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Virginia A. LiVolsi, M.D.

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Staff Pathologist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Director Endocrine and ENT Subspecialty, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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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