The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Pathology

Amila Orucevic, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
email: AOrucevic@utmck.edu

Clinical Focus

Surgical Pathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Gynecologic Pathology

Education

Medical School
University of Sarajevo Medical School, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1978-1983

Residency
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL,1998-2002

Fellowship
Surgical Pathology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, 2002-2003

Certifications

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Anatomic Pathology, 2002
The American Board of Pathology in Combined Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology, 2002

Current Publications

Bhat S, McLoughlin JM, Orucevic A.
A case of pancreatic intraductal tubular carcinoma: A rare entity with improved prognosis. The American Surgeon. 2016 Jul;82(7):654-5.

Orucevic A, Heidel RE, Bell JL.
Utilization and impact of 21-gene recurrence score assay for breast cancer in clinical practice across the United States: lessons learned from the 2010 to 2012 National Cancer Data Base analysis. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2016 Jun;157(3):427-35. Epub 2016 May 20.

Orucevic A, Curzon M, Curzon C, Heidel RE, McLoughlin JM, Panella T, Bell J.
Breast cancer in elderly Caucasian women-An institution-based study of correlation between breast cancer prognostic markers, TNM stage, and overall survival. Cancers. 2015 Jul 31;7(3):1472-83.

Orucevic A, Chen J, McLoughlin JM, Heidel RE, Panella T, Bell J.
Is the TNM staging system for breast cancer still relevant in the era of biomarkers and emerging personalized medicine for breast cancer - An institution's 10-year experience. The Breast Journal . 2015 Mar;21(2):147-54.

Rumberger LK, Mancini M, Curzon M, Orucevic A.
Intrathyroidal epidermoid cyst associated with nodular Hashimoto's thyroiditis: A rare pathologic finding in a common clinical entity. The American Surgeon. 2014 Jul;80(7):205-6.

Current Presentations

Snyder D, Kimball K, Kilgore L, Orucevic A. Microsatellite instability in endometrial cancer. Presented at Pioneer Century Science 2nd Annual World Pathology Conference; 2016 Jun 18-19; Prague, Czech Republic.

Orucevic A. Oncotype DX 21-gene breast cancer assay: 2010-2012 National Cancer Data Base analysis of its utilization and impact in clinical practice across the US. Presented at Pioneer Century Science 2nd Annual World Pathology Conference (Invited Lecture); 2016 Jun 18-19; Prague, Czech Republic.

Orucevic A. Prognostic value of traditional AJCC TNM staging and ER, PR, HER2 breast cancer biomarkers on overall survival of breast cancer patients-where are we today? Presented at BIT’s 4th International Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (Invited Lecture); 2016 May 30; Barcelona, Spain.

Bell JL, Heidel RE, Orucevic A. Axillary surgery in patients with ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS) - Analysis of the US National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) from 1998-2012. Presented at Society of Surgical Oncology's 69th Annual Cancer Symposium; 2016 Mar 2-5; Boston, MA.

Bhat SG, McLoughlin JM, Orucevic A. A case of pancreatic intraductal tubular carcinoma: A rare entity with improved prognosis. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Meeting; 2016 Feb 20-23; Atlanta, GA.

Bhat SG, Woody C, Heidel E, Orucevic A, Bell JL. Evolving trends & influencing factors in mastectomy decisions. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Meeting; 2016 Feb 20-23; Atlanta, GA.

Kleppe KL, Gray KD, Stancher JA, Duncan LD, Vaughn JW, Orucevic A,. A rare case of plasmablastic lymphoma mimicking adenocarcinoma of the sigmoid colon. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Meeting; 2016 Feb 20-23; Atlanta, GA.

Orucevic A, Heidel RE, Bell JL. Utilization and impact of Oncotype DX 21- gene breast cancer assay in clinical practice across the US: 2010-2012 National Cancer Data Base analysis. Presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; 2015 Dec 8-12; San Antonio, TX.

Orucevic A, Heidel RE, Bell JL. Analysis of the National Cancer Data Base 2010-2012 Oncotype DX breast cancer assay: Lessons learned. Presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; 2015 Dec 8-12; San Antonio, TX.

Orucevic A, Curzon M, McLoughlin J, Geddam C, Heidel RE, Desai P, Panella T, Bell J. Breast cancer in elderly patients (70 years and older): The University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville 10 year experience. Presented at World Congress on Breast Cancer; 2015 Aug 3-5; Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Snyder D, Orucevic A. Breast cancer in young age (<= 40): The University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville 10 year experience. Presented at World Congress on Breast Cancer; 2015 Aug 3-5; Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Orucevic A, Gage H. HER2+ breast cancer: Pre and post adjuvant anti-HER2 therapy era - The University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville 11 year experience. Presented at World Congress on Breast Cancer; 2015 Aug 3-5; Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Snyder D, Curzon M, Heidel RE, Geddam C, Panella T, Desai P, Bell J, Orucevic A. Redefining a traditional paradigm: Young (<40) females with breast carcinoma have improved overall survival when compared to > 70 year old. Presented at The 20th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease; 2015 Feb 12-15; Amelia Island, FL.

Orucevic A. Should the breast prognostic markers be incorporated into the AJCC TNM staging system – An institution’s 10 year experience on breast prognostic markers and overall survival of Caucasian female breast cancer patients. Presented at Pioneer Century Science Global Cancer Conference; 2014 Nov 1-3; Athens, Greece.

Chen J, Nepveux FJ, Patel P, Heidel RE, Orucevic A. Can finding esophageal eosinophilia in biopsies from esophageal strictures predict the diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis? Presented at College of American Pathologists; 2014 Sep 7-10; Chicago, IL.

Rumberger L, Curzon M, Mancini M, Orucevic A. Intrathyroidal branchial cleft-line epidermoid cyst associated with nodular Hashimoto's thyroiditis: A rare pathologic finding in a common clinical presentation. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress; 2014 Feb 22-25; Savannah, GA.

Carroll SJ, Heidel RE, Orucevic A. Does the Pathologist Have an Influence on the Performance of Diagnostic Testing for Celiac Disease? Presented at American Society of Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting; 2013 Sep 18-21; Chicago, IL.

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