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Staff Pathologist, Division of Pathology

Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

513-636-4261

513-636-3924

Board Certified

"I relate the patient’s medical history to the laboratory findings, then analyze, discuss and diagnose. I never forget a challenging case, and I am always looking for opportunities to improve basic understanding of disease."

My Biography & Research

Biography

As a pathologist, I work in a laboratory diagnosing illnesses. I relate the patient’s medical history to the laboratory findings, then analyze, discuss and diagnose. I never forget a challenging case, and I am always looking for opportunities to improve basic understanding of disease.

I was inspired to pursue my career by Edward A. Gall, MD, who was chairman of the Department of Pathology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine from 1948 to 1971. A. J. McAdams, MD, who was chief of pathology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital from 1961 to 1995, also provided unflagging support and fostered an atmosphere of intellectual curiosity that attracted many outstanding faculty and dozens of trainees in Pediatric Pathology — many of whom became leaders in the field.

I have more than 50 years of experience in pediatric pathology at Cincinnati Children's. Continuing a long history of collaborative clinical research within the Division of Pathology, I focus on pathogenesis of childhood cancers, metabolic disease, liver disease and skeletal muscle disease in children and babies. My main clinical collaborators have been in gastroenterology and rheumatology. My research has resulted in more than 220 peer-reviewed publications, many published in prestigious pathology and clinical journals.

I was honored to be secretary-treasurer, and then president, of the Society for Pediatric Pathology. I also served as the chair of the Autopsy Committee for the College of American Pathologists.

In my free time, I enjoy my family by involving myself in their activities — gardening, sailing and having conversations around the dinner table.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Bove has been a career academic pediatric pathologist at Cincinnati Children's since 1968. He functions as a surgical pathologist, autopsy consultant and electron microscopist with diverse clinical interests. His collaborations with faculty and fellows in many divisions have resulted in more than 180 peer-reviewed and more than 120 publications.

Research Interests

Dr. Bove's current research focus is on pathogenesis of biliary atresia and other cholestatic disorders of infancy. He has long term research interests in the early stages of childhood neoplasia and childhood diseases of skeletal muscle and heart.

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Clinical Divisions

Pathology, Liver Tumor, Neuromuscular Disorders, Colorectal Disorders

Research Divisions

Pathology

My Education

MD: State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.

Residency: Rotating Intern, Cincinnati General Hospital, 1961-1962; Pathology, Cincinnati General Hospital, 1962-1966.

Certification: American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1967 and 1968; Pediatric Pathology, 1990.

My Publications

Hepatic LDL receptor-related protein-1 deficiency alters mitochondrial dynamics through phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate reduction. Chinnarasu, S; Alogaili, F; Bove, KE; Jaeschke, A; Hui, DY. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2021.

Longitudinal Outcomes in Young Patients with Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency with Native Liver Reveal that Neonatal Cholestasis is a Poor Predictor of Future Portal Hypertension. Rosenthal, P; Hawthorne, K; Spino, C; Bass, LM; Murray, KF; Kerkar, N; Magee, JC; Karpen, S; Heubi, JE; Molleston, JP; et al. Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 227:81-86.e4.

Congenital Portosystemic Shunts in Children: Associations, Complications, and Outcomes. DiPaola, F; Trout, AT; Walther, AE; Gupta, A; Sheridan, R; Campbell, KM; Tiao, G; Bezerra, JA; Bove, KE; Patel, M; et al. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2020; 65:1239-1251.

Guidelines for synoptic reporting of surgery and pathology in Hirschsprung disease. Veras, LV; Arnold, M; Avansino, JR; Bove, K; Cowles, RA; Durham, MM; Goldstein, AM; Krishnan, C; Langer, JC; Levitt, M; et al. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2019; 54:2017-2023.

Expanding and Underscoring the Hepato-Encephalopathic Phenotype of QIL1/MIC13. Russell, BE; Whaley, KG; Bove, KE; Labilloy, A; Lombardo, RC; Hopkin, RJ; Leslie, ND; Prada, C; Assouline, Z; Barcia, G; et al. Hepatology. 2019; 70:1066-1070.

Fontan-associated liver disease: A review. Gordon-Walker, TT; Bove, K; Veldtman, G. Journal of Cardiology. 2019; 74:223-232.

Small bowel-small bowel intussusception with high grade obstruction due to intramural submucosal ileal hamartoma in a 5-year-old child: A case report. Scorletti, F; Bove, K; Brown, RL. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. 2019; 61:33-37.

CNTNAP1-Related Congenital Hypomyelinating Neuropathy. Lesmana, H; Lee, MV; Hosseini, SA; Burrow, TA; Hallinan, B; Bove, K; Schapiro, M; Hopkin, RJ. Pediatric Neurology. 2019; 93:43-49.

Inflammation, Active Fibroplasia, and End-stage Fibrosis in 172 Biliary Atresia Remnants Correlate Poorly With Age at Kasai Portoenterostomy, Visceral Heterotaxy, and Outcome. Bove, KE; Thrasher, AD; Anders, R; Chung, CT; Cummings, OW; Finegold, MJ; Finn, L; Ranganathan, S; Kim, GE; Lovell, M; et al. American Journal of Surgical Pathology. 2018; 42:1625-1635.

Long-Term Cholic Acid Therapy in Zellweger Spectrum Disorders. Heubi, JE; Setchell, KD R; Bove, KE. Case Reports in Gastroenterology. 2018; 12:360-372.