Pathology Faculty Member

More information on...

  • Home
  • Training
  • Research
  • Clinical Services
  • Expert Consultation
  • Faculty
  • Contact Information:

    Anatomic Pathology
    1364 Clifton Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30322
    404-712-4448 Phone

    For an expert Pathology consultation,
    or to send a specimen, call:


    Melinda Moore Lewis, MD


    Associate Professor
    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

    Pathology Faculty Photo

    Pathology Division(s):
    Anatomic Pathology

    Email Address:


    MD   Emory University School of Medicine (Magna cum Laude), 1977 - 1981

    Resident   Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, Georgia, 1981 - 1985

    Cytopathology Fellow   Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, Georgia, 1987 - 1988

    Advanced Fine Needle Aspiration   Department of Pathology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, - 1988

    Research Interests:

    - Women's Health Issues
    I have centered my research interests on womens health issues, particularly on breast cancer. My research focus is the application of new technology, including flow cytometry, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), PCR, and mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF) to enhance the diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive power of cytologic specimens.

    Honors / Awards:

    President's Award, College of American Pathologists, 2006

    Scholar, Advocacy School and Leadership and Government Affairs Conference, College of American Pathologists, 2002

    Scholar, National Spokespersons Conference, College of American Pathologists, 2002

    Scholar, Marketing Education Conference of the Biomedical Marketing Association, College of American Pathologists, Duke University, 1995

    Doctor of Medicine, Magna cum Laude, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, 1981

    Certificate of Achievement, Emory University School of Medicine Class of 1981, Outstanding Achievement in the Study of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lemmon Company, 1981

    Citation for Scholastic Achievement, Emory University School of Medicine Class of 1981, Top Ranking Female Medical Student, American Medical Womens Association, 1981

    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, 1980

    Bachelor of Arts, Magna cum Laude, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1971

    Specialty Boards:

    1986 Diplomate Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology

    1990 Diplomate Cytopathology, American Board of Pathology

    Selected Publications:

    Published and Accepted Research Articles -

    Yezhelyev M, Morris C, Goa X, Marcus A, Lewis M, Cohen C, Yang L, Simons J, Rogatko A, Nie S, O'Regan RM: Simultaneous and quantitative detection of multiple biomarkers in human clinical breast cancers using semiconductor multicolor quantum dots. PNAS (submitted)

    Peng XH, Coa ZH, Xia JT, Carlson GW, Lewis MM, Wood WC, Yang L: Real-time detection of gene expression in cancer cells using molecular beacon imaging: new strategies for cancer research. Cancer Res 65 (5):1090-17, 2005

    Mendrinos SE, Nolen JDL, Styblo T, Carlson G, Pohl J, Lewis MM, Ritchie J: Cytologic findings and protein expression profiles associated with ductal carcinoma of the breast in ductal lavage specimens using SELDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Cancer 105(3):178-83, 2005

    Choi WWL, Lewis MM, Lawson D, Yin-Goen Q, Birdsong GG, Cotsonis GA, Cohen C, Young AN: Angiogenic and lymphangiogenic microvessel density in breast carcinoma: correlation with clinicopathologic parameters and VEGF-family gene expression. Mod Pathol 18:143-152, 2005

    Hammock L, Lewis M, Phillips C, Cohen C: Strong HER-2/neu protein overexpression by immumohistochemistry often does not predict oncogene amplification by fluorescence in situ hybridization. Hum Pathol 34:1043-7, 2003

    Delgaudio JM, Dillard DC, Albritton FD, Hudgins P, Wallace VC, Lewis MM: Computed tomography guided needle biopsy of head and neck lesions. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 126:366-70, 2000

    Mosunjac MB, Lewis MM, Lawson D, Cohen C: Use of a novel marker, calponin, for myoepithelial cells in fine-needle aspirates of papillary breast lesions. Diagn Cytopathol 23:151-5, 2000

    Styblo TM, Lewis MM, Carlson GW, Murray DR, Wood WC, Lawson D, Landry J, Hughes L, Nahai F, Bostwick J: Immediate breast reconstruction for stage III breast cancer using transverse rectus abdominus musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap. Ann Surg Oncol 3:375-80, 1996

    Carlson GW, Grossl N, Lewis MM, Temple JR, Styblo TM: Preservation of the inframammary fold: what are we leaving behind? Plast Reconstr Surg 98:447-50, 1996

    Leibman AJ, Lewis MM, Kruse B: Tubular carcinoma of the breast: mammographic appearance. Am J Roentgenol 160:263-5, 1993

    Redvanly D, Hudgins PA, Gussack G, Lewis MM: CT of muscle necrosis following radiation therapy in a patient with head and neck malignancy. Am J Neuroradiol 13:220-2, 1992

    Greenspan AR, Moore MS, Rosenberg MJ, Ory HW: The association of depomedroxyprogesterone acetate and breast cancer. Contraception 21:563-9, 1980