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Virginia A. LiVolsi, M.D.

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

Contact information
Anatomic Pathology Division
Founders Pavilion, Room 6.039
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215/662-6544
Fax: 215/349-5910
B.S. (Chemistry, Cum Laude)
College of Mount Saint Vincent, New York, NY , 1965.
M.D. (Medicine)
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 1969.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Pathology, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, 1969-1970.
National Cancer Institute Traineeship in Surgical Pathology, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, 1970-1974.
Chief Resident in Pathology, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, 1973-1974.
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1970.
American Board of Pathology - Anatomic Pathology, 1974.
American Board of Pathology, 2014.
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Description of Research Expertise

thyroid neoplasms pathogenesis

Description of Clinical Expertise

thyroid, parathyroid pathology
gynecological pathology
head and neck pathology/salivary glands

Selected Publications

Zhang PJ Genega EM Tomaszewski JE Pasha T and LiVolsi VA. : The role of calretinin, inhibin melan-A, BCL 2 and c-kit in differentiating adrenal cortical and medullary tumors: an immunohistochemical study. Mod Pathol 16: 591-597, 2003. 16: 591-597, 2003.

Gustafson KS, LiVolsi VA, Furth EE, Pasha TL, Putt ME, Baloch ZW : Peroxisome proliferative activated Receptor gamma expression in follicular-patterned thyroid lesions. Caveats for the use of immunohistochemical studies. Am J Clin Pathol 120: 175-181, Aug 2003.

Nassar A, Saqi A Baloch ZW LiVolsi VA: Carcinoma showing thymus like element of the thyroid. Acta Cytol 47(2): 313-315, 2003.

Soma L, Bobzien B, Guerin C LiVolsi VA: A rapidly enlarging thyroid. Arch Pathol Lab Med 127(5): e253-254, 2003.

Hunt JL LiVolsi VA Baloch ZW Swalsky PA Bakker A Sasatomi E Finkelstein S Barnes L: A novel microdissection and genotyping of follicular derived thyroid tumors to predict aggressiveness. Human Pathol 34(4): 375-380, April 2003.

Chu AY LiVolsi VA Fraker DL Zhang PJ: Corticomedullary mixed tumor of the afrenal gland with concurrent adrenal myelolipoma. Arch Pathol Lab Med 127(8): e329-332, Aug 2003.

Solomon AC Chen PJ LiVolsi VA: An incidental finding in the fallopian tube, tubal ligation: metaplastic papillary tumor of fallopian tube. Arch Pathol Lab Med 127(8): e363-364, Aug 2003.

Baloch ZW LiVolsi VA Jain P Jain B Aljada I Mandel S Langer J Gupta PK: Role of repeat fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in the management of thyroid nodules. Diagn Cytopathol 29(4): 203-206, 2003.

Nardone HC Ziober AF LiVolsi VA Mandel S Baloch ZW Weber RS Mick R Ziober BL: c-Met expression in tall cell variant papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. Cancer 98(7): 1386-1393, 2003.

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