Liron Pantanowitz, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology


Dr. Pantanowitz is the Director of Cytopathology at UPMC Shadyside. He is also the Director of the Pathology Informatics Fellowship Program and Associate Director of the Pathology Informatics Division.

Office Location:
UPMC Shadyside Hospital
Suite 201
5150 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-623-3746
Fax: 412-623-4779
Email: pantanowitzl@upmc.edu

Research Interests

  • Cytopathology
  • Pathology Informatics
  • HIV/AIDS & Infectious Diseases

Selected Publications

View Dr. Pantanowitz's publications on PubMed

  1. Pantanowitz L, Michelow P, Khalbuss WE. Cytopathology of Infectious Diseases (Textbook). Springer. 2011.
  2. Pantanowitz L, Valenstein PN, Evans AJ, Kaplan KJ, Pfeifer JD, Wilbur DC, Collins LC, Colgan TJ. Review of the current state of whole slide imaging in pathology. Journal Pathology Informatics 2011, 2:36.
  3. Pantanowitz L, Balis UJ, Tuthill M. Pathology Informatics: Modern Practice & Theory for Clinical Laboratory Computing (Textbook). ASCP Press. 2012.
  4. Pantanowitz L. Digital images and the future of digital pathology. Journal of Pathology Informatics. 2010; 1:15.
  5. Pantanowitz L, Stebbing J, Dezube BJ. Kaposi sarcoma. A model of oncogenesis (Textbook). Kerala, India. Research Signpost. 2010.
  6. Pantanowitz L, Otis CN, Dezube BJ. Immunohistochemistry in Kaposi's sarcoma. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. 2010; 35:68-72.
  7. Pantanowitz L, Pihan G, Carbone A, Dezube BJ. Differentiating AIDS-related non-Hodgkin lymphomas with plasmacellular differentiation. Journal HIV Therapy. 2009; 14:24-33.
  8. Pantanowitz L, Hornish M, Goulart RA. The impact of digital imaging in the field of cytopathology. CytoJournal. 2009; 6:6.
  9. Pantanowitz L, Dezube BJ. Evolving spectrum and incidence of non-AIDS-defining malignancies. Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS. 2009; 4:27-34.
  10. Chapman C, Aboulafia DM, Dezube BJ, Pantanowitz L. Human immunodeficiency virus-associated adenocarcinoma of the colon: clinicopathological findings and outcome. Clinical Colorectal Cancer 2009; 8:215-9.
  11. Gaughan EM, Dezube BJ, Bower M, Aboulafia DM, Bohac G, Cooley TP, Pantanowitz L. HIV-associated bladder cancer: a case series evaluating difficulties in diagnosis and management. BMC Urology 2009; 9:10.
  12. Friedberg RC, Pantanowitz L. Practice evolution: decentralized computer-assisted immunohistochemical image analysis. Archives Pathology Laboratory Medicine. 2009; 133:597-600.
  13. Pantanowitz L, Bohac G, Cooley TP, Aboulafia D, Dezube BJ. HIV-associated prostate cancer: Clinicopathologic findings and outcome in a multi-institutional study. British Journal of Urology International. 2008; 101:1519-1523.
  14. Pantanowitz L, Hornish M, Goulart RA. Informatics applied to cytology. CytoJournal. 2008; 5:16.
  15. Grayson W, Pantanowitz L. Histological variants of cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma. Diagnostic Pathology 2008; 25;3:31.
  16. Pantanowitz L, Dezube BJ. Kaposi sarcoma in unusual locations. BMC Cancer. 2008; 8:190.
  17. Kandil D, Leiman G, Allegretta M, Trotman W, Pantanowitz L, Goulart R, Evans M. Glypican-3 immunocytochemistry in liver fine needle aspirates. A novel stain to assist in the differentiation of benign and malignant liver lesions. Cancer Cytopathology. 2007; 111:316-122.
  18. Assaad M, Pantanowitz L, Otis CN. Diagnostic accuracy of image-guided percutaneous fine needle aspiration biopsy of the mediastinum. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2007; 35:705-709.
  19. Di Lorenzo G, Konstantinopoulos PA, Pantanowitz L, Di Trolio R, De Placido S, Dezube BJ. Management of AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma - from conventional chemotherapy to molecularly targeted agents. Lancet Oncology. 2007; 8:167-76.
  20. Caponetti G, Dezube BJ, Restrepo C, Pantanowitz L. Kaposi's sarcoma of the musculoskeletal system: a review of 66 Cases. Cancer. 2007; 109:1040-1052.
  21. Pantanowitz L, Dezube BJ, Hernandez-Barrantes S, Tahan SR, Dabbous MK. Matrix metalloproteinases in the progression and regression of Kaposi's sarcoma. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. 2006; 33:793-8.
  22. Pantanowitz L, Schlecht HP, Dezube BJ. The growing problem of non-AIDS-defining malignancies in HIV. Current Opinions in Oncology. 2006; 18:469-478.
  23. Pantanowitz L, Florence RR, Goulart RA, Otis CN. Trichomonas vaginalis p16 immunoreactivity in cervicovaginal pap tests: a diagnostic pitfall. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2005; 33:210-213.
  24. Pantanowitz L, Schwartz EJ, Dezube BJ, Kohler S, Dorfman RF, Tahan SR. C-Kit expression in AIDS-related, classic & African endemic Kaposi's sarcoma. Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology. 2005; 13:162-166.