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Chen                           Gao


Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Anatomic Pathology; Clinical Pathology; Cytopathology

Professional Summary:

I am board certified in Cytopathology, Anatomical Pathology and Clinical Pathology. I have special interests in detecting malignant cells in all body sites using light microscopy and immunohistochemistry. I am interested in GYN cytology, Non-GYN cytology and Find Needle Aspirate (FNA) cytology, in including making rapid adequacy assessment and diagnosis in Endoscopic Ultrasound FNA (EUS-FNA) of pancreas and intra-abdominal mass, and Endobronchial Ultrasound FNA (EBUS-FNA) of lung cancer diagnosis and staging. I also have a broad interest in surgical pathology, including biopsy and frozen sections.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship in Cytopathology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2015)
  • Residency Training, State University at New York, Upstate Medical University (2014)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, State University at New York, Upstate Medical University (2006)
  • PhD, State University at New York, Upstate Medical University (2006)
  • Attending Physician, Department of Neurology, The Third Hospital, Peking University Health Science Center (2000)
  • Chief Resident, Department of Neurology, The Third Hospital, Peking University Health Science Center (1997)
  • Residency, The Third Hospital, Peking University Health Science Center (1996)
  • Master of Medicine (Neurology), Peking University Health Science Center (1996)
  • MB, Capital University of Medical Sciences (1993)
Awards and Honors:
  • Best Science Report Reward, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2015)

Journal Articles:
  • Montogery E., Gao C, de Luca J., Bower J., Attwood K., Ylagan L.. Validation of thirty-one of the most commonly used immunohistochemical antibodies in cytology prepared using the Cellient automated cell block system. Diagnosic Cytopatholoy. 2014.
  • Gao C, D'Angelis CA., Qiu J., Xu B.. Hyaline Globules in Epithelial Neoplasm of Kidney. North Am J Med. 2013; 6(1).
  • Gao C, Sands AM. Mixed Phenotype Acute Leukemia. North American Journal of Medicine and Science. 2012; 5(2).
  • Souid AK., Gao C, Wang L., Milgrom E., Shen WC.. WC. ELM1 is required for multidrug resistance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genetics. 2006; 173.
  • Gao C, Milgrom E., West RW Jr., Shen WC.. TFIID and Spt-Ada-Gcn5-acetyltransferase functions probed by genome-wide synthetic genetic array analysis using Saccharomyces cerevisiae taf9-ts allele. Genetics. 2005; 171.
  • Gao C, Wang L., Milgrom E., Shen WC.. On the mechanism of constitutive Pdrl activator-mediated PDR5 transcription in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: evidence for enhanced recruitment of coactivators and altered nucleosome structures. J Bio Chem. 2004; 279(41).
  • Wojcikiewicz RJ., Xu Q., Webster JM., Alzayady K., Gao C. Ubiquitination and proteasomal degradation of endogenous and exogenous inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors in alpha T3-1 anterior pituitary cells. J Biol Chem. 2003; 278.
  • Gao C, Li ML.. The role of Endothelin-1 and Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide in acute cerebral infarction. J Beijing Med Univ. 1999; 31.

Professional Memberships:
  • Member of Chinese Medical Association (1997–2000)
  • Member of American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
  • Member of College of American Pathologists (CAP)
  • Member of United States and Candian Academy of Patholgoy (USCAP)
  • Member of American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
  • "Atypia of Undertermined Significance/Follicular Lesion of Undetermined Signicance: Experience and Surgical Follow Up From a Cancer Institutiion" 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of American Society of Cytopathology (2014)
  • "Expression of denovo Lipogenic Enzymes and Prostate Cancer Progression after Radical Prostatectomy" USCAP Annual Meeting 2014, USCAP (2014)
  • "T/myeloid mixed phenotype acute leukemia with FLT-3 mutation presented as acute appendicitis: A case report with literature review." Annual meeting of Canadian Association of Pathologist (2012)
  • "Activation of pleiotropic drug transporter gene PDR5 is positively regulated by HDAC and associated with histone hypoacetylation." Penn State 22nd Summer Symposium in Molecular Biology, Chromatin Structure and Function (2003)
  • "Regulation of pleiotropic drug resistance by G2/M morphogenesis checkpoint pathway in S. cerevisiae." Cold Spring Harbor Meeting on Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription (2003)

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Pth Buffalo General Hospital
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-859-1128

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