM. CP-AP Correlation: Positive Fungal Cultures.  Natl Med Lab Prof Week CE session, Div of Clinical Pathology, 4/2014
  • Wilkinson LA.  Evaluation of Diff-Quik Utility in Select Frozen Sections.  Natl Med Lab Prof Week CE session, Div of Anatomic Pathology, 4/2014
  • Yang X. Intraoperative Evaluation of Signet Cell Carcinoma. Natl Med Lab Prof Week CE session, Div of Anatomic Pathology, 4/2014

Quality Improvement Lecture Series, Dept. of Pathology Grand Rounds

Residents

  • Trevor Caldwell, MD – Rapid Detection of Methicillin-resistant and Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia and Impact on Patient Outcome, 4/29/2014
  • Carla Caruso, MD – Blood Bank Basics for Internal Medicine Residents, 4/15/2014
  • Patrick Erdman, DO – Interactive Musculoskeletal Study Set, 4/22/14
  • William Frampton, DO – GI Study Set, 5/6/14
  • Meghan Kessler, DO – Forensics Curriculum, 4/29/14
  • Parvez Lokhandwala, MD, PhD – Establishing HLA-compatible Platelet Donor Program, 4/1/14
  • Michael C. Lynch, MD – T cell Receptor Gene Rearrangement Validation, 5/6/14
  • Jordan Newell, MD – Complete Pathological Examination of the Appendix for Improved Diagnostic Yield of Endometriosis, 4/15/14
  • Sarah Ohanessian, MD – Improvements in Laboratory Coagulation Studies, 5/6/14
  • Jordan Olson, MD – Pneumatic Tube System Dashboard, 4/22/14
  • Meghan Riley, MD – Development of an Automated Urine Screen with Reflex Culture, 4/29/14
  • Tanmay Shah, DO, Fetal Autopsy, 4/29/14
  • Sarah Voss, MD – CP-AP Correlation: Positive Fungal Cultures, 4/1/14
  • Grace Weyant MD – Update of B-raf Validation for Solid Tumor Typing, 5/6/14
  • Lee Wilkinson, MD – Evaluation of the Utility of Diff-Quick on Select Frozen Sections, 4/22/14
  • Xuebin Yang, MD, PhD – Intraoperative Evaluation of Signet Cell Carcinoma, 4/22/14

Fellows

  • Adrienne Jordan, MD – Quality Assurance in Melanocytic Neoplasms, 4/15/14
  • Kael Mikesell, DO – Evaluating Differing Testing Methods for Identifying Rh-Immunoglobulin in Red Cell Antibody Screens, 4/15/14
  • Cindy Nie, MD, PhD – Evaluation of the HevyLite Assay, 4/1/14
  • Faye Smith-Chakmakova, MD – Cardiovascular Study Set, 4/1/14

Editorial Boards

  • Newell J – Reviewer: ASCP Case Reports, Clinical Chemistry section

Professional Organization Roles and Committee Memberships
National

  • Newell JM – Resident Representative, American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
  • Olson JE – College of American Pathologists (CAP) Practice Management Committee
  • Ohanessian SE – Representative, CAP Resident Forum
  • Riley MP – Representative, CAP Resident Forum

College of American Pathologists Inspection Team Member

  • Newell JM – Inspector, College of American Pathologists-Laboratory Accreditation Program, Lancaster Gastroenterology Inc., Lancaster, PA
  • Voss SM - Inspector, College of American Pathologists-Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nason Hospital, Pittsburgh PA
  • Newell JM – Inspector, College of American Pathologists-Laboratory Accreditation Program, UT-MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Institutional (Penn State Hershey Medical Center, PSHMC) 2013-2014

  • Lokhandwala PM – Performance Improvement Committee
  • Ohanessian SE – Blood Utilization/Usage Committee
  • Olson JE – Communications at Transitions (CAT) Taskforce
  • Olson JE – Blood Utilization/Usage Committee
  • Olson JE – Blood Utilization Taskforce
  • Olson JE - Blood Utilization Project Oversight Committee
  • Olson JE - Bone Bank Oversight Committee
  • Olson JE - Resident Housestaff Quality Improvement Council
  • Voss SM – Penn State Hershey Medical Center Ethics Committee
  • Wilkinson LA – Graduate Medical Education Committee
  • Wilkinson LA - Surgical Case Review Committee
  • Yang X – Infection Control Committee

Departmental (Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, PSHMC) 2013-2014

  • Caldwell TR – Visiting Professor Committee
  • Caruso CR – Anatomic Pathology (AP) Quality Improvement (QI) Committee
  • Erdman PA – Clinical Pathology (CP) QI Committee
  • Frampton WP – Awards Committee
  • Kessler MS – Gross Conference Liaison
  • Lynch MC – Medical Student Rotation Liaison
  • Newell JM – Pathology Residency Program Review Committee
  • Olson JE – Clinical Pathology (CP) Interesting Case Conference Liaison
  • Olson JE – CP QI Committee
  • Olson JE – Blood Bank Management Committee
  • Olson JE – Automated Testing Laboratory (ATL) Management Workgroup
  • Olson JE – Laboratory Utilization Committee
  • Olson JE – Pathology Residency Program Review Committee
  • Riley MP – Facilitator/Organizer, Surgical Pathology Unknown Conference
  • Shah TS – Librarian, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Resident Room Libraries
  • Voss SM – Pathology Residency Program Review Committee
  • Voss SM – Awards Committee
  • Weyant GW – Facilitator, Resident Lunch with Program Leadership
  • Wilkinson LA – Tissue Review Committee
  • Wilkinson LA – Pathology Residency Program Review Committee

College of American Pathologist's Laboratory Accreditation (CAP) Inspections - internal

  • Caruso C – Inspector, Cytology, Penn State Hershey Medical Center (PSHMC)
  • Caldwell TR – Inspector, Microbiology, PSHMC
  • Erdman PA– Inspector, Histology & Neuropathology, PSHMC
  • Frampton W – Inspector, Clinical Chemistry, PSHMC
  • Jordan A – Inspector, Dermatopathology, PSHMC
  • Kessler M – Inspector, Mohs Laboratory, PSHMC
  • Lokhandwala PM – Inspector, Special Hematology, PSHMC
  • Lynch MC – Inspector, Special Chemistry, PSHMC
  • Mikesell KV – Inspector, Stem Cell Therapy Lab, PSHMC
  • Newell JM – Inspector, Molecular Diagnostics, PSHMC
  • Nie X – Inspector, Coagulation, PSHMC
  • Ohanessian SE – Inspector, Histocompatibility Laboratory, PSHMC
  • Olson JE – Inspector, Laboratory Information System (LIS), PSHMC
  • Riley MP – Inspector, Hematology, PSHMC
  • Shah TS – Inspector, Virology, PSHMC
  • Smith-Chakmakova F – Inspector, Surgical Pathology Suite, PSHMC
  • Voss SM – Inspector, Decedent Care Services, PSHMC
  • Weyant G – Inspector, Clinical Laboratory Division of Clinical Pathology, SPA & Send-outs, PSHMC
  • Wilkinson LA – Inspector, General Laboratory & Phlebotomy, Div of Clinical Pathology, PSHMC
  • Yang X - Inspector, Blood Bank, PSHMC

Honors, Awards & Research Funding

Chief Residents
2014

Michael Lynch, MD, Co-Chief Resident
Meghan Riley, MD, Co-Chief Resident

2013

Jordan Newell, MD, Anatomic Pathology Chief
Jordan Olson, MD, Clinical Pathology Chief
Sarah Voss, MD, Chief of Resident Education
Lee Wilkinson, MD, Administrative Chief

Honors and Awards

  • Mikesell KV - PA Medical Society First Place Poster presentation award
  • Lokhandwala PM - PA Medical Society Second Place Poster presentation award
  • Lokhandwala P – Dr. Michael Bongiovanni Scholarship Award for professional development, PSHMC, Hershey, PA
  • Lokhandwala P – Resident Professionalism Award, PSHMC, Hershey, PA
  • Voss S – Resident Professionalism Award, PSHMC, Hershey, PA
  • Ohanessian S – Quality Improvement Presentation Award, PSHMC, Hershey, PA
  • Mikesell K – Quality Improvement Presentation Award, PSHMC, Hershey, PA
  • Voss S – Resident Research Award, PSHMC, Hershey, PA
  • Lynch M - Resident Exemplary Teaching Award, PSHMC, Hershey, PA

Research Funding & Travel Grants

  • Caruso CR, George, MR. Blood Bank basics for Internal Medicine residents, Pathology Research Grant
  • Craft, DW (PI), Caldwell TC. Rapid Detection of Methicillin-Resistant and Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia and Impact on Patient Outcome, Pathology Research Grant
  • Lokhandwala PM and Yang Z. Immunohistochemical Study to Differentitate Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma from Metastatic Adenocarcinoma to the Liver, Pathology Research Grant
  • Mikesell KV, Davis J, George M, Domen RE, Castellani WJ. Comparison of Tube Testing, Solid Phase, and Gel Method Antibody screens for the Detection of RH-ImmunoGlobulin, Pathology Research Grant
  • Nie X, Bayerl MG, Malysz J, George MR. Investigating Apoptosis Pathway in Thymidine Phosphorylase Expressing Higher Grade B Cell Lymphoma, Pathology Research Grant
  • Helm KF (PI), Weyant GW, Chung CG. Characterization of Pseudomelanocyte Immunostating in Inflammatory and Neoplastic Skin Conditions, Pathology Research Grant
  • Yang X (PI), Rassaei N (PI), Mani H, Clawson GA, Shah T, Zander DS. Biologic Evaluation of Diabetes and Local Recurrence in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Pathology Research Grant
  • Jordan A - Travel Award, Am Soc Dermpathol, Washington, DC, 10/2013.
  • Lynch MC - Travel Award, Am Soc Dermpathol, Washington, DC, 10/2013.
  • Weyant GW - Travel Award, Am Soc Dermpathol, Washington, DC, 10/2013.
  • Wilkinson LA – Travel Award, Am Soc Cytopathology Mtg, 11/2013.
  • Newell JM – Travel Award, GYN Path short courses, 103rd Annual USCAP Mtg, San Diego, CA, 3/2014. 
  • Mikesell KV – Travel Award, AABB annual meeting, Denver, CO, 10/2013.
  • Olson JM – Travel Award, AABB annual meeting, Denver, CO, 10/2013.
  • Lokhandwala P- Travel Award, 103rd Annual USCAP Meeting, San Diego, CA, 3/2014.
  • Riley MP - Travel Award, 103rd Annual USCAP Meeting, San Diego, CA, 3/2014.
  • Smith-Chakmakova F - Travel Award, 103rd Annual USCAP Meeting, San Diego, 3/2014.
  • Voss SM - Travel Award, 103rd Annual USCAP Meeting, San Diego, CA, 3/2014.
  • Yang X - Travel Award, 103rd Annual USCAP Meeting, San Diego, CA, 3/2014.
  • Yang X - Travel Award, FASEB (Fed of Am Soc for Expmtl Biol) Meeting, San Diego, CA, 4/2014.
  • Caldwell TR – Travel Award, Am Soc Microbiology, Boston, MA, 5/2014.
  • Lynch M – Travel Award, ACGME Leadership Skills for Chief Residents Meeting, Denver, CO, 5/ 2014.
  • Riley M – Travel Award, ACGME Leadership Skills for Chief Residents Meeting, Denver, CO, 5/ 2014. 
  • Lynch MC - Travel Award, Am Assoc Neuropathol, Portland, OR, 6/2014.

Teaching and Educational Initiatives

Medical Student Teaching Activities, Penn State College of Medicine

  • Caldwell T – Pathology Lab Facilitator, Cardiovascular Gross Lab, Fall 2013

  • Caruso C – Mentor/Instructor: Senior Medical Student Elective - surgical pathology, cytopathology, and autopsy pathology, 3rd/4th year

  • Caruso C – Laboratory instructor: Cardiovascular Pathology Laboratory (CAR 722) for 2nd year medical students - 4 contact hours Responsibilities: assistance to students with examination of gross pathology specimens and associated microscopic slides

  • Caruso C – Internal Medicine Core Curriculum Series, Responsibilities: noon conference "Blood Bank basics for Internal Medicine residents", Duration: 2 hrs.
  • Kessler M – Career Technology Academy, 3/2014
  • Kessler M – Gastrointestinal Gross Lab Facilitator, 12/2013
  • Kessler M – Renal Gross Lab Facilitator, 10/2013
  • Kessler M – Cardiovascular Gross Lab Facilitator, 9/2013
  • Lokhandwala P – Pathology Laboratory Facilitator, Renal Laboratory
  • Newell J – Pathology Laboratory instructor: Reproductive System, 2nd year
  • Newell J – Lecturer (2), Reproductive System Organ Block (REPRO), 2nd year
  • Newell J – Lecturer, Scientific Principles of Medicine (SPM 1012-1014), 1st year
  • Newell J – Review Leader, Scientific Principles of Medicine Review (SPM 1012-1014), 1st year
  • Newell J – Host, Pathology Observership, 1st year
  • Newell J – Mentor/Instructor: Senior Medical Student Elective - surgical pathology, cytopathology, and autopsy pathology, 3rd/4th year
  • Newell J – Pathology residency program representative for medical student career fair
  • Voss S – Mentor/Instructor: Senior Medical Student Elective - surgical pathology, cytopathology, and autopsy pathology, 3rd/4th year
  • Weyant G – Mentor/Instructor: Senior Medical Student Elective - surgical pathology, cytopathology, and autopsy pathology, 3rd/4th year
  • Weyant G – Laboratory instructor: Cardiovascular Pathology Laboratory (CAR 722), 2nd year
  • Weyant G – Laboratory instructor: GI Pathology Laboratory (GI 729), 2nd year
  • Weyant G – Pathology residency program representative for medical student career fair
  • Wilkinson L – Mentor/Instructor: Senior Medical Student Elective - surgical pathology, cytopathology, and autopsy pathology, 3rd/4th year

Medical Student Teaching Activities, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Erdman P, Kessler M, Mikesell K, George M.  Question and Answer Session, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Med (PCOM) Pathology Interest Group, Conference Call, 10/2013

¿High School Student Teaching Activities

  • Newell, J – "Pathology Show and Tell", Hershey High School, AP environmental and AP Biology students, PSHMC, 12/19/2013
  • Kessler, M –Penn State College of Medicine Career Technology Academy, PSHMC, 3/2014
  • Erdman, P - "What is Pathology?" PA Youth Apprenticeship Program, PSHMC, Hershey, PA, 4/2014
  • Newell, J – Presenter, PYAP/Capstone Programs, PSHMC, 4/2014
  • Wilkinson, L - "What is Pathology?" PA Youth Apprenticeship Program, PSHMC, Hershey, PA, 4/2014
  • Wilkinson, L - "What is Pathology?" Harrisburg Science Technical High School student talk, PSHMC, Hershey, PA, 4/2014
  • Wilkinson, L – Laboratory coordinator/facilitator, Med Camp – Cancer Pathology Workshop, PSHMC, Hershey, PA, 6/2014

Pathology Residency Program Teaching
Pathology Resident Core Curriculum Lectures 2013-2014

  • Lynch, MC – "Melanocytic Lesions," Resident Core Lecture Series, Hershey, PA, 8/2013
  • Wilkinson, LA - "Review of Soft Tissue Tumors," Resident Core Lecture Series, Hershey, PA, 8/2013
  • Weyant, GW – "Approaches to Inflammatory Dermatoses," Resident Core Lecture Series, Hershey, PA, 8/2013
  • Nie, X – "Hematopoeisis and Benign Bone Marrow," Resident Core Lecture Series, Hershey, PA, 12/11/2013
  • Nie, X – "Hematopathology Board Review," Resident Core Lecture Series, Hershey, PA, 12/22/2013
  • Olson, JE – "Antibody ID Basics in Blood Banking," Resident Core Lecture Series, Hershey, PA, 3/5/2013
  • Kessler, MS – "Forensic Pathology RISE Review Lecture," Resident Core Lecture Series, Hershey, PA, 3/12/2013
  • Voss, SM – "Microbiology Review Jeopardy," Resident Core Lecture Series, Hershey, PA, 3/17/2013
  • Lokhandwala, PM – "Platelet refractoriness," Resident Core Lecture Series, Hershey, PA, 04/2014
  • Newell, JM - "Survival tips for Pathology Residency Training," Resident Core Lecture Series, Hershey, PA, 06/2014

Orientation Lecture Series Presentations July 2013

  • Caldwell, TR – Normal Histology of the Tubular Gastrointestinal (GI) system
  • Kessler, MS – Normal Histology of the Lung and Heart
  • Lokhandwala, PM – Basic CNS Histology
  • Lynch MC – Normal Histology of the Skin
  • Newell, JM – Normal Histology of the Prostate and Bladder
  • Ohanessian, SE – Normal Histology of the Breast and Placenta
  • Olson, JE – Introduction to Clinical Pathology
  • Riley, MP – Introduction to the Hematopoietic System
  • Voss, SM – Normal Histology of the Kidney and Liver
  • Weyant, GW – Normal Histology of Connective Tissues
  • Wilkinson, LA – Basic Gynecological Histology
  • Yang, X – Normal Histology of Endocrine Organs

Themed Surgical Pathology Unknown Conference, PSHMC, 2013-2014

  • Navarro-Alvarez P – Head & Neck Resident Unknown Conference Series, Hershey, PA, 7/23/2013
  • Lynch MC– Adnexal Neoplasms Resident Unknown Conference Series, Hershey, PA, 1/21/2014
  • Wilkinson LA – Placental Pathology Resident Unknown Conference Series, 2/2/2014
  • Smith-Chakmakova F – Gynecological Pathology Resident Unknown Conference Series, 2/11/2014
  • Newell JM – Genitourinary Pathology Resident Unknown Conference Series, 2/25/2014
  • Wilkinson LA – Placental Pathology Resident Unknown Conference Series, Hershey, PA, 3/2014
  • Voss SM – Liver Pathology Resident Unknown Conference Series, Hershey, PA, 6/11/2013
  • Yang X – Gastrointestinal Pathology Resident Unknown Conference Series, 6/3/2014
  • Caldwell TR - ENT Resident Unknown Conference Series, Hershey, PA, 6/10/2014

Conference Leadership 2013-2014

Newell J – Conference Leader, Gynecologic Pathology Tumor Board, meets twice/month

Wilkinson L – Conference Leader, Musculoskeletal Tumor Board, meets twice/month

Voss SM – Conference Leaders, Interdisciplinary Pulmonary Conference, meets once/month

Mikesell KV – Coordinator, Blood Bank Journal Club, meets weekly

Nie, X – Coordinator, Hematopathology Didactic Lecture Series

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Past Resident & Fellow Academic Publications and Accomplishments

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