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Staff Pathologist, Division of Pathology

Director, Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Pediatric pathology; hematopathology

Research Interests

Immune checkpoint regulation; solid organ, soft tissue, and bone tumor pathobiology; graft versus host disease and thrombotic microangiopathy; developmental biology of vasculature (zebrafish models) and intracerebral aneurysms; collagen mutation biology

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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My Education

MPH: Tropical Medicine / Emerging Disease; Certificate Infection Control; South Florida University College of Public Health, Tampa, FL, 2002.

MD: State University of New York; Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 2008.

Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI.

Fellowships: Hematopathology, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI, 2012-2013; Pediatric Pathology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2013-2015.

Certification: American Board of Pathology AP/CP, 2013; Pediatric Pathology Subspeciality, 2014; Hematopathology Subspecialty, 2016.

My Publications

Neonatal Lung Disease Associated with TBX4 Mutations. Suhrie, K; Pajor, NM; Ahlfeld, SK; Dawson, DB; Dufendach, KR; Kitzmiller, JA; Leino, D; Lombardo, RC; Smolarek, TA; Rathbun, PA; et al. Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 206:286-292.e1.

Collagen COL22A1 maintains vascular stability and mutations in COL22A1 are potentially associated with intracranial aneurysms. Ton, QV; Leino, D; Mowery, SA; Bredemeier, NO; Lafontant, PJ; Lubert, A; Gurung, S; Farlow, JL; Foroud, TM; Broderick, J; et al. DMM Disease Models and Mechanisms. 2018; 11.

Case 2: Refractory Respiratory Failure and Pneumothorax in a Full-Term Newborn. Reed, BD; Arya, S; Dufendach, KR; Leino, D. NeoReviews. 2018; 19:e109-e111.

Severe cytokine release syndrome in a patient receiving PD-1-directed therapy. Rotz, SJ; Leino, D; Szabo, S; Mangino, JL; Turpin, BK; Pressey, JG. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2017; 64.

Pediatric laryngeal carcinoma in a heterozygous carrier of Fanconi anemia. D'Souza, AM; Mark, J; Demarcantonio, M; Leino, D; Sisson, R; Geller, JI. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2017; 64.