Changqing Ma, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Dr. Ma is a member of the Division of Anatomic Pathology with a subspecialty interest in gastrointestinal pathology.
Department of Pathology
Presbyterian University Hospital
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Telephone: 412-647-0282
- MD - Beijing Medical University, 1998
- PhD - University of Pittsburgh, 2005
- Pathology residency - Washington University in St. Louis
- Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology fellowship - Johns Hopkins University
Clinical ExpertiseDr. Ma is a surgical pathologist with subspecialty training in gastrointestinal, liver and pancreatobiliary pathology. Her diagnostic expertise includes both neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the gastrointestinal system, liver, biliary tract and pancreas.
Research InterestsDr. Ma is interested in the clinical, translational, and molecular characterization of gastrointestinal and pancreatic diseases to improve diagnosis, accurate prognostication, and treatment of these diseases.
SpecialtiesGastrointestinal and Pancreatobiliary Pathology
- Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology
Selected PublicationsMa C, Maluf H, and Liu TC. Acute gastrointestinal graft versus host disease is more common and severe in lower than upper tract. In press (Human Pathology)
Ma C, Park JY, Montgomery EA, Arnold CA, McDonald OG, Liu TC, Salaria SN, Limketkai BN, Mcgrath KM, Musahl T, and Singhi AD. A comparative clinicopathologic study of collagenous gastritis in children and adults: the same disorder with associated immune-mediated diseases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015, 39(6):802-812. PMID: 25871617
Ma C and Pai RK. Predictive value of immunohistochemistry in pre-malignant lesions of the gastrointestinal tract. Semin Diagn Pathol. 2015 Feb 4. pii: S0740-2570(15)00015-5. PMID: 25749205
Henke LE, Pfeifer JD, Ma C, Perkins SM, DeWees T, El-Mofty S, Moley JF, Nussenbaum B, Haughey BH, Baranski TJ, Schwarz JK, and Grigsby PW. BRAF mutation is not predictive of long-term outcome in papillary thyroid carcinoma. Cancer Med. 2015, 4(6):791-799. PMID: 25712893
Ma C, Giardiello FM, and Montgomery EA. Upper tract juvenile polyps in juvenile polyposis patients: dysplasia and malignancy are often associated with foveolar, intestinal and pyloric differentiation. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014, 38(12):1618-1626. PMID: 25390638
Ma C, Limketkai BN, and Montgomery EA. Recently highlighted non-neoplastic pathologic entities of the upper gastrointestinal tract and their clinical significance. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014, 80 (6):960-969. PMID:25434655
Ma C, Montgomery EA, and Lam-Himlin D. Docetaxel therapy induced diffuse atypia and mitotic arrest mimicking dysplasia - a diagnostic pitfall. Diagnostic Histopathology 2014, 20, 46-47.
Ma C, and Gronoswski AM. Laboratory workup of well-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Clinical Chem ASCP Case Reports series 2014; CC 14-3.
Henke LE, Perkins SM, Pfeifer JD, Ma C, Chen Y, DeWees T, and Grigsby PW. BRAF V600E mutational status in pediatric thyroid cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014, 61(7):1168-1172. PMID: 24677749
Ma C, Crippin JS, Chapman WC, Korenblat K, Vachharajani N, Gunter KL, and Brunt EM. Vascular alterations in explant hepatectomies from patients with hepatopulmonary syndrome or portopulmonary hypertension. Liver Transpl. 2013, 19(7):741-750. PMID:23463612
Ma C, Gronoswski AM, and Scott MG. Transferrin/log (ferritin) ratio: a self-fulfilling prophecy when iron deficiency is defined by serum ferritin concentration. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2013, 51(5):e85-86. PMID: 23152417
Dehdashti F, Grigsby PW, Myerson RJ, Parikh PJ, Nalbantoglu I, Ma C, and Siegel BA. Positron emission tomography with [18F]-3'-deoxy-3'fluorothymidine (FLT) as a predictor of outcome in patients with locally advanced resectable rectal cancer: a pilot study. Mol Imaging Biol 2013, 15(1):106-113. PMID:22684813
Ma C, and Brunt EM. Histopathologic evaluation of liver biopsy for cirrhosis. Adv Anat Pathol 2012, 19(4):220-230. PMID:22692285
Ma C, and Lewis J. Small biopsy specimens reliably indicate p16 expression status of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck Pathol 2012, 6(2):208-215. PMID:22203477
Porembka MR, Hawkins WG, Linehan DC, Gao F, Ma C, Brunt EM, and Strasberg SM. Radiologic and intraoperative detection of need for mesenteric vein resection in patients with adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas. HPB (Oxford) 2011, 13(9):633-642. PMID:21843264