Current Fellows

Riley Alexander, MD, MBA

Riley E. Alexander, MD, MBA

5216-A RCP
356-3996, pager #8563
riley-alexander@uiowa.edu


BS, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2005
MBA, Indiana University-Kelley School of Business, Indianapolis, IN, 2010
MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2010
Residency, AP/CP, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2010-2014
Fellowship, Entrepreneurship in Molecular Diagnostics, Aledo Consulting, Inc. 2014-2015

AWARDS & HONORS:
Phi Beta Kappa, 2005
Best Presentation: Web Informatics Category, 2010
Association for Pathology Informatics Travel Award, 2011
Resident Award for Excellence in Research, Indiana University, 2012

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS:
Peer-reviewed
Alexander RE, Williamson SR, Richey JD, Lopez-Beltran A, Montironi R, Davidson DD, ldrees MT, Jones CL, Zhang S, Wang L, Rao Q, Pedrosa JA, Kaimakliotis HZ, Monn FM, Koch MO, Cheng L. The Expression Patterns of p53 and p16 and an Analysis of a Possible Role of HPV in Primary Adenocarcinoma of the Urinary Bladder. PLoS One. 2014 Apr 21;9(4):e95724. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095724. eCollection 2014. [PMID: 24752337]

Alexander RE, Cheng L, Grignon DJ, ldrees MT. Cytoplasmic OCT4 staining is a sensitive marker of neuroendocrine differentiation. Hum Pathol. 2014 Jan;45(1):27-32. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2013.08.006. Epub 2013 Oct 30. [PMID: 24182453]

Alexander RE, Montironi R, Lopez-Beltran A, Williamson SR, Wang M, Post KM, Sen JD, Arnold AK, Zhang S, Wang X, Koch MO, Hahn NM, Masterson TA, Maclennan GT, Davidson DD, Comperat E, Cheng L. EGFR alterations and EML4-ALK rearrangement in primary adenocarcinoma of the urinary bladder. Mod Pathol. 2014 Jan;27(1):107-12. doi: 10.1038/modpathol.2013.132. Epub 2013 Jul 26. [PMID: 23887300]

Chen LP, Liu L, Huang Y, Zhang X, Alexander RE, Cheng L: Expression of NFKB, ICAM-1, and VCAM-1 in rheumatic heart disease with atrial fibrillation. Anal Quant Cytopathol Histpathol. 2013 Oct;35(5):249-52. [PMID: 24282904]

Relich RF, Faught P, McCoy M, AlexAlexander RE, Pritt B. "An Unexpected Colonoscopic Finding in a 13-Year-Old Boy." J Clin Microbial. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Aug;52(8):2749, 3138. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00699-13.[PMID: 25035510]

Alexander RE, Webb AR, Abuel-Haija M, Czader M. Rapid progression of primary cutaneous gamma-delta T-cell lymphoma with an initial indolent clinical presentation. Am J Dermatopathol. 2014 Oct;36(10):839-42. doi: 10.1097/DAD.0b013e318289c9b8. [PMID: 25247673]

Alexander RE, Davidson DD, Lopez-Beltran A, Montironi R, Maclennan GT, Comperat E, ldrees MT, Emerson RE, Cheng L. Human Papillomavirus is not an etiologic agent of urothelial inverted papillomas. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 Aug;37(8):1223-8. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0b013e3182863fc1. [PMID: 23681080]

Alexander RE, Grignon DJ, Cheng L, ldrees M. Cytoplasmic staining of OCT4 is a highly sensitive marker of adrenal medullary derived tissue. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 May;37(5):727-33. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0b013e3182793dc2. [PMID: 23588367]

ldrees MT, Alexander RE, Kum JB, Cheng L. The Spectrum of Histopathological Findings in Vesical Diverticulum: Implications for Pathogenesis and Staging. Hum Pathol. 2013 Jul;44(7):1223-32. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2012.11.005. Epub 2013 Jan 31. [PMID: 23375647]

Clevenger JA, Kum JB, Alexander RE, Grignon DJ, Cheng L, Ulbright TU, ldrees MT. Paraganglion cells stain positively for OCT4: a potential pitfall in assessing retroperitoneal lymph node dissection specimens for germ cell tumor metastasis. Histopathology. 2013 Jan;62(2):360-3. doi: 10.1111/his.12031. [PMID: 23240717]

Alexander RE, Hu Y, Kum JB, Montironi R, Lopez-Beltran A, Chen G, Maclennan GT, ldrees MT, Ulbright TM, Grignon DJ, Eble JN, Cheng L. p16 expression is not associated with human papillomavirus in urinary bladder squamous cell carcinoma. 2012 Nov;25(11 ):1526-33.

Alexander RE, Summerlin DJ, ldrees MT. Branchiogenic Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Adenosquamous Features. Branchiogenic Carcinoma in the Setting of another Head and Neck Primary: Literature Review and Report of a Case. OJPathology. 2012 July;2:66-70.

Alexander RE, Lopez-Beltran A, Montironi R, Maclennan GT, Post KM, Bilbo SA, Jones TD, Sen JD, Meehan K, Cornwell A, Miravalle L, Cheng L. KRAS mutation is present in a small subset of primary urinary bladder adenocarcinomas. Histopathology. 2012 Apr 20. doi: 10.11111j.1365- 2559.2012.04309.x. Epub 2012 Jul 17. [PMID: 22804747]

Khawaja MR, Mark L, Alexander RE, Nassiri M, Azar J. Mycosis fungoides with testicular involvement: A rare phenomenon. Leukemia Research. 2012 Jul;36(7):e149-52. [PMID: 22560335]

Alexander RE, Kum JB ldrees M. Bladder diverticulum: Clinicopathologic spectrum in pediatric patients. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2012 Jul-Aug;15(4):281-5. doi: 10.2350/12-02-1154-OA.1. Epub 2012 Mar 14. [PMID: 22416946]

Cheng L, Alexander RE, Maclennan GT, Cummings OW, Montironi R, Lopez-Beltran A, Cramer HM, Davidson DD, Zhang S: Molecular pathology of lung cancer: Key to personalized medicine. Mod Pathol 2012 Mar;25(3):347-69. doi: 10.1038/modpathol.2011.215. Epub 2012 Jan 27. Review. [PMID: 22282308]

Bradish JR, Alexander RE, Nassiri M. Fatal subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma and associated hemophagocytic syndrome. Journal of Dermatologic Case Reports. (in press).

Alexander RE, Nakeeb A, Sandrasegaran K, Robertson MJ, An C, Al-Haddad MA, Chen JH. "Primary Pancreatic Follicle Center-Derived Lymphoma Masquerading as Carcinoma." Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2011; 7(12): 834-35.

Alexander RE, Sung MT, Cheng L. Lymphadenectomy in urologic oncology: Pathologic considerations. Urol Clin North Am. 2011 Nov;38(4):483-95, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2011.07.001. Epub 2011 Sep 21. [PMID: 22045179]

Alexander RE, Gregurek S. Flank pain and profound anemia in an 80 year old female. Lab Medicine. 2011;42(10): 581-83.

Cheng, L, Alexander R, Zhang S, et al. The clinical and therapeutic implications of cancer stem cell biology. Expert Review Anticancer Therapy. 2011; 11 (7):1133-45.

Cheng L, Zhang S, Alexander R, Yao Y, Maclennan GT, Pan CX, Huang J, Wang M, Montironi R, Lopez-Beltran A: The landscape of EGFR pathways and personalized management of nonsmall cell lung cancer. Future Oncology. 2011 ;7(4):519-41.

Cheng L, Zhang S, Alexander R, Maclennan GT, Hodges KB, Harrison BT, Lopez-Beltran A, Montironi R. Sarcomatoid Carcinoma of the Urinary Bladder: The Final Common Pathway of Urothelial Carcinoma Dedifferentiation. Am J Surg Pathol. 2011 ;35(5): e34-46.

Alexander RE, Gunderman RB. EMI and the First CT Scanner. Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2010; 7(10): 778-81.

Abstracts/Presentations
Alexander RE, Williamson SR, Richey JD, Lopez-Beltran A, Montironi R, Davidson DD, ldrees MT, Jones CL, Zhang S, Wang L, Rao Q, Pedrosa JA, Kaimakliotis HZ, Monn FM, Koch MO, Cheng L. The Expression Patterns of p53 and p 16 and an Analysis of a Possible Role of HPV in Primary Adenocarcinoma of the Urinary Bladder. Presented at USCAP 2014: San Diego, CA.

Alexander RE, Post K, Zhao Z, Meehan K, Phillips C, Cheng L, Lin J. qRT-PCR Detection of BK Virus in Renal Biopsy Specimens from Renal Transplant Patients. Presented at USCAP 2014: San Diego, CA.

Alexander RECzader M. Acute Leukemia in 13 year Old Boy: As ambiguous as it Gets? Presented at Society of Hematopathology 2013: Houston, TX.

Alexander RE, Montironi R, Lopez-Beltran A, Wang M, Post KM, Sen JD, Arnold AK, Bilbo SA, Zhang S, Wang X, Williamson SR, Koch MO, Hahn NM, Maclennan GT, Comperat E, Cheng L. Mutations in EGFR and ALK rearrangements are not present in primary adenocarcinoma of the urinary bladder. Presented at USCAP 2013: Baltimore, MD.

Alexander RE, Grignon DJ, Cheng L, ldrees MT. Cytoplasmic OCT4 Staining Is a Sensitive and Specific Marker of Neuroendocrine Differentiation. Presented at USCAP 2013: Baltimore, MD.

Alexander RE, Lopez-Beltran A, Montironi R, Maclennan GT, Jones TD, Cheng L. Human Papillomavirus is not an etiologic agent of urothelial inverted papillomas. Presented at USCAP 2013: Baltimore, MD.

Alexander RE, Badve S, ldrees MT. FOXA1 expression in urothelial carcinoma of the renal pelvis. Presented November 1, 2012 at ASCP 2012: Boston, MA.

Alexander RE, Hu Y, Kum JB, Montironi R, Lopez-Beltran A, Chen G, Maclennan GT, ldrees MT, Ulbright TM, Grignon DJ, Eble JN, Cheng L. p16 expression is not associated with human papillomavirus in urinary bladder squamous cell carcinoma. Presented March 17-23, 2011 at USCAP 2012: Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Alexander RE, Lopez-Beltran AA, Montironi R, Maclennan GT, Chen G, Post KM, Bilbo SA, Sen JD, Meehan K, Cornwell A, Cheng L. KRAS Mutation Is Present in a Small Subset of Primary Urinary Bladder Adenocarcinomas. Presented March 17-23, 2011 at USCAP 2012: Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Alexander RE, Grignon DJ, ldrees MT. Cytoplasmic Staining of OCT4 in Pheochromocytoma Is Highly Sensitive and Specific: A Novel lmmunohistochemical Finding. Presented March 17-23, 2011 at USCAP 2012: Vancouver, BC, Canada.

ldrees, MT, Alexander RE, Kum JB, Cheng L. The Spectrum of Histopathological Findings in Vesical Diverticulum: Implications for Pathogenesis and Staging. Presented March 17-23, 2011 at USCAP 2012: Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Alexander RE, Bradish JR, Warren S. A case of primary cutaneous epidermotropic CDS-positive cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma in a patient initially diagnosed with mycosis fungoides over 30 years prior to apparent disease transformation. Presented 10/20-10/23/2011 at ASDP: Seattle, WA.

Bradish JR, Alexander RE, Warren SJ, Nassiri M. Fatal Hemophagocytic syndrome associated with subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma. Presented 10/20-10/23/2011 at ASDP: Seattle, WA.

Alexander RE, Zhou J, Bradish JR, Czader MB, Nassiri M. Comparative Evaluation of Open-Source Image Analysis Methods for Quantitation of Plasma Cells by CD138 lmmunohistochemistry in Bone Marrow Biopsies. Presented 10/4-10/7/2011 at Pathology Informatics 2011: Pittsburgh, PA.

Alexander RE, Lunetta J, Gregurek SF. Validation of a Transfusion Medicine Clinical Decision Assistance Algorithm. Presented 10/4-10/7/2011 at Pathology Informatics 2011: Pittsburgh, PA.

Lunetta J, Alexander RE, Gregurek SF, Island T. Mobile "App" Overload – The Prospect of Medically Useful Web-Based Content Utilizing Mobile Device/Platform Agnostic Standards. Presented 10/4-10/7/2011 at Pathology Informatics 2011: Pittsburgh, PA.

Alexander RE, Bradish JR, Alvarez R, Gregurek SF. Are Web-Based Pathology Resident Educational Modules Well-Received and Beneficial? A Pilot Study in Dynamic, Interactive Module Based Learning. Pathology Informatics 2010. Presented 9/21-9/22/2010. Awarded: Best presentation-Web-based informatics.

Gregurek SF, Alexander RE, Lunetta J, Cruz J. Retrospective audit of transfused blood components: an automated classification algorithm. Pathology Informatics 2010. Presented 9/21-9/22/2010. Awarded: Honorable mentionPathology Laboratory informatics.

Non-peer reviewed
Gurel B, Alexander RE, DeMarzo A, Cheng L. Molecular Pathology of Prostate Cancer. In L. Cheng (Ed.), Molecular Genetic Pathology (2°d Edition). New York: Humana Press, 2013.

Alexander RE, Cheng L. Solid-pseudopapillary neoplasm. College of America Pathologist Performance Improvement Program in Surgical Pathology; PIP-D-31, 2012. Northfield, IL: College of American Pathologist, 2012.


Omar Jaber, MD

Omar Jaber, MD

5216A RCP
356-2645, Pager #3591
omar-jaber@uiowa.edu


MD. University of Jordan, 2009
Internship Jordan University Hospital, 2009-2010
Residency, AP/CP, University of Jordan, 2010-2011; AP, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2011-2014
Fellowship, Surgical Pathology Fellowship, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 2014-2015

PUBLICATIONS:
Is Hashimoto's thyroiditis a risk factor for medullary thyroid carcinoma? Our experience and a literature review. Zayed AA, Ali MK, Jaber OI, Suleiman MJ, Ashhab AA, Al Shweiat WM, Momani MS, Shomaf M, AbuRuz SM. Endocrine. 2015 Mar;48(2):629-36. doi: 10.1007/s12020-014-0363-2. Epub 2014 Jul 24. [PMID: 25056007]

Spinal cord schistosomiasis: unexpected postmortem finding. Jaber OI, Kirby PA. Am J Clin Pathol. 2013 Jul;140(1):33-6. doi: 10.1309/AJCPQR0ELSAAWJHW. [PMID: 23765531]