61508-Zhang, Dongwei

Dongwei Zhang, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

IU Health Pathology Laboratory
350 W 11th Street, Rm 4062

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Dr. Dongwei Zhang is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Indiana University. He is a surgical pathologist who specializes in gastrointestinal/liver and head & neck pathology. He completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Mount Sinai Hospital/Medical Center, followed by Surgical Pathology fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center and GI/Liver Pathology fellowship at University of Florida. Before he joined pathology residency, he also obtained his Ph.D. in Tumor Genetics and Biology and worked as postdoctoral fellow and instructor at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Key Publications

  1. Liao X, Zhang D, Groove pancreatitis due to periampullary gangliocytic paraganglioma with lymph node metastasis. Pathology. 2022 Oct 7;S0031-3025(22)00268-9.
  2. Chen IY, Giampoli E, Zhang D. Ameloblastic Carcinoma of the Maxilla: A Rare Case Report and Review of Literature from 1948 to 2021. International Journal of Surgical Pathology. 2022 Jun 6; 10668969221102542.
  3. Zhang D, Liao X. Pan-TRK Protein Expression and NTRK Gene Fusions in Primary Carcinomas of the Liver. Applied ImmunohistochemistryMolecular Morphology. 2022 Jul 1;30(6):435-440.
  4. Mahdi Z, Zhang D, Gonzalez RS. Accuracy of Risk-Stratifying Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours Using Information Available During Biopsy. Histopathology. 2022 Jul;81(1):137-141.
  5. Zhang D, Love T, Hao Y, et al. Tumor Size, Not Small Vessel Invasion Predicts Survival in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma. American Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2022 Feb 10;aqac001.
  6. Liao X, Zhang D. HHLA2 immune checkpoint is a novel prognostic predictor in hepatocellular carcinoma. American Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2022 Jan 27;aqab221.
  7. Zhang D, Chen I, Liao X. Small Intestinal Adenocarcinomas Arising in Enteritis Cystica Profunda With Metaplasia: A Report of 2 Cases. Applied ImmunohistochemistryMolecular Morphology. 2021 Jun 16.
  8. Li P, Zhang D, Zhou J, et al. Hepatic involvement by T-cell neoplasms: a clinicopathologic study of 40 cases. Human Pathology. 2020;106:1-12.
  9. Katerji R, Liao X, Huber A, Zhang D. An Unusual Case of HPV-Related Anorectal Adenocarcinoma with Progression to Perianal Paget’s Disease. International Journal of Surgical Pathology. 2020 Dec 24.
  10. Zhang D, Qi Y, Katerji R, Drage M, et al. Malignant tumors in hernia sac: Clinicopathological and immunohistochemical studies of 21 cases at a single institution. Pathology International. 2020 Sep 17.
  11. Liao X, Zhang D. The 8th Edition American Joint Commission on Cancer (AJCC) Staging for Hepato-pancreato-biliary Cancer: A Review and Update. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. 2020 Mar 30.
  12. Zhang D, Li P, Szankasi P, et al. Mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma of the gallbladder, amphicrine type: Case report and review of literature. Pathology – Research and Practice. 2020;216:152997.
  13. Liao X, Liu, X, Fan X, Lai J, Zhang D. Perianal Paget's disease: a clinicopathological and immunohistochemical study of 13 cases. Diagnostic pathology. 2020;15:29.
  14. Zhang D, Gonzalez RS, Feely M, et al. Clinicopathologic features of Buschke-Löwenstein tumor: a multi-institutional analysis of 38 cases. Virchows Archiv. 2020;476:543-550.
  15. Zhang D, Hart J, Ding X, et al. Histologic patterns of liver injury induced by anti-PD-1 therapy. Gastroenterology Report. 2020; 8:50-55.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Education
    2018 FEL Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Fellowship, University of Florida College of Medicine
    2017 FEL Surgical Pathology Fellowship, Columbia University Medical Center
    2016 RES Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, The Mount Sinai Hospital
    2005 PhD Kumamoto University
    1995 MD China Medical University
  • Research
    Dr. Dongwei Zhang’s research includes studies on colorectal, hepatocellular and pancreatobiliary carcinomas.
  • Professional Organizations
    American Society for Clinical Pathology
    Chinese American Pathologist Association
    College of American Pathologist
    Indiana Association of Pathologists
    Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society (GIPS)
    United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pathology - Pathology-Anatomic/Pathology-Clinical*
  • Clinical Interests

    Gastrointestinal, pancreas, and hepatobiliary pathology
    Head & neck and endocrine pathology

  • Awards
    Org: University of Rochester Medical Center
    Desc: Faculty Stormy Weather Award
    Scope: Department
    Date: 2021-12-01
    Org: Chinese American Pathologists Association Annual Meeting
    Desc: Best Abstract Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2018-03-18
    Org: College of American Pathologists
    Desc: CAP '15 Top 5 Junior Member Abstract Program Award (First Place)
    Scope: National
    Date: 2015-10-04
    Org: The Mount Sinai Hospital
    Desc: Pathology Resident Research Scholarship
    Scope: Department
    Date: 2013-07-01
    Org: American Association for Cancer Research
    Desc: Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2010-04-17
    Org: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Desc: Susan G. Komen for the Cure Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2009-07-01
    Org: American Association for Cancer Research
    Desc: Avon Foundation Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2004-03-27

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