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Alyssa Krasinskas, MD

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Other Appointments/Positions

Director, Surgical Pathology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University

Pathology Division(s):
Anatomic Pathology

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BA   Clark University, Worcester, MA, - 1990
MD   University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, - 1994
Resident   AP/CP Residency, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, - 2001
Fellow   GI, Liver and Surgical Pathology Fellow, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, - 2002

Research Interests:

- Pancreatic cancer Molecular pathogenesis Treatment effect
- Ampullary cancer Classification and staging of ampullary tumors Molecular pathogenesis
- Peritoneal disease Mesotheliomas and mucinous adenocarcinomas
- Liver allograft rejection

Clinical Focus:

GI pathology (resections and biopsies) Pancreaticobiliary pathology Hepatic pathology (including liver transplantation) Director of Surgical Pathology Director of GI / Liver Pathology Fellowship

Honors / Awards:

  • The Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society Distinguished Service Award, 2017
  • Emory Pathology Faculty Mentorship Award, 2016
  • Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society Award to Chad Rund for Best Presentation by a Resident/Fellow at the annual USCAP meeting (Mentor and Senior Author), 2007
  • The H.T. Enterline Fellowship Award for Excellence in Diagnostic Skills and Commitment to Teaching and Scholarly Activity, University of Pennsylvania, 2002
  • American Society of Transplantation Young Investigator Award, 1999
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Research Fellowship: The Role of Bone Marrow-Derived Elements in Allograft Rejection ($25,000), 1998
  • George H. Whipple, M.D. Academy of Medicine Award for Contributing to the Progress of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1993
  • Victor M. Emmel Award for Excellence in Histology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1991

Selected/Most Recent Publications:

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Published and Accepted Research Articles -

  • Quigley B, Reid MD, Pehlivanoglu B, Squires MH 3rd, Maithel S, Xue Y, Hyejeong C, Akkas G, Muraki T, Kooby DA, Sarmiento JM, Cardona K, Sekhar A, Krasinskas A, Adsay V. Hepatobiliary mucinous cystic neoplasms with ovarian type stroma (so-called "hepatobiliary cystadenoma/cystadenocarcinoma"): clinicopathologic analysis of 36 cases illustrates rarity of carcinomatous change. Am J Surg Pathol. 2018 Jan;42(1):95-102.
  • Lopez-Aguiar AG, Ethun CG, Postlewait LM, Zhelnin K, Krasinskas A, El-Rayes BF, Russell MC, Sarmiento JM, Kooby DA, Staley CA, Maithel SK, Cardona K. Redefining the Ki-67 index stratification for low-grade pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: improving its prognostic value for recurrence of disease. Am Surg Oncol. 2018 Jan;25(1):290-8.
  • Muraki T, Kim GE, Reid MD, Mittal P, Bedolla G, Memis B, Pehlivanoglu B, Freedman A, Erbarut Seven I, Choi H, Kooby D, Maithel SK, Sarmiento JM, Krasinskas A, Adsay V. Paraduodenal pancreatitis: imaging and pathologic correlation of 47 cases elucidates distinct subtypes and the factors involved in its etiopathogenesis. Am J Surg Pathol. Am J Surg Pathol. 2017 Oct;41(10):1347-63.
  • Iskandar H, Greer JB, Krasinskas AM, Tinsley AT, Koltun WA, Siegel CA, Levy LC, Herfarth HH, Farraye FA, Binion DG, Rosh JR, Keljo DJ, Isaacs KL, Regueiro MD. IBD LIVE Series-Case 8: treatment options for refractory esophageal Crohn's disease and hidradenitis suppurativa. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 Oct;23(10):1667-77.
  • Lawless ME, Toweill DL, Jewell KD, Jain D, Lamps L, Krasinskas AM, Swanson PE, Upton MP, Yeh MM. Massive gastric juvenile polyposis: a clinicopathologic study using SMAD4 immunohistochemistry. Am J Clin Pathol. 2017 Apr 1;147(4):390.
  • Krasinskas AM, Oakley GJ, Bagci P, Jang KT, Kuan SF, Reid MD, Erbarut I, Adsay V. "Simple Mucinous Cyst" of the Pancreas: A Clinicopathologic Analysis of 39 Examples of a Diagnostically Challenging Entity Distinct From Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms and Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms. Am J Surg Pathol. 2017 Jan;41(1):121-27.
  • Xue Y, Vanoli A, Balci S, Reid MM, Saka B, Bagci P, Memis B, Choi H, Ohike N, Tajiri T, Muraki T, Quigley B, El-Rayes BF, Shaib W, Kooby D, Sarmiento J, Maithel SK, Knight JH, Goodman M, Krasinskas AM, Adsay V. Non-ampullary-duodenal carcinomas: clinicopathologic analysis of 47 cases and comparison with ampullary and pancreatic adenocarcinomas. Mod Pathol. 2017 Feb;30(2):255-66.
  • Zhelnin K, Xue Y, Quigley B, Reid MD, Choi H, Memis B, Adsay V, Krasinskas AM. Nonmucinous Biliary Epithelium Is a Frequent Finding and Is Often the Predominant Epithelial Type in Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas and Liver. Am J Surg Pathol. 2017 Jan;41(1):116-20.
  • Gonzalez RS, Adsay V, Graham RP, Shroff SG, Feely MM, Drage MG, Lewin DN, Swanson EA, Yantiss RK, Bagci P, Krasinskas AM. Massive gastric juvenile-type polyposis: a clinicopathologic analysis of 22 cases. Histopathology. 2017 May;70(6):918-28.
  • Xue Y, Reid MD, Balci S, Quigley B, Muraki T, Memis B, Xia J, Hacihasanoglu E, Bedolla G, Pehlivanoglu B, Kim GE, Tajiri T, Ohike N, Aneja R, Krasinskas AM, Adsay V. Immunohistochemical classification of ampullary carcinomas: critical reappraisal fails to confirm prognostic relevance for recently proposed panels, and highlights MUC5AC as a strong prognosticator. Am J Surg Pathol. 2017 Jul;41(7):865-76.
  • Dendy MS, Camacho JC, Ludwig JM, Krasinskas AM, Knechtle SJ, Kim HS. Infiltrative hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombosis treated with a single high-dose Y90 radioembolization and subsequent liver transplantation without a recurrence. Transplant Direct. 2017 Aug 18;3(9):e206
  • Avadhani V, Hacihasanoglu E, Memis B, Pehlivanoglu B, Hanley KZ, Krishnamurti U, Krasinskas AM, Osunkoya AO, Daniels LM, Freedman AA, Goodman M, Adsay V, Reid MD. Cytologic predictors of malignancy in bile duct brushings: a multi-reviewer analysis of 60 cases. Mod Pathol. 2017 Sep;30(9):1273-86.
  • Muraki T, Memis B, Reid MD, Uehara T, Ito T, Hasebe O, Okaniwa S, Horigome N, Hisa T, Mittal P, Freedman A, Maithel S, Sarmiento JM, Krasinskas A, Koshiol J, Adsay V. Reflux-associated cholecystopathy: analysis of 76 gallbladders from patients with supra-oddi union of the pancreatic duct and common bile duct (pancreatobiliary maljunction) elucidates a specific diagnostic pattern of mucosal hyperplasia as a prelude to carcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2017 Sep;41(9):1167-77.
  • Hartman DJ, Borczuk A, Dacic S, Krasinskas A. Reproducibility for histologic parameters in peritoneal mesothelioma. Hum Pathol. 2017 Sep;67:54-9
  • Parslow TG, Adsay NV, Krasinskas AM, Roback JD. Impacts of new concepts and technologies on the practice of diagnostic pathology: an Emory University perspective. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2017 Mar;141(3):325-28

Book Chapters -

  • Krasinskas A, Pawlik TM, Mino-Kenudson M and Vauthey JN. Distal bile duct. In: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 8th ed. Springer, New York, NY. 2017; 317-326.
  • Quigley B and Krasinskas AM. Small Intestine, Appendix, Colorectum, and Anus. In: Essentials of Anatomic Pathology. 4th ed. Springer, New York, NY. 2016; 1907-1944.
  • Krasinskas AM. Developmental disorders of the gallbladder, extrahepatic biliary tract and pancreas. In: Goldblum JR and Odze R (eds). Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas. 3rd ed. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA. 2015; 980-994.
  • Robinson B and Krasinskas AM. Pathology of premalignant and malignant disease of the esophagus. In: Saba NF and El-Rayes BF (eds). Esophageal cancer Prevention, Diagnosis and Therapy. Springer, New York, NY. 2015; 41-60.
  • Krasinskas AM and Goldsmith JD. Immunohistology of the Gastrointestinal Tract. In: Dabbs DA (ed). Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry: Theranostic and Genomic Applications. 4th ed. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA. 2013; 508-539.