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Christopher D Watt, MD, PhD

Christopher D Watt, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Contact information
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
B.S. (Biology)
University of Kentucky, 1996.
Ph.D. (Cell and Molecular Biology)
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2003.
M.D. (Medicine)
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2005.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Molecular Pathology

Selected Publications

Wei S, Baloch ZW, Gentile C, Shah M, Hiemenz MC and Watt CD: Diff-Quik stained cytology smear slides as primary or supplemental source for molecular analysis. Modern Pathology 28(S2), Feb 2015 Notes: United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology 104th Annual Meeting (abstract 434).

O'Rourke, J: New year brings overhaul of CPT test codes for HPV: Trio of new codes differentiate HPV genotypes by cancer risk. LabRoots Daily Jan 2015 Notes: Provided comments for a web-based article. http://labroots.com/user/news/daily/id/298/title/new-year-brings-overhaul-of-cpt%20-test-codes-for-hpv-trio-of-new-codes-differentiate-hpv-genotypes-by-cancer-risk-

Roth JJ, Gentile C, Nielsen D, Van Deerlin VM, Watt CD, and Alby K: Performance of the Roche cobas Liat Influenza A/B assay compared to laboratory developed real-time PCR. Clinical Virology Symposium [2015] 2015.

Hiemenz MC, Kadauke S, Watt CD, Morrissette J and Daber R: Building a robust tumor profiling program: synergy between next generation sequencing panels and targeted single gene assays. The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 16(6), Nov 2014 Notes: Association for Molecular Pathology 2014 Annual Meeting Abstract.

Azzato E, Gentile C, Carpenter H, Siegel D and Watt CD: Successful red blood cell genotyping from leukoreduced packed red blood cell tubing segments. The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 16(6), Nov 2014 Notes: Association for Molecular Pathology 2014 Annual Meeting Abstract. Selected for Platform Presentation at Meeting.

Azzato EM, Edelstein PH, Watt CD: Molecular assay in HIV-1 diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring. CAP Today May 2014.

Nasrallah MP, Bocsi G, Watt CD, Daber RD and Feldman MD: Validation of image analysis software to quantify neoplastic cellularity in tumor specimens for molecular assays. Modern Pathology S(27), Feb 2014 Notes: United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology 103nd Annual Meeting (abstract 1642).

Aggarwal C, Shi WY, Watt CD, Van Deerlin VM, Haas AR, Simone CB, Yu GH: Ectopic hypercellular parathyroid tissue of the mediastinum masquerading as metastatic adenocarcinoma on PET-CT. Journal of Clinical Oncology Feb (online) 2014.

Zhang Q, Wei F, Wang H, Liu X, Roy D, Xiong Q, Jiang S, Medvec A, Danet-Desnoyers G, Watt CD, Tomczak E, Kalos M, Riley JL and Wasik MA: A potent oncogene NPM-ALK mediates malignant transformation of normal human CD4+ T lymphocytes. The American Journal of Pathology 183(6): 1971–1980, Dec 2013.

Frank R, Baloch ZW, Gentile C, Watt CD, LiVolsi VA: Multifocal fibrosing thyroiditis and its association with papillary thyroid carcinoma using BRAF pyrosequencing. Endocrine Pathology Dec 2013.

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Last updated: 08/24/2015
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