4 January 2022: #PathOutPic Twitter Campaign

PathologyOutlines is publicizing the use of the Twitter hashtag #pathoutpic to identify possible histopathology images from Twitter to post in our online textbook. If you tweet high quality histopathology images and are willing to grant us permission to use these images on PathologyOutlines.com, please include the #pathoutpic hashtag in your tweet.

Every few weeks, our image representative will search Twitter for posts with this hashtag. The image representative will select the best images based on image quality (good focus, white balance, visually interesting, etc.), appropriate and reasonable associated text (i.e. the tweet) and whether the image is useful for the appropriate topic(s). This decision is solely within the discretion of the image representative. Not all images with the hashtag will be selected. We will only consider hashtags on the original tweets; users cannot give permission for images they do not own.

In general, images will be posted in the appropriate topic under a header that states “Contributed by @[username] on Twitter” with the diagnosis as the image caption and the Twitter post as the image legend. A URL link to the Twitter post will be included. We may also retweet the original posts with the selected image.

We give permission to the image owner to use the image in other publications, as long as this does not restrict the use of the image on our website. If users post an image with the hashtag but later wish to revoke permission for our site to post the image, they may contact us separately.

12 November 2021: New Editorial Board Appointments

PathologyOutlines.com has appointed 3 new Editorial Board members in November 2021 so far:

Dr. Viktoryia Kazlouskaya was appointed to our Editorial Board for Dermatopathology. Dr. Kazlouskaya is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Dermatopathology at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. She obtained her M.D. / Ph.D. degree and completed her dermatology residency at Vitebsk State Medical University in Belarus, in addition to dermatopathology training at Dermatologikum in Berlin, Germany. After graduation, she practiced as an Assistant Professor at Vitebsk State Medical University in Belarus and subsequently was appointed as a chairwoman of the Dermatology Division at Gomel State Medical University in Belarus. After she moved to the U.S., she repeated her dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate in New York and Dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. She is an author of over 60 peer reviewed publications and over 20 book chapters.

Lewis A. Hassell, M.D.

Dr. Lewis Hassell was appointed to our Editorial Board for Lab Administration & Management and Informatics. Dr. Hassell is currently the endowed Professor of Excellence in Pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and was the former Director of Anatomic Pathology. He received his medical degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and completed training in pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is a past board member of American Pathology Foundation, College of American Pathologists and Digital Pathology Association and was the past president of the CAP Foundation. Before re-entering academia, he practiced for 17 years with Dahl Chase Pathology in Bangor, Maine and for 4 years in Northern California.

Dr. Maryam Pezhouh was appointed to our Editorial Board for Gastrointestinal Pathology. Dr. Pezhouh is an Associate Professor of Pathology at University of California, San Diego. She obtained her M.D. at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran and attended graduate school at Pennsylvania State University. She then completed her anatomic and clinical pathology residency at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She subsequently did a fellowship in gastrointestinal and liver pathology at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland.

9 April 2021: Weekly Roundup #44


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. New Deputy Editor in Chief for Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands and Special Projects

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Andrey Bychkov as Deputy Editor in Chief for Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands and Special Projects. He is the Director of Digital Pathology at Kameda Medical Center, Japan and Visiting Associate Professor at Nagasaki University, Japan. Dr. Bychkov is originally from Russia, where he obtained his medical degree, completed residency training and practiced in anatomic pathology. Later, he earned his Ph.D. in molecular medicine in Nagasaki, Japan and supervised research projects at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Currently, he is tasked with overseeing digital pathology initiatives in Japan. His research interests are thyroid pathology and digital pathology.

2. New Editorial Board Appointments

Dr. Bonnie Choy was appointed to the Editorial Board for GU Pathology. Dr. Choy is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Evanston, Illinois. She earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and medical degree from the University of Rochester. She completed her Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency at the University of Chicago, followed by fellowships in Genitourinary Pathology at the University of Chicago and in Cytopathology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Marc Pusztaszeri was appointed to the Editorial Board for Head & Neck Pathology & Cytopathology. Dr. Pusztaszeri obtained his medical degree from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2001. He then completed a 6 year residency program in Pathology at CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland. He then practiced mainly at Geneva University Hospitals, where he developed his current specialization of Head and Neck Pathology, Thyroid Pathology and Cytopathology. In 2011 – 2012, he did a visiting fellowship at the Department of Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. In 2017, he joined the Department of Pathology of McGill University in Montreal, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His clinical and research interests have focused mainly on Cytopathology and Surgical Pathology of the thyroid gland and salivary gland tumors.

3. What’s New In Gynecologic Pathology

Our latest What’s New in Gynecologic Pathology newsletter, previously posted on our Newsletter page, is available as a PDF and was posted in the Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine. It is also posted in PubMed and PubMed Central and can be cited in your publications.

4. Elsevier Video on Clinic Review Articles

See Elsevier’s new video about their Clinic Review Articles on our homepage or here.

5. New Grants Page / Medical News

We have a new grants page with additional links in the Header and Footer. It lists our grant for identifying molecular alterations in glioblastoma as well as our music grant and scholarship programs.

We have also changed the name of Industry News to Medical News.

6. Record Traffic

In March 2021, we again had record traffic for total sessions (1,704,741), average sessions per day (54,992), page views (3,715,082) and users (566,344). Thanks for your support!

7. Annual Jobs Report

We have completed the annual Jobs report for 2020. For calendar year 2020, there were 763 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics. This is a 9.7% decrease from the 845 ads posted in 2018 (click here), attributed to the marked drop in elective surgery from March to July 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

8. Website Redesign

For our 20th anniversary, we are studying a redesign emphasizing increased ease of use, most likely with more drop down menus and better search capability. We are also considering a worldwide directory of pathologists with headshots, favorite images and words of wisdom submitted by pathologists. Let us know what you think at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.

2 April 2021: Weekly Roundup #43


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. New Editorial Board Member for CD Markers and Stains

We have appointed Dr. Christian Schürch to our Editorial Board to review topics in the CD markers and Stains chapters. Dr. Schürch is a full professor (W3) ad interim of Advanced Tissue Imaging and Digital Pathology at the Department of Pathology, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany. He obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Bern, Switzerland. After a residency in surgical pathology in Bern and a hematopathology fellowship in Tübingen, he completed his postdoctoral training in Dr. Garry Nolan’s laboratory at Stanford University in California.

2. New Editorial Board Member for Kidney Nontumor

We have appointed Dr. Jonathan Zuckerman to our Editorial Board to review topics in the kidney nontumor (medical renal) chapter. Dr. Zuckerman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He obtained his M.D. from UCLA and his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. He completed his anatomic pathology residency and his renal pathology fellowship at UCLA.

3. Companion Diagnostics Chapter

We have removed the Companion Diagnostics chapter. Although well written, the topics had minimal traffic and the content frequently changes, so it is hard to keep them up to date. We have moved the most recently written topics to the Breast, CNS tumor, Lung and Ovary chapters.

4. What’s New in March 2021 at PathologyOutlines.com

We have a new short video, This Month At PathologyOutlines.com, posted on our YouTube channel. We also have a text summary in the description box of the video if you are in a hurry.

26 March 2021: Weekly Roundup #42


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. New Deputy Editor in Chief for Head & Neck

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kelly Magliocca as our new Deputy Editor in Chief for Head & Neck. She attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for her dental degree. She completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Michigan and practiced oral and maxillofacial surgery for several years prior to completing her training in oral and maxillofacial pathology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In 2011, Kelly joined the faculty in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her clinical and research interests are focused in ear and temporal bone neoplasia, laryngeal neoplasia, gnathic tumors and gross-microscopic correlation in head and neck resection specimens.

2. Dr. Pernick’s Curing Cancer Essay Series

Dr. Pernick has created a strategic plan to reduce US cancer deaths from 600,000 annually to 100,000 by 2030. To do that, we need to better understand how cancer actually kills. He invites you to read his short essay here, on his blog or using this PDF. Please email any comments you have to Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.

19 March 2021: Weekly Roundup #41


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. New Deputy Editor for GI Pathology

Dr. Catherine Hagen has been appointed Deputy Editor for GI Pathology. She is originally from Minnesota and received an undergraduate degree at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph. She earned her medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, followed by an AP/CP pathology residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire and a gastrointestinal pathology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Hagen then worked for several years as a gastrointestinal pathologist at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee before moving home to Minnesota and joining the faculty at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Her research interests include gastrointestinal GVHD, colorectal cancer and Barrett esophagus.

2. New Deputy Editor for Neuropathology

Congratulations to Dr. Chunyu “Hunter” Cai, our new Deputy Editor for Neuropathology.

3. Residency Director Spreadsheet

We have updated our residency director spreadsheet on the Jobs page.

4. Case #501

Case #501 was posted on March 18th. You can also sign up for our monthly case newsletters and more here.

5. “How Cancer Kills” Essay

Dr. Pernick is seeking comments on his latest essay, “How Cancer Kills”. Please email him at NatPernick@gmail.com.

You can also follow his Curing Cancer blog here or join his Curing Cancer Network here.

6. COVID-19 Library

We have posted 2 new articles in our COVID-19 library:

7. Social Media Icons

We have put our Social media icons in the footer on every page, as well as in the header.

17 March 2021: Images of the Week

Here is a selection of new images from our free, online textbook:

Skin nontumor > Warts (verrucae)

Hyperkeratosis, papillomatosis, hypergranulosis, koilocytosis and inward bending of rete ridges at borders of lesion. Dermal papillae show dilated capillaries.

Contributed by Heba Ahmed Abdelkader, M.D.

Small intestine & ampulla > Lymphangioma

Scanning magnification shows the dilated lymphatics in the submucosa of the small intestine (H&E, 2x).

Contributed by Haider A. Mejbel, M.D.

Stomach > Pyloric gland adenoma

High power view of PGA showing small tubular glands with low cuboidal epithelium and bland nuclei.

Contributed by Supriya Srivastava M.D., Ph.D.

Bone & joints > Adamantinoma

Anastomosing thin trabeculae of mildly atypical epithelioid and spindled cells within fibrous stroma.

Contributed by Borislav A. Alexiev, M.D.


How can you search the textbook?

For desktop / tablet, you can either use the Google search bar in the upper right corner or visit PathologyOutlines.com and then scroll down to where the 60 chapters are listed, as demonstrated below.

For mobile, visit PathologyOutlines.com, click on “Chapters by Subspecialty” (as demonstrated below) and then click on the subspecialty, chapter and topic.

For any device you can use your favorite browser and type in PathologyOutlines.com in addition to the search term.

12 March 2021: Weekly Roundup #40


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. New Editorial Board Appointments

Dr. Kelly Magliocca has been appointed to Deputy Editor, Head & Neck Pathology. She will oversee this subspecialty in our textbook and supervise the assigning and editing of these topics.

Dr. Kiran Motaparthi has been appointed to the Editorial Board for Dermatopathology. He is the Associate Professor, Residency Program Director and Director of Dermatopathology in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL. He earned his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Motaparthi completed a residency in Dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine and a fellowship in Dermatopathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. His clinical interests include autoimmune blistering disorders and inpatient consultative dermatology; his interests in pathology include inflammatory dermatopathology and artificial intelligence.

2. What’s New in Gynecologic Pathology

Our next What’s New in Pathology newsletter has been released for Gynecologic Pathology by Editorial Board members Drs. Carlos Parra-Herran and Jennifer Bennett.

Going forward, these newsletters will also be published by the Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine as well as DOI indexed and citable. They will also be available on PubMed & PubMed Central. Thank you to Dr. Andrey Bychkov on our Editorial Board for making this happen.

10 March 2021: Images of the Week

Here is a selection of new images from our free, online textbook:

Liver & intrahepatic bile ducts > Chronic antibody mediated rejection

H&E stained section at 20x demonstrating a predominantly mononuclear portal inflammatory infiltrate with spillage into adjacent hepatic parenchyma.

Contributed by Mohamed El Hag, M.D., M.S.

Liver & intrahepatic bile ducts > Hepatoblastoma

Hepatoblastoma, SCUD pattern, with siderophages (secondary to treatment) (H&E 200x).

Contributed by Rui Caetano Oliveira, M.D. and Maria Augusta Cipriano, M.D.

Lung > Minimally invasive adenocarcinoma

Noninvasive lepidic adenocarcinoma (left) juxtaposed with adjacent uninvolved lung parenchyma (right). The lepidic adenocarcinoma is characterized by thickened alveolar septa lined by atypical overlapping cuboidal cells.

Contributed by Jonathan Keow, M.D., Ph.D.

Ovary > Serous tumors > Serous borderline tumor

Inked cyst wall lined by exuberant solid growth of papillary grape-like excrescences.

Contributed by Aarti Sharma, M.D. and Ricardo R. Lastra, M.D.

Placenta > Complete hydatidiform mole

Haphazard circumferential proliferation of cytotrophoblasts and syncytiotrophoblasts is seen around a club shaped villus in this image of a complete mole. Some of the nuclei show considerable atypia and mitoses.

Contributed by Rachelle Mendoza, M.D. and Raavi Gupta, M.D.


How can you search the textbook?

For desktop / tablet, you can either use the Google search bar in the upper right corner or visit PathologyOutlines.com and then scroll down to where the 60 chapters are listed, as demonstrated below.

For mobile, visit PathologyOutlines.com, click on “Chapters by Subspecialty” (as demonstrated below) and then click on the subspecialty, chapter and topic.

For any device you can use your favorite browser and type in PathologyOutlines.com in addition to the search term.

5 March 2021: Weekly Roundup #39


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. Pathologist Jobs Report – Q4 2020

The pathologist jobs report for the fourth quarter of 2020 is now available. It begins:

“For this quarter, there were 240 job postings at PathologyOutlines.com for full time or part time Pathologists, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 20.6% increase from the 199 job postings in the fourth quarter of 2018 (click here and note that data is not available for the 4rd quarter of 2019 as we were installing a new database). We excluded postings that were only for locum, Ph.D., residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 240 postings, 223 were for 1 position, 11 were for 2 positions and 6 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than 1.”

All job reports are accessible from the Jobs page.

2. Website Traffic

We had a record number of sessions (visits) last month (an average of 51,817/day), as well as a record numbers of total sessions (1,450,867) and page views (3,126,867). Thanks for your support!

3. The American Code Against Cancer

Dr. Pernick has proposed The American Code Against Cancer, resembling the European Code, listing behavioral changes to help reduce annual U.S. cancer deaths from 600,000 to 100,000. Email your comments to Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.