Mary Ann Sanders, M.D.,Ph.D


M.D.,Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2005
Residency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Louisville, 2010
Board Certified, American Board of Pathology (ABP), 2010
Fellowship, Breast Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 2011

Curriculum Vitae

Current Positions:

Assistant Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology
Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Pathology

Clinical Focus and Research:

My clinical focus is on the pathologic diagnosis of benign and malignant breast lesions, and malignant lesions of the GI tract, liver and pancreas.  I work with our multi-disciplinary breast group and GI group to ensure that each patients’ pathologic diagnosis is sufficiently informative allowing for the most effective and appropriate care.

My primary research interest is identifying novel markers for breast cancer that can be used for both pathologic diagnosis and guiding clinical management decisions.

Literature Cited:

  1. Sanders MA, Dominici L, Denison C, Golshan M, Wiercorek T, Lester SC.  Paget disease of the breast with invasion from nipple skin into the dermis: an unusual type of skin invasion not associated with an adverse outcome.  Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 137(1): 72-76, 2013.  Cover figure for the 2013 January issue.
  2. Sanders MA, Roland L, Sahoo S.  Clinical Implications of Subcategorizing BI-RADS 4 Breast Lesions associated with Microcalcification: A Radiology-Pathology Correlation Study.  The Breast Journal.  16(1):28-31, 2010.
  3. Sahoo S, Sanders MA, Roland L, Pile N, Chagpar A.  A strategic approach to the evaluation of axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer patients:  analysis of 168 patients at a single institution.  The American Journal of Surgery.  194:524-526, 2007.

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