Rebecca Lee Linn, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1728
Fax: 215-590-1736
BS (Biological Chemistry, Cum Laude)
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2007.
St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2012.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Placental pathology
Perinatal pathology

Description of Research Expertise

Placental pathology
Perinatal pathology

Selected Publications

Roberts DJ, Baergen RN, Boyd TK, Carreon CK, Duncan VE, Ernst LM, Faye-Petersen OM, Folkins AK, Hecht JL, Heerema-McKenney A, Heller DS, Linn RL, Polizzano C, Ravishankar S, REdline RW, Salafia CM, Torous VF,Castro EC: Criteria for placental examination for obstetrical and neonatal providers. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Dec 2022.

Gonzalez IA, Linn RL, Wilkins BJ: Solid-Tubulocystic Variant of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Report of a Pediatric Case With Molecular Characterization. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology August 2022 Notes: Online ahead of print.

Wang L, Cochran JM, Ko T, Baker WB, Abramson K, He L, Busch DR, Kavuri V, Linn RL, Parry S, Yodh AG, Schwartz N: Non-invasive monitoring of blood oxygenation in human placentas via concurrent diffuse optical spectroscopy and ultrasound imaging. Nature Biomedical Engineering August 2022.

Vougiouklakis T, Zhu K, Vasudevaraja V, Serrano J, Shen G, Linn RL, Feng X, Chiang S, Barroeta JE, Thomas KM, Schwartz LE, Shukla PS, Malpica A, Oliva E, Cotzia P, DeLair DF, Snuderl M, Jour G: Integrated Analysis of Ovarian Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumors Reveals Distinct Epigenetic Signatures and Recurrent TERT Rearrangements. Clinical Cancer Research 28(8): 1724-1733, Apr 2022.

Acheampong KK, Schaff DL, Emert BL, Lake J, Reffsin S, Shea EK, Comar CE, Litzky LA, Khurram NA, Linn RL, Feldman M, Weiss SR, Montone KT, Cherry S, Shaffer SM: Subcellular Detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Human Tissue Reveals Distinct Localization in Alveolar Type 2 Pneumocytes and Alveolar Macrophages mBio 13(1), Febuary 2022 Notes: published online ahead of print.

David A. Schwartz, Marcella Baldewijns, Alexandra Benachi, Mattia Bugatti, Gaetano Bulfamante, Ke Cheng, Rebecca R.J. Collins, Larisa Debelenko, Danièle De Luca, Fabio Facchetti, Brendan Fitzgerald, Daniel Levitan, Rebecca L. Linn, Lukas Marcelis, Denise Morotti, Raffaella Morotti, Luisa Patanè, Sophie Prevot, Bianca Pulinx, Ali G. Saad, Sam Schoenmakers, David Strybol, Kristen Thomas, Delfina Tosi, Valentina Toto, Lotte E. van der Meeren, Robert M. Verdijk, Alexandre J. Vivanti, Mehreen Zaigham: Hofbauer cells and COVID-19 in Pregnancy Archives of Pathology and Lab Medicine 145(11): 1328-1340, Nov 2021.

Gavazzi, F., Fraser, J.L., Bloom, M., Tochen, L., Rhee, J., Kwan, M., Victoria, T., Teachey, D.T., Ho, C.-Y., Vanderver, A. and Linn, R.L. : Hodgkin lymphoma in an individual with TREX1-mediated Aicardi Goutières syndrome. Pediatr Blood Cancer September 2021.

Schwartz DA, Baldewijns M, Benachi A, Bugatti M, Collins RRJ, De Luca D, Facchetti F, Linn RL, Marcelis L, Morotti D, Morotti R, Parks WT, Patane L, Prevot S, Pulinx B, Rajaram V, Strybol D, Thomas K, Vivanti AJ : Chronic Histiocytic Intervillositis with Trophoblast necrosis are Risk Factors Associated with Placental Infection from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Intrauterine Maternal-Fetal Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Transmission in Liveborn and Stillborn Infants. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 145(5): 517-528, May 2021.

Zhao X, Kotch C, Fox E, Surrey LF, Wertheim GB, Baloch ZW, Lin F, PPillai V, Luo M, Kreiger, PA, Pogoriler JE, Linn RL, Russo PA, Santi M, Resnick AC, Storm PB, Hunger SP, Bauer AJ, Li MM: NTRK Fusions Identified in 1,217 Pediatric Tumors: the Frequency, Fusion Partners, and Clinical Outcome. JCO Precision Oncology Jan 2021.

Matesanz SE, Curry C, Gross B, Rubin AI, Linn R, Yum SW, Kichula EA: Clinical Course in a Patient with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 0 Treated with Nusinersen and Onasemnogene Abeparvovec. Journal of Child Neurology 35(11): 717-723, Oct 2020.

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