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    1364 Clifton Road, NE
    Atlanta GA 30322

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    Michelle D Reid, MD, MS

    Surgical Pathology

    Associate Professor
    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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    Other Appointments/Positions

    Director of Cytology Services, Emory University Hospital Midtown

    Pathology Division(s):
    Anatomic Pathology

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    MBBS   University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, 1990 - 1995

    Internship   Kingston Public Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica, 1995 - 1996

    Resident, Anatomic Pathology   University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, 1997 - 2000

    Resident, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology   Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, 2000 - 2003

    Chief Resident   Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, 2003 - 2004

    Cytopathology Fellowship   Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, 2004 - 2005

    MS, Clinical & Translational Science   Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 2008 - 2010

    Research Interests:

    - Cytopathology of the pancreas, thyroid and genitourinary tract
    My current research interests include the use of molecular markers in the cytologic diagnosis and prognosis of pancreatic and thyroid tumors, as well as the use of fluorescence in situ hybridization in the diagnosis of urothelial carcinoma and other neoplasms.

    Clinical Focus:

    My clinical focus is in surgical pathology and cytopathology with specialty interest in the use of fine needle aspiration for the diagnosis of tumors. I am especially interested in the cytologic diagnosis of pancreatic neoplasms and use of novel immunohistochemical and molecular markers for the diagnosis of tumors of the pancreas and thyroid gland.

    Honors / Awards:

    Section Editor, Cytopathology, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 2012 - present

    M.S., Clinical and Translational Science, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 2010

    Chief Resident, Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, 2003-2004

    Gerrit Bras Award for Outstanding Performance in Anatomic Pathology, University of the West Indies, Jamaica, 1999

    Specialty Boards:

    2004 Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology

    2005 Cytopathology, American Board of Pathology

    Selected Publications:

    Published and Accepted Research Articles -

    K HooKim, S Kavuri, SR Lauer, C Cohen, MD Reid. Napsin-A Expression in Small Cell Carcinoma of the Lung: A Cytologic Study. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2014:3:90-95.

    MD Reid, S Balci, NV Adsay. Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas: Current concepts and controversies. Endocr Pathol 2014. Mar: 25(1):65-79.

    S Reddy Gundala, C Yang,, R Mukkavilli; R Paranjpe, M Brahmbhatt, V Pannu, A Cheng, MD Reid, R Aneja. 2014. Hydroxychavicol, a betel leaf component, inhibits prostate cancer through ROS-driven DNA damage and apoptosis. Toxicol Applied Pharmacol Jul 23. pii: S0041-008X(14)00271-3.[Epub ahead of print]

    R Mukkavilli, SR Gondala, C Yang, S Donthamsetty, G Cantuaria, GR Jadhav, S Vangala, MD Reid, R Aneja. Modulation of cytochrome P450 metabolism and transport across intestinal epithelial barrier by ginger biophenolics. PLoS ONE (in press).

    MD Reid, H Choi, S Balci, G Akkas, V Adsay. Serous Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas: Clinicopathologic and Molecular Characteristics (in press).

    MD Reid, B Saka, S Balci, AS Goldblum, NV Adsay. Molecular Genetics of Pancreatic Neoplasms and Their Morphologic Correlates: An Update on Recent Advances and Potential Diagnostic Applications. Am J Clin Pathol 2014. Feb;141(2):168-80.

    A Ogden, PC Rida, MD Reid, R Aneja. Interphase microtubules: chief casualties in the war on cancer? Drug Discov Today 2013 Nov 4. pii: S1359-6446(13)00389-9. [Epub ahead of print]

    R Kolhe, MD Reid, JR Lee, C Cohen, P Ramalingam. Immunohistochemical Expression of PAX5 and TdT by Merkel Cell Carcinoma and Pulmonary Small Cell Carcinoma: A Potential Diagnostic Pitfall But Useful Discriminatory Marker. Int J Clin Pathol 2013 Oct;20(5):488-93.

    AD Fung, C Cohen, S Kavuri, D Lawson, X Gao, MD Reid. Phosphohistone H3 and Ki-67 Labeling Indices In Cytologic Specimens from Well Differentiated Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Pancreas: A Comparative Analysis Using Automated Image Cytometry. Acta Cytol 2013;57(5):501-508.

    MD Reid, P Bagci, NV Adsay. Histopathologic assessment of pancreatic cancer: Does one size fit all? J Surg Oncol 2013;Jan;107(1):67-77.

    G Aggarwal, MD Reid, S Sharma. Metaplastic variant of invasive micropapillary breast carcinoma: A unique triple negative phenotype. Int J Surg Pathol. 2012 Oct;20(5):488-93.

    MD Reid, AO Osunkoya, MT Siddiqui, SW Looney. Accuracy of Grading of Urothelial Carcinoma on Urine Cytology: An Analysis of Interobserver and Intraobserver Agreement. Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2012;5(9):882-91. Epub 2012 Oct 20.

    NM Savage, JH Crosby, MD Reid-Nicholson. The Cytologic Findings in Choroid Plexus Carcinoma: Report of a Case with Differential Diagnosis. Diagn Cytopathol. 2012 Jan;40(1):1-6.

    TP Seybt, P Ramalingam, J Huang , SW Looney, MD Reid. Cyclin D1 Expression in Benign and Differentiated Malignant Tumors of the Thyroid Gland: Diagnostic and Biologic Implications. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol 2012 Mar;20(2):124-30.

    G Aggarwal, S Sharma, M Zheng, MD Reid, JH Crosby, SM Chamberlain, A Nayak-Kapoor, JR Lee. 2012. Primary leiomyosarcoma of the gastrointestinal tract in the post gastrointestinal stromal tumor era. Ann Diag Pathol 2012;Dec;16(6):532-40.

    SK Holland, P Ramalingam, RH Podolsky, MD Reid-Nicholson, JR Lee. Calretinin Immunostaining as an Adjunct in the Diagnosis of Hirschsprung Disease. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2011 Oct;15(5):323-8.

    MD Reid, O Basturk, D Thirabanjasak, RH Hruban, DS Klimstra, P Bagci, D Altinel and NV Adsay. Tumor-Infiltrating Neutrophils in Pancreatic Neoplasia. Mod Pathol 2011 Dec;24(12):1612-9.

    MD Reid-Nicholson, N Motiwala, SC Drury, SC Peiper, MK Terris, JL Waller, P Ramalingam. Chromosomal Abnormalities in Renal Cell Carcinoma Variants Detected by Urovysion" Fluorescence in situ Hybridization on Paraffin-Embedded Tissue. Ann Diagn Pathol 2011 Feb;15(1):37-45.

    M Reid-Nicholson, R Kulkarni, Bamidele Adeagbo, S Looney, John Crosby. Interobserver and Intraobserver Variability in the Calculation of the Lipid-Laden Macrophage Index- Implications for its Use in the Evaluation of Aspiration in Children. Diagn Cytopathol 2010 Dec;38(12):861-5.

    S Kavuri, R Kulkarni, M Reid-Nicholson. Granulosa Cell Tumor of the Ovary: Cytologic Findings. Acta Cytol 2010 Jul-Aug;54(4):551-9.

    SK Holland, RB Hessler, MD Reid-Nicholson, P Ramalingam, JR Lee. Utilization of peripherin and S-100 immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease. Mod Pathol 2010 Sep;23(9):1173-9.

    R Bollag, P Ramalingam, B Davis, M Reid-Nicholson. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of an Endotracheal Mass: An Unusual Presentation of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. Acta Cytol 2010 May;54 (3):328-332.

    M Reid-Nicholson, P Ramalingam, B Adeagbo, N Cheng, S Peiper, M Terris. The Use of Urovysion" Fluorescence in situ Hybridization in the Diagnosis and Surveillance of Non-Urothelial Carcinoma of the Bladder. Mod Pathol 2009 Jan 22: 119-127.

    M Reid-Nicholson, D Teague, B White, P Ramalingam, R Abdelsayed. Fine Needle Aspiration Findings in Malignant Ameloblastoma: A Case Report and Differential Diagnosis. Diagn Cytopathol. 2009 Aug; 37(8):586-91.

    N Savage, E Manaloor, M Reid-Nicholson, R Ramalingam. Extranodal Marginal Zone B-Cell Lymphoma of Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT Lymphoma) Involving the Stomach. ASCP Check Sample TM (2009)

    C Ustun, MD Reid-Nicholson, A Nayak-Kapoor, J Crawford, Kristy McDonald, A Jillella, P Ramalingam. Plasmablastic lymphoma: CNS involvement, co-existence of other malignancies, possible viral etiology and dismal outcome. Ann Hematol. 2009 Apr; 88(4): 351-358.

    MD Reid-Nicholson, A Moreira, P Ramalingam. Cytologic Features of Mixed Papillary Carcinoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/ Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma of the Thyroid Gland. Diagn Cytopathol 2008 Nov;36(11):813-17.

    D Teague, P Ramalingam, M Reid-Nicholson. Imprint Cytology of High Grade Immature Ovarian Teratoma: A Case Report, Literature Review and Distinction from Other Ovarian Small Round Cell Tumors. Diagn Cytopathol 2008 Aug;36(8):595-9.

    P Ramalingam, B Adeagbo, R Bollag, J Lee, M Reid-Nicholson. Metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma with CD138 Positivity: An Unusual Mimic of Multiple Myeloma? Diagn Cytopathol 2008 Sep;36(10):742-748.

    M Reid-Nicholson, S Kavuri, C Ustun, J Crawford, A Nayak-Kapoor, P Ramalingam. Plasmablastic Lymphoma: Cytologic Findings in Five Cases with Unusual Presentation. Cancer Cytopathol 2008 Oct 25;114(5):333-341.

    P Ramalingam, A Nayak-Kapoor, MD Reid-Nicholson, J Crawford, C Ustun. Plasmablastic Lymphoma with Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma: Clinico-Pathologic Features, and Review of the Literature. Leuk Lymphoma 2008 Oct 18:49(10):1999-2002.

    M Reid-Nicholson, R Gatscha, E. Riedel, O Lin. Atypical Squamous Cells, Cannot Exclude High Grade Intraepithelial Lesion (ASC-H): Does HPV Matter? Diagn Cytopathol. 2007 Jan; 35(1): 1-5.

    M Reid-Nicholson, P. Iyengar, A. Moreira. Pregnancy-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma of the Breast: A Rare Mimic of Ductal Carcinoma. Diagn Cytopathol. 2006 Mar 16;34(4):298-302.

    M Reid-Nicholson, P Iyengar, MF Friedlander, O Lin. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Primary Mucinous Carcinoma of the Skin: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Acta Cytol. 2006 May-Jun;50(3):317-22.

    M Reid-Nicholson, P Iyengar, AJ Hummer, I Linkov, M Asher, RA Soslow. Immunophenotypic diversity of endometrial adenocarcinoma: Implications for differential diagnosis. Mod Pathol. 2006 Aug; 19(8):1091-1100.

    M Reid-Nicholson, G Tong, J Cangiarella, A Moreira. Cytomorphologic Features of Papillary Lesions of the Male Breast: A study of 11 Cases. Cancer Cytopathol: 2006 Aug 25;108(4):222-30.

    C Johnson, M Reid-Nicholson, L Deligdisch, S Grinblat, S Natarajan. Capillary hemangioma of the endometrium: A case report and review of the literature. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2005 Oct;129(10):1326-9.

    MT Idrees, M Reid-Nicholson, PD Unger, SD Jaffer. Sub-hepatic ciliated foregut cyst: A case report and review of the literature. Ann Diagn Pathol 2005 Feb; 9(1):54-56.

    M Reid-Nicholson, M Idrees, P Hytiroglou, G Perino. Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the small intestine: Case report and review of the literature. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2004 Aug; 128 (8):918-921.

    M Reid-Nicholson, I Bleiweiss, B Pace, V Azueta, S Jaffer. Pleomorphic adenoma of the breast: Case report and distinction from mucinous carcinoma. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2003 Apr: 127(4):474-477.

    S Jaffer, M Reid-Nicholson, I Bleiweiss. Infiltrating micropapillary carcinoma of the breast: Cytologic findings. Acta Cytol 2002 Nov - Dec; 46:1081-87.

    MD Reid-Nicholson, EE Williams, DC Brady-West. Clear cell sarcoma of soft parts. A case report and review of the literature. West Indian Med J 2001 Mar; 50 (1): 78-80.

    MD Reid-Nicholson, CT Escoffery. Severe pulmonary barotrauma. West Indian Med J 2000 Dec; 49 (4): 344-346.

    Book Chapters -

    MD Reid, BA Centeno. Ancillary Studies, Including Immunohistochemistry and Molecular studies, in Pancreatic Cytology. In the series: Surgical Pathology Clinics. T Elsheikh, Editor: Philadephia, W.B. Saunders Jan 7(1):2014. 1-34.

    MD Reid. Cytology of the Pancreas: A Practical Review for Cytopathologists. In: Adsay NV, Basturk O, Editors. Current Concepts in Surgical Pathology of the Pancreas. Surgical Pathology Clinics . Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders, 2011. Jun 4(2):651-91. ISBN-13: 978-1-4557-0512-2