The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Pathology

Scholarly Activity

Current Publications

Pasciak AS, Bourgeois AC, Paxton BE, Nodit L, Coan PN, Kraitchman D, Stinnett SS, Patel VM, Fu Y, Adams JK, Tolbert MK, Lux CN, Arepally A, Bradley YC.
Bariatric radioembolization: A pilot study on technical feasibility and safety in a porcine model. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2016 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Pasciak AS, Nodit L, Bourgeois AC, Paxton BE, Coan PN, Clark CT, Tolbert MK, Adams JK, Arepally A, Bradley YC.
How sensitive is the upper gastrointestinal tract to Yttrium 90 radioembolization? A histologic and dosimetric analysis in a porcine model. Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2016 Jul 7. [Epub ahead of print]

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.

Gage H, Hubbard E, Nodit L.
Multiple squamous cells in thyroid fine needle aspiration: Friends or foes? Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2016 Jun 6. [Epub ahead of print]

McLoughlin J, Nodit L, Heidel RE, Van Meter S, Macy S, Kestler D.
The clinical correlation of PTEN, pAKT, and ODAM in gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Journal of Surgical Research. 2016 May 15;202(2):403-12. Epub 2016 Jan 22.

Slater NA, Helms K, Googe PB.
Dermal myxopapillary ependymal rest in an adult. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. 2016 May;43(5):478-9. Epub 2016 Feb 10.

Slater NA, Googe PB.
PD-L1 expression in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma correlates with risk of metastasis. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. 2016 May 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Googe PB, Tidwell WJ, Rosenberg AE.
Lipomatous metaplasia of superficial dermis. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. 2016 Feb;43(2):120-4. Epub 2015 Nov 3.

Jeffcoach DR, Gallegos JJ, Jesty SA, Coan PN, Chen J, Heidel RE, Daley BJ.
Utility of CPR in hemorrhagic shock, a dog model. The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2016 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print]

Carlson ER, Oreadi D, McCoy JM.
Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome and the keratocystic odontogenic tumor. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2015 Dec;73(12S):S77-S86.

Dawane R, Grindstaff A, Parwani AV, Brock T, White WM, Nodit L.
Thyroid-like follicular carcinoma of the kidney: One case report and review of the literature. American Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2015 Nov;144(5):796-804.

Giesler DM, Casillas MA, Wilson DD, Nodit L.
The painful diversity of proctitis in the modern era. The American Surgeon. 2015 Nov;81(12):e408-e409(2).

Hubbard EW, Winkler M, Davis T.
Amylase crystalloids in nonneoplastic salivary gland: A distinct finding. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2015 Oct;43(10):835-7. Epub 2015 Jul 17.

Tidwell WJ , Haq J, Kozlowski KF, Googe PB.
C-MYC positive angiosarcoma of skin and breast following Mammosite treatment. Dermatology Online Journal. 2015 Sep;21(10):doj_28950.

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.

DeSouza K, Nodit L.
Groove pancreatitis: A brief review of a diagnostic challenge. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine . 2015 Mar;139(3):417-21.

Hruska CJ, Bertoli RJ, Young YD, Burkhart PH, Googe PB.
Primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma in a patient receiving adalimumab. JAAD Case Reports. JAAD Case Reports. 2015 Mar;1(2):56-59.

Lee SS, Baker BL, Gapp J, Rosenberg AE, Googe PB.
Ossifying plexiform tumor. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology . 2015 Jan;42(1):56-60.

Lee S, Nodit L.
Phyllodes tumor of vulva: A brief diagnostic review. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine . 2014 Nov;138(11):1546-1550.

Lee S, Lewis J, Liaw K, Bushkell L, Young Y, Googe P.
Recurrent atypical fibroxanthoma with satellite metastasis. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology . 2014 Nov 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Owen RC, Nodit L, Hatcher P, White W, Klein F.
Penoscrotal mass: A rare presentation of herpes simplex virus infection. Urology . 2014 Nov;84(5):e15-e16.

Bourgeois A, Bradley Y, Nodit L.
Clinical chameleon: To be or not to be metastasis. Gastroenterology . 2014 Nov;147(5):977-8.

Googe PB, Harris DJ Jr, Powers T, Rosenberg AE, Eagle RC Jr, Gapp J.
Iris melanocytic nevus with rosettes. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology . 2014 Jul;41(7):620-2.

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.

Tidwell WJ, Googe PB.
Tissue histiocyte reactivity with CD31 is comparable to CD68 and CD163 in common skin lesions. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology . 2014 Jun;41(6):489-93.

Sarkar D, Kammona HA, Lamsen LN, McAbee BA, Clark CT, Lee SS, Kelley SE.
Photoletter to the editor: Diffuse cocaine-related purpura. Journal of Dermatological Case Reports . 2013 Dec 30;7(4):132-3.

Lee S, Duncan L.
Call-exner bodies in adult granulosa cell tumor. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2013 Oct;41(10):885.

Dizon AM, Kilgore LC, Kimball KJ, Grindstaff A, Winkler M.
High grade primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the uterus: A case report. Gynecologic Oncology Case Reports. 2013 Oct 19;7:10-2.

Current Presentations

Nodit L. Challenges in fine needle aspiration of pancreatic cystic lesions. Presented at 2nd International Conference on Cytopathology and Histopathology; 2016 Aug 10-12; Las Vegas, NV.

Nodit L. Rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) in a busy cytopathology practice. Presented at 2nd International Conference on Cytopathology and Histopathology (Invited Lecture); 2016 Aug 10-12; Las Vegas, NV.

Pasciak A, Bradley Y, Nodit L, Bourgeois A, Paxton B, Arepally A. Radiation therapy as a potential treatment for obesity: Initial data from a preclinical investigation. Presented at American Association of Physics in Medicine; 2016 Jul 31 - Aug 4; Washington, DC.

Pasciak A, Nodit L, Bourgeois A, Paxton B, Arepally A, Bradley Y. A dosimetric investigation into the effects of Yttrium-90 radioembolization on the GI tract: In-vivo and histological analysis in an animal model. Presented at American Association of Physics in Medicine; 2016 Jul 31 - Aug 4; Washington, DC.

McCoy JM. ParCare 2017, Pathology Section. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Invited Lecture); 2016 Jul 16-19; Chicago, IL.

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.

Nodit L. Cystic lesions of the pancreas. Presented at Pioneer Century Science 2nd Annual World Pathology Conference (Invited Lecture); 2016 Jun 18-19; Prague, Czech Republic.

Nodit L. Doing more with less: The role of intraoperative consultation in a busy cytopathology practice. Presented at Pioneer Century Science 2nd Annual World Pathology Conference (Invited Lecture); 2016 Jun 18-19; Prague, Czech Republic.

Singh A, Turner JF, Dudney T, Sneed G, Gaines T, Snidow J. Massive hemoptysis associated with aberrant blood supply and left lower lobe cystic mass in a patient on Prasugel. Presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference; 2016 May 13-18; San Francisco, CA.

Clark CT, Rains AW. Patient blood management: Getting started. Presented at Tennesse Association of Blood Banks (Invited Lecture); 2016 May 13-14; Chattanooga, TN.

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.

Pasciak AS, Bourgeois AC, Arepally A, Paxton B, Coan PN, Nodit L, Adams JK, Patel VJ, Bradley YC. Bariatric Radiation Therapy (BaRT): Proof of concept in porcine model. Presented at Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Meeting; 2016 Apr 2-7; Vancouver, Canada.

Bourgeois AC, Pasciak AS, Bradley YC, Arepally A, Paxton B, Coan PN, Adams JK, Nodit L. How sensitive is the upper GI tract to 90Y radioembolization? Gross pathological analysis as a function of absorbed dose in a porcine model. Presented at Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Meeting; 2016 Apr 2-7; Vancouver, Canada.

McCoy JM. Unusual cases in oral and maxillofacial pathology. Presented at Blount County Dental Society (Invited Lecture); 2016 Apr 12; Maryville, TN.

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.

Gage HM, Hubbard E, Nodit L. Multiple squamous cells in thyroid fine needle aspiration: Friends or foes? Presented at The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting; 2016 Mar 12-18; Seattle, WA.

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.

Ford BR, Hruska CJ, Gray KD, Young YD. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor masquerading as a solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas; Implications of Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Therapy (TKI) in childbearing women. 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.

Jeffcoach DR, Gallegos JJ, Jesty SA, Coan PN, Chen J, Heidel RE, Daley, BJ. Utility of CPR in hemorrhagic shock, a dog model. Presented at 29th Annual Scientific Assesmly of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma; 2016 Jan 12-16; San Antonio, TX.

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.

Hruska CJ, Bradley YC, Nodit L. Granulomatous disease decreases incidence of metastases in non-small cell carcinoma. Presented at American Society of Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting; 2015 Oct 28-30; Long Beach, CA.

Hruska CJ, Vaughan JW, Grindstaff AD. Extramedullary hematopoiesis presenting as gastric nodules. Presented at College of American Pathologists The Pathologists' Meeting; 2015 Oct 4-7; Nashville, TN.

Osman M. Impact of secondary testing of platelet for bacteria at day 4 or day 5, university hospital setting. Presented at American Association of Blood Banks Annual Meeting; 2015 Oct 24-27; Anahiem, CA.

Googe PB. Survey of VE1 reactivity in skin lesions with increased numbers of Langerhans cells. Presented at Annual Meeting of the American Society of Dermatopathology; 2015 Oct 8-11; San Francisco, CA.

Googe PB. Plaque-like dermal neurofibroma: A novel variant of benign cutaneous peripheral nerve sheath tumor. Presented at Annual Meeting of the American Society of Dermatopathology; 2015 Oct 8-11; San Francisco, CA.

McCoy JM, Morlandt AB. Oral abstract session, anesthesia, infection, medicine, pathology. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition (Invited Lecture); 2015 Sep 28 - Oct 3; Washington, DC.

McCoy JM. Antibiotic use in dentistry today. Presented at West Knoxville Dental/OMFS study club (Invited Lecture); 2015 Oct 20; Knoxville, TN.

Chen J, Hurley EM, Clark CT. Use of tranexamic acid in elective orthopedic surgery: University hospital experience. Presented at Society for the Advancement of Blood Management Annual Meeting; 2015 Sep 24-26; Orlando, FL.

Williams KR, Osman M, Rasnake M. Wells syndrome: A clinical and histopathological diagnosis in the setting of a non-healing cellulitis: A case report. Presented at Tennessee Chapter of American College of Physicians; 2015 Sep 11-12; Chattanooga, TN.

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.

Carroll S, Winkler M, Duncan L. Clinical pathology: How do you do it? Presented at United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology; 2015 Mar 21-25; Boston, MA.

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.

Hruska CJ, Bertoli RJ, Young YD, Burkhart PH, Googe PB. Primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma in a patient receiving adalimumab. Presented at American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting; 2014 Nov 6-9; Chicago, IL.

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.

DeSouza K, Duncan L, Lewis J, King R. Malignant blue nevus with blue nevus-like metastases: The combined presentation of two rare entities. Presented at American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting; 2014 Nov 6-9; Chicago, IL.

Dawane RV, Clark C. Transfusion of out of blood group platelets with high isohemagglutinin titers: Potential impacts of implementing a platelet titer screening program. Presented at AABB Advancing Transfusion and Cellular Therapies Worldwide Annual Meeting; 2014 Oct 24-28; Philadelphia, PA.

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.

Chen 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. Presented at Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease; 2014 Feb 13-16; Amelia Island, FL.

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.

DeFanti LE, Ferguson NL, Yates A, Duncan LD. Lower uterine segment cells in a ThinPrep pap smear: a detailed cytologic description of a diagnostically challenging benign finding. Presented at American Society of Cytopathology 61st Annual Scientific Meeting; 2013 Nov 8-12; Orlando, FL.

Sneed G, Duncan L, Curzon M, Branca P. Cell Block Preparation for transbronchial Fine Needle Aspiration Cases Generates Adequate Tissue for Ancillary Testing. Presented at American Society of Cytopathology 61st Annual Scientific Meeting; 2013 Nov 8-12; Orlando, FL.

Winkler M, Gridstaff A. Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor of the Uterus: A Case Report of a Rare Occurrence. Presented at College of American Pathologists Resident Forum and Annual Meeting; 2013 Oct 12-16; Orlando, FL .

DeSouza K, Page R, Sanders H. Florid Papular Cutaneous Eruption: Investigating the Elusive Evolution of Generalized Granuloma Annulare. Presented at College of American Pathologists Resident Forum and Annual Meeting ; 2013 Oct 12-16; Orlando, FL .

Lee S, Baker BL, Gapp J, Rosenberg A, Googe PB. Ossifying Plexiform Tumor. Presented at American Society for Dermatopathology 50th Annual Meeting; 2013 Oct 10-13; Washington, DC.

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.

Carroll SJ, Towers C, Howard B, Hennessy M, Wolfe L, Duncan L. The effect of freezing of amniotic fluid on the lamellar body count fetal lung maturity test. Presented at American Society of Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting; 2013 Sep 18-21; Chicago, IL.

Carroll SJ, Nodit L, Kestler D, Foster J, Phipps J, McLoughlin J. Expression of Odontogenic Ameloblast-Associated Protein in Gastrointestinal Tract Neoplasms. Presented at American Society of Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting; 2013 Sep 18-21; Chicago, IL.

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