Curiosity about nature’s mysteries drove me to the sciences in my teens, with the thrill of small daily discoveries as I tinkered in my mother’s kitchen or my father’s workshop. Yet, my grandfather saw me as a future pediatrician, as a “lady doctor” caring for the neighborhood’s babies and children. Since then, I’ve walked a meandering professional path in diagnostics — from radiology, through molecular virology to pediatric pathology. My daily thrill now comes from correlative diagnostics, working with clinicians to provide personalized care for children and young adults.
My routine clinical work is microscopy-based, with molecular diagnostics, which is salient to data-driven discovery with researchers and is driving better care for every patient we see. In other words: It is an engine of personalized medicine and a motivator for me as a physician.
I make comprehensive diagnoses, focusing on tumors arising in soft tissues and bones, pediatric tumors of abdominal and thoracic organs, and of vascular tumors and malformations. While I’m mostly invisible to families, I do enjoy the trust of my clinician colleagues and like to hear how their patients are doing.
An award that is personal to me was one I received 2015 — the Society for Pediatric Pathology President’s Distinguished Colleague Award. It bespoke of Dr. Kapur’s humanity, collegiality and professional philosophy as a pediatric pathologist.
In research, I've teamed up with clinical and basic scientists to advance therapy for:
This work transforms our personal and team practices. I sometimes joke that I’m a neighborhood pathologist-scientist to serious basic scientists.
In my free time, I dance free-style while cardio-kickboxing and “kick” while dancing. I dream of creating a chocolate shop, with neighborhood photos and children’s portraits.
MD: University of Pecs Medical School, Pecs, Hungary, 1983-1989.
PhD: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1992-1998.
Fellowship: Pediatric Pathology, Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2003-2004.
Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, The American Board of Pathology, 2003; Pediatric Pathology, The American Board of Pathology, 2005.
State Licensure (Active): Ohio, Wisconsin, Louisiana.
Pediatric pathology; pathology and genetics of soft tissue and bone tumors
Pathology, Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations, Rare Lung Diseases
Pathology and genetics of soft tissue and bone tumors, vascular anomalies, and select inflammatory disorders
Runx1/3-driven adaptive endoplasmic reticulum stress pathways contribute to neurofibromagenesis. Oncogene. 2023; 42:1038-1047.
Endemic mycoses in children in North America: a review of radiologic findings. Pediatric Radiology. 2023; 1-21.
ASO Visual Abstract: Pediatric and Young Adult Image-Guided Percutaneous Bone Biopsy-A New Standard of Care?. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2023.
ASO Author Reflections: Minimizing Time in Hospital via Bone Biopsy or Other Means. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2023.
Thermoneutral housing shapes hepatic inflammation and damage in mouse models of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Frontiers in Immunology. 2023; 14.
Pediatric and Young Adult Image-Guided Percutaneous Bone Biopsy-A New Standard of Care?. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2023.
Strategies for the Treatment of Infantile Soft Tissue Sarcomas With BCOR Alterations. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 2023.
Ultrasound determination of pediatric thyroid mass. Pediatric Radiology. 2023; 53:28-33.
Immunohistochemical assessment and clinical, histopathologic, and molecular correlates of membranous somatostatin type-2A receptor expression in high-risk pediatric central nervous system tumors. Frontiers in Oncology. 2022; 12.
Single-cell multiomics identifies clinically relevant mesenchymal stem-like cells and key regulators for MPNST malignancy. Science advances. 2022; 8.
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