51891-Kowal, Rachel
Faculty

Rachel P. Kowal, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Address
MS 128
PATH
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Indianapolis, IN

Bio

7/2020-present
Assistant Professor, Division of Dermatopathology, Indiana University School of Medicine 

2012-2020
Assistant Professor, Dermatology, University of Rochester Medical Center

2011-2020
Dermatopathologist 
Director of Immunohistochemistry  
Muhlbauer Dermatopathology Lab, Pittsford NY 
 
2010-11
Assistant Professor, Division of Dermatopathology,  The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center 
 
2000-01
Research assistant, National Institutes of Health,  Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Bethesda, MD  
 
1999-00
Research assistant, Department of Infectious Diseases,  University of California, San Francisco  
 
1998-99
Biology, physics, environmental science and fine arts instructor in high school for students with academic and behavioral issues. Thornton Friends School, Alexandria, VA 

Key Publications

Lazova R, Seeley EH, Kutzner H, Scolyer RA, Scott G, Cerroni L, Fried I, Kozovska ME, Rosenberg AS, Prieto VG, Shehata BM, Durham MM, Henry G, Rodriguez-Peralto JL, Riveiro-Falkenbach E, Schaefer JT, Danialan R, Fraitag S, Vollenweider-Roten S, Sepehr A, Sangueza M, Hijazi N, Corredoira Y,?Kowal?R, Harris OM, Bravo F, Boyd AS, Gueorguieva R, Caprioli RM.  
 
Imaging mass spectrometry assists in the classification of diagnostically challenging atypical Spitzoid neoplasms. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Dec;75(6):1176-1186. 
 
Kowal RP and AB Ackerman. Seborrheic dermatitis caused by Malassezia? An update. Dermatopathology: Practical & Conceptual. 2008;14(1). 
 
Kowal RP, Miller CJ, Elenitsas R. Eroded Patch on the Nipple of a 57-year-old Woman.  Arch Dermatol.  2008;144(7):933-8. 
 
Schito ML, Kennedy PE, Kowal RP, Berger EA, Sher A. A  humanimmunodeficiency virus-transgenic mouse model for assessing interventions that block microbial-induced proviral expression.  J Infect Dis. 2001;183(11):1592-600. 
 
Garrity-Ryan L, Kazmierczak B, Kowal R, Comolli J, Hauser A, Engel JN.  The arginine finger domain of ExoT contributes to actin cytoskeleton disruption and inhibition of internalization of  Pseudomonas aeruginosa by epithelial cells and macrophages.  Infect Immun. 2000;68(12):7100-13. 

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Education
    2005 MD University of Rochester
    1998 BS Haverford College
  • Professional Organizations
    American Society for Clinical Pathology
    American Society of Dermatopathology
    College of American Pathologists
    United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pathology - Dermatopathology
    American Board of Pathology - Pathology-Anatomic/Pathology-Clinical*
  • Awards
    Org: National Science Foundation
    Desc: Research Fellowship
    Scope: National
    Date:
    Org: National Institutes of Health Intramural Research
    Desc: Training Award
    Scope: National
    Date:
    Org: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
    Desc: International Medicine Award
    Scope: University
    Date:
    Org: American College of Rheumatology
    Desc: Clinical Preceptorship Award
    Scope: National
    Date:
    Org: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
    Desc: Hoffman Award for Community Service
    Scope: University
    Date:
    Org: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
    Desc: Medical Humanities Grant
    Scope: University
    Date:

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